Show Up Update
Missouri City Campus, Meeting in Elkins High School
In January, your giving allowed us to launch our first satellite campus in Missouri City. About 350 people are now attending each week, and we’ve had some very exciting days with over 700 at its first Easter celebration. People in Missouri City are being reached for Christ, people are being baptized, and many who previously never went to church, are growing in their faith!
“I grew up in Missouri City and we never had a place like River Pointe. To know that River Pointe is going to land in this community
is personally very exciting to me.”
- Chad Strader, Missouri City native
To Show Up for our community means being equipped to live out the great commission, to go and make disciples, in the fastest-growing part of our county – Missouri city.
After 15 years of being on mission to reach Fort Bend County with the Gospel of Christ, it is now time to show up for people in the south part of what continues to be one of the fastest- growing and most diverse counties in the nation. The reach of our mission does not effectively extend into this fast-growing part of the county. Over the last 2 years, River Pointe has prayed about Starting a campus in Missouri city. Investing in this initiative will enable our mission to develop a second campus at Elkins High School.
Showing up for people in Missouri City means purchasing equipment needed for a second campus, which will transform River Pointe into being one church in two locations. The need is $450,000.
Over the years, hundreds of families have visited or joined our fellowship from the Missouri City area only to discover that a 25-35 minute drive is an overwhelming obstacle to being actively involved. We are woefully ineffective at reaching our community with the Gospel of Jesus if we are not able to invest in families, and shepherd their growth over time. The Missouri City campus, at Elkins High School, will allow us to reach people in River Stone, Sienna Plantation, Quail Valley, and Lake Olympia subdivisions with a potential reach of over half a million people Within 20 minutes of this new campus.
“our neighbors won’t come to richmond for church… a Missouri City Campus would be a great benefit for those outside the faith.
I think we would be quite effective.”
-Andy and Angela Hodson
Showing up for people in Missouri City means purchasing equipment needed for a second campus, which will transform River Pointe into being one church in two locations. The expense of starting another campus is the needed equipment for sound, technology, video projection and children’s ministry, along with signage, trailers, and advertising. The Missouri City campus will allow our mission to reach people in River Stone, Sienna, Quail Valley, and Lake Olympia subdivisions with a potential reach of over half a million people within 20 minutes of this new campus. Just like when River Pointe started at the Club in New Territory in January of 1997, this giant step of expansion promises to put our redemptive work right in the middle of thousands of new families.