GET CONNECTED

Please fill out a Get Connected form and place it in the offering basket after the message. Thanks!

WELCOME!
We are so glad that you are part of the Creekstone Sunday gathering today! It is our prayer that you will find Creekstone to be a church family with whom you can connect, grow and serve. We really want our Sundays together to be an environment where folks can come as they are to experience heartfelt, God-centered worship and substantive, yet practical grace-centered teaching in the context of authentic community. So, please fill out a Get Connected form and place it in the offering basket after the message. We’d love to know that you were here!!

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TEAM LEADERS

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McKay Caston, Pastor of Preaching & Leadership mckaycaston@gmail.com Andy Woznicki, Pastor of Community & Discipleship ajwoznicki@gmail.com Kandi Ledford, Pastoral Ministry Associate kandi.m.ledford@gmail.com Jay Smorey, Music Team Leader creekstonemusicandtech@gmail.com James Daniel, Technology Team Leader jdaniel@appstudios.net Graham Sibley, Youth Discipleship Team Leader gmsibl7262@northgeorgia.edu Dottie Smorey, Children’s Ministry Team Leader creekstonechildrensministry@gmail.com Jim Keane, Hospitality Team Leader jimandjanetkeane@windstream.net Colt Dyer, Facilities Team Leader colt.dyer@ung.edu James Fitts, Usher Team Leader jcfitt9563@northgeorgia.edu Dean Legler, Transportation Team Leader dean.legler@gmail.com Larry Charles, Compassion in Action (CIA) Liaison larrycharlespt@yahoo.com Dr. Jeff Stull, Counseling Ministry accessgrace@gmail.com Jeremy Moore, Campus Outreach Director rjmo521@gmail.com.

CREEKSTONE’S MISSION
"Creekstone Church exists to glorify God by helping people come alive to the wonder of the Gospel."

CREEKSTONE’S MOTTO
"Grace Changes Everything!"

CORE COMMITMENTS
! Grace-Driven Teaching

! Grace-Shaped Community

! Grace-Motivated Ministry

! Grace-Activated Outreach

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! Grace-Inspired Generosity

For more information concerning our denominational connections, theological orientation, and other distinctives, please visit www.creekstonechurch.com.. The Creekstone office is located on the Historic Square at 40-B Public Square South just above the Mass Bay Trading Company. Our mailing address is PO Box 1234, Dahlonega, GA, 30533. (678) 807-9164

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TODAY’S KEY BIBLE PASSAGE

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STAY IN THE CURRENT

Message 6 of 6 • “The Glory of Irresponsible Generosity” Dr. McKay Caston, Pastor of Preaching and Leadership

The Generosity Factor

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GET CONNECTED! The Get Connected form in the bulletin is for you to fill out and place in the offering basket after the message. Let us know you were here! Our offering goes to support the ministry of the gospel locally through Creekstone and Campus Outreach, regionally through our church planting partnerships, and globally thorough the missionary families we support in India and Africa. Your giving is making a difference toward the ripple effect of grace! NEW SERMON SERIES BEGINS NEXT WEEK! The Drama of Redemption… PLEDGE SUNDAY Everyone who is committed to supporting the mission of the gospel through Creekstone will be asked to make a pledge today toward what they intend to give toward the mission in 2014 as God provides. Not only will this help put feet on our giving plan, but also this will help us plan effectively for stewarding God’s resources as we prepare for “particularization” this upcoming year. We are grateful, and appreciate your partnership in the gospel through stewardship at Creekstone! DISASTER RELIEF To provide practical grace for people affected by the disaster in the Philippines, just go here: http://www.mtw.org/Pages/Disasterphilippines.aspx GIFT WRAPPING MINISTRY ! SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 Get ready for a fun day of serving our community with Creekstone’s Annual Gift Wrapping Ministry on Saturday, December 14. Sign up to participate on the bulletin insert! THE SUNDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP SNF is a gathering of college age students on Sunday nights from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Dorks Books. The hour includes fellowship, worship and study. For more information, contact Kandi Ledford at kandi.m.ledford@gmail.com. NOTE: Due to the Thanksgiving break, SNF is not meeting tonight. CREEKSTONE COUNSELING Did you know that Creekstone has a counseling office? Dr. Jeff Stull meets with clients at the Creekstone office on Fridays. For more information and/or to set up an appointment, email Dr. Stull at accessgrace@gmail.com. GRACEKIDS! GraceKids is a teaching environment during the morning service that is designed for children ages 3 through 5th grade. Children who wish to participate in GraceKids will be dismissed from the service just before the sermon. Parents may pick up their children after the service. CAMPUS OUTREACH Creekstone is an enthusiastic partner with Campus Outreach at UNG. For more information and/or to get involved, please contact Campus Director, Jeremy Moore, at rjmo521@gmail.com.

Luke 21:1-4, Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, 2 and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. 3 And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. 4 For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had to live on.” (ESV)

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2 Corinthians 8:1-9, We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, 2 for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. 3 For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own accord, 4 begging us earnestly for the favor of taking part in the relief of the saints — 5 and this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us. 6 Accordingly, we urged Titus that as he had started, so he should complete among you this act of grace. 7 But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also. 8 I say this not as a command, but to prove by the earnestness of others that your love also is genuine. 9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich. (ESV)

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QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION & DISCUSSION
1) 2) 3) 4) How is generosity different from merely giving? In what way can becoming truly generous feel like giving birth? How could the lavishness of God’s grace in the gospel be seen as irresponsible? Why is it the love and grace of God that is the ultimate catalyst for irresponsible, glorious generosity?

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TRY CREEKSTONE’S MOBILE GIVING APP Yes, you can give to the work of the Kingdom through Creekstone using your phone. Just scan the QR code and you will be transferred to our mobile app, Givr, where you can select “Creekstone Church.” You only have to register once to set up an account with Givr, whether you want to give weekly or would prefer to set up a recurring giving account. However you give, please know how much we appreciate your participation in the gospel through financial stewardship at Creekstone! You can download a QR reader at the App Store for iOS or at Google Play for Android.