Archive for September, 2014

Thank You for Your Response!

On July 27th as we celebrated one year in the new building, we announced that Brazos Pointe would add another Sunday service starting in September.  This past Sunday marked the launch of three services at Brazos Pointe.

It is hard to capture in words the excitement that was felt on Sunday.  Everything worked so well!  We drove away from the parking lot with big smiles on our faces.  God led us in this direction and you responded.  You responded to the call to worship one and serve one.  You responded to the call to shift to the 8:11 service.  You responded to the call to move your families where we need you most.

As a result of your response and God’s faithfulness we are primed and ready to go into this fall strong and filled with potential to continue to accomplish the vision that God has put before us.  This really is bigger than shifting and service times – it is about being a church for the unchurched that guides people to take their next step with God.  Time and time again you have responded and it never gets old watching God continue to work.

Sunday afternoon things just continued to get better!  We baptized six people – three adults and three students.  At the baptism I could not help but reflect on what a great morning that we had, and how these two things were very much connected.  With three services we have more seats and more opportunities for children, students, and adults in our community to experience new life in Christ through our Weekend Experience than we ever have had before.

Let’s continue to be bold in our response until every man, woman, and child in Southern Brazoria County has responded the good news of Jesus.

Thank you for your response!

Randy

It’s Time to SHIFT to Three Services!

It has been rewarding and challenging to see all the new people coming to the Pointe over the summer. Rewarding because many of them are taking their next step with God, including stepping over the line of faith. Challenging because it takes change and extra effort on our part to provide seats for the adults and students, and children’s volunteers to teach their kids.

But we’re up to the challenge because you have been responding with unselfish hearts. Thank you ahead of time for shifting to the new 8:11 service this Sunday or for taking the One & One Challenge and volunteering in Children’s, Worship, or First Impressions ministries. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it. Just remember this – there are people in our community who lay their head on their pillow every night and face a hopeless eternity because they haven’t met Jesus. That’s why we do whatever it takes to reach them with the Gospel.

As we SHIFT to three services this Sunday – 8:11, 9:30 & 11:11 – keep these things in mind.

  • I’ll be speaking about the Afterlife Sunday. Pray for folks to meet Jesus now.
  • Come in one vehicle and park wherever you’re directed.
  • Save conversation with friends (and staff) for later and chat it up with someone you haven’t met. They may be a guest who really needs a personal touch.
  • Shift to the front and left of the auditorium so we can keep the seats on the right and in back open for late arriving folks.
  • Seats along the aisles fill up first and block out whole rows. Unless you have claustrophobia issues (which some do), please inconvenience yourself and shift to the center of the sections.
  • Finally, pray for all the new volunteers to have a fantastic experience serving outside their comfort zones. It’s how we grow…personally, and as a church!

Live bold,

Greg