Pastors’ Blog

Pleased to Be Crushed: One Houstonian Reflects One Year After Hurricane Harvey

Pleased to Be Crushed: One Houstonian Reflects One Year After Hurricane Harvey Sunrise over Houston Northwest Church campus about a week after Hurricane Harvey. Things happen. Sometimes, they are bad. A year ago, the church I pastor was flooded by Hurricane Harvey. And, a year later, I’m finally beginning to understand what happened to me as a result. I used to love…

Spurgeon for Plumbers

They read from the book, from the law of God, translating to give the sense so that they understood the reading.—Nehemiah 8:8 “Muddy water is no sign the spring is deep.”—W.T. Conner Education was not highly valued in rural Cooke County, Texas, in 1970. To make matters worse, Phil Young needed to help his father on the family farm. So he decided to…

What I Saw in Dallas: A Report From the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention

Image: Shutterstock. First things first: Southern Baptists aren’t like other denominations. The most significant distinction is the nature of voluntary cooperation. The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) does not have a (official) hierarchy. Heck, the SBC isn’t even really a denomination — at least not in the Mainline Protestant sense. Each SBC church owns its own property. Each SBC church controls its individual church practices…

The Painful, Stinky Truth About Growth: Lessons From Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey — Image Courtesy of nasa.gov I won’t sugar coat it. 2017 was hard. But I can’t lie. I — and our church — grew in 2017. I’m not talking numerical growth. I’m talking spiritual growth. So what happened? On August 25, Hurricane Harvey hit our city and our church. Even now, four months after the fact, I struggle to find…

Rebuilding HNW Church | 10.5.2017

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we move through a very significant transition in our church. We are working through countless decisions that are not only important for today but also for our distant future. All decisions made take a lot of prayer, discernment, and wisdom. Each building will be used accordingly…

HARVEY UPDATE | Saturday (9.9)

The work doesn’t stop. Everyone doesn’t have to the same thing but everyone should do something. We are all in this together. Whether you’re encouraging others, praying for victims and workers, mudding out a home, buying donations, hauling in donations, helping unload donations, giving money towards the cause, or anything – we all play a…

#HARVEY UPDATE | Thursday (9.7)

Crossover Bible Fellowship (CBF) has been an incredible example of Godly hospitality. Many teams are coming in from ALL over the country and being facilitated here at Pastor Blake Wilson’s church. They are loved on by the members of this amazing congregation in incredible ways. HNW Church has had the privilege of teaming up with…

#HARVEY UPDATE | Tuesday

DAILY UPDATE | Tuesday, 9.5.2017 Although rescue has completed for the city, we’re working towards relief, recovery and rebuilding in different parts of the city at the same time. What does that look like at HNW? CASH DONATIONS: Thank you to everyone who has given so generously through welovehou.com! Our goal is to raise $500,000 to give…

#HARVEY UPDATE | Monday

DAILY UPDATE | Monday, 9.4.2017 Moving from RELIEF to RECOVERY. As we do that, here’s some information you need to know: DONATION DISTRIBTUION: Donation distribution at HNW has moved from being a drive-thru distribution to now being a distribution center where we will be pushing the donations out into the city. We have mass quantities of items…

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