Bike Through Traffic

 Daniel Lemke is biking across America with a message of hope. He’s raising awareness and funds to fight human trafficking. And he needs your help to complete his journey. Follow him on your social networks and if you’re able, help meet new friends along his route out west.   Check out Bike Through Traffic here and follow him…

Haiti Insider Mission

We’re thankful for friends Doug & Nancy Stevens who are continuing their ministry in Haiti in January. Doug and Nancy will be returning to Haiti in January, 2016, with teachers (and sisters-in-law) Kristy Klays and Tracy Kays from Phoenix, to complete another teacher training seminar and continue the Pastoral instruction. How can you get involved? …

Why so nice?

I’m THAT guy. The one who makes conversation with cashiers and people in the street that I pass. I think I have a sense of appropriate space and time, but yeah, I’m that guy, who’s always talking to people. And now, my kids are starting to notice. I took Sabrina with me to HEB. She’s…

Peer pressure

Last night, I had another conversation with my boys in an ongoing series about Peer Pressure. Peer Pressure is a powerful, mysterious force that can drive us to be someone we really don’t want to be. We can want to be liked by people we don’t really like ourselves. Be lured to desire things that we…

EduConnect at Old Town Ele

Some time ago, church leaders in the Austin area began to ask city leaders what they could do to make the most positive impact on our community. What they heard surprised them… Studies show a strong link between third-grade reading proficiency and future prospects for a positive adult live. A student who moves through the 3rd…

See You At The Pole

It was a stretch to get all 5 of our kids up a little earlier today but we made it (late) to See You At The Pole. In the past, we’ve maybe made it with just a couple of our kids or I think last year we sent our older kids to it, while I…

Opening Up Space

For weeks now, we’ve been busy raising the roof… I don’t mean the dance move, I’m mean literally taking up the ceiling line in our sanctuary. The space that we lease for our church has ceiling tiles set at 9ft. For the most part this didn’t bother us much. Nice facilities are a luxury in the…

Not By Bread Alone

You can offer food, but people also have to realize they’re hungry. Just the other day, I was heading out for lunch with a friend and when I walked out of our building I saw a woman lying down in a parking spot. She was using one of the cement blocks as a pillow and was…

We were there!

Our youth and leaders who attended CHIC2015 are now back and (nearly) recovered from their week in Tennessee.   As the pastor, to be hear that stories of how their lives were shifted is so exciting because I know how much prayer and work was done in sending and covering over them. This was truly an…

CHIC Day 3: Are You Kidding Me??

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!?!?!?!?! TONIGHT WAS OUR NIGHT ON THE FLOOR!!!!!! TONIGHT WAS THE NIGHT FOR KING AND COUNTRY!!!!! TONIGHT WAS THE BIGGEST SURPRISE REVEAL!!!!!!! Can you tell I am and we were really excited???? Well tonight as we entered early and got floor seats right next to the stage, we were ready to worship…