Time to share yet another exciting endeavor Calvin and I have been embarking on in the past few weeks. Not only are we preparing to have our first child June of this year, but we are also transitioning into an exciting partnership as church planters!
A QUICK BACK STORY…
Calvin and I moved to Katy, Texas 4 years ago to help re-plant Christ’s Mercy Church, a church that had fallen apart and was in search for new leadership. Since answering the call back in 2015, we’ve since seen God do amazing things as we strived to be a church reflecting that which Jesus originally intended the church to be. Throughout our church planting journey, Calvin and I have grown and learned tremendously leading this body of believers. Now we are excited to share with you all that we are partnering with a church in the greater Houston area called Church Project and in the coming months we will transition into becoming a Church Project Katy.
A NEW PARTNERSHIP…
Calvin had first found out about Church Project from a high school friend now living in Houston who shared a Facebook post about House Church back in 2016. Because he discovered that Church Project and CMC had a similar vision and structure for church, Calvin reached out to Church Project to learn more about them.
Church Project Woodlands has been established for over 9 years. Church Project is a church, a community of believers that gather together to grow in relationship with God & one another. CP gathers by the thousands on Sundays and like the early church, by the dozens during house churches throughout the week.
They are also a project, on an ongoing pursuit of what Christ originally intended for the church to be.
Church Project is committed to partnering with local and global ministries through the generous giving of their time and money, meeting peoples physical needs and spiritual needs through the sharing of God’s word.
Lead Pastor, Jason Shepperd shares more about how Church Project came to be and their vision and DNA in his book, Church Project: A Biblical, Simple, and Relevant Pursuit of Church.
Because we believe in the vision of CP, Pastor Calvin and our elders decided to partner with the Church Project Network (a network of Church Project churches planted in Texas, around the nation, and in different continents) in order to launch a Church Project Katy within the next 6 - 12 months. The Church Project Network is a collection of churches that “are interdependent, but autonomous, and share vision, values, and DNA, as well as resources and mutual encouragement.”
Earlier this year, we shared the news with our church members and they have been supportive as we journey through this together. Church Project also officially announced Calvin as their newest church planting resident for Church Project Katy! The welcome into the CP family has been overwhelming, in a good way of course. :) We are grateful for the leadership, covering, support, and guidance we’ve received already and will continue to receive over the next few months and years to come!
AN EXCITING FUTURE WITH AN OPEN INVITATION…
As we move forward through this transition we want to invite you to join us. Consider joining us through prayer. Pray for Calvin and I and the already growing CP Katy community during this time. Next, you could consider joining us as we gather if you live in the area! And lastly, we invite you to consider joining us through financial contribution as we work to launch Church Project Katy! (See button below to give a contribution.)
God has been good and so faithful. We can’t wait to see how He works through this partnership to impact the city of Katy, Texas!
If you’d like additional information about Church Project or about our transition, we’d love to leave you two great resources. One being Pastor Jason Shepperd’s book about Church Project. Simply click the image below to purchase. The other would be our house church page: wearecmc.com/housechurch if you’d like to contact us about joining one of our CP Katy house churches.
Thanks for reading, friend! And can I go ahead and thank you in advance for your payers?. Should you know anyone looking for a Biblically focused church to be a part of in the West Houston / Katy area, send them our way! Please feel free to share this post on social media or to text/email them the link. We’d love to connect with your friends and loved ones in this area.
May Jesus be exalted and may we be a community of disciples making disciples all for His glory, amen!