Step Out and Step Up

The GOING part of the PRAYING, GIVING and GOING emphasis is calling on the Houston's First family to step out or step up — or both!

Step Out

Houston’s First is witnessing the life-changing impact of the Gospel throughout our city. At each of our campuses, people are making connections, finding purpose — and encountering Jesus. And, many in our church family have decided to move from The Loop to another campus so they can better engage in what God is doing in their community.

If you attend The Loop Campus, would you consider
stepping out and GOING to another campus?

Our Cypress, Downtown or Sienna Campus might be closer to your home and the people in the communities in which you live, go to school, run your errands, and so on. O, ¿hablas español? Las personas de nuestro Campus en Español comparten un lenguaje en común en vez de un lugar en común. ¿Considerarías conectarte con la comunidad de habla español YENDO al Campus en Español?

We realize that’s a lot to consider, and you probably have questions — What’s a Sunday like at that campus? What’s offered? Who are the leaders? How could I serve there? If so, send us your questions and we'll send you some answers.

From The Loop to ...

Houston's First family members share their experiences with going from The Loop to another one of our campuses

Making a Connection

After 32 years at Houston's First, Oscar and Eliana met other Cuban members when the Español Campus launched. Now, they worship with people from 17 countries and serve to welcome more. …

Obeying God's Call

Caron Blankenhorn was reluctant to leave The Loop when God called her to the Downtown Campus, but she sees how He has used her to reach international students with the Gospel. …

What About the Kids?

Brandon and Katy Burk spent more than 15 years at The Loop before going to the Cypress Campus in their community. But, what was the transition like for their girls — then just 6 and 9 years old? …

New In Town

James and Hannah Lucas came to Houston from a town of 21,000. Now, sensitive to new residents, they're reaching out to neighbors and connecting them with the Sienna Campus. …

Step Up

The GOING emphasis is asking the entire Houston's First family to take a step up and serve at their campus — especially on Sundays. Did you know that about 1,955 volunteers are needed to make Sundays happen across all five of our campuses? There are a variety of ways to "give life away" on Sundays thanks to the numerous and diverse ministries of our church. Where would you like to serve?

Spiritual Gifts Assessment

Unaware of your spiritual gifts, heart passions or personality traits? Take a confidential online spiritual gifts assessment free of charge courtesy of Houston's First! While not required to volunteer, the assessment can assist you in determining where to serve with your spiritual gifts.

Spiritual Gifts Assessment

"Step Up To Serve" Interest Form

One of the first steps to serving as a volunteer is to let someone know you’re interested! Fill out the “Step Up To Serve” interest form and the respective team leaders will contact you about taking the next step!

"Step Up To Serve" Interest Form

Before You Serve

Before you begin serving at Houston's First — and become a representative of the church — you are asked to complete a Background Check form and, if you plan to serve with minors ages 18 and under, a NextGen Volunteer Application, as well. Links to all of the forms are provided below.

Adults wishing to serve (ages 18+) are asked to complete both, while minors wishing to serve (ages 11-17) only need to complete the NextGen Volunteer Application if they plan on serving with our preschoolers, children, students or special needs members and guests.

Adults (Age 18+)

  • NextGen Volunteer Application — PDF | Online
  • Background Check Form — Online

Minor (Age 11-17)

  • NextGen Volunteer Application for Minors — PDF | Online