Saturday, September 10, 2011

BCF - Launch Day!

I can't decide if I feel more like our baby is being born tomorrow or if our baby just took her first steps. Curtis looked at me last February and said, "I'm nine months pregnant with a church." So technically that means our baby is just now sitting up. At any rate, our core team has spent the summer praying, seeking God's will, planning, and preparing to serve our city. The day we have been looking forward to since our vision dinner on March 26, 2011, is upon us!

Bayou City Fellowship launches tomorrow morning! At 10 AM! At Houston Christian High School! In the chapel! We are ready for you, peeps!

I can hardly believe this day is here. There is so much I could say about the process but it all boils down to this: God is faithful. And my husband is a pastor. Who woulda thought? Well, his grandma called it on the day he was born. But that's another story.

If you are in the Houston area and you don't have a church family, we would love for you to visit. If you're not a Christian but you're seeking answers to spiritual questions, we'd love to have you. If you're someone I went to school with back in the day and you're thinking about coming, please know I would be over-the-moon excited to see your face tomorrow. Or at any time, for that matter. Everyone is welcome, whether you have half the Bible memorized (wow) or whether you're not sure you even own one (we have one to give you).

You can visit our web site for more details: www.BayouCityFellowship.com

We will be ready to receive kiddos at 9:30. Since it's the first Sunday, it might be a good idea to come early to get your littles checked in. Cassi and Captain D and their whole team (which includes me every other week!) are excited to meet them.

Houston Christian High School is located on Beltway 8 at Kempwood, between I-10 and 290. The parking lot entrance is on Kempwood rather on than the feeder road. When you park, there will be signs and friendly faces to show you where to go.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

39 comments:

bethany said...

Good luck Amanda! So excited for the launch! We'll be praying for you and Curtis!

Rhonda said...

Praying right now for you guys. That the unsaved will come and meet Jesus. He is so faithful!

Lisa said...

Praying for BCF and for your family this weekend! I'm looking forward to hearing about all the great things God has in store for your ministry!

It was fun to meet you in person at Newk's last weekend!

Lisa M

Ashley said...

Amanda, I am thrilled for you guys! Can't wait to hear from you on the Twitter or here tomorrow!!! So many people all over praying for you all. Love you y'all!

Gena said...

So exciting!

Mary R Snyder said...

Praying for you! May God bless you richly as you go forth!!

Cassi said...

We are so ready and pumped to start praising Jesus with your kiddos! BCF is an amazing church that is pressing into Jesus.

CAROL LIVIN FOR GOD said...

We here in Albuquerque NM are praying for you BCF and for you Amanda and Curtis can't wait to hear about it.

Carol

Ashton said...

Very excited for you, Amanda! I will want to visit one Sunday and see you and your Mom again. That would be fun for me. I am excited to see what transpires, transforms in this new journey your are on, I am sure amazing and many lives touched and changed forever. Sincerely, Allison

Crystal said...

Wish I lived in the area so I could come support all of you! I'll be keeping you in my prayers, God will do great things through this :)

Bobbie said...

Enjoy your new baby! We 'll be praying for you all!

thegypsymama said...

So excited for you guys Amanda. Who knew you were also "pregnant" like me back in Guatemala, eh?

Blessings on your first meeting tomorrow! We'll be with you in prayer.

~Lisa-Jo

brandiandboys said...

so excited for you and your family, amanda. can't wait to hear all about your launch. enjoy every minute... it is a memory in the making.

Missy said...

How exciting! I will be praying for yall tomorrow! Congrats!

Angela said...

Excited to come and support you guys in the morning! Debra is saving me a seat! ;-)

Sandy said...

Praying and excited with you all! May God bless all your efforts!

Ephesians 3:20-21

Mrs. G said...

Hooray! I'm so excited for you guys. You and Curtis, the rest of the launch team, and all the newcomers will be in my prayers tomorrow morning. Can't wait to hear about it!

Courtney (Women Living Well) said...

So excited for you!! Have a great day of worship!!! Go God!!!
Courtney

Kim said...

Can't wait to hear about it ad we prepare for our launch in the spring in Katy. He is doing amazing things in our city! Praise His mighty name.

Marla Taviano said...

Praying for you all, friend! What an exciting time!! It won't be easy, but God is so faithful! Love you!!

Jennifer said...

We were there this morning and wow! We can't wait to get involved in what the church is doing! And our kiddos loved it, which is a huge blessing.

Enfant de Dieu said...

I couldn't help but think about you guys at my church plant this morning while we celebrated our 2nd birthday. I had already thought it was pretty cool that I got to celebrate my church plant's 2nd birthday and the launching of BCF on the same day, but things got weirder at our potluck. I looked over at this little boy and had to do a double take. He looked just like Jackson! I found out a few minutes later that he was also named Jackson. So, while your Jackson was at your new church plant in Houston, his "twin" who also happens to go by the same name was at my church plant here in Modesto, California. :)

Lindsay said...

I was sitting in my church service this am and thought of you all. Prayed for you around 10:30 Florida time! Know that you were in the thoughts and prayers of many people all over the country!

Laura said...

So proud of you...what a gift you will be to your community! Praying for strength, courage and a peaceful heart.

California Dreamin said...

My church and myself have been praying you all(Byou City). I've put your church on my FB site for paryer too. Can't wait to hear what God is doing!! Love you all. Grandmamitz.

Colleen said...

I was praying for you this morning while I was getting ready for church. I was fretting over the debut of a new haircut and thought how ridiculous that was compared to the first Sunday at BCF!

Let us know how it went! Such a big day! God gets all the glory!

Antoinette Cagle aka Ant said...

I have been following this news on twitter and have been praying for all involved. God is at work and it will be exciting to see the lost come to experience Jesus! Prayers, prayers, prayers!

Barbara Head said...

It was an awesome day at BCF. Pastor Curt was fantastic and Jesus was top priority. We will definitely be back.

Katie said...

Hey Amanda! My family and I had the privilege of attending BCF yesterday morning. We were so blessed. And EXCITED. I wanted to encourage you in your walk with the Lord - the fruit is so evident. Thanks for stepping out and doing something that I'm sure felt kinda' crazy at times. We recently moved here from WI purely on a word from God, and He has been so faithful thus far it blows my mind. BCF is a huge part of His promises fulfilled to us. Thanks again. I look forward to meeting you. Even more I look forward to being part of the mission. Let's make Him famous! See you Sunday...

Allison said...

Manda...I am so exicted for ya'll. Hearing about this makes me *almost* want to move back to Houston. It would be great to see you and Curt in action! Love ya'll and am praying for great things for BCF.

Shelli Littleton said...

Hope and know your first BCF "SON"day was glorious!

JayCee said...

Exciting! Hope the first Sunday went well. Praying for you. When we get to Houston, we will come visit!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I hope everything went well! What an exciting day it must have been.

Shellie Paparazzo said...

From what I saw of the comments on Twitter, it sounds like it went well. I've been out of internet, for 3 days. Hopefully, that won't happen again. I'm not sure we'll survive. I'm surprised my kids, in their technology charter school are still passing their classes. When you send your kids to a school whose charter is technology, being without the internet is a very bad thing. And just having a junior high boy who has a school website he needs to visit regularly, being without internet is a very bad thing. Come to think of it, living without internet in the 21st century is a VERY bad thing!!! I'm surprised we're still here. Our bank account didn't collapse, our roof is still over our heads, no one died. Nothing. We're all still here, and my kids are all still in school. AMAZING! And yes, we did it without internet. Never again! (Did I mention that already?:))

Kendra said...

I have been meaning to comment for ages and I just saw your mom's post over at LPM but wanted to hop over here to tell you that numerous times over the past several months the Lord would lead me to pray for you and your family in this endeavor. Random times He would just put you on my heart. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. Blessings on you and yours as you fulfill His will for your lives!

~Steve&Angela~ said...

Have been praying for you and your husband as you enter this exciting phase of life in ministry.. Thank you for sharing the journey with us, you are such an encouragement with how transparent you are. Very excited to see how GOD is going to work HIS thing out through you!!

Siesta Angela

Catrina said...

Our family will be praying for yours during this most exciting time! :)

Our family and a tiny core group of fellow sojourners stepped out in faith on Sept 11th in the beginning stages of a new church work in our city!

We are so humbled and excited! All this and Jesus too?! For His glory and our good! We are praying for what God will do through BCF & all of you as you make yourselves available to Him :)

Erica said...

Amanda,
I couldn't help but be moved reading your mom's account of your first Sunday. What an amazing plan the Lord has for BCF! I am so proud of and blessed by your obedience and faithfulness!

SheBelievesGod said...

So excited that friends of ours are moving to Houston and are going down this weekend to find a house. They are excited about checking out Bayou City Fellowship!!