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Display the Gospel-Evangelism Workshop

Everyone knows we should share the gospel with those who are far from God. But how do we actually reach our relational network with the gospel? What steps do we need to take along the way in order to share the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ?


Creekside hosted Brett Ricley for a workshop on July 5th specifically designed to answer these questions and more. Brett presented simple and practical methods for sharing your story, sharing the gospel, and approaching your relational network with intentionality and grace. This training workshop is designed to be help equip new followers of Jesus as well as seasoned saints with tangible ways to impact your community right where God has already placed you.


Brett Ricley is an ordinary guy with a passion to see ordinary disciples of Jesus live out the extraordinary mission of God here on earth. Brett graduated from Nebraska Christian College in 2010 and has been in full time ministry since 2008. Brett is a missionary and church planter and now serves as the Pastor of Mobilization at Redeeming Life Church in Salt Lake City, UT. Brett and his wife Nicole have were married in 2008 and have one son, Jonathan. You can follow along and learn more about Brett and his ministry at


If you missed our training workshop, you can listen to the audio here. The very end of the recording is missing (mostly Q&A) due to a mic battery failing, but you can also view the outline and materials Brett handed out  here.

Audio: Jay Fippinger's Funeral Service

You can download and listen to the audio segments from Jay Fippinger's memorial service, which was April 9th at Creekside, from this link. The full service is about an hour and 50 minutes long.


Order of service


Welcome & Opening Prayer (Steve Baccam)

"The Solid Rock" (Congregation)

Life Story (Jeffrey Mawhinney)

Reflections (Robert Fippinger, Sr., James Brase, Tai Dam Translation Team)

"Be Still My Soul" (Grandchildren)

Message (Tom Baird)

"It Is Well With My Soul" (Rita Heuss, soloist)

Message in Tai Dam (Mike Rasavanh)

"I Surrender All" in English and Tai Dam

Sharing Memories (Audience)

Closing Prayer (Thomas Messerly)


Jay's obituary


Jay W. Fippinger, 78, passed away April 2, 2016 following a battle with Parkinson’s disease. Visitation will be held Friday, April 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines and the funeral service on Saturday, April 9 at 10 a.m. at Creekside Church, 2743 82nd Place in Urbandale. Burial will be at Ankeny Memorial Cemetery.


Jay was born and raised in New Jersey. He earned his degree from Cornell University followed by 2 years of service with the U.S. Navy. He then spent 52 years working with Wycliffe Bible Translators, participating in the translation of the New Testament into the Tai Dam language of SE Asia.


Jay’s interests included tennis, hiking, camping, a lifelong interest in music, and spending time with his grandchildren.


He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Dorothy; his brother, Robert; children, Anne (Jeff) Mawhinney and Paul Fippinger; grandchildren, Kristen, Matthew, Susannah and Emily Monnik; and his nephews and nieces. Jay was preceded in death by his parents.


In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are preferred to Wycliffe Bible Translators, 11221 John Wycliffe Blvd., Orlando, FL 32832 or Condolences may be expressed online at

Creekside U

Creekside U is an informal teaching series started in 2015 designed to cover a variety of topics. Our first class on Eschatology from last  April and our latest class on Christian Apologetics taught by Mike Johnson and Mark Kline is also available. For the audio from each class and accompanying visuals and other materials, go Deeper.

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Baptism Video - Oct. 2017

Four children and five adults were baptized at Creekside Church on October 22, 2017. Their individual testimonies before the baptism can be heard here. Below are excerpts.


Gillian Crim: "I want to be baptized because I want other people to know that I am saved."


Ashlyn Derr: " I decided to trust Jesus because I know I am not good enough without Him and I want to show others that I trust in Him and know His sacrifice for us."


Benjamin Kline: "Jesus Christ died on the cross. That was our punishment for our sins, so we wouldn’t have to be punished. Then He said, ‘It is finished.’"


Ryan Carter: "This baptism reflects my identification with Christ and that He is the sole source of my salvation."


Ron Carter: "I desire this to be true about me: 'That He that has begun a good work in me will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ."


Luke Harrison: "Christ's forgiveness changed everything for me. It changed the way I thought of the future and gave me long-standing hope that can't be broken."


Kierra Harrison: "His love and sacrifice for me is all I’ll ever need when I feel like I’m not good enough. I am enough because of Him."


Levi Johnson: "Jesus died on the cross for my sins, and all of yours."


Rose Boccella: “My relationship is new... a deep, meaningful and personal relationship.”