“All In” (Acts 20:17-38)

Listen Here: The 2005 movie, Coach Carter, is based on a true story of Richmond High School basketball coach Ken Carter (who is played by Samuel L. Jackson). The real life coach made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated high school basketball team due to poor academic results. He was enforcing a disciplinary contract required them to attend all … Continue reading “All In” (Acts 20:17-38)

Let’s Set Sail! (or, Four Kinds of Churches)

According to Len Sweet in his book, Soul Tsunami, there are essentially four kinds of churches.  1. Mission churches. These churches are on the front lines of gospel expansion. They have a radar for the "ungospelized," and desire to have others discover the joy of the gospel by serving, reaching and discipling these new, unreached people. … Continue reading Let’s Set Sail! (or, Four Kinds of Churches)

The Contagious Church, Part 1: Complete Devotion • Acts 2:42

This is the Creekstone message from Sunday, Feb. 17, Complete Devotion, the first of six messages in our Revolution mini-series, The Contagious Church. Listen here: The Contagious Church, Part 1: Complete Devotion - Acts 2:42 Here are questions for personal reflection and/or group discussion: Of the four devotions, which one do you think is foundational, … Continue reading The Contagious Church, Part 1: Complete Devotion • Acts 2:42

One Church, Many Places

I am starting a new church, and one of the questions that I get asked almost every day is "which denomination are you." Baptist? Presbyterian? Methodist? Episcopalian? Non-denominational? Although Creekstone does have a denominational affiliation for theological accountability and practical support, I like the atitutde of the 18th century revival preacher George Whitefield, who said, … Continue reading One Church, Many Places