Archive for February, 2015

Church Planting in Brazoria County

Our first new church plant was in 2012 when we sent a few families and single adults to Galveston to launch Coastal Community Church. But we’ve been coming alongside and supporting new church plants since our own launch in April 2001. Over the years we have dedicated significant portions of our budget to help launch a dozen other churches in Texas, Louisiana, West Virginia and Washington. Along with financial support we’ve given a lot of our equipment to those fellowships from our days as a “church in a box” meeting in a school. And many of you have also volunteered in those churches as well. Church planting is in our DNA.

From the beginning we wanted to be a church that plants new churches. That’s why we are currently sponsoring three new churches:

  • The Hallows Church in Seattle
  • CityView Church in Pearland, and
  • Crossover Community Church in Freeport

You heard a lot about Seattle Church Planting this past weekend (and you’ll hear a lot more in the coming days). But while we were focused on the Great Northwest some exciting things were taking place much closer to home.

After months of intense planning and several preview services, Crossover Church in Freeport had its official launch Sunday evening. 75 folks were in attendance, including many well-wishers from BPF. Pastor Johnathan Sublet’s years of sowing seeds in the Brazosport area are beginning to bear fruit. Congratulations Johnathan and the Crossover Plant Team.

On the same day, Pastor Jason Crandall and CityView Church in Pearland were celebrating the first anniversary of their public launch last year. Here’s part of a note we received from him last week:

God has been so good to us and we are so thankful for the support of BPF.  I could go on and on about stories and evidences of God’s grace and the Gospel going forth, but here are the bottom-line stats:

  • 15 people have trusted Christ this past year.
  • 9 have been baptized.
  • We have launched 5 life groups. (Small Groups)
  • We are averaging 130 people each week. 
  • We have 117 members (that includes the children of members). 
  • We currently have two residents who we will commission in August.  They will be going to plant two separate churches in the greater Houston area.  In August they will leave us with teams we are sending them with to start building launch teams in their respective towns.  
  • We will be adding another resident that we’ll look to commission in August of 2016.  

Thank you for your investment in us and thank you for believing in us.  We are so thankful for your partnership.  

Christ is all,
Jason Crandall | Lead Pastor

Congratulations Jason on planting a new church that plants new churches. May your and Johnathan’s tribes increase!

And may it encourage you, Brazos Pointe, to keep living bold,

Greg