WHAT ARE WE BUILDING?
Back to the Future is an initiative focused on making internal and external investments in God's Kingdom.
In both of these investments, our goal stayed the same: making and maturing disciples in southwest Fort Worth.
PART ONE: Renovating our Facilities and Moving to Three Services
Through Back to the Future, we will undertake a major remodel of the original church building (Back…) which will allow is to make a significant investment in our Preschool, Grade School and Student ministries. (…to the Future). The result will be a dramatic improvement in key ministry spaces. Outside of some minor cosmetic work, our Preschool, Grade School and Student ministry areas haven’t had any significant upgrades in 20 years. It’s time for these ministries to have a high-quality space that better represents the high-quality ministry that is currently happening here every week.
Unlike any of our previous campaigns, Back to the Future will not just ask us to be sacrificial, but it will also ask us to be flexible. This remodel will shut down approximately one-third of our church for several months, which means most of our groups will be temporally displaced from their normal times and locations. Honestly, nothing about Back to the Future will be either easy or convenient, but I can promise you that in the end it will be worth it.
PART TWO: Partnering in Madagascar, Pittsburgh, and Haiti
Back to the Future will partner with three different missions at home and abroad to see the gospel go out to what we hope is hundreds of thousands of people over the next three years.
MADAGASCAR - The Mamitiana family
Hulen Street, we are grateful that you have embraced God’s vision to help us establish a gospel ministry in Fort-Dauphin in southern Madagascar.
As a family, our mission statement is to reach Madagascar and the nations of the world for Jesus Christ by biblically training, equipping, and deploying a new generation of church leaders to spread the Gospel and plant evangelical churches. Our vision is to train servant leaders of Jesus Christ through biblical teaching for the purposes of local and global missions, as well as discipleship.
As we return to Madagascar in early 2020, please pray for us regarding these three important things. We need to 1) establish the Baptist Theological Seminary, 2) plant churches, and 3) start a Christian school that goes from Pre K-12 grade.
PITTSBURGH - The Wilton family
Hulen Street, thanks for partnering with us as we work to plant Vintage Church Pittsburgh. My wife, Annabeth, and I have four kids (Bolt, 10; Mack, 8; Birk, 8; McCall, 5). For the last 13 years my family has served Jesus in New Orleans. After a few years of post-Katrina ministry, the Lord called me to plant Vintage Church. We started a Bible study in our home, and 10 years later there is an incredible church family in NOLA that is loving God and the city.
As our church moved into a permanent facility, the Lord stirred in my heart to plant again. It was during this time that the NAMB-SEND Network called me and asked if I would plant another Vintage Church in Pittsburgh. Over the last year, my family and an amazing team have moved to Pittsburgh to begin this work. We are so thankful to answer this call and we are so thankful for ministry partners like you. You are an affirmation of God’s grace and calling in our lives and we are excited about praying, giving, and going with you!
HAITI - The St. Lous Family
Hulen Street Church, words cannot express how excited we are about this new partnership! New Perspectives Church cannot wait to spend time furthering God’s kingdom with your church through short-term missions. Our mission is to glorify God through Christ-centered discipleship, Christ-centered community and Christ-centered worship.
We believe that this is done through the local church. Our heart’s desire is to see the gospel transform every soul. We believe when the church is discipled faithfully; multiplication occurs. We see our community changed by the spreading of the gospel through our time, talents and treasures. This means spending time with our church body here in Haiti and investing your God-given skills to advance His kingdom here on earth.
We thank you for your desire to partner with our church here in Haiti and we cannot wait to join hands with you to advance God’s kingdom agenda here on earth!