A letter from Pastor Stephen
Remember that I commanded you to be strong and BRAVE. Don’t be afraid, because the Lord your God will be with you everywhere you go” (Joshua 1:9).
These were the words God spoke to Joshua when He called him to lead the Israelites across the Jordan River into the land God had promised to give to them.
Since 7 City Church’s inception in 2012, we have bravely pursued our vision to see cities transformed by inspiring community and influencing culture. Since that time, God’s faithfulness has been obvious in so many ways including:
- 394 decisions for Christ
- 75% growth over the past five years
- Over $350,000.00 invested in missions, benevolence, and culture transformation
- Helped plant 4 churches in major cities like Boston, New York City, Denver, and Fort Worth
- Launched a second Sunday morning service one year after we started
- Partnered with strategic ministries in our community like Hope Farm, Habitat for Humanity, Tarrant Area Food Bank, and Cornerstone Assistance Network
- Experienced a record Easter in 2017 with over 600 people in 4 services
- Connected hundreds of people to small groups and serving opportunities
- Paid off $309,000 of debt, allowing us to be completely debt free
We celebrate what has happened in the last five years, but a new level of urgency has risen with our vision. God is calling 7 City Church to step boldly into a two-year initiative that will thrust our vision for transformation forward. It’s a BRAVE VISION for a Growing Church, Thriving Cities, and a Flourishing Culture.
This vision is so big that it’s going to take all of us to see it fulfilled. That’s why we’re calling the initiative “BRAVE.” We’re inviting every person at 7 City Church to step up, and step out, as we bravely pursue the largest initiative in 7 City’s history. We are grateful for each one of you, and we invite you to join us in this exciting season at 7 City Church as we embrace the Lord’s command to be strong and BRAVE.
Stephen and Karen Blandino