Archive for March, 2016

15 Years of Taking Next Steps!

Brazos Pointe Fellowship held its first service on an Easter morning in April of 2001. Here we are fifteen years later, amazed with the journey we have experienced. It’s time to celebrate! Join us Sunday for a 15th Birthday Party, complete with cupcakes and balloons.

Ours won’t be a typical anniversary event where only those who have been there all along can appreciate it. This birthday celebration will be meaningful to everyone. With just a few nods to the past, our festivity will focus more on looking ahead than looking back; less nostalgia, more about life change.

This would be a great time to invite your unchurched friends, family or neighbors to church. Because just like we said at that first service in the Lake Jackson Intermediate School Cafeteria 15 years ago, we still want to change the way you think about church.

See you Sunday. Live Bold,

Greg

Easter 2016 – What A Day!

Thank you all so much for going the extra mile to make Easter for our guests such a great day. Hundreds more of you than we expected shifted down to 8:00 a.m., resulting in the largest attendance ever in that hour. The 661 folks in the first service even eclipsed the 11:15 hour which had 648. Just as amazing were the 816 folks who packed into the 9:30 service. All together we passed the 2000 mark for the first time with 2142 folks in worship. When you add 500 children to that, we had 2642 folks at Brazos Pointe this Easter. And we know from the “Fresh Start Bibles” that were picked up that several people stepped over the line of faith. Praise God!

Equally exciting was the news I heard from Aaron Sanders at Coastal Community Church in Galveston, the church we helped plant just four years ago. After baptizing 8 people at the beach early Easter morning, they had 809 folks in worship. So all together, nearly 3000 people heard “The Story” this past weekend!

 

 

Two Special Weekends

Brazos Pointe Fellowship held its first service on an Easter morning. So this time of year is always extra special for our church. This Sunday morning we celebrate Easter once again, and begin our 16th year as a church for the unchurched. The following Sunday, April 3rd we will celebrate BPF’s 15th Birthday.

Easter at Brazos Pointe  As always we will present the Gospel in a creative and relevant way, so it’s a great time to invite your unchurched friends, neighbors and family to come with you. And even though some may dress up in new Easter threads, our motto is still: Come as you are. I’ll be wearing jeans (okay, new jeans).

But Easter will be a little different this year. Using only Scripture, we’re telling the Story of God and Man from Genesis to Revelation, from “In the beginning” to “Behold I am making all things new.”  A word to the wise – come early, or you’ll miss part of it.

It will take longer than usual to get off the highway into the parking lot, longer to get your kids checked in, longer to grab a cup of coffee and donut holes, and longer to find a seat; so add some margin into your schedule. Also remember – we have different Easter Service times – 8:00, 9:30 and 11:15. The only way everyone gets a seat Sunday is if 200-300 of you Shift Down to the 8:00 service. I’m sure you will.

Live Bold,

Greg

15 Years of Taking Next Steps!  Mark your calendar for a special Birthday Celebration, Sunday, April 3rd.  With just a few nods to the past, our celebration will focus more on looking ahead than looking back – less nostalgia, more celebration of life change. I’ll tell you more about it next week.