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Alumni Update | Mitchell Cruit
September 26th, 2022
By Mitchell CruitDear Creekside,In the three years since we left Creekside and I became the Lead Pastor of Northwood Community Church so much has happened. One way of telling that story would be to hi...  Read More
On the Workshop Floor
September 21st, 2022
By Michael Roop“Preaching is a lot like woodworking,” my preaching professor once said. “In order to produce a worthwhile product, you’re going to have to leave some quality pieces of wood on the floo...  Read More
The Warm Welcome of Christian Community
September 15th, 2022
By Stephen PowellI want to take a minute to introduce myself to you and express our gratitude for the overwhelming warmth and kindness we have experienced from you, our new Creekside family.I’m Stephe...  Read More
Taking our Sunday Faith to Monday Work
September 15th, 2022
By Steve GreggAs a pastor, there are many conversations that have stuck with me over the years. One in particular, however, often comes to mind this time of year as summer wraps up and school begins. ...  Read More
The Warning of Demas
September 2nd, 2022
By Michael RoopRecently, a friend passed along a short podcast that was responding to the recent, very public fall of the famous leader of a Christian ministry. In it, John Piper cautioned the listene...  Read More
Fall is Here
August 18th, 2022
By Steve GreggIt’s hard to believe, but summer is over, and the school year is here. UF and Santa Fe classes start next week and with them, the fall and all of its activities arrive. It means the pace...  Read More
A Fruitful Sabbath Rest
August 10th, 2022
By Steve GreggI’ve had several folks ask me about my sabbatical this summer, and to describe that time it’s simplest to break it down into three parts.First, it was a time of deep gratitude and thankf...  Read More
The Generosity Journey: Staying the Course
August 3rd, 2022
By Michael RooThis is the fifth blog in a five-part series. To catch up on previous blogs, you can click here.One night, I got the last hotel room for miles around. A blizzard was blowing across centr...  Read More
The Generosity Journey: Full Maturity
August 3rd, 2022
By Michael RoopThis is the fourth blog in a five-part series. To catch up on previous blogs, you can click here.If the Old Testament sets a high bar for generosity, the standard in the New Testament i...  Read More
The Generosity Journey: Turning Point
July 20th, 2022
By Michael RoopThis is the third blog in a five-part series. To catch up on previous blogs, you can click here.Israel was in the middle of one of her most significant moments of spiritual renewal. The...  Read More
The Generosity Journey: Getting Started
July 13th, 2022
By Michael RoopThis is the second blog in a five-part series. To catch up on previous blogs, you can click here.As a parent of young kids, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about stages of development...  Read More
The Generosity Journey: A Better Story
July 13th, 2022
By Michael RoopIt was another monthly board meeting with another monthly financial report. As is typical in churches across our country, we were once again behind budget. We told the same ol’ story. T...  Read More