I attend Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX. I know, I know. A mega church, God's stadium, I've heard it called a millio n things. But really, its a very small church feel once you actually get involved. When Jason and I were looking for places to attend, we tried about 3 and none really seemed to fit. I have tried churches in the past and I have realized that I really like a "traditional" church more than I thought. By that, I mean a choir, singing songs that include the congregation in the worship, having a pastor who knows the Bible and having a church that is not wishy-washy on their beliefs.
I have always wanted to be a part of church choir and it's kind of amazing to me how many churches don't have them anymore. I just kind of felt like with a worship team, it was more like a concert I was listening to instead of something I could participate in. But at Prestonwood, every Sunday, the songs move me. They have a choir of over 500 people and it is unbelievable. I recently joined this year and last sunday was my first time to actually be up there, helping to lead my church in worship to the Lord. It was such a great thing to be involved in.
Prestonwood encourages Bible Study and always has groups and conferences for their members to be involved in. They also encourage witnessing and talk a great deal about telling people about Jesus. They believe in the Bible. Period. They don't make excuses or amends on stances that they take on issues that might be controversial, and I really like that.
I love that if you want to do it, there is a place for you. I want to eventually work with the youth, with the pregnancy center, and will be starting in the nursery on Sunday. It's great to serve in those ways...I might not have a lot of money to give, but I can be of service there. I am really starting to meet some great people there and I have been blessed in many ways after attending this church. It's wonderful to watch what God will do when you follow His lead! I never thought this church would fit, but God sure did! If you are in the Dallas area and would like to come visit, let me know, I would love to meet you!!
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