Loving Houston's Marilyn Lee talks with UBA's Executive Director, Dr. Josh Ellis about UBA churches and the impact a church-school partnership can have on the community. For those of you who'd heard the interview with Tom Billings, you know that UBA played a huge role in starting Loving Houston, and now we hear a bit of Josh's vision for the churches of UBA as they go and make disciples of all nations.
At UBA, we talk a lot about being better together—because we know it to be true. When churches work together to advance the gospel, they can do all kinds of things that would never have been possible for each individual church. In the same way, churches can also partner with schools in their communities, as well. We recently got the chance to talk with Kevin Alvarez, lead pastor of Long Point Baptist Church, and hear how Loving Houston helped connect and equip his church to be better together with their local school district.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear someone say, “Summer in Houston”? Summer for our churches can mean all kinds of things: mission trips, church camps, VBS, just to name a few. It can also mean different routines or a degree of informality—maybe even preaching in shorts! Whatever your summer may look like, here are a few events and considerations to keep in mind as we head into this season.
Founded on the idea that Christians should serve their communities and love others as God first loved us, Loving Houston believes that investing in children has the most significant potential for long-term community transformation. What does that mean, and how might you be involved in your community?
June 19, join Loving Houston at the UBA Offices to learn how your church can partner with and minister to your local neighborhood school. Lovinghouston.net/workshops