Pastor’s eNote: The Church in a God-Forsaken World

Capstone, Sunday, I’m starting a new 2-week miniseries called Rush. Yes, we totally stole that from Greek-life at universities. As you have undoubtedly seen, college students have returned to town. SO, we’ve decided to spend two weeks talking about what The Capstone is, and what it means to be a part of this church. From […]


Pastor’s eNote : August 22, 2014

Capstone, Sunday, I’m starting a new 2-week miniseries called Rush. Yes, we totally stole that from Greek-life at universities. As you have undoubtedly seen, college students have returned to town. SO, we’ve decided to spend two weeks talking about what The Capstone is, and what it means to be a part of this church. From […]


Meant for Greater Things?

Good-Guy Samaritan’s Guide for Helping Others Luke 10:25-37   a)    Immediate Aid b)    Ongoing Advancement c)     Continual Advocacy   “We have been created in His image for greater things, to love and be loved.” –Mother Teresa   “You have nothing to do but to save souls.” –John Wesley   The question remains: “Who is my […]


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Pastor’s eNote : Worship, Mario Kart, and Tangled

Hey Capstone! New Worship Leader If you were in worship this past Sunday, you met the newest member of our Capstone team! While we are sad to see Faith and Alex Masterson head out to Colorado, we are thrilled to announce David Conour as our new worship leader! David is originally from Vestavia Hills, Alabama, […]


We’re All in This Together

Nature reveals an important survival truth: Living things need one another In the same way, Christians need one another. -Acts 9:1-22 Patrick Lencioni’s “Five Dysfunctions of a Team:” 1) Absence of Trust 2) Fear of Conflict 3) Avoidance of Accountability 4) Lack of Commitment 5) Inattention to Results His Suggestion? Build a shared covenant ~The […]


What’s Happening this Fall?

Dear Capstone Family, Well, it was fun while it lasted. I’m sitting in front of Starbucks, my favorite non-office, and watching as McFarland Boulevard fills with cars.  The sparse summer traffic and crowds are evolving into the madness that comes alongside college students’ returns. I know the days of me simply walking up to the […]


Worship Wars

Wesley’s Rules for Singing Worship is physical. Worship is emotional. Worship is financial. Worship is sacrificial. Why YOUR worship matters: 1) God is worthy. –Psalm 95 2) Worship frees you from your prison. Acts 16 3) Worship turns the tide of your battle. 2 Chronicles 20:21-24 Action Step: Download some Christian worship music, and listen […]


How to Unleash Your Purpose

Scripture: Ephesians 4:11-13 Sermon Notes: What keeps us from fulfilling God’s good purposes in our lives? Sin As a church, we seek to be a place where sin doesn’t have a fighting chance. -Hebrews 5:12-14   3 Graces: 1. Prevenient grace Grace that goes before. 2. Justifying grace Grace that saves us from the guilt […]


Pastor’s eNote: 7 Reasons We Don’t Reach Unreached People

Dear Capstone Family, Recently I came across the following article online, offering reasons why churches with missions like ours often are unsuccessful in accomplishing that mission. While God has given us some success, I believe there is always room for improvement. So, I would like to share this article with you. I hope it blesses […]


Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

Scripture: 1 Kings 18:18-19:15 Selah: “Stop and think about it” You are called to be faithful and fruitful. Selah reminds you of your identity so you can fulfill your destiny. -1 Timothy 4:16 Action: Start and end each day this week with a brief time of selah.