“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
Christopher Parkening, considered to be the world's greatest classical guitarist, achieved his musical dreams by the age of thirty. By then he was also a world-class fly-fishing champion. However, his success failed to bring him happiness. Weary of performances and recording sessions, Parkening bought a ranch and gave up on the guitar. But instead of … Continue reading A Surprising Detour in the Pursuit of Happiness
This is message #6 is our sermon series, The Faith-FULL Life. Notes: I have a concern for my children. That concern is that they be prepared to navigate life as disciples of Jesus in a post-Christian culture where their voice will increasingly be the minority. I don’t want them to be shocked, nor do I … Continue reading “Facing the Furnace” – Daniel 3
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
"In our society, when you join is a member of something it can have connotations of passivity and consumerism. I join the club and expect certain benefits. The partnership language, on the other hand, communicates immediately that we are signing up for active involvement—for being partners together in a great enterprise: the gospel mission of … Continue reading Membership vs Partnership
This is the Creekstone message for Sunday, July 12, Light for the Darkness.
As a 17-year-old, Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of Ruth and Billy Graham, was involved in a car accident. Speeding carelessly down a windy mountain road, Anne wrecked her car into that of a neighbor, Mrs. Pickering. When she arrived home, she tried to avoid her father, but there he was, standing in the kitchen. Anne tells what … Continue reading Let’s Change the World!
This is part 2 is our series, Life Together: Experiencing the Church as the Family of God.
This is the final message in our Advent series. In case you missed it, you may listen here, on iTunes or on Creekstone's audio player.
As Creekstone looks to offer two morning services from Aug. 18-Sept. 22 (9:00am and 10:45am), we need everyone in the game, serving in some capacity in order to serve each other and the many new folks who will be attending this fall. Just fill out the form below!
At the beginning of The Hobbit, which is the prequel to The Lord of the Rings, Bilbo Baggins is enjoying a comfortable and predictable life in his home in The Shire, a quiet, serene place where the Hobbits live. But when the mysterious Gandalf drops in for a surprise visit, Bilbo's life is changed forever. … Continue reading Something is Stirring
This is the audio of our latest message in our Revolution series, entitled, A New Day Dawns, from Acts 2:1-21. Listen here: A New Day Dawns • Acts 2.1-21 Here are some discussion questions: What do you think the “Spirit-filled” life should look and feel like today? What factors can cause the gospel to go viral through … Continue reading A New Day Dawns • Acts 2:1-21
Just like the voyage of the Mayflower was not for everyone, I know that our church planting adventure will not be for everyone—and that is okay. After all, we will not function like an Old World, established churche. For example, we don’t see the seats in the auditorium as OUR seats, but as THEIR seats—places for … Continue reading Old World Churches vs. New World Churches, Part 1
Nothing we do as a church is done apart from teamwork, kind of like the Pilgrims who set sail from England to North America in 1620. They had a vision for New World. But there was no way that any one of them was going to be able to see that vision become a reality. … Continue reading The Mayflower, Creekstone, and the Dream of a New World
This is the Creekstone message for July 29, 2012.
After John the Baptizer denies being the Christ in John 1, he sees Jesus and tells his disciples, “Look, the Lamb of God.” Next we read, “When the two disciples heard him say this, the followed Jesus.” What a great picture of true discipleship. John gathered men to himself with the purpose of leading them … Continue reading Motivation for Mission
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In Sunday's message on Romans 9, I encouraged us, in light of the gospel, to consider going, not on a spending, but on a mission S.P.R.E. (for fun, we'll pronounce it "spree," even though it only has one e). The four aspects of that acrostic are explained below, which describe how ordinary folks can be … Continue reading Go on a Mission S.P.R.E.
Theme: When my guilt burden is lifted, a grace burden grows.
Several years ago I attended a small group training seminar that encouraged groups to put out an "empty" chair when they met. This was to remind them of someone who was not there that could be there. As I look out at the high school auditorium, I stand amazed at the number of seats that … Continue reading The Empty Chair
This is the message from the Community Lenten Service on March 27, 2012.
This is a revealing "60 Minutes" interview of Tom Brady, where he reflects on his massive success and fame, but laments, "There has to be more than this." When the interviewer asks what it is, Brady replies, "I wish I knew." So, regardless of who wins tonight's Super Bowl, there will be something more. The … Continue reading Tom Brady Interview: “There Has to Be More Than This”
In The Gospel-Centered Life discipleship curriculum, the authors provide a graphic to describe the movement of grace in and through the life of a believer. We discover that grace is personal and internal. But it is also public and external. The point: grace goes somewhere. It is dynamic, not static. This is not a bad … Continue reading The Movement of Grace
Creekstone's Gift-Wrapping MissionBy wrapping presents for busy parents next Saturday in front of Wal-Mart, we will be offering more than a great service—we will be offering a practical demonstration of grace. Our gift wrapping can’t be purchased by those in need. It can't be earned. It can only be accepted, just like God’s gift of … Continue reading A Practical Demonstration of Grace on December 17