Houston’s First Baptist Church is looking ahead with a spirit of anticipation about what God is going to do next in our church. Time and time again — from generation to generation — He has done immeasurably more than we could have ever imagined. When He calls us to new adventures, He is faithful to see us through them!
The Houston's First family experienced that truth again on Sun, Dec 5, when Pastor Gregg Matte and members from every campus — The Loop, Cypress, Downtown, and Sienna — revealed the total commitments and expected gifts to our Kainos initiative. [See photo gallery] This two-year journey will fund our ongoing ministry as well as new endeavors that will impact His kingdom at home and around the world.
Over the next two years (now through Dec 2023), the commitments and expected gifts to the Kainos vision total $103,724,816 — surpassing our goal of $93,000,000 by more than $10,000,000! Of the 2,798 commitments received from the Houston's First family, 604 were from new givers to the church. After the announcement, even more commitments continued to come in through our online commitment card! God truly is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or imagine! (Ephesians 3:20)
Our primary goal during Kainos is to have 100% engagement by our Houston's First family. It is not too late to join with the thousands of others who have made a commitment to this new vision for our church! You can still submit a commitment card with what you intend to give through Houston's First from now until Dec 2023.
The original Kainos goal of $93,000,000 was meant to provide funding for a variety of ministries and projects that fall into the three areas below. Browse our Kainos book here for additional details, photos, and renderings.
With funding for these three areas provided for, our church leaders are already praying and seeking God's will for how the more than $10,000,000 in additional Kainos funds will be used. What new opportunities will He give us to share the love and truth of Jesus in impactful ways? Where might He enlarge the vision He has already given us? Whatever He might have for us, He has already provided by moving in the hearts of the Houston's First family!