ABOUT BAYOUCITY

Jesus for the City

When we started Bayou City Fellowship, we had a vision for a church with a singular focus: using our lives to declare the unending greatness of Jesus in this city we love so much. By God’s grace, he is continually bringing more and more people to carry that vision along with us. That’s the best part of Bayou City Fellowship. We are a growing family (now meeting in multiple locations) who spend our days on what matters most - Jesus for the people of the city. We hope you’ll join us this week.

Curtis & Amanda Jones


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ABOUT BAYOUCITY

Jesus for the City

When we started Bayou City Fellowship, we had a vision for a church with a singular focus: using our lives to declare the unending greatness of Jesus in this city we love so much. By God’s grace, he is continually adding more and more people to come and carry that vision along with us, and now in multiple locations. That’s the best part of Bayou City Fellowship. We are a growing family spending our days on what matters most - Jesus for the people of the city. We hope you’ll join us this week.

Curtis & Amanda Jones


LEARNMORE:


Our Story Our Campuses FAQ Our Beliefs Contact US

OUR STORY

A Little About How We Got Started

In the summer of 2011, God gave us a vision for a vibrant worshipping church with a clear and simple focus on Jesus. There was no elaborate strategy, but only a deep desire to see Jesus magnified in our city. We gathered about 50 of our friends to share the vision and see if the Spirit of God was moving them to join us.

God stirred in those people, and we launched Bayou City Fellowship in September 2011 at Houston Christian High School and about 400 people in attendance. By God’s grace, we continued to experience growth and launched a second campus in Cypress in 2014. We daily experience his gracious provision and are seeking to remain steadfast in our focus on Jesus and his purposes in our city and world.


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2011

Bayou City Fellowship launches with 400 people meeting at Houston Christian High School

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2013:

$400k donated to outreach efforts in our city. Average attendance reaches 1000

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2014

New Cypress campus launches at Northwest Forest Conference Center

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2016

$1.0m given towards outreach efforts and average attendance reaches 2300

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CYPRESS CAMPUS

Our Cypress location is at 12715 Telge Road on the Northwest Forest Conference Center.

Join us for services at 8:15 am, 9:45 am or 11:15 am.


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SPRING BRANCH CAMPUS

Our Spring Branch location meets at Westchester Academy at 901 Yorkchester Dr.

Join us for services at 9 am or 10:30 am


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CYPRESS CAMPUS

Our Cypress location is at 12715 Telge Road on the Northwest Forest Conference Center.

Join us for services at 8:15 am, 9:45 am or 11:15 am.


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SPRING BRANCH CAMPUS

Our Spring Branch location meets at Westchester Academy at 901 Yorkchester Dr.

Join us for services at 9 am or 10:30 am


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FREQUENTLY ASKED
QUESTIONS

Have some questions?

1This will be my first time to visit the Bayou City family. What should I expect?
We often refer to our church as a House. Because we are a House, we are a family. The scriptures refer to us as sons and daughters, brothers and sisters. The first time you visit, we hope you have a sense that this is a warm and inviting family with the expectation that God will do something powerful when we gather in his name.

You’ll also find that we have a clear and simple focus on Jesus. We love to worship and welcome the active and empowering ministry of the Holy Spirit when we gather. We preach and teach the Bible as the authoritative Word of God and are deeply committed to prayer.
2I am in need of some pastoral care. Who can I contact?
We have pastors at all our campuses who can provide support, prayer and Biblical guidance. Use the contact form at the bottom of this page to reach out to a minister for care and guidance.
3How can I stay up to date on what is happening at Bayou City Fellowship?
There are lots of ways to stay connected to what’s going on at Bayou City Fellowship. One way is by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. Also, consider downloading the Bayou City Fellowship mobile app for your campus. Finally, be sure to follow us on social media.
4I’ve attended worship, but I want to get more connected. How can I do that?
The best opportunity to gain a sense of connection is to join a small group with people who meet regularly throughout Houston. We have groups that meet to share life and study the scriptures weekly. Check out Community Groups, Women’s, Men’s and Students ministry on our website for more information.
5I understand Bayou City is very active in serving the city and world. How can I get involved?
From our beginning, we’ve been committed to using the resources God provides to serve the city and world. We give at least 20% of our budget each year to outreach and mobilization efforts. Our desire is that every person is serving through the many outreach efforts that we help fund and support. Visit the outreach and mobilization section of our site to find out how you can serve.
6I have questions about giving and finances. Who could I talk to about this?
We are committed to financial integrity and transparency. You can find out more about giving options on our giving page. If you would like to speak with someone about the church budget or other financials, use the contact form below to reach the accounting office.
7How is Bayou City Fellowship governed and organized?
The overall policy, direction and management of the affairs and finances of Bayou City are vested in an Elder Board made up of representatives from each of the campuses. The majority of elders are not employed by the church and are considered "Lay Elders." The senior pastor and lead campus pastors are elders and also lead the staff. For questions regarding elders, governance or bylaws, use the form below.

OUR BELIEFS

Doctrinal statement

Since our beginning, we have been deeply committed to preaching and teaching the Bible as the authoritative Word of God. The scriptures provide clarity and guidance in all of our decisions and our doctrinal statement provides an outline of our core beliefs and affirmations.


THE SCRIPTURES
We believe the Bible (both the Old and New Testament) is the inspired Word of God. It is without error in its original writings and is the final authority over all men. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21)
THE GODHEAD
We believe in one triune God, eternally existing in three persons — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — co-eternal in being, co-eternal in nature, co-equal in power and glory, having the same attributes and perfections. (Deuteronomy 6:4, 2 Corinthians 13:14)
THE PERSON and WORK of CHRIST
We believe Jesus is Lord and has been given the name that is above every name. (Philippians 2:9-11) He is God, was with God in the beginning, and creation was made through Him. (John 1:1-3) Jesus was sent by God to save people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21) Jesus is the son of God and was born of a virgin named Mary. (Luke 1:34-35) He lived a sinless life. (1 Peter 2:22) He performed miracles. (Luke 7:1-17) He taught the way to God. (John 14:1-7) He willingly let himself be betrayed, arrested, tortured, convicted, and crucified. (John 10:17-18, Luke 22: 47-23:56) On the third day God raised Him from the dead; He made many appearances, and then ascended back to heaven. (Luke 24:1-52) He is now exalted at the right hand of God where, as our high priest, He acts as representative, intercessor, and advocate. (Acts 1:9-10, Hebrews 7:25, 9:24, Romans 8:34, 1 John 2:1-2) Because of His life, death, and resurrection, we can be forgiven by God, justified before God, and free from the power of sin. (Romans 5:9, Hebrews 9:22, Revelation 1:5)
THE PERSON and WORK of the HOLY SPIRIT
We believe the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; He is the supernatural agent in new birth, baptizing all believers into the Body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them for the day of redemption. (John 16:8-11, 2 Corinthians 3:6, 1 Corinthians 12:12-14, Romans 8:9, Ephesians 5:18) He empowers believers for ministry and to overcome sin. (Acts 1:8, Galatians 5:16)
HUMANITY
We believe God made human beings different from the rest of creation by placing His image or likeness in them. (Genesis 1:26, 2:20) However, Adam’s sin became our sin because he represented us as our head. Therefore all men and women are born corrupted, sinful, and condemned. (Romans 5:12-21) Since we are born corrupted, sinful, and condemned, we are enslaved to sin and unable to understand the things of God. (Romans 6:20, 1 Corinthians 2:14)
SALVATION
We believe salvation is the gift of God offered to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose sinless blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. (Ephesians 2:8-10, John 1:12, Ephesians 1:7)
ETERNAL SECURITY and ASSURANCE of BELIEVERS
We believe that all believers are held by God’s power and are secure in Christ forever. (John 6:37-40, 10:27-30, 1 Peter 1:5) We also believe the Bible teaches that our Christian freedom is not an excuse to sin. (Romans 13:13-14, Galatians 5:13, Titus 2:11-15)
THE MINISTRY and SPIRITUAL GIFTS
We believe ministry and evangelism is the work of all Christians. Spiritual gifts are assigned by God to each member of the church and should be used with faith for the common good. (Romans 12:3, 1 Corinthians 12:7) We are to be informed about and eagerly desire the spiritual gifts, especially prophecy. (1 Corinthians 14:1) We believe all the gifts listed in the New Testament are still active and good for this generation of the church. However, any spiritual gift used without love is useless and unprofitable. (1 Corinthians 13:1-3)
THE CHURCH
We believe the Church is the people Jesus ransomed with His blood from every tribe, language, people, and nation. (Revelation 5:9) In Scripture the Church is called God’s House (Hebrews 3:6), the Temple of God (1 Corinthians 3:16-17), the Body of Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23), and Bride of Christ (Revelation 19:7-9). The local expression of the Church gathers to worship, encourage each other, and be salt and light in their community. (Hebrews 10:24-25, Matthew 5:13)
BAPTISM
We believe baptism by immersion is for those who have definitively placed their faith in Christ and are choosing to follow Him. (Acts 8:35-38, 16:1-15) It was commanded by Jesus and it identifies us with his death and resurrection. (Matthew 28:19, Romans 6:1-4)
THE LORD’S SUPPER
We believe the Lord’s Supper is the breaking of bread and drinking from the cup by followers of Jesus to remember Jesus’ broken body and his shed blood. (Luke 22:17-20) It is to be observed often and with reverence. (1 Corinthians 11:23-30)
CHURCH DISCIPLINE
We believe membership in a local expression of the Church should be a commitment to love, pray for, and encourage each other. (John 13:34, Romans 15:30, Hebrews 10:24) In extreme cases, an unrepentant member should be gracefully confronted multiple times in an organized, thoughtful way. (Matthew 18:15-17) If that person will not listen and repent, they should be removed from fellowship for the good of their own soul. (1 Corinthians 5:1-5)
CHURCH GOVERNMENT
We believe there are two levels of leadership in the local church. The Bible calls the primary leaders overseers or elders. These men are responsible for giving leadership, care, and protection to the church. (1 Timothy 5:17, Acts 20:28) Elders or overseers should meet the requirements listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. There should be consensus, unity, and shared authority among the elders and overseers. However, it is also wise to have a leader among the leaders similar to Timothy and Titus.

The secondary leaders are called servants or deacons in the Bible. They serve the members of the church and give leadership to the specific ministries of the church. (Acts 6:1-7) Deacons are appointed by the elders and overseers with input from the members of the church. (Acts 6:1-7) These servants or deacons may be men or women and must fit the qualifications of 1 Timothy 3:8-13. (Romans 16:1, 1 Timothy 3:11)
LAST THINGS
We believe God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. According to His promise, Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth, the dead will be raised, and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 2 Corinthians 5:8-10) The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell, the place of everlasting punishment. (Revelation 20:14-15) The righteous, in their resurrected and glorified bodies, will receive their reward and will dwell forever with the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:35-44, 2 Corinthians 5:6-8)

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