“Creekstone Church exists to glorify God by helping people come alive to the wonder of the gospel.” Creekstone Church Exists… Creekstone is not and never will be a facility of bricks and mortar. Creekstone is a family of rescued and adopted sons and daughters who live life together on mission. We exist for a … Continue reading The Creekstone Mission and Motto Explained
I made a critical mistake in this past Sunday's message. As you know, we are in a sermon series that is examining foundational, essential doctrines of the Christian faith--an introduction to systematic theology of sorts. While doctrine is like a foundation (which is necessary and good), the danger of teaching doctrine is that it can … Continue reading I Made a Critical Mistake in Sunday’s Message
I have a friend in Mississippi who takes broken pottery and turns the pieces into beautiful picture frames. Most folks would just throw out the broken pieces. Ruined. But to her, the broken pieces are beautiful. In fact, she can't use them until they are broken. The same is true with us. We can't be … Continue reading Broken, but not Ruined
In this post, Dr. John Piper, expounds upon five strands of biblical evidence that support the idea of local church membership. If you are a disciple of Jesus who has yet to formally connect with a local fellowship, I trust that this will inspire you to consider that next step. If you attend Creekstone, the … Continue reading Church Membership: Five Strands of Biblical Evidence
As Creekstone prepares to nominate new elder candidates in November, this special message challenges disciples of Jesus to consider their next step in the process of becoming a leader.
This is message #5 of 5 in our Who Am I sermon series on developing a personal identity in view of the gospel. Listen Here
LISTEN NOTES: In 1971, John Lennon challenged the world to Imagine. The Beatle's had broken up by spring '70… solo career… "Imagine all the people…" Imagine there's no heaven, It's easy if you try, No hell below us, Above us only sky, Imagine all the people living for today. In the song, Lennon confesses to … Continue reading Imagine: The Reality of Heaven
One of the highlights of our vacation in Tennessee every June is hiking the Fiery Gizzard Trail and jumping off of the waterfall at the Blue Hole. But there is one spot from which you can jump that is higher than the waterfall. It’s a small outcropping called “the high rock.” When you stand on … Continue reading G4G Message 1: “On the Edge of Opportunity”
As a follower of my blog, you get early-bird access to all of the Creekstone Ground for Grace Videos. Thanks, and enjoy! Part 1: The Need https://player.vimeo.com/video/169297586 Part 2: Guiding Principles https://player.vimeo.com/video/169293756 Part 3: The 5-P Plan https://player.vimeo.com/video/169293929 Part 4: The Pledging Process https://player.vimeo.com/video/169294067 Part 5: Practical Ways to Give https://player.vimeo.com/video/169294215
This is the seventh and final message in our sermon series, The Faith-FULL Life. Listen here: Just a few weeks ago, a 23-year-old Canadian woman drove her car straight into a bay on Lake Ontario. Since it was a dark and rainy night, so she was paying especially close attention to her GPS. Thankfully, she … Continue reading When the Path Seems Pointless – Matthew 14:22-36
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION 3544 South Chestatee Street, Dahlonega Parcel number: 081 011 Tax district: county Millage rate: 22.774 Acres 9.00 Assessed value: $231,000 TRANSACTIONS Last Sale Price: $750,000 in 2008 Bank Foreclosure Price: $315,000 in 2014 Contract Price: $220,000 OTHER Re-zoning application: B2 City annexation application: yes Metes and bounds has been submitted and accepted by … Continue reading Property Details
Yes, the rumor is true. Creekstone is under contract for a 9 acre tract of property (which includes a home on a full basement) on Highway 60/Chestaee Street, across from Achasta and next door to River Knoll (on the GA 400 side). A bank owned foreclosure, the selling price is $220,000. This means that we could move … Continue reading The Rumor is True
This Sunday at Creekstone is special for two reasons. (1) This Sunday we will commission our UNG students as cultural missionaries for the summer and beyond. If you are a student, join us as we pray for you and encourage you in the next leg of your faith journey. (2) This Sunday we welcome one … Continue reading UNG Student Commissioning This Sunday
This is the video of Creekstone's Sunday gathering on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. http://creekstone.wistia.com/medias/8c9izsdif7?embedType=iframe&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640
This coming Sunday, Aug. 23, is not only Creekstone's 5th Anniversary, but it is our annual "Welcome Back Pot-Luck" for our new and returning UNG students. With upwards of 200 students expected this Sunday (a possible attendance of 400 or more), we are asking evah-body to bring TWO dishes. Yes ma'am,TWO DISHES! It is going to … Continue reading Welcome Back Pot-Luck Sign Up
http://creekstone.wistia.com/medias/bmcr616ygz?embedType=popover&popoverHeight=84&popoverWidth=150&videoWidth=640 Just click on the video above to view (a larger view, pop-out screen will appear).
Hey Creekstone folks, You can prepare for the message on Sunday by reading John 8:12-30. We'll focus on v. 12 and what it means to be light for the darkness. The preposition "for" is crucial. As disciples of Jesus we are not just lights "in" the darkness, as in a mere contrast, but are lights … Continue reading Preparing for Sunday
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)
This year as a church, we are going to study the gospel of John and learn the Heidelberg Catechism, which is a summary of theology that was first published in 1563. A catechism is a form of teaching that uses a question and answer format. This can be used in your personal devotion times or … Continue reading This Week’s Catechism Question
Check out this coming Sunday's bulletin, with a pre-view banner of our upcoming series that starts next week in the Gospel of John, JESUS: Moving Beyond the Theoretical to the Personal. This Sunday we have the opportunity to examine our lives and consider what areas are in need of a re-start. We all have aspects … Continue reading This Week’s Creekstone Bulletin
This is the next message is our series, Next Steps, oringinally preached on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014.
Doug Kittrell is leading our Pre-Service Prayer on Sunday mornings and has prepared this guide. I like it so much that I'm using it throughout the week and want to encourage you to as well. Thanks for partnering with us in the advance of the gospel in Dahlonega and to the nations! Download the guide … Continue reading Creekstone Prayer Guide