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Suwanee, GA 30024
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Our new Worship Pastor, Duane Mixon

Posted by Rod Entrekin on March 12, 2017
Category: Pastor's Blog

Duane Mixon

It is my pleasure and honor to announce the addition to our church staff, Duane Mixon, as our Worship Pastor. Duane has been a worship pastor about 12 years, 8 years at Port City Community Church in Wilmington NC, and 4 years at Stonecreek Church in Alpharetta. Duane is married to Jessica, who is also a worship leader. Duane (36) and Jessica have three children, Miles (9), Iris (7), and Silas (5). Duane is also an instructor and coach at 10,000 Father’s Worship School where he trains and develops worship leaders. Duane’s calling is to combine his love of the Gospel, his faith in God’s word, and his Pastoral calling to help create a Spirit filled and Biblically literate expression of the body of Christ within the local church context.

Before I even met Duane I had been asking God for three things for our WP…1) Someone who had large church gifts but not enamored by the large church; 2) A pastor, not just a worship leader, but someone who would shepherd our hearts into the presence of God as we worshiped; and 3) A good team-mate (it’s so important that we function as an effective team in ministry)…and someone with whom I could connect with well. Then…I met Duane just a few hours after he had resigned from his position as Worship Pastor at a large church—seeking a smaller church environment. As I shared the vision of ChristChurch we connected.  The more that we talked and met over the following days, and as he led our worship on Sunday mornings, the more I realized that he was indeed a pastor. God knit our hearts together to work toward one common purpose.  Then over the weeks that followed, and as Duane and Jessica have led our worship it became obvious to all of us—this is a fit. Our entire congregation has come together in such agreement and unity that this is God’s calling for us to join with the Mixons to minister to His church together. I’ve been so impressed with his maturity as believer in Christ, and as a leader of our worship community, and as a pastor.  I could not be more pleased.

So…these days I’m giving thanks. Over and over again. Giving thanks for God’s provision, and so looking forward to the times ahead laboring together for the Lord’s church.

I invite you…let’s give thanks together.

“Rest” Sermons (Jan 1-15)

Posted by Rod Entrekin on January 5, 2017
Category: Uncategorized

Most people believe that all you have to do to stop working is to not work.

Inside each of us is an engine of expectations that’s constantly running even when we’re not working.

We can be taking time off, even relaxing somewhere nice and still working through our list of expectations.

These expectations may come from our parents, our peers, our workmates, or just from ourselves… saying to you…You’re not achieving enough. You’re going to mess this up.  And then we live with self-reproach. You’ll never measure up. You’ll never be as good as ‘that guy over there.”

Most of us, especially men, measure our worth by the quality of our work.

Religious people tend to measure their worth by the quality of their morality.

Regardless from where these expectations come from…they will crush you. There will be no rest for the soul. You’ll always be working.

But…

Jesus says I can give you rest from that.  I’m the only one who can give you this rest.  He says…all the expectations of you I have already met. You’ve arrived. You don’t need to strive any more.  I’ve got it.

This short sermon series will help us to get in touch with these truths of the gospel and learn practical ways to get them inside us and free us up.

My Friend Buck

Posted by Rod Entrekin on December 1, 2016
Category: Uncategorized

This is my very good friend, Buck.  Buck is all dressed for Christmas.  He’s very excbuck-dressed-for-christmasited about the Christmas Party that we’re having at our house this Saturday evening.  He has his new Christmas sweater and bow tie on…all ready do go.  Also his new Christmas collar has bells on it…so he sounds like Christmas running around the house.  He also loves the decorations.  He’s already eaten several tree ornaments.  It hasn’t seemed to upset his stomach, but none the less, we’ve spoken to him about eating them.  But…He loves Christmas.  What can I say!