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What’s Your Next Step?

Throughout the VISION series, we’ve been looking at this graphic to remind us that we all have a part to play in saying “yes” to Jesus and taking next steps. But sometimes we struggle with knowing what that practically looks like. This week we heard a great story of a group of guys who lived out this vision by simply taking a next step. Back in April, a men’s Small Group leader had been reminding his group that each member…

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Back to School: Mrs. Mitchell’s Story

It’s officially backpack, pencil bag, and lunch box season—school is back in session! This past weekend, Pastor Jeff honored our teachers and school administrators with prayer, a word of encouragement, and a gift. We celebrate the commitment teachers and administrators make in developing and enriching the lives of their students and fellow teachers. We want to say a huge THANK YOU for all they do in helping our next generation grow. Emily Mitchell taught 3rd and 4th grade for nine…

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Who’s in Our Backyard?

“How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring the good news!” – Romans 10:15b It can be overwhelming when we watch the news or scroll through social media and see the difficulties people face in other countries. Many are forced to flee their countries for fear of their lives. Often we’re just unsure of how we can help…but did you know that many of these refugees live right here in our community?  For over four years, teams of local…

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Australia to Texas: Welcome Home

Sometimes it’s the little things that draw people in—simple things like delivering a box with popcorn, a travel mug, and information about Milestone to a new family in the neighborhood. The way we serve others doesn’t have to be extravagant in order to make a huge difference in someone’s life. Belinda Poile shares her story with us today of how a Welcome Box brought her family to Milestone, take a look: In January 2017, we arrived in Texas. My husband…

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Building the Next Generation

Much of what we believe about ourselves, our world, and our faith is formed in our teenage years. It’s clear that these are some of the most significant years of our lives. At Milestone, our summer camps have always been key environments where our Elevate students can encounter Jesus in a real, personal way. This summer, over 300 of our high school students spent a week in Louisiana as a part of Rev Camp. Through powerful sessions with speakers from…

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What it Takes to Raise a Leader

“Looking back, I can barely recognize myself.” On any given week, you might find 19-year-old Drew Messer on a platform speaking to hundreds of students, at a coffee shop working on his latest writing project, or across the table from a struggling high school student as he offers encouragement. Today Drew is preparing to start his sophomore year at SMU, but rewind seven years and you’d see an uncertain 12-year-old boy who knew something was missing in his life. What changed the trajectory of Drew’s…

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From Chaos to Peace

“I just wasn’t happy.” Fernando had all he had ever wanted and more, but he didn’t have peace in any area of his life. He realized it’s impossible to hold everything together on his own. It didn’t matter what he could bring home or what he could do in his own power, it just wasn’t enough. In surrendering his life to God, he found the peace he had been missing; that’s when everything changed. Watch Fernando’s story to see how…

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