A Special Guest Sunday

We’re honored to have Jason Crandall, founding pastor of CityView Church, with us this Sunday morning. CityView Church in Pearland is the special designee of our church’s 2015 World Missions Offering, an offering we collect each year to celebrate our church’s birthday. We turned 14 this month!

Each year we highlight a special project to receive one fourth of the World Missions Offering. More on that in a moment. The remaining 75% goes to our primary missions’ partners, the International (IMB) and North American (NAMB) Mission Boards. I just returned from Seattle where our gifts to NAMB are fueling an unprecedented church planting movement. This offering will support our partners there along with thousands of other IMB and NAMB missionaries in planting new churches around the world.

Now about CityView. We began a partnership with Jason and this new church in Pearland just last year. Our collaboration includes monthly financial support along with advisory help as needed. Though CityView is located in the northern part of our county it is, for all practical purposes, a Houston church. Houston, much like Seattle, is ethnically diverse and growing in population. In fact, Houston is now the most ethnically diverse city in America. And because so much of its growing population is unchurched, it could be said that Houston is no longer a part of the so called “Bible Belt.”

Sunday morning Jason will tell us about this city to the north that may be a bit different than the city we think we know. He’ll give us an up close view of the community his church is reaching, and explain how our offering can make a huge impact. Our challenge will be to return the following weekend, on May 3rd and give our greatest World Missions offering ever.

Live Bold,

Greg

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