Easter 2020: April 12, 9:00 & 10:30am
Join us from around the city as we celebrate Easter together in our homes! Services are designed for the whole family!
Good Friday 2020: April 10, 6:00pm
Come be a part as we celebrate our freedom from the curse of sin through the death of Christ. Service is family friendly!
Be Doxology This Easter
This unusual season has many people looking for answers to life’s deepest questions and wondering if there is any hope. In the week leading up to Easter, we're going to show them how Christ has impacted our lives. Click to learn how!#JesusChangedMyLife
**NEW CONTENT FOR
WEEK OF MARCH 29TH**
This season we are all navigating uncharted territory, and there is ground to take! Opportunities will arise to love our neighbors, families, and communities in ways that have never been presented to us before. Below are five areas of strategic focus that we hope engage throughout this next season, as well as daily devotional. Check out each of these for ways you can care for yourself and your family, serve our community, and stay connected!
**NEW CONTENT FOR WEEK OF APRIL 5TH**
New challenges arrive with every new week - and the end doesn't seem to be in sight. We are committed to coming alongside you in prayer as you face the unknown! Click "Prayer" to be prayed for, join in prayer with us, and more.prayer
In this time of crisis, a variety of ministries are offering their resources for free to help with spiritual/financial health. We’ve gathered several of those resources for your use here. Don’t miss out!CARE/Community
The smallest intentional moments with our kids can add up to such a big life change! So take a look at this week's resources and choose 2-3 to build your families connection this week!parent resources
Want to keep the kids busy and engaged during the Sunday morning service? Check out these activities including coloring sheets, discussion guides, and more! UPDATED EVERY FRIDAY.Sunday parent guide
Helping Neighborhoods Thrive
“Our neighbors were more ready than we realized!“
If you’ve thought about reaching out into your neighborhood, now may be just the right time! Read more of Tom & Ann’s story here...
We may not be meeting in person, but we will be worshiping together all across our city! Join us Sundays at 9:00 or 10:30am via our online service!online service
Daily Devotionals Through the Psalms
Seasons of uncertainty are ever present throughout Scripture. Join us as we journey through the Psalms together with our daily devotionals. New devotionals will be posted daily.daily devotionals
This is a season of navigating uncharted territory, and there is ground to take! Opportunities will arise to love our neighbors, families, and communities in ways that have never been presented to us before. Below are five areas of strategic focus that we hope to engage in throughout the coming weeks. Check out each of these for ways you can get involved.
This is an all church update
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It’s hard to believe it has only been 14 days since we decided to invite ourselves into your living room on Sunday mornings. If your experience has anything like mine, these 2 weeks seem like they’ve been strangest, craziest, sweetest, hardest, worst, best twenty years of your life!
We’re continuing to listen to local and federal officials for any hint of when we’ll be able to gather together in person again. For right now that date still seems over the horizon. So, we are currently anticipating no large-group in-person gatherings until at least the middle of April. Yes, that means both Good Friday and Easter will be online gatherings this year. Although they will look different from what we’re all used to, I’m confident you won’t want to miss either one. And on the bright side: this year may be the year your family or neighbors are more open to the Good Friday and Easter message than ever before.
A few other things to communicate with you:
We will continue keep you in the loop in the days ahead. Please know that you’ve been prayed for by name this week. We miss you terribly, but I’m so proud to be watching and hearing stories of you “being Doxology” in the places you’re placed today. Like Paul told the Galatians: “Don’t grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a great harvest if we don’t give up” (Galatians 6:9). Don’t. Give. Up!
Go and be Doxology!!
There’s a story about Lewis and Clark, the two explorers sent by President Thomas Jefferson to find a river passage from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. They were chosen specifically because of their background: they were experts at canoeing and exploring rivers. One evening, they believed they’d found the passage. One of them wrote in their diary something to the effect of “Tonight I took a big, long, gulp from the headwaters of the river that we’ve been searching for. Tomorrow morning when the fog lifts, we’ll continue on our way and our canoes will get us to the Pacific Ocean before long.” Instead, the next morning when the fog lifted, they got their first glimpse of the Rocky Mountains. At that moment, they had two decisions: (1) Pack it in and go home, (2) Figure out how to canoe the mountains.
We’re taking the mountains.
Here’s what the mountain range looks like, at least for today: We will not be hosting any in-person gatherings on Doxology campus until at least March 30th. Our offices are open virtually (phones and emails still work), but the building is closed during the week physically.
I know that raises a billion questions for some of you. The short answer to most of them is, “We’re not sure yet.” We’ve never climbed this mountain before. But here’s what I am absolutely sure of: God is at work, this is an incredible opportunity, and we were made for this.
Our staff met most of the day yesterday and again this morning. There are 5 things we’re committed to being extraordinary at in the days ahead even if we don’t (or can’t) do anything else:
Prayer – If you listened to the message Sunday, that was Jesus’ priority when the need got bigger and nearer.
Worship – We’re going to continue to worship together in our living rooms on Sundays at 9:00am and 10:30am. We’re planning with the whole family in mind from the music through the message. You’ll find a link to the service at www.doxology.church/live
Pastoral Care – We know there will be real, tangible needs we can meet for each other and for our city. I’ve been in contact with the FWISD and City officials. They’re canoeing a mountain right now too and have all said one of the worst things churches are doing right now is “helping” them in ways they haven’t requested it. So we’re waiting on them, ready to mobilize as soon as the phone rings.
See Neighborhoods Thrive – One of the city council members told me this morning “The most helpful thing a church can do right now is have people take care of the people who live in their neighborhoods. This crisis gives us an opportunity to lean-in to what we’re best at. We’re working on some strategies for how to do that wisely and effectively, but don’t wait on us to check on the people near you.
Seize the Season for Families – There is absolutely no reason families shouldn’t look back on this season as one of the most spiritually significant seasons of their family’s life. We know that won’t happen by accident but are working on ways for it to be fun, intentional and accessible. Stay tuned.
We’re committed to communicating well without barraging you with emails. For now, grab some climbing shoes. Trust me: the view from the top of these mountains is going to be worth it.
For today: The people in your life have never needed to know and see a real-deal Jesus follower as much as they do today. Go and be Doxology!