What makes a good worship service? Often, people will evaluate a service based on the quality of the music, the comfort of the seats, the freshness of the coffee, the personality of the preacher and other elements which the congregant is able to observe. However, what if the impact of a worship service is not … Continue reading The Four R’s of Worship
It seems to be an increasing phenomenon that more and more professing Christians consider joining with other believers on Sundays for worship to be an optional aspect of their life as disciples of Jesus. "I was up late on Saturday night." "The kids have soccer games on Sunday mornings." "We watched a service on TV." … Continue reading 6 Reasons Why You Should Attend Gathered Worship Every Sunday
There are at least three reasons why it is a good idea to be on time to Sunday worship. 1) We Hear and Respond to God's Call to Worship. We will have a formal call to worship with congregational participation this Sunday, and likely all following Sundays. This is a significant theological aspect of worship. … Continue reading 3 Reasons to be “On Time” to Sunday Worship
If you have younger children, here are some suggestions for how to coach them to enjoy "big church" on Sundays. 1. Talk to your kids about what they will experience. They will get to sing. They will hear prayers and the Bible read. There will be a sermon and sometimes special events like baptism or the … Continue reading 8 Ways to Help Young Children Enjoy “Big Church” on Sundays
What compelled the Magi to travel such a huge distance, bring such costly gifts and bow in worship to a Hebrew child in a small village? What does it have to do with us? Find out this Christmas Eve message, A Magi Story.
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 post is an excerpt from Bob Kauflin's Worship Matters blog on "How Exciting Should Our Sunday Services Be?" Sunday mornings aren’t New Year’s Eve celebrations. They aren’t rock concerts. They aren’t pep rallies. They aren’t World Cup finals. They’re something much more mundane, and at the same time something much more eternally and cosmically significant. Our … Continue reading How “Exciting” Should Sunday Gatherings Be?
Why go to church? Not a bad question, actually. To make the answer reasonably short, we could say that there are two possible options: we go to give or to get. The law says go to church that you may give to God. But the gospel says that we go to church so that we may … Continue reading Why Go to Church?
O My Savior, I thank thee from the depths of my being for thy wondrous grace and love in bearing my sin in thine own body on the tree. May thy cross be to me as the tree that sweetens my bitter Marahs, as the rod that blossoms with life and beauty, as the brazen … Continue reading The Very Essence of My Religion
Join us on Sunday, Sept. 28th in "the Circle" at Yahoola Creek Park for a morning of Worship in the Park! Here is a one-minute trailer. NOTE: We are meeting at YAHOOLA CREEK PARK, not HANCOCK PARK near the square.
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Tomorrow is a special event for Creekstone, our first ever Pledge Sunday, where we have the opportunity to put feet on what we've been learning these past six weeks in our Generosity Factor sermon series. This fall, we have discovered that the subject of money, possessions and giving actually is more about God's giving than … Continue reading Pledge Sunday is Tomorrow!
Thanks to Kelly Spurlock for taking these pics of Creekstone's 3rd Anniversary Services on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. In our two services, we welcomed over 300 people to hear and celebrate the gospel of Jesus. What a privilege! Of course, this would not be possible without a team of enthusiastic and committed partners who arrive … Continue reading Creekstone 3rd Anniversary Photos
Everybody wants to be happy. Sadly, true, lasting happiness is rarely realized. So, this Sunday we will begin a new 8-week sermon series by revealing the first secret of true happiness according to Jesus. This practical message is really going to help a lot of folks. It certainly is helping me as I prepare to … Continue reading Do You Want to Know the Secret to True Happiness?
In view of the attendance surge that we experience when our beloved North Georgia students return from summer break, Creekstone will be offering two morning services from August 18th through September 22. The first service will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the second to follow at 10:45 a.m. The services will be identical, with a … Continue reading Big News Was Announced This Morning