Three Reasons We’re Good Enough for God

By , Communications Resident| February 27th, 2020|

It’s always easier to put anything off until we feel more equipped or better prepared for something. This can even be true in our walk with God. A lot of us believe that God won’t use us until we’re more spiritually mature or in a different life stage. Oftentimes, we don't feel good enough for [...]

Overcoming Student Debt

By , Communications Resident| February 25th, 2020|

Student debt has made its way down to Generation Z! In 2019, Forbes Magazine showed that in the U.S. alone there were 45 million people who owed over $1.5 trillion in student loan debt! Having a college education, nowadays, has placed a hurdle on us as individuals as we try to face adulthood while overcoming [...]

3 C’s of Building Your Crew

By , Communications Resident| January 30th, 2020|

As we get older, we realize that our friendships and the people who surround us matter more than ever. It’s even funny to think that, as we age, the number of people we choose to be around decreases dramatically. Can you think of people who you know but only on a surface level? What about [...]

Four Ways to Be Content in the New Year

By , Communications Resident| December 29th, 2019|

We’ve all been there, daydreaming about what life would be like if ______, whether that’s getting a job promotion, a future spouse, having children, or moving to a different city. We all have a “what if” in our heads that keep us from being content and fully present in where we’re at right now. How [...]

What Is Hope?

By , Communications Resident| December 5th, 2019|

We live in an inauthentic society. Social media has paved the way for people to show only their best selves online while saving their imperfections for themselves. What once was a platform for sharing and connecting with others has quickly become a place that fuels comparison and the need to be perfect. What I’ve noticed, [...]

What Does It Mean to Live on Mission?

By , Groups Pastor| October 17th, 2019|

What Jesus Says About How to Live on Mission Jesus did a lot of unexpected things in His time on the planet. But perhaps most surprising was the way He left. We read about it in the beginning of the Book of Acts. Jesus’ first followers were already in a state of shock that their [...]

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Finding Purpose in an Unexpected Way

By , Copy Editor| April 7th, 2019|

Throughout her career, Chase Oaker Marie Morgan had the dream of becoming a nurse practitioner. After applying to Texas Tech’s nurse practitioner program, Marie faced rejection when she was not accepted into the program. This moment was just the beginning of Marie finding purpose in an unexpected way. Over the last eight years, Marie has [...]

Finding Our Calling and Purpose

By , Contributing Writer| January 30th, 2019|

Oftentimes, we hear the words calling and purpose in church, but we do not always understand what they mean. How can we discover our calling and purpose? How do we know if we are really living out our calling and into our purpose? Hearing the Call When I was fifteen years old, I responded to [...]

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 [...]

Being a Dreamer and Dreamtender: Finding Balance as a Mom

By , Contributing Writer| May 12th, 2018|

Being a mom is challenging yet rewarding. Oftentimes, we will put our dreams on hold to do what we think is best for our families. As moms, we are called to love and serve our families. So, we pour most of our time and energy into being a dreamtender, supporting and encouraging our husbands and [...]