Did you grow up reciting the Pledge of Allegiance? Every day from elementary school to high school we would stand altogether, place our hand over our heart, and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. It has become second nature to me and now my son, Noah, is doing the same at his school. Have you ever paused and thought about the words and what they mean though?

When I read the Sermon on the Mount I can’t help but think God is writing his Constitution here. And as I read it and start to live as a citizen of His Kingdom, I feel like I am reciting a pledge to live for Him alone. I was poor in spirit and Christ saved me and now King Jesus is giving His King speech to His Kingdom Citizens. And King Jesus begins His speech with our identity as His people: “You are the salt of the earth…you are the light of the world…let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:13-16

This week I want to encourage you to embrace Christ’s constitution. I want to encourage you to live out being a citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven. Above all else our identity is first found in Christ and not in any nation, power, or authority here on earth. Let us live this week as if King Jesus is actually King in our life.

~Nick Smith

Missional Resident

Fall Gathering

Fall is finally upon us and we could not be more excited! Join us Friday, October 30th 5:30pm-7:30pm for a come-and-go Fall Gathering. Each parish will hold a gathering at separate locations. Stay the whole time, or pop in to show off your costume! We will have fun, individually packaged treats for kiddos from our Family Ministry team, a fun Family photo opt for kids and adults, music, and more. Bring your own dinner, camp chair or picnic blanket. While we want this to be a fun and enjoyable event, we also want to stay safe and be considerate of others. We have planned for all activities to be outdoors and highly encourage social distancing. Masks are required except when eating and drinking. Bathrooms are available indoors. To register for a parish gathering, click on one of the links below:

Oak Meadow // Hunters Creek Club House // Click here to register

MacTerrace Fall Gathering // Northeast Baptist Church // Click here to register

Midtown Fall Gathering // Impact Guild // Click here to register

In-Person Service Information

There is still space available for this Sunday’s in-person service at Aggie Park at 10am. If you’d like to join us in-person this Sunday, October 18th, you can register by clicking here. We have indoor and outdoor seating options available with safety protocols put in place to help keep us all safe. Please review our safety protocols prior to attending by clicking here. Doors will open at 9:40am in order to allow for enough time to usher everyone to their seats in time for the service. We will still be live-streaming our service on Sunday at 10am on Facebook, YouTube and our website. We hope you will join us in what ever way you feel most comfortable and safe.

Prayer Request

If we can pray for you, please contact your parish pastor directly or you can submit a prayer request by clicking here. We have a prayer team who will join you in prayer.

Wednesday Night Worship & Prayer

Join us Wednesday nights at 8:30 PM on Facebook Live or YouTube Live for a time of worship and prayer. We look forward to interacting in real time as we re-center our hearts on what God is doing.

Church Chats

Join us every Thursday morning on Facebook Live at 10am for Church Chat. We will have some pastors from our church community gather to discuss topics and questions sent to us from you, our church family. To submit questions, email

Stay in Contact

If you are experiencing any hardships during this time, we want to be there to support you. If you have questions or needs we can help with, email us at or you can click here to submit a request. If you are able to offer assistance to others you can click here.