It is amazing to think back to this week 2 years ago. It was this very week that we went before the elders of The Village Church to ask their blessing to pursue leading a church. Little did we know the journey that such a request would take us down!
Thank you for joining us along our journey! By God’s grace through your prayers and support, we are finally doing the very thing we set out to accomplish. CHRIST CITY CHURCH is now the focus of our attention.
Why that name? It is no surprise to you that I am not the most creative marketer, and nothing in our name would suggest otherwise. The name came to me during a time of prayer and reflection on what God wanted our church (our people) to be about. Two things kept coming up, exalting Christ, and the city of Dallas. I think our name captures those two foci. We want to exalt the name of Christ as his people in and to our city.
Okay, so we have a name, but we are still a long ways away from our goal of launching Christ City Church, and we need your help. Before we start recruiting a team, before we start raising support, the most important step we must take is solicit prayer partners. I love plans, and think I am pretty good at putting them together and executing them. However, our plans are absolutely worthless unless the Lord both informs them and empowers them for his glory. We desire for Christ City Church to be built on a humble and visible dependence on God’s leading and power through prayer.
Would you consider joining us as a prayer partner?
Here is what that means: We will keep this blog as a place to update the church planting journey in brief, but mainly as a way to share about what God is doing in our family and with the twins. We plan on updating this blog once a month (next post on 8/20). As a prayer partner, you will receive 2 monthly emails specifically focusing on Christ City Church, how the plant is going, and ways to pray for us and our church. Also, you will occasionally receive an email with an immediate prayer request between updates. We will not overload your inbox. What we are asking is that you commit to lift up our family and Christ City Church at least twice a month.
If you feel like you can handle such a commitment, then please send your name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive our first prayer update next week from this email address (so be sure to check your spam filter if you do not see something by next Friday [8/24]).
Once again, thank you for joining us on our journey. You are a blessing from the Lord. May he continue to be glorified in our journey as well as yours. God bless!