This is a special message on leadership delivered for Creekstone on Sunday, March 29, 2015.
Foundations of Gospel-Centered Leadership is a 12-session course for men who are investigating a call to serve as an elder for Creekstone. Classes are at "the Well" on Sundays from 4:00-6:00 p.m. through August, beginning with an orientation on Sunday, April 26. There will be a 4-week break in June. Yes, this course will be intense, … Continue reading Register Here for Foundations of Gospel-Centered Leadership
Pixar has rolled out box office hit after box office hit, including Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Wall-E, Up, and Brave—to name a few. What is their secret to success? Pixar's CEO Ed Catmull focuses on one trait—a willingness to be brutally honest about mistakes and to constantly rework their projects. Catmull writes: … Continue reading On the Need for Honest Feedback
This is the Creekstone message delivered on Sunday, March 22, 2015.
Listen to the Community Lenten Service message from Tuesday, March 17, 2015.
This week has been a bit different. With Andy teaching on Sunday, I have been able to prepare next week's Community Lenten Service message and work on developing our first elder training course called ASPIRE: a Training Course for Prospective Elder Candidates. This course has me really pumped and looking forward to spending in-depth, quality time … Continue reading A Different Week
This is the Creekstone message for Sunday, March 8, 2015.
Communion, also called the Lord’s Supper and the Eucharist, is a unique opportunity to remember the life, death, resurrection and future return of Jesus. Those who partake are reaffirming their faith in a public way, saying, “Jesus is my sin-bearer and righteousness-provider. Since Jesus has proven his commitment to me as my Savior, I re-commit … Continue reading Communion This Sunday, March 8
In his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin writes some insightful words, recognizing that the pursuit of self-improvement, while a commendable desire, is a fool's errand. What he fails to recognize is the need for grace to which all of our "slipping" points. I conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection. I wished to … Continue reading A Desire for Virtue is Not Enough
Craig Brian Larson, editor of preachingtoday.com, tells an insightful story about how rookies make the team. The 2010 website of the Chicago Bears football team presented a series of videos that followed the team's rookies from their first arrival at training camp and on through the preseason. One video showed part of coach Lovie Smith's … Continue reading How Rookies Make the Team vs How We Make the Kingdom
This is the Creekstone message from Sunday, March 1, 2015. What if the pathway to happiness is not making much of ourselves, but making much of Jesus?