11 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (that done in the body by the hands of men)— 12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, … Continue reading What is the Church?
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
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
As you may know, there are many passages that exhort Christians to love, serve and bless "one another." Ray Ortlund shows us a number of "one another's" that we don't find. "Sanctify one another, humble one another, scrutinize one another, pressure one another, embarrass one another, corner one another, interrupt one another, defeat one another, … Continue reading “One Another’s” Not Found in the New Testament
Creekstone 101 is a seminar designed to introduce folks to the mission, vision, history, philosophy of ministry and theology of Creekstone, as well as to describe the meaning of and pathway to membership. Although C-101 is a prerequisite to membership, participating does not obligate you to join. Childcare is provided, as well as dinner. For more … Continue reading Creekstone 101 • Oct. 3-4
Creekstone is not an event; we are a community. So, to facilitate better community communication, we are using a tool called Church Community Builder, an online church management program that is going to help us get connected and stay connected. To stay connected, just update your contact information below. It should take about a minute … Continue reading The Next Step in Building Community at Creekstone
This is part 4, the final message is our series, Life Together: Experiencing the Church as the Family of God.
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 … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Fake It Anymore
Andy Woznicki headed up an epic, first ever event for connecting in community at Creekstone called Group Link. Here are some pics from the evening. NOTE: Control the slide show by scrolling your mouse over the images.
Please make plans to join the Creekstone family at 5:30 this Sunday afternoon (May 26) at Yahoola Creek Park for our Annual Spring Picnic! Just bring your own picnic dinner, along with blankets, chairs, Frisbees, footballs, soccer balls, etc., and we'll have a great time enjoying old friends and meeting new ones. Here are some … Continue reading Annual Creekstone Spring Picnic is This Sunday!
Here are some pics from the Creekstone Pot-Luck on Sunday, May 19.
This coming Sunday (May 19th), we will be having a pot-luck style lunch immediately after the worship service to celebrate the end of our community group ministry for the year. Not only will we get to fellowship with friends old and new, but this also will give us the chance to say goodbye to the … Continue reading What Will You Bring to the Pot-Luck on Sunday?
March 10, 2013 • The Contagious Church, Part 4: Interdependent Relationships/The Need for Community • Acts 2:46 (Revolution Series) Astonishing Commitments Ongoing Challenges Pressing Considerations Is there any event that you just “hate to miss?” What is it about that event that is so compelling? What if a church were that way? Can you imagine … Continue reading The Contagious Church, Part 4: Interdependent Relationships/The Need for Community • Acts 2:46 (Revolution Series)
Just like the Pilgrims had to rely on each other for survival, as a New World church, we will find ourselves relying on each other, too. We want to grow wider, but we also want to grow deeper. This is why we have K-Groups, which are our home fellowship groups made up of eight to … Continue reading Old World Churches vs. New World Churches, Part 2
Creekstone is launching our next, "new and improved" K-Groups in September. In order to help distinguish a K-Group (community/home group) from a Bible study, I am posting a resource from Northpoint Community Church in Atlanta. While we may not endorse every specific of this chart, it gets the point across. Ideas? Let me know below. … Continue reading The Difference Between a Community Group and a Bible Study
Here are some photos from the Caston/Turk K-Group's latest gathering on Oct. 23. A great time of koinonia! See the full gallery on Posterous
Here are some pics of today's pot-luck lunch after the morning service. One word: "wow" — what an amazing time to connect in fellowship and enjoy some really good eats! Enjoy the photos. I'll post them on FB soon so that you can tag yourself. 🙂 See the full gallery on Posterous
To RSVP or sign up to bring something, go here.
After further reflection, we think that there are actually four demographic groups at Creekstone through which we want to do community and mission. Due to our growing numbers, we thought it might be a good idea to create four K-Groups, rather than three. Here is what we are thinking. The Veritas K-Group – Young adults and marrieds … Continue reading K-Group Update (4 groups instead of 3)
Creekstone has identified four informal demographic groups through which we plan to facilitate community and mission as we grow in grace together. We call them Koinonia (which is Greek for fellowship), or K-Groups. The Veritas K-Group – Young adults and marrieds w/out kids The Agape K-Group– Folks with pre-school-age children The Sola Gratia (grah'-tea-uh) K-Group– Folks with school … Continue reading Introducing Creekstone’s K-Groups
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