Over the past 18 months, we have seen first-hand and have been reminded that the Church cannot be stopped! Jesus promised us that "He would build His church," and no power would be able to stop it (Matthew 16:18). God has been faithful and has given us the vision to take new ground once again, reach more people, and expand the Kingdom of God through the ministries of The Father's House.
I'm beyond excited about the fresh vision and countless opportunities that are right in front of us. For example, we have a new TFH location coming to Elk Grove in January. Additionally, the Prison Church Network is looking to develop a physical presence in all 35 prisons in California, with transitional housing and Network Church involvement. These are truly amazing days of Harvest.
My heart for this year's Legacy offering, is that everyone who calls TFH their home would be involved. It's not about the amount you give, but your willingness to pray, obey, and give sacrificially as the Lord leads you. As we all do this, we will see 2 Corinthians 9:10-15 at work in our lives!
"This most generous God who gives seed to the farmer that becomes bread for your meals is more than extravagant with you. He gives you something you can then give away, which grows into full-formed lives, robust in God, wealthy in every way so that you can be generous in every way, producing with us great praise to God" (2 Corinthians 9:10-15).
Thank you for investing your life into what Jesus gave His for, The Church.
Church plants have been one of our most successful and rewarding Legacy stories we’ve been able to tell. We’ve planted TFH San Francisco, TFH Orange County, TFH Oakland, and TFH Natomas. Because of your generosity, through Legacy and special offerings, we’ve been able to invest over $900,000 into these four TFH plants along with five other life-giving churches across the country.
TFH San Francisco sees over 450 people in attendance each week, TFH Orange County purchased a building, and TFH Natomas and TFH Oakland have moved to new locations! As we look into the future, a new church plant is on the horizon: Elk Grove.
Elk Grove is a booming community with young families moving into the area. With a growing population of 180,000+people, there is a need for a spirit-filled, life-giving church. We are partnering with Pastors Chito & Norma Rosado as they answer the call to reach the English and Spanish speaking communities in their area. They are already hosting several small groups with upwards of 50 core team members who are committed to TFH Elk Grove—prior to even having a church building. Your investment is helping meet the development, programming, equipment, and startup costs of this new church plant!
Can you see it: a thriving, life-giving, spirit-filled church in Elk Grove? With your help, we can not only impact the community of Elk Grove, but also assist other church planters in our TFH network. We have an opportunity to make a significant and eternal impact in the lives of thousands.
With your help, through the Imagine Campaign, our Napa and East Bay campuses were finally able to launch their new facilities. The buildings are now being used on a weekly basis for weekend services, Pursuit, youth, offices, and much more. Both of these campuses are growing and fulfilling our mission - “We exist so that people far from God will find life in Christ.”
With Legacy funds raised, we will continue to improve facilities in Napa, East Bay, and Roseville to assure growth and meet the needs of all those who attend.
As our Vacaville church family grows, we are continuing with the momentum on our master plan. The goal of $500,000 will help with architectural design, preliminary civil engineering costs, and building permits as we continue to expand the Vacaville campus with our next building. The new space will provide a 500-seat auditorium, along with classrooms, a café, and an oversized lobby that connects to our current auditorium building. This will be used for overflow on weekend services, conferences, events, and large ministry gatherings. We will be building a traditional 150 wedding chapel on campus to complete our original 22 acre master plan.
We are committed to make more space for God’s people as our church families continue to grow! Envision this - flourishing campuses in our region and a godly atmosphere where everyone is welcome; a place where people can belong, make friends, and become a part of our church family!
With your help, we have been able to stream our services to all 35 state prisons in California. There has been incredible growth and lives have been changed - but we won’t stop here! The heart of the Prison Church Network is to facilitate a move of God within the prisons and within the hearts of every inmate—to bring hope to the hopeless!
The steps needed to grow the Prison Church Network and reach more inmates are:
As this all sounds great, it is not without cost. To have a physical presence in all 35 state prisons, we need to purchase TVs, screens, production equipment, and pastoral training for each campus.
We are confident that our physical presence in all 35 state prisons will make an eternal impact in the lives of inmates and their families. We believe that by launching TFH prison campuses, we will bring a positive impact to the recidivism statistics inmates face. A relationship with Jesus and connection to The Father’s House can change their lives forever.