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Who, Not What

Who, Not What

In John 14:1-7, Jesus tells His disciples that they will know the way to where He is going. One of them said, “Lord…we don’t know where You’re going. How can we know the way?” Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Ohhh. So... continue reading


10 Reasons to Attend Group Connect

10 Reasons to Attend Group Connect

It’s the easiest way to connect with a new LIFE Group. You will have the opportunity to meet several Group Leaders. Group Connect provides an easy way to connect to a LIFE Group in or close to your neighborhood. You will meet several other people looking to connect in biblical community. There is a good chance you will make... continue reading


Welcome Matt Pearson

Welcome Matt Pearson

We are excited to officially welcome Dr. Matt Pearson, the new Campus & Teaching Pastor of The Church at West Franklin!  Matt and his wife, Katie, have three children: Luke (9), Seth (8), and Birti (7). Matt comes to us from First Baptist Church, El Dorado, AR, where he served as Senior Pastor. Before his ministry at FBC El Dorado, Matt... continue reading


The One Reason We Celebrate Christmas

The One Reason We Celebrate Christmas

We spend most of our Christmas time waiting. We wait for the packages to be delivered. We wait for relatives to arrive or we wait for our plane, car, or train to finally get here. My poor sons did a lot of waiting. When you work at a church, the holidays get busier. Extra services are added and most of... continue reading


2 Ways to Celebrate Christmas

2 Ways to Celebrate Christmas

Is there anything similar in the way you’ll celebrate Christmas tomorrow and how the original Christmas was celebrated? While I’m not suggesting you recreate Jesus’ birth by building a manger or bringing a donkey to stay in your backyard (HOAs frown upon this). I do have two suggestions for creating some margin tomorrow to cut the clutter... continue reading


3 Ways to Pray for our Regional Campuses

3 Ways to Pray for our Regional Campuses

1. Pray for our campus pastors. Jay Strother (Station Hill campus), Aaron Bryant (Avenue South campus), and Matt Pearson (West Franklin campus) have the challenge of shepherding their congregations, leading them through tremendous periods of growth and, of course, sharing God’s Word as they preach every Sunday. Pray for their protection, strength, and wisdom. 2. Pray for effective ministry to happen. 2015... continue reading