Creekstone is guided by five core commitments that we believe will help us fulfill our mission “to glorify God by helping people come alive to the wonder of the gospel.” Number two is a commitment to Grace-Driven Community. In other words, we want to be a safe place for sinful people.
This means that you don’t have to fake it anymore! You don’t have to fake having it all together. You don’t have to hide you failure, brokenness and inability to cope. There is a safe place where you can be real.
Here is how our Core Commitment #2 reads:
As an implication of the gospel, we want to cultivate the kind of community that is defined by authenticity and vulnerability. We long for a grace-saturated atmosphere that communicates to people, “This is a safe place to be real.”
On this note, we will acknowledge that human weakness is not a liability, but a reality that drives us to dependent prayer and to derive supernatural strength and ability from God. In the words of Jack Miller, “Grace runs downhill.” We believe that true humility is beautiful, and may be the most compelling virtue that attracts nonChristians to the gospel. Consequently, we really want to live as if the ground is level at the foot of the cross.
In John 17 Jesus prays that the church would manifest unity as an apologetic that the gospel is true. We trust that we will have a diversity of people attending worship and participating in the community. It will be our bond in the gospel that serves as an ever present reminder of our essential unity, even amidst our diversity.
Making this a reality is our agenda this Sunday as we talk about this in more detail from 1 Timothy 1:15-17. What we are going to see is that the church is designed to be a safe place for sinful people. If we can get this, watch out! Hope to see you then.
For more info on our Sunday gathering, just visit www.creekstonechurch.com.
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