For three years, First Baptist Church of Cuero has been ministering to children who are economically deprived. During the school season, we bus children to our campus for a meal and Bible lesson. It is very common to see fifty children in preschool and Team Kid classes on any Wednesday evening. In summertime, we reach out to them in their community through Backyard Bible Clubs. We also have added Mega Sports Camp as another avenue to bring the gospel to children. These efforts are done in addition to our regular Vacation Bible School. We call the ministry Mission Cuero. Full Story »
Growing up in the Bible Belt is not as easy a task as you might think, especially in the belt buckle of that Bible Belt known as Texas. However, it does have its advantages. Growing up as a kid, I always hated what is commonly referred to as “big church.” It was incredibly boring to me and I didn’t enjoy it at all. This was my story at almost every church I attended through high school.
As a thirteen year-old sitting in a Sunday evening worship service in 1963 in south Texas, I heard the gospel message for the first time. I was attending with my cousin so that he could sit with a girl and that night I ran down the aisle where the pastor prayed with me and I was baptized the following Sunday evening. At age 62, I can still see the mural of the river Jordan above the baptistery and can still smell the chlorine in the water. Full Story »
D. L. Moody said, “The Scriptures were not given to increase our knowledge, but to change our lives.” When you listen to God speak through His Word, He can guide your life and strengthen you to live according to His plan.
Moody points out the most important reason to study the Bible and a common mistake people often make. The reason to study Scripture is not just to know more. The Pharisees knew more about God than their peers, but they didn’t know God when He stood in their midst. Full Story »
If you want to give a gift to married people in your community, what do you do? Whether they are confessing Christians or not, you know that they need engaging, biblical instruction in key areas of married life such as communication, conflict resolution, finances, intimacy and spiritual life. You know that they want an escape from over-scheduled, stressful lives filled with managing their marriage but careers, children, relatives and financial shortfalls. What gift will best match their needs and wants? Full Story »
At Lake Pointe Church, we are extremely intentional in our small-group strategy. All adult members are enrolled and expected to participate in a Life Group. Life Groups primarily meet on campus during prime time on the weekend. We do have some that meet anytime/anywhere. They are open groups ranging from 20 to 70 in attendance. Currently, 70 percent of our adult members are active in a Life Group. Full Story »
For many Christians, faith is reduced to an insurance policy against the fires of hell or a ticket that gets stamped for a trip to heaven. After professing their faith, they may obtain some knowledge of the Bible and God, but radical spiritual transformation is left for the pros. Their goal is to simply to make it into heaven and no more. Does your goal stop just inside of heaven? Full Story »