Archive for October, 2012

Monday Prayers

Our church was born in prayer as godly men and women in our parent church prayed for those in our community who don’t know Jesus Christ. One of the outcomes of those times of prayer was the decision to launch a non-traditional church to reach those who were unlikely to attend a typical worship service.  Now here we are – Brazos Pointe Fellowship – eleven and a half years into the journey.  We have connected hundreds, possibly thousands of people to Christ since then, yet tens of thousands more remain lost, without true hope, and disconnected from the God who loves them. Our work remains unfinished, undone.

Ultimately, we will never reach them without receiving God’s power and direction through prayer. So every Monday in November, beginning this Monday, the 5th, we will host a church wide prayer gathering several times a day, in the auditorium on Dixie Drive. No childcare will be provided.

We invite you to choose a time that works best, and simply come to church and pray.

6:30 – 7:30 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

9:00 – 10:00 p.m.

There’s no set program, you simply come and go with the time you have available. We’ll provide a weekly prayer guide for you that will follow the messages from Sunday’s UNDONE message series. You may want to bring your Bible to read through some of the verses cited in it. On the Mondays you are in town, please make every effort to be here.

Live bold, Greg

Texas Port Ministry – a personal connection

It’s simply amazing how many opportunities we have for local, national and international missions within a 15 minute drive from our worship center. You’ve heard me talk about Bobby Fuller, a BPF member and the Director of Texas Port Ministry (TPM), but I want you to hear the story of another of our members, Robyn Crosby, who is completing a project assignment with TPM. Please take two or three minutes to read this clip from last week’s TPM newsletter.

Live Bold, Greg

Click here for article on Robyn.

 

Going Coastal

I finally got to visit Coastal Community Church this past Sunday. Coastal is our church’s Galveston campus. I saw familiar faces of BPF folks who have moved to the island to help start the church, as well as those who make the hour drive each week. I visited with people we met last year who were members of the church that used to gather there before we came in and helped them “replant the church” with a new identity and vision.

The best part though, was seeing nearly 200 new faces. Many of them are college students new to the island, but most were likely unchurched who don’t connect with more traditional churches. Coastal is making a difference in the lives of people who are far from God, but desiring to know more about him in an environment that is welcoming.

That’s why Aaron Sanders and his launch team are there, and it’s why we are still here in Brazoria County building a church for the unchurched, guiding people to take their next step with God. Folks at Coastal invite everybody they meet to their new church. That’s something we can keep doing here as well. Let’s all try to invite at least one person to the Pointe this weekend.

Live bold, Greg

 

Please Register to Vote…by Tuesday

I am not even going to hint at telling you who to vote for, because that is secondary in the bigger picture of life. What I do care about passionately is that you exercise your precious right to vote, a privilege billions of people in our world will never experience. 

We will have an election next month for President. The day after will be followed with joy & celebration, shock and sadness, and apathy; no matter who wins. Here’s something to consider in perspective.  After each national election cycle, whether the party in power retains office or is voted out, we will have a peaceful transition – no bloody coups, no mysterious deaths, no civil war. It’s not that way in other parts of our world. And the reason for that peaceful outcome is that we know our votes make a difference.

Voting, and the peace it ensures in our country, is a right many could stand to appreciate more. Besides, there are a lot of other elected positions on the ballot next month. All of those offices – national, state or local matter.

Voting is not only a right in our country; I believe it is also a responsibility that, as Christ followers, we should gratefully embrace. Jesus said, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.” We have been given more than we realize in this nation. Let us appreciate, respect, and embrace it. For now that means be sure you have registered.

Live bold, Greg

The last day to register in Texas is this Tuesday, October 9th. You can pick up Voter Registration cards at the Courthouse in Angleton as well as the Tax Offices in Lake Jackson, Sweeny, West Columbia and Manvel. This Sunday, we’ll have them at the Next Step Center in the Foyer. If you mail it in it must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, October 9th.