The Alive Church
Now the birthing of Alive Church. Reading Revelations 3 I did not want to be the dead church that was written about. I also knew that we would continue the outreach of the Ronald McDonald Church and The Chapel @ The Conservatory which have really defined what our ministry is about. Seven different churches are represented at RMH because folks have a desire to do what they have heard about in all their years attending church. It is not our desire to build a building, but eventually we will, because we will a house of worship and a place to equip the saints. Our focus will be on adding more outreach. A prison ministry that includes visitation, mentoring, communication (letter writing teams) and employment. Instead of midweek Bible studies, we will meet in cell groups throughout Houston area focusing on biblical finances, marriage, singles groups, parenting, and various other life groups as needed. We are also looking to adopt an area low income apartments and conduct services on property. Trying to strive to be a body of believers that are doers of the Word, and not just hearers...... This is an exciting time to help break ground on a new type of ministry in the North Houston area. Thank you for taking time to check us out and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Ronald McDonald House
I was sleeping on a Wednesday morning, when my wife called and said "none of the volunteers from Dillard's showed up to serve 80 folks lunch. Eventually, after much conviction, I climbed out of bed and experienced something I had never experienced before in my life. At that time, kids were waiting for a life saving miracle that was probably not going to happen. Our job was to prepare, cook and serve a home cooked meal for the kids and their families that were with them. Then we added arts and crafts, music and prayer. Lighthouse is still known to everyone as "the praying church" that believes in miracles. What was not successful a decade ago, is now common. We witness double lung transplants, and heart transplant on infants to toddlers. It is truly the volunteers that are changed on these visits, which we do the first Sunday of every month. If you volunteer, worrying about little things like car payments and jobs goes out the window.
The Conservatory is a high end 55+ retirement community at the corner of Cypresswood and Champions Forest. We were attending a Chamber dress up event with good friends. At our table was the activity director and her assistant for the community. They invited me to visit, but we were too busy getting the Louetta location up and running. Two months later I was driving by and saw television crews, balloons and banners and was drawn to finally visit the place. The two ladies greeted me and took me to the dining hall and fed me prime rib. There was a giant ice sculpture next to the harpist and a room full of professionals. I got up and agreed to take a tour. Each person we would come across, I was introduced as "the new pastor of The Conservatory.". At the end I was asked when I would like to begin services. I assured them I did not have time. After four more request I gave in. True to my saying "your blessings are wrapped in packages you don't want to open" this became our biggest blessing. We have grown from 4 to over 50 who call Lighthouse Chapel their church home. I have watched all of them grow spiritually and have witnessed many miracles amongst a group that stop believing in miracles. We have a real alive, thriving Church that meets every Sunday morning at 8:30. Their giving each month has allowed us to meet the needs of Ronald McDonald House and various other outreaches over the last 12 years. It's a place where we prepare for heaven, but are excited about being used of God while we are here.
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned".