An Unexpected, but Primary Qualification for Leadership

As we continue to reflect on the kind of leaders in general, and elders in particular, we want at Creekstone, we would be remiss to overlook this primary qualification: weakness. From Spurgeon's "Morning and Evening," November 4. 2 Corinthians 12:9, "For my strength is made perfect in weakness." A primary qualification for serving God with … Continue reading An Unexpected, but Primary Qualification for Leadership

“Resisting the Call” • Exodus 3-4 (sermon)

This is the Creekstone message for Aug. 23, 2015, message #1 in our series, The Shaping of a Leader: Essential Lessons from the Life of Moses. What we discover is that leadership is, in its essence, not about being in charge and telling others what to do, but actually is about going first and setting an example … Continue reading “Resisting the Call” • Exodus 3-4 (sermon)

Distinguishing the Items on the Agenda for a Pastoral/Elder Team Meeting

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

Church Growing Pains: Know Which Game You are Playing

Mark Driscoll has produced a number of vodcasts dealing with various issues in church leadership. One segment describes the different phases church plants go through as they grow. According to Driscoll, in order for the planter to be effective in leading the church through these transitions, he needs to know which game he is playing: … Continue reading Church Growing Pains: Know Which Game You are Playing