Creekstone desires for every member to experience personal, relational connection, gospel camaraderie, and practical care. As a result of deep contemplation on how to achieve such a lofty goal for our congregation, we believe that decentralizing care is the best way to provide the most effective personal ministry to one another. This means that our primary … Continue reading Allelon: The Biblical Model of De-Centralized Care
Listen: Product placement. Whether it is a grocery like Kroger or a department store like Belk, sales managers are trained in "product placement." This is why you have candy at checkout and why at the entrance of COSTCO you have to pass by the 82 inch, 4K Ultra HD LED LCD TVs. I don’t know … Continue reading Unveiled Faces
Listen: The first use of a pace car in automobile racing took place in 1911 at the inaugural Indy 500. A pace car is designed to do just what it says—it sets the pace for other drivers, especially during seasons of chaos after a collision. Pace cars provide stability and direction for others to … Continue reading Elders as Pacesetters
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.
Perimeter Church distinguishes between three kinds of items on the agenda for a Pastoral/Elder Team meeting. I recently "re-discovered" these and found the break-down helpful. 1. Items that are FYI 2. Items that need input/discussion 3. Items that require a decision (ideally, items should have been previously discussed with all members of the team, with … Continue reading Distinguishing the Items on the Agenda for a Pastoral/Elder Team Meeting