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Jeremy Foster will be our guest speaker on May 4th, 2014

 

PromiseLand San Marcos Church – 9am and 11am services

Jeremy grew up in a family of preachers and cowboys.

His life journey has taken him from political consulting to a few years as a bull-riding cowboy. He’s always had a passion to reach his generation with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. That dream became a reality through the429.

After 10 years in ministry together, Jeremy and Jennifer launched the429 in 2010 and God moved in an amazing way. In three short years, the429 experienced a weekly attendance of more than 1,500 and has seen thousands of 20s and 30s come through the doors and receive the complete and life changing love of Jesus Christ. In 2013 alone there were 586 baptisms and 1,027 people gave their lives to Jesus.

Jeremy and Jennifer just recently passed the torch and have embarked on a new journey to plant a life-giving church within the next few months. They are currently traveling to share leadership principles, inspire congregations and equip teams for next level leadership. His honest, open and humorous delivery style appeals to people of all ages and backgrounds.

They live in the Houston area along with their daughters Jayden, Jeselyn and Jillian Grace. They ride horses every week and pray fervently that God anoints the New Orleans Saints.

Jeremy’s website

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Community part 3 | Sermon Notes

7.  Serve One Another through Accountability:

James 5:16 Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.

Healed from addiction. Healed from fear. Healed from depression. Your healing comes from God through your connection to others.  Your accountability does not just keep you from sinning, but it heals you.

You are saved by God through faith. You are healed by God through community.

We often skip the confess your sins to each other part.  And when it comes to the second part, we just highlight the pray part.  We say…Pray and you will be healed.  However, the “confess” AND “to each other” parts are JUST as important.  “Oh I just can’t do that.  It’s too personal. People don’t need in my business.” “OK, don’t get healed.”  “Ok, keep sinning.”

Hebrews 3:13 You must warn each other every day, while it is still “today,” so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God.

Admit to sin and look to another human to help you overcome it.

Voluntarily develop a circle of Christian friends to whom we are regularly accountable for areas of behavior that are especially difficult, or in which self-deception is easy.

WE ARE TO LET OUR CHRISTIAN FRIENDS INTO OUR LIVES DEEPLY ENOUGH TO SEE OUR WEAKNESSES AND HOLD US RESPONSIBLE TO GROW INTO CHRIST’S LIKENESS.

The best way for accountability to work is for you to be around people enough for them to pick up on the difference.  If you only have a meeting once a month where you are supposed to confess your sins to a person and you don’t even know them.  It is much more likely for you to hide.  However, if you are in close proximity with someone you are able to say…something isn’t right with you.

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Podcasts are Back!

PromiseLand Church is now podcasting again. However, this time we are podcasting the entire sermon every week!

There are a couple ways you can listen to the podcast.

  1.  iTunes – If you are an iTunes user, you can subscribe to our podcast directly through iTunes. Click here for iTunes.  If you subscribe through iTunes it will automatically download to your account (your iPod, iPhone, computer, etc) as soon as we post it online.
  2. Non iTunes – If you do not use iTunes, then you can go directly to our podcast website: Click here  From this site, you can listen directly to any podcast or you can subscribe through other ‘players’.

If possible, please go to our iTunes page and RATE (5 stars 🙂 or REVIEW our podcast.  The more ratings and reviews the more we will show up in search engines and get a bigger audience!

If you have any questions, please comment below and I will try to help out!

 

 

Examples of Randy’s Marketing and PR Philosophy

This blog is part 2 of a previous post.  See the original post here

EXAMPLES

The Passion
When the Passion of the Christ Movie came out our church rented 4 theaters and had over 1000 people attend the day before it released to the public (a great ‘anchor store’).  The news media was not interested in covering that story.  However, Randy invited a Jewish Rabbi to watch the movie with him at one of the theaters.  Since it was so controversial with Jews, the paper and TV channels were eager to cover the story of the Christian pastor and Jewish Rabbi watching the movie together.

PCD
In 1990, Randy had the ‘anchor store’/God idea to be a nationally known songwriter and recording artist.   He had a lot of talent in both of those categories.  However, when he went to Nashville and met with labels, they said they were not interested in signing a guy to a contract at that point.  He went back and found 2 old friends that just happened to be amazing singers and songer writers (C & D).  The three of them went back to Nashville and the rest is history.

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How We Plan a Year

We use Google Docs and map out the year.  We are currently penciling in ideas for 2013.  Sermon series, holidays, guest speakers, vacation times, all these help shape our plan.

There are weeks that we call ‘stand alones’ these are sermons that are not a part of a series.  We often change the schedule in the middle of the year when things flow differently.  However, we try to nail down as many things as possible early on.

Here is how 2012 has ended up.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ar0DdqHAywQZdGlKczhXQnBQQml3TGZhekd4RVpCc2c

 

 

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