We want to see the gospel impact every corner of our city—for the flourishing of Houston and the Church.
Impacting every corner or our city means intentionally reaching out to the unchurched and de-churched in their everyday settings. Through these efforts, we seek to see the Church grow and our city thrive.
We’re committed to planting churches across Houston so those who would never come to our campus know Jesus and find a church home.
Embrace Innovative Church ModelsIf you want to reach the non-believing communities in Houston, you can’t do church as usual. We believe in creating contextualized church models that are tailored to the neighborhood and people group that church is aiming to reach.
Train More Church PlantersThrough our Church Planting Residency program, we will continue to mentor and train church planters to ensure that they have the plan, training, and resources they need to start a new church.
Financially Support New ChurchesThe goal is for each of our church plants to become self-sustaining within three years of launching. We’re tailoring the financial investment for each plant to reflect the unique needs of that church.
Plant 10 New Churches by 2024As part of Vision 2020—which launched in 2016—we committed to plant 10 new churches by 2024. Here to Serve will position us to meet this goal, allowing us to reach neighborhoods and groups of people who would never come to our campus.
We will intentionally reach out to those wrestling with the truths of Christianity by creating welcoming contexts for the unchurched and dechurched.
Add More Alpha LocationsOur Alpha classes currently meet at a local YMCA, but we are reaching max capacity in that space. We would like to expand our offerings to multiple locations—potentially partnering with other churches.
Mobilize the FPC CommunityWe want to train our community on approachable evangelism—including how to listen and respond to people who have questions about faith and how to invite people to Alpha.
Hire a Full-time Staff PersonThis person would oversee FPC’s evangelism efforts—using Alpha materials and approaches to build bridges between FPC and people outside the church.
We live in a city that has a heartbeat for innovation. We want to join in this movement, investing in innovative community ventures that help Houston flourish.