In the summer of 1997, a young single adult Life Bible Study hosted a Vacation Bible School for kids in a neighborhood inside the 610 Loop in Houston. The following summer, other young single adult classes and other church members joined in to expand their ministry impact.
Eventually, these intentional outreach efforts became GO Houston — our church's annual "mission trip to our city" — with numerous ministry sites throughout the greater Houston area and with volunteers from every campus of Houston's First.
Now, 25 years after this annual mission trip began and as we are in the middle of Kainos — a two-year vision for our church — we are taking a new (or kainos) approach to this churchwide initiative to share the love and truth of Jesus with our city.
Rather than having a week of ministry in July, the Houston's First family will be invited to serve this fall on a designated weekend in November.
The details of this weekend are still being finalized. While the specifics of what we do might differ from previous years, they will be driven by the same heart for missions and evangelism that has propelled our church's ministry to our city for over 180 years. We look forward to revealing the plan soon, and we know that the Houston's First family will rise up to step out and love our city in His name!