Last Monday night Cam and Crisha Hall completed our Growth Track. They’re a new family at Milestone and and it was a chance for them to meet some other families and build some new relationships. A few weeks into Values 301, Cam and Crisha shared with their small group about what the Growth Track has meant to them.
George Bullard has been a successful IBM executive in Las Colinas for more than 35 years. But his professional accomplishments, independence and success couldn’t satisfy the growing void in his life left after the death of his father and from his disconnection from the church. A few years ago George started coming to Milestone every Saturday and gave his life to Christ in one of our services.
It’s not a term everyone wants. It’s often associated with “uncool,” “old-fashioned,” or “out of touch.” But I’m proud to say I’m old school. I’m not trying to bring back the good ol’ days, I’m not against change or progress. I actually enjoy both of those things a great deal. I realize there are lots of things we used to value that aren’t worth much any more.Times have changed. They’ve been replaced. I get it. I’m not trying to get everyone else to adapt to my personal preferences and I’m not trying to scold young people to be more like previous generations. That’s not the point.
Have you ever wondered…what’s the point of church services? Or maybe, why do we have services EVERY week? Have you ever wondered what goes into planning our weekend services here atMilestone? We believe your time is valuable and it’s why we intentionally spend so much of our week praying, hearing from God and creating services where people can have a genuine, authentic encounter with Jesus. We gather as the church to get equipped to live out our faith on a daily basis.
Everyone can get in the game–you don’t have to sit in the stands and watch. At Milestone, we believe every person’s contribution is significant and we’re better when we’re all doing our part. Jesus places each one of us as living stones…and all the stones build the house. We are an everyone church.
Here at Milestone Church we value and believe wholeheartedly in the next generation, and this past weekend we celebrated all that God is doing in the lives of our young people. Amanda Buchholz is a perfect example of what happens when we take the time to develop and pour into these next gen leaders in our midst.
Dallas Cowboy Cory Procter had his NFL career ended abruptly in 2010 after suffering a serious knee injury. Being forced to leave the game he loved was difficult, but it was when his nephew was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2014 that his anger and bitterness toward God intensified.
Early mornings, backpacks, lunches, and drop-off lines can only mean one thing–school is officially in session! This past weekend at Milestone Church, Pastor Jeff Little prayed for our teachers and administrators in our services and blessed them with a gift. It was an opportunity for us to say a huge THANK YOU! Here at Milestone we believe wholeheartedly in the calling of educators to pour into the next generation. Countless lives are impacted through their decision to guide, teach and love students.
No one can avoid pain, but it’s how we choose to respond that makes all the difference. Terri Edwards is no stranger to tragedy. In 2007 she lost her first husband after a 13-month battle with cancer and two years later got the devastating news that her 17-year old son, Jonathan, had leukemia. He spent the greater part of the next 6 months in the hospital dealing with numerous complications and in October of 2009 passed away.