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ActsTwo Opens it’s Doors

I’m thrilled to announce the launching Sabbath of ActsTwo at:  2021 E, Park Blvd. Plano, TX 75075.

Not only is ActsTwo the birth of a unique community of faith, reaching out to others – but a worship experience designed to do just that, Worship!

Thanks for your continued support and prayers

May 15th Sabbath Schedule

  • 8:45 Arise! Breakfast
  • 9:20 Sanctuary Seating
  • 9:30 Worship
  • 10:20 Childrens Sabbath School
  • 11:00 After Glow – Fellowship
    At ActsTwo our prayer is that you experience God in an intense and real way, void of the noise and clutter that is so common in our lives.

    Every Sabbath at 9:30, ActsTwoenters into an intentional, 90 minute  Worship Experience, focused solely on the “vertical axis” of your relationship with God. The elements of traditional church will be there, so expect Bible Study and a thought provoking Sermon but look-out for a few pleasant additions.

    ActsTwo, 90 uncluttered minuets to edify the other 9990!

May 14, 2010 Posted by | General Message, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Next Steps and Possible Location for ACTS2

In our last meeting and update we talked about ‘Next Steps’.  It was felt that “simple, heart-felt worship” would be a good way to continue prayer, study and discussion about becoming an authentic, New Testament church.  April was seen as a plausible timeframe.

A possible venue has been located around a mile east on Park Road, off 75. The latter part of April – May is a workable timeframe. Update to follow…  As we move forward, I ask you to pray for unity and the shared desire to create together, a culture of participation, prayer, and bible study as God shapes this new ACTS 2 community.

Let’s continue to stay optimistic about where God is leading!

Let me hear your thoughts – leave a comment.

Praying for you

Pastor Paul

ACTS2

March 31, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Meeting This Sabbath

February 27th, 4:30-5:30p. The Hunt’s… Have a HAPPY SABBATH!!

P.S. Please complete the homework. It’s not too late.
Ask God for insight and write down the impressions He puts in your hearts.
What would an Acts 2 community look like today?

Please take the time to complete this.

Email it to; pastorhunt@att.net.

February 26, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What would an Acts 2 community look like today?

In our last meeting, (Sabbath, February 6, @ 5:00pm), we shared some honest dialogue.  Personally, I expressed my desire to be involved in a New Testament model of church – an Acts 2, community.  Many of you shared that same desire and we began reflecting on what an Acts 2, community would look like today.

What is Church?

Have you Done Your Homework?

Our homework was to simply ask God for insight and write down the impressions He put in our hearts. Thanks for the responses so far.  It’s not too late to send in your prayerful impressions.

Everyone should take a ‘stab’ at it!  Why not take a few moments to ask God what His community of faith should look like today.  Email your impressions to; pastorhunt@att.net.


“Why aren’t we discussing where the new church will be and when we’re getting started?”

It’s a good question… Here’s a quick answer:

We established early on that ‘church’ is who we are; people committed to Christ and each other.  Church services are important, but knowing what we exist for and learning how to become a true community is essential to our success as a faith community. Importantly, it will shape the impact we have on those around us. It’s a critical, first-step.

Example: No one starting a new business will spend more time focussing on the location and opening times, without first establishing what business they are in, who their customers are and why their ‘services’ will be valuable.

The most common mistake start-up churches make is to focus on ‘How’ church can happen and where services will take place, often failing to address ‘What’ they are trying to achieve by starting a church!  No new church can afford to skip the process of knowing exactly what they are trying to do.  Sure, it’s a challenging task and may seem obvious until you attempt it. It’s difficult but absolutely worth the effort. The good news is that we have a blueprint in Acts 2!

Let’s get on the same page and share a common vision!  Don’t worry, the ‘where’ and ‘when’ will come shortly…

At our next meeting, I have an important update I’d like to share with you all in person…  TBA

Pastor Paul & Petronella

February 16, 2010 Posted by | General Message, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

2010 Update. What’s Happening Now!

Latest News

Many of you have checked this site from time-to-time, expecting to find out ‘what’s going on.’ Thanks for your patience and sorry it has taken so long. Writing a dissertation has been a consuming exercise. It’s been really busy but also very rewarding. The Hunt family would like to thank you for your continued support through phone calls, text and email messages or snail-mail, (which I love), we thank you!

Chicago Leadership Summit, August 2009

Now, before we move on to “What’s Next” I just want to clear up a few rumors and address some frequently asked questions:

1. “How are you doing at Andrews University?” Contrary to some reports we did not move to Michigan. We are still in the same home, city and state! Nothing has changed except my assignment to Richardson.

2. “Where are you working now?” Uh, I still work for the Texas Conference and have done so since 2001. I was on sabbatical, working on my dissertation.

Petronella teaching Bible & Finance @ Grace Community church. She’s a pro! Sept, 2009

3. “Are you going back to England?”  We have no plans right now. And yes, we are legal residents. Our documents were acquired with bribes, printed on good paper – indistinguishable from those issued by the US government!  You really can get anything in America!

4. “Where have you been going to church?” Translated: ”Has Pastor Paul left the church!!?”

For the first time in many years we have been free to wander and check-out the SDA church scene in N. Dallas. It has been an enlightening experience.

Getting expert writing advice from Sammara, November 2009

During this time God has led me to focus on a very basic, but critical question about the church: “What IS church?” What is it’s essential essence and what does He want it to look like today?

Dallas is the fourth largest metro area in the US. It has the fastest growing population. One million people have moved into the DFW area since 2000. Over 145,000 people moved into the area between 2008-09. There are reportedly more than 2000 churches… Does Dallas need another church? These are some of the questions God has led me to think and pray about during my Sabbatical.

New church-communities are not started very often. We have a great opportunity to do something different and truly biblical. I have come to a number of God-led conclusions about what church can and must become to be relevant and effective NOW in our day.

I’ll be sharing some of these insights in some up-coming meetings. “Meetings..? What meetings?”

It’s January 2010 and time to RETHINK church.  If preparing for a New Kind of CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY in PLANO ignites something within you, join us:

  • WHERE: 806 Rivergrove Rd, Allen, TX, 75002
  • WHEN: Saturday, 23, January, 2010
  • TIME: 4:00pm

Call or Text: 469-569-5607 or 469-569-5623, email: pastorhunt@att.net, see FaceBook: “Paul Hunt”

Please PreparePray for God’s direction, read Acts ch 1-5, bring your bible and someone you love.

See you there!

Paul & Petronella

January 18, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized, Welcome | , , | 2 Comments