Christ Fellowship is adding a third service at 1 p.m. beginning Sunday, Sept. 15, which is National Back to Church Sunday.
“Our worship center seats about 1,200 people, and our services at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. are comfortable for the adults. But our children’s ministry was another thing altogether,” said Bethany Russell, communications director for Christ Fellowship, a non-denominational church located off Eldorado Parkway in McKinney. “We had so many children coming that we had to do something.”
The church hopes the later time will be popular with teens and young adults. “And active families can hit the bike trails while it’s cool in the morning and still make it to a church service,” Russell said. “People who have sports games with their kids have more options to still make church an important part of their Sunday morning.”
New volunteers have been stepping forward, and the church is excited.
“God is bringing people our way faster than we expected in answer to our prayers. It is time for us to step out in crazy faith to make sure we have room for people,” said Bruce B. Miller, senior pastor of Christ Fellowship.
More than 20,700 churches across the country are inviting people to give church a try this Sunday.
“I personally invite you to come,” Miller said. “We are starting our new series, Life Under Pressure. I don’t know anyone who is not experiencing pressure. God gives us strength for dealing with life’s pressures. Come find that strength for yourself. We are all about Jesus, so you find that Christ is at the center of our messages and our music. Christ Fellowship is contemporary and casual. You do not have to wear ‘church clothes.’ Come as you are. I usually preach in blue jeans.”
Christ Fellowship encourages anyone without a church home to find a good church and “go back to church” this Sunday.
Christ Fellowship offers services and children’s church at 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. Video cafe and the coffee house are open for all services. En Español meets at 11:15 a.m. in the gym.
For more information about Christ Fellowship, visit www.christfellowshipeldorado.com or call 972.547.7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Story submitted by Bethany Russell