Conformed

“For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his son”

Romans 8:29


This Men's group has taken shape out of a prayer and desire of mine that God would replicate a group I was able to participate in almost 15 years ago.  15 years ago within a men’s group at my house, I watched young men following Christ conform to Christ in likeness and mission, including myself.  We men matured, experienced genuine community, and followed our Lord in our respective callings and missions as disciples of Jesus Christ.  That group, that time 15 years ago, God began a work that would multiply and expand, so much so that New Springs Church is now a part of that groups story and ministry.  

I now dream and hope to see Christ do the same, by leading more men, husbands, fathers, future pastors, church planters, business owners, community leaders, firefighters, chaplains, into his mission and expanding kingdom by “conforming us to Christ in likeness and mission”. Interested email jpaugh@newspringscs.com. Checkout our track, come follow with us.

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Alpha

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Beginning Wednesday evening, June 6 at 7:30pm we will be hosting the Alpha series at He-Brews Coffee in Coral Springs!

What is Alpha?

The premise behind Alpha is that we simply want to create a safe and respectful environment where people have the freedom to discuss life and faith. We will share a (free) meal together, watch a 20-30 min video about some of the basic aspects of the Christian faith, and then we will gather together and share our thoughts. It isn't a time to judge or argue, rather we simply want to create a space where meaningful conversation can happen.

Why Alpha?

As each day passes we engage in several conversations. We talk with our family, our friends, our co-workers, our neighbors, and the ambitious even venture out sometimes to talk to strangers. However, the vast majority of our conversations are surface level:

"Great weather today, Bob."

"Did you see LeBron last night?"

"Hey buddy, how are the kids?"

We rarely discuss the deeper things of life like, "Is there more to life than this?" or "How can I make the most of the rest of my life?" While we often think about such questions, we rarely feel brave enough to discuss them with anyone. Traditionally, discussions about religion or politics have been taboo. However, we want you to be able to talk about these things freely and respectfully and we hope that through these discussions you are able to make real connections with people.

Where?

He-Brews Coffee, 921 N University Drive, Coral Springs, FL

When?

Every Wednesday night at 7:30pm beginning on June 6.

How?

If you would like to join us simply invite a friend and come on by on June 6. No need to pre-register, sign up, submit any info, or pay any money. Just come! If you have some specific questions, you can shoot me an email at gfelix@spanishriver.com and I would be glad to help you out. We hope to see you and your friends there!

Alpha

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Beginning Wednesday evening, June 6 at 7:30pm we will be hosting the Alpha series at He-Brews Coffee in Coral Springs!

What is Alpha?

The premise behind Alpha is that we simply want to create a safe and respectful environment where people have the freedom to discuss life and faith. We will share a (free) meal together, watch a 20-30 min video about some of the basic aspects of the Christian faith, and then we will gather together and share our thoughts. It isn't a time to judge or argue, rather we simply want to create a space where meaningful conversation can happen.

Why Alpha?

As each day passes we engage in several conversations. We talk with our family, our friends, our co-workers, our neighbors, and the ambitious even venture out sometimes to talk to strangers. However, the vast majority of our conversations are surface level:

"Great weather today, Bob."

"Did you see LeBron last night?"

"Hey buddy, how are the kids?"

We rarely discuss the deeper things of life like, "Is there more to life than this?" or "How can I make the most of the rest of my life?" While we often think about such questions, we rarely feel brave enough to discuss them with anyone. Traditionally, discussions about religion or politics have been taboo. However, we want you to be able to talk about these things freely and respectfully and we hope that through these discussions you are able to make real connections with people.

Where?

He-Brews Coffee, 921 N University Drive, Coral Springs, FL

When?

Every Wednesday night at 7:30pm beginning on June 6.

How?

If you would like to join us simply invite a friend and come on by on June 6. No need to pre-register, sign up, submit any info, or pay any money. Just come! If you have some specific questions, you can shoot me an email at gfelix@spanishriver.com and I would be glad to help you out. We hope to see you and your friends there!

 

New Beginnings...

First off, I want to thank you for taking interest in how God is working in our lives and in Coral Springs/Parkland. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the support and encouragement we have received in the few months we have been preparing to launch a new congregation in our city.

I am a church planting resident at Spanish River Church (Boca Raton, FL) and have been for a little over nine months now. The way my residency works is I primarily work for Spanish River through my first year and then spend the second year making connections and raising support in preparation for launching services in late 2019. My responsibilities now include things like preaching, teaching various Christian education courses, leading a few outreach ministries, continuing my education through Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS-Orlando), and receiving training specific to a church planter. Here is a timeline of what I have been up to during my time at Spanish River thus far and how we hope to progress in the months to come:

  • 2017
    • April: Church Planters' Retreat at Spanish River Church (SRC)
    • June: Residency begins
    • June - now: Preaching/Teaching at the Broward Outreach Center monthly
    • July - now: Begin teaching Christian education courses at SRC 
    • August: Begin attending monthly gatherings with local church planters
    • August: Started small men's discipleship group @ SRC
    • September: Speak at SRC Men's Retreat in Stuart, FL
    • October: Received licensure from the Gulfstream, FL Presbytery
    • November: UK Partnership Trip - Heard church planting proposals from various plants in Scotland and England along with several other pastors from the U.S.
    • November: Began bi-monthly church plant coaching meetings
  • 2018
    • January: Began pulpit supply at various churches within our presbytery
    • February: MNA Assessment Pre-Screen Interview
    • March: Began men's gatherings in Coral Springs to begin putting together a core team
    • March-December: Continue to gather Core Team
    • April-December: Support Raising locally and nationally
    • October: Begin Vision Casting Gatherings
  • 2019
    • January: Finalize Core Team
    • January-April: Core Team meetings and training
    • February-April: Finalize details on church leadership structure and affiliations
    • May-August: Community Events
    • August-October: Weekly core team gatherings, launch previews, and official public launch

All of the future dates are tentative goals toward which we will continue to strive and pray. Please stay current with our website for more news and updates to come!