Open Table: A Life-Changing Experience

By , | August 14th, 2018|

Richard’s Table Richard was homeless and living on the streets of Dallas. He was an army veteran and a felon. But there was a lot more to his resumé. In his 50s, tall, strong, and still healthy despite life on the street, Richard was also intelligent with a big heart. God found him in prison, [...]

The Incredible Journey of Richardson Campus Resident OnDat Truong

By , Copy Editor| August 5th, 2018|

Richardson Campus Resident OnDat Truong has experienced a unique journey, starting out in Hong Kong and growing up in the Dallas area where he found Christ and became a campus resident. He has shared his incredible story and his excitement to be serving the Richardson community with us. A Safe Arrival OnDat’s story begins before [...]

How the Holy Spirit Can Empower Us

By , Contributing Writer| August 1st, 2018|

Discovering the Holy Spirit After my divorce, to say I struggled would be an understatement. But among the most glaring evidences of my struggle was my lack of finances. Nearly every month, I made my way to the office of the apartment complex where I lived to explain again why my rent payment would be [...]

Meet Richardson Campus Kidzone Director Brooke Peterson

By , Copy Editor| July 15th, 2018|

This fall, we are excited about launching our new Richardson Campus in such an amazing community. Along with seeing how God uses our new campus to make a difference in the Richardson community, we are also getting excited as we get our staff ready to go by the launch date. Kidzone Director Brooke Peterson has [...]

How to Navigate the Single Mom Life

By , Copy Editor| May 10th, 2018|

The United States Census Bureau reports that approximately 23% of children under the age of 18 live with a single mother. This is the second most common family arrangement in the U.S. (behind two-parent households). Although almost one-quarter of our children are living with a single mom, we often overlook them in our neighborhoods, in [...]

Answering the Call to Make a Difference in Our World

By , Copy Editor| April 26th, 2018|

Come as You Are For most of her life, Chase Oaker Anita Maddox identified as an atheist and struggled with alcoholism. Ready for a change, Anita sought help in a drug and alcohol treatment center. Upon leaving the treatment center, Anita began looking for a place where she could learn about God. Not only would [...]

Overcoming Disillusionment with the Church

By , Contributing Writer| April 11th, 2018|

What is Disillusionment? Have you ever been to Las Vegas? What enters your mind when you think of that city? Glitter? Glamour? Gambling? Though Vegas itself holds very little appeal to us, my wife and I now visit occasionally because our son and his wife live there. On our last visit, I saw an advertisement [...]

What Is Good About Good Friday?

By , Copy Editor| March 29th, 2018|

The Confusion of Good Friday Good Friday is the day Christ-followers observe Jesus Christ’s death on a cross. It is the Friday before Easter. Some denominations hold special services to commemorate Jesus’ crucifixion while other denominations hold regular Easter services throughout Easter weekend. Whether you observe Good Friday or not, you might wonder why we [...]

The Woodbridge Journey from Past to Present

By , | March 27th, 2018|

Our family jumped in with both feet when invited by Former Campus Pastor Jason Williams to be part of the new campus in the Murphy/Sachse/Wylie area. We had heard rumors for years that the next campus would be in our community. When it became a reality, we were thrilled! It was about three-and-a-half years ago [...]

Reflections on the Stations of the Cross

By , Contributing Writer| March 22nd, 2018|

As I reflect on what filled my heart and mind as I pondered the Stations of the Cross, I'm forced to consider: for me, this wasn't simply an historical journey remembering the steps of Jesus; this was a personal pilgrimage following the footsteps of my own life. From the outset, when considering the Stations of [...]