Houston’s First 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. He calls us to new adventures, and He is faithful to see us through them.
Today, our church family enjoys the fruits of the generosity shared by those who came before us. Countless people throughout our long history gave and sacrificed so that facilities could be built, ministries could be launched, and lives could be forever changed by the Gospel.
Now, the Houston’s First family is called upon to invest in new endeavors that will impact people today and for decades to come. At the same time, we are calling upon the Lord to do a new work in each of our lives, too. Let us join together, united in Jesus’ name, and embark on this new adventure as we experience the truth that He makes all things new!
We desire for every person to embrace the truth that Jesus makes all things new — and prayerfully expect Him to do a new work in our lives and through our church.
A NEW LEVEL OF SURRENDER
What am I holding back from Jesus and need to relinquish to Him?
A NEW LEVEL OF FAITH
What steps do I need to take to move away from my comfort zones?
A NEW LEVEL OF GENEROSITY
How can I honor God more through the stewardship of my finances and my financial generosity?
In His perfect timing, the Lord has brought Houston’s First to a point where several opportunities will allow us to pursue new ways to serve Him and His people. We look forward to seeing Him move through our church family to generously provide funds to make this vision a reality.
Pastor Gregg delivers a five-week message series based on the life of David found in 1 Chronicles 28-29.
Below you'll find a viewable and downloadable PDF of the Kainos book, as well as PDFs of the Message Notes, LBS lessons, Kainos Moments, and Prayer Focuses for each week.
The Kainos vision is so robust and multi-faceted that Houston's First hosted four Prayer & Vision Nights — one at each campus — so our church family could come and hear directly from Pastor Gregg and others about where God is leading our church. These special evenings took place on Sundays from Sep 12 to Oct 3 and included worship, prayer, vision — and dessert! Attendees received their Kainos T-shirts and stickers, too.
Watch the following videos from one of our Prayer & Vision Nights to hear where God is calling us to go as a church on this new — or kainos — journey together.
Part 1: Goals and Our Commission
Pastor Gregg shares the primary and secondary goals of Kainos, and explains the projects in the "Our Commission" portion of the initiative.
Part 2: Our Community (Sienna)
Pastor Gregg looks at the "Our Community" portion of the initiative — especially about our plans for our Sienna Campus. You'll also hear from Sienna Campus Pastor Malcolm Marshall and others from Sienna, too.
Part 3: Our Community (The Loop, Digital, Cypress & Downtown)
Pastor Gregg continues with the "Our Community" portion of the initiative looking at projects that will happen at The Loop Campus, our desire to expand our digital footprint, and what we'll do at our Cypress and Downtown Campuses, too.
Part 4: Our Compassion
In this final segment, Pastor Gregg shares about the "Our Compassion" portion of the initiative and the many missions-related projects we'll support in our city, our nation, and our world.
Commitment Sunday — when the Houston's First family will submit their generosity commitments to Kainos — is set for Sun, Nov 14, in every worship service at every campus.
However, leaders and others in our church have been praying about their involvement and seeking God's will for their contribution for several weeks ever since they heard about the Kainos vision.
On Sun, Oct 24, our church family from every campus came together with the church staff and our lay leaders at Advance Commitment Night.
Taking place at our Sienna Campus, this special evening was a time of worship, prayer, and celebration as people came forward early to submit their commitments to Kainos. We also had a "faith groundbreaking" for the new Sienna Campus facilities that we will build thanks to the generosity of our church family.
Our Kainos Commitment Sunday took place on Sun, Nov 14. At every campus in every worship service, the Houston's First family was invited to come forward to submit their completed Kainos Commitment Cards with their generosity commitments to the Kainos initiative for the next two years — Dec 2021 to Dec 2023.
Our primary goal is 100% engagement by the Houston's First family. So, it is not too late to submit your generosity commitment to the Kainos initiative! Here are two ways to do so:
The Kainos Commitment Card includes a short worksheet to help determine your commitment. The worksheet does not have to be completed. It is simply provided as a tool for you to estimate your generosity as you prayerfully seek God's direction.
$__________ What I/we would normally give in a year to Houston's First +
$__________ My/Our expanded annual generosity as part of the Kainos initiative =
$__________ x 2 years =
$__________ Gifts from my/our stored resources =
$__________ My/Our 2-year Kainos commitment