Resources to Learn and Grow
We want to provide our church family with resources that you can use to continue to grow in your faith while we are not gathering together. Below are links, videos and articles you can access and use as we turn these challenging times into opportunities to develop new habits and spiritual disciplines.
While this site had been extremely helpful to us over the past few months, it will no longer be updated. We have transitioned to a new website for our church as a whole. Please check out Richlandcreek.com where we will continue to post new updates and helpful material.
Latest and Highlighted Resources
Dr. Ewarts Sermon from April 26th.
Prayer service from April 26th
Check out all our video content on the Richland Creek Vimeo Page
Because of coronavirus-related cancellations and shutdowns, we might find ourselves having more time together in our homes than ever before. Take advantage of this time by developing a regular habit of family worship. Below are some resources you can use to build that habit.
Family Devotion Overview -Written by Pastor Mike Dowd
You can worship through song as a family! Here are some links to classic hymns and more modern choruses that your family may know:
Great are you Lord- One Sonic Society
Great I Am- New Life Worship
Come Thou Fount- All Sons and Daughters
Resources for Students and Adults
Access our Creek-produced study guide through the book of Romans (current Life Group study). This is also available on the Creek app.
Pastor Steve McKinion teaches Romans 10:1-15
Check out this video from Issac Mateus for your middle school age kids.
Resources for Creek Kids
Monique Kirsch teaches our Creek Kids lesson this week.
Lesson material for April 26th
Parent Guide for April 26th
Additional Links from Pastor Mike
Here is a 4 week interactive devotion for families.
Resources for Special Needs
Check out this link for our Bible Lesson in storybook format. Please make sure to click on the sound button in the top right corner of each page.
Be sure to check back soon for a video update from Mrs. Eleanor.
Resources for Leaders
Looking to get a group together in a virtual space? Try the meeting app called Zoom. It's free for a basic account.
Want to record a message to send to your group? Try the video recording app called Loom (thanks to Pastor Greg for this tip).
Discipleship and Equipping Resources
Here is a 7-day coronavirus prayer guide produced by LifeWay Christian Resources.
Dr. Bruce Ashford, provost of Southeastern Seminary, has written a helpful article called "Should Churches Submit to Government Demands to Shut Down Services." Worth a look.
Here you will find a word document from Pastor Jim Gillespie to help get you started with devotionals at home.
Equipping Bible Study Booklet: Bible Study Guide
Equipping Prayer Booklet: Booklet
Here you will find a free copy of the Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary, an excellent resource for learning words.
Free ESV Bible and a great commentary to help understand Words, an overall great resource for Bible Study.
Check out this page from Christian publisher Crossway for free e-books, podcasts, articles, and more.
Sharing your Faith can be scary check out this write up from Pastor Jim with some tips to help you get over the fear
Equipping Evangelism booklet
Richland Creeks Equipping Prayer Booklet
A few thoughts on Prayer from Pastor Jim that can help you have a more meaningful prayer life which leads to a deeper love of the Lord.
Check out these links for a sermon on Prayer
Redeem some of your "self-isolated" time to read and study the Scriptures. Here is a helpful article from the Gospel Coalition on questions to ask to help you understand the Bible.
Please click here to read an article from Mike Greene, the director of Biblical Counseling at the Creek, to help you deal with anxiety biblically, and to help you minister to your family and friends.
This downloadable “Study Guide for Overcoming Anxiety” is a 5-day Bible study to help you and your family know what the Bible actually says about anxiety.
“Anxiety, How Can I Cope?” by Dr. David Powlison is an article that goes into greater detail about anxiety. It contains a helpful exposition from Philippians 4.
“Handling Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic” - An encouraging video roundtable discussion from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
For an even deeper study, the book Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest by Dr. Edward T. Welch is highly recommended.
If you or someone you know is experiencing stress in marriage, please CLICK HERE to get some biblical and practical insights to put marriage into proper perspective during this unusual time.
“How to Love Your Spouse by the Grace of God” by Paul David Tripp
“What Do You Do When Your Marriage Goes Sour?” by Jay Adams
The book Strengthening Your Marriage by Wayne Mack is an excellent resource whether your marriage needs a tune-up or an overhaul.