Register Here for Foundations of Gospel-Centered Leadership

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,…

On the Need for Honest Feedback

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:…

A Different Week

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…

Communion This Sunday, March 8

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…

A Desire for Virtue is Not Enough

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…

How Rookies Make the Team vs How We Make the Kingdom

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…