Farmers Branch Campus

3035 Valley View Lane
Dallas, TX 75234

Sunday
9:00 am (Traditional)
10:45 am (Contemporary)

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Vista Ridge Campus

3601 Huffines Blvd.
Carrollton, TX 75010

Thursday  Sunday
6:45 pm    9:15 am
   11:00 am

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    Experience Is A Great Teacher, And It's Cheaper When It's Not Yours

    A GREAT WEEKEND BEHIND AND AHEAD
    We had a great Mother’s Day weekend as we . . .

    • witnessed precious children and adults baptized into Christ at the FB Campus (and a swimming pool!).

    • wrapped up our “Wide Awake” series by exploring the reality of “Life Is Hard” that’s revealed in Scripture, and how to live in light of it. If you missed the message and the powerful testimony by Cindy Goodspeed, please check it out at the link at the bottom of this email.

    • broke in the newly renovated/expanded sanctuary at VR.  I’m grateful for the work of James Asplund, Josh Hobbs, David Teutsch, and many who’ve worked so hard these last few months on the VR sanctuary.

    This coming weekend, our Next Gen Ministry Interns will begin their work among our kids and students for the summer. We’re blessed to have students with us from a cross-section of universities who share a commonality through Jesus and in their desire to pour into the lives of our kids and teens!

    NEW SERIES STARTS THIS WEEKEND!  
    “Experience is a master teacher, even when it’s not our own.” (Gina Greenlee)

    One of the many reasons I love the Bible is because of the variety of stories within it. You can find the good, the bad, and the ugly. This weekend, I’ll kick off a six-week series with you I’m calling “Crash and Burn: Lessons Learned.”

    We’ll be walking through six different stories in Scripture in which people didn’t make the wisest of decisions or take the best course of action. This series isn’t meant to imply that “the ashes” have the last word on our lives or the plan of God. There is beauty that can be found beyond the ashes (Isaiah 61:3). But there’s also wisdom to be found in the ashes. 

    We don’t always have to learn at the hands of our own experience. We can grow from other people’s experiences. There is so much that can make a difference in our lives that can be found within the Scriptures.  Bring your Bible, a guest, and an open and hungry heart!

    Grace and Peace,

    See You Thursday Night or Sunday,

    Chris

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    The Power's Out But Not; A Time-Lapse Video Of The Redo

    THE POWER’S OUT BUT NOT
    Last Sunday during the early service at our VR Campus, the power went out. It was the result of a blown transformer in our area that impacted a lot of homes and businesses all day. Then again, the Power wasn’t out. Worship continued in the dark, and the campus witnessed the baptisms of five precious people.

    While there’s always much for us to learn logistically when unexpected things happen, it was a great reminder that we can still worship, the gospel can be preached, and God can be experienced regardless of the circumstances around us.

    THIS COMING WEEKEND
    This coming weekend, we’ll wrap up our “Wide-Awake” series pondering one last reality of life which Jesus spoke of: “Life is hard.”  That may not sound fitting for Mother’s Day weekend (and we will take a few moments to honor our moms among us), but then again, I think most every mom knows this reality to be true. There’s a greater reality that makes all the difference in the world with how we navigate life when life is hard. I’m excited about the message this weekend and I hope you’ll have friends and family in tow!

    REMODELED SANCTUARY AT VR
    Speaking of this weekend, if all goes as planned we’ll finally be in our newly remodeled sanctuary at the Vista Ridge Campus for Mother’s Day. Check out the 360 time-lapse video of the remodel here

    Thanks for your patience and flexibility over these last few months. I’ll have an update soon regarding where we are in the process of constructing a new facility for children’s ministry.

    27 YEARS
    Finally, I was reminded last week of what a blessing Eddy Ketchersid and his team are among us as the 27th annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast was held. For 27 years now, Eddy has been bringing churches, local government leaders, and cities together in the name of Jesus. This is one of a hundred reasons why so many of us want to be like Bro. Eddy when we grow up.

    See You Thursday Night or Sunday!

    Grace and Peace,

    Chris

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    You're Not An Island

    “When we’re born, we need others to survive. When we’re dying, we need others to survive. But here’s the secret: In between, we need each other even more.” (Tuesdays With Morrie)

    Two weeks are left in the “Wide-Awake” series. This week: “You Are Not An Island.” There’s much in Scripture that calls us to remain wide-awake to this reality. It may be surprising to some that I would say this, but God is not all you need. He made us this way. We’ll talk about why, as well as explore the practical implications for our lives. Join us with guests in tow!

    Tomorrow our country observes a National Day of Prayer. In the spirit of encouraging this effort, we are opening our Farmers Branch Campus sanctuary for 24 hours of prayer beginning tonight (Wednesday) at 7:00 pm and lasting until 7:00 pm tomorrow night. We will have security present. Stop by anytime during this window for prayer/Bible reading/journaling/quiet reflection.

    We’re two weekends away from unveiling the remodeled sanctuary at VR.  Thanks for your patience and flexibility with the mess!

    See You Thursday Night or Sunday!

    Grace and Peace,

    Chris

       

     

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