Our story is a living one - and therefore difficult to put on paper. Here are a few historic brushstrokes that have set the stage for where we are today.
From the beginning, people here began to believe that they were called here just as the pastor was called. We are family. There is a history of a desire to experience the practical side of what the "ministry of reconciliation" means whether individual, corporate or denominational. This has been a journey not without struggles.
When we were able to purchase and build on Highway 6, it was with a sense of permanence that connected us to the community. That permanence was physically challenged when Hurricane Alicia destroyed the end of our facility and initiated a discussion with Sugar Land Properties (SLP) about re-locating.
About a month after the hurricane, one of our ladies came to church with the message that she believed the Lord was going to give us "twice the property and twice the buildings". That actually came to fruition but not before SLP paid off our indebtedness so that we could negotiate with a clear title.
Long story short, we realize that we are "stewards of shared sacred space" for the purpose of ministry in this community. That has driven us as we pray about His preferred future for us, and as a result, we currently have three other worshiping fellowships who "share this sacred space" with us.
We believe that every circumstance is an opportunity:
To Glorify God
To Serve Others, and
To Develop the Character of Jesus
That is a "work in progress" as we walk together into the future. Living Stones Anglican, Redeemer Presbyterian and Spirit of Life Community are the other church ministries here on campus. We all share the campus for the sake of those who are here as well as for the sake of those who will be reached because we are here.
Our most recent ministry agreement has been with Logos Preparatory Academy. Since the summer of 2013, we explored the possibility of doing ministry together. That conversation is complete and Logos is here with their K-2 classes this fall. We believe Logos represents part of what "shared sacred space" means for us and we welcome them here.
All together we are asking the Lord to:
Establish His Kingdom and
Fra Angelico (1395–1455) St Peter Preaching in the Presence of St Mark Museo di San Marco, Florence