Join us for our 14th Annual
ALIVE in the METROPLEX
Coming September 2020... stay tuned for details
Prestoncrest's Annual event for Single Adults in the DFW Area ... and Beyond
ALIVE is a FREE regional conference event for Christian single adults, singles groups, and friends from DFW and all across North Texas and areas beyond. It is happening again at Prestoncrest, and YOU are invited. As always, it is FREE of charge, but we do ask you to grab a ticket online for admission to participate in the weekend experience.
ALIVE brings together Christian singles of all ages and life stages, to share time, worship, fellowship, build relationships, and strengthen the network of Christian single adults. ALIVE features worship and praise to God, challenging and empowering messages from special guest presenters, and interactive small group discussions to encourage and challenge each other... plus fun activities and more.
Each year’s theme is unique and especially geared for Singles
• FREE event... tickets are required to attend!
• For all Christian singles, groups, & friends in DFW, Texas, Oklahoma, & beyond
• Breakfast & lunch provided in Prestoncrest’s Fellowship Hall (free!)
• Special Guest speakers featured each year, plus interactive discussions and fun, social events before/after the conference
Questions? Contact Gary Cochran, Singles Minister, at the PC church office @ 972.233.2392 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Want materials to help promote this event at your church? Ads, a poster/powerpoint slide, and a postcard are all available each year.
Big thanks to our Special Guest speakers from Sept 2019:
UPDATE: Due to health issues, Dr. Hinson was not be able to join us for our event. In his place, Israel Lewis joined us (see below). We appreciate Dr. Hinson for his support of our event. We were excited to have Israel join us in Dr. Hinson's absence.
DR. WAYMON HINSON holds degrees in both theology and psychology and is a licensed family therapist and psychologist. Dr. Hinson served as a college professor for 26 years at 3 different universities, with 24 of those at Abilene Christian University, where he served as chair of the Marriage & Family Therapy department from 1996 to 2005. He has served in many appointed and elected positions in marriage and family therapy. His work history is one of publishing works about and advocating for various marginalized demographic groups that need a champion. Dr. Hinson believes we are called by Jesus of Nazareth to be light and life to those around us — we are to LIVE DIFFFERENTLY in a world that desperately needs to be treated with grace and mercy… even when treating people well brings significant cost or sacrifice. Dr. Hinson lives an active retirement north of Dallas in the town of Denison with his wife, Charla, and Buddy the Boxer. They are parents of 2 grown children and 7 grandchildren.
SAMUEL (SAM) BAILEY, originally from Corsicana, Texas, has been preaching for over 20 years. He began his college career at West Texas A&M where he played football. He graduated in 2001 from Southwestern Christian College, then graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor’s in Secondary Education with a minor in youth and family ministry. He then moved to Los Angeles and attended Figueroa CoC, serving in the areas of music, youth, evangelism, and preaching. There he attended the L.A. Bible College focusing on New Testament studies and expository preaching, and completed a Masters’ degree. Over the past decade, he has been involved as a counselor, staff and teacher for the Church of Christ National Youth Conference and has worked as a teacher and coach at various high schools. Sam is currently the minister the Cedar Valley Church of Christ in Lancaster, where he has served since 2010. He is a published writer, and was selected as one of the “40 under 40” leaders in south Dallas in 2014. He feels blessed to be called to serve in the kingdom, and to live a life that is called to be DIFFERENT. Sam has been married to Lori for 16 years, and they have two young daughters.
D. ISRAEL LEWIS, LPC, is the Founder and Executive Director of the Sulphur Springs Christian Counseling Center. He began his counseling career in 1989 and is a leading authority on relationships. Israel also partners with professionals and clergy in their endeavors. Additionally, he works directly with the Juvenile Probation Department of Hopkins County, as well as with Child and Adult Protective Services. Besides his professional counseling career, he enjoys public speaking and serves his community by investing in others. He is committed to providing help, hope, and healing to others. Israel and his wife, Leslie, have two boys. When not counseling, he trains for marathons and watches his boys compete in golf. Israel believes in meeting life’s challenges head on and applies a simple, straightforward approach to living and counseling. Passionate about the Lord and his family, Israel also enjoys music and sports. He competes in marathons, triathlons, and ultra-marathons every year. Israel draws on his own experience and discipline to complete in races to motivate & inspire others to answer the call to an uncommon life.
Event Schedule from September 2019:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
8:30 am ~ Continental Breakfast // FREE with Ticket!
9:00 am ~ Welcome and Songs of Worship, Gary Cochran and Willie Williams Jr.
9:15 am ~ Introducing Theme: DIFFERENT…Answering the Call to an Uncommon Life!
9:30 am ~ Dare to be DIFFERENT: “A New Way of Life” – Sam Bailey // Discussion Groups
10:30 am ~ Engaging DIFFERENT: “Loving Those DIFFERENT Than Me” – Israel Lewis // Discussion Groups
11:30 am ~ Exploring DIFFERENT: “What Could This Mean For Me/Us?” – Sam Bailey, Israel Lewis, Willie Williams, Jr., and Gary Cochran (Facilitator) // Panel and Open Discussion of All Attendees
12:00 pm ~ Catered Lunch @ Prestoncrest (Spring Creek BBQ) // FREE with Ticket! // Continue Conversations, Networking, & More
1:00 pm ~ Songs of Worship, Willie Williams Jr.
1:15 pm ~ When Life Presents You With DIFFERENT: “I Didn’t Expect My Life to Go This Way” – Sam Bailey // Discussion Groups
2:15 pm ~ A DIFFERENT Discovery: “Learning from the Unfamiliar” – Gary Cochran // Discussion Groups
3:15 pm ~ A DIFFERENT Plan: “Where Do I/We Go From Here?” – Sam Bailey, Willie Williams Jr., and Gary Cochran (Facilitator) // Panel and Open Discussion of All Attendees
4:00 pm ~ Closing Comments and the “Be DIFFERENT” Challenge // Presenting Evening Opportunities
Evening Opportunities: (Immediately following the Day Program)
Preston Place and “The Zone” (Preston Place, Room 100) • Dinner at “The Zone” (Suite #100 Preston Place)
Dinner Out in Dallas • Movie at Preston Place • Big Screen College Football in “The Zone” • Interactive Games in “The Zone”
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15:
Staying in Dallas? Live nearby? All those attending the ALIVE 2019 weekend are invited to be our honored guests and attend the Prestoncrest worship services and Bible classes.
8:15 am ~ Worship Service – “A DIFFERENT Kind of DIFFERENT” – Gary Cochran
9:45 am ~ Special Combined ALIVE 2019 Sunday Morning Class @ Preston Place #230
10:45 am ~ Worship Service – “A DIFFERENT Kind of DIFFERENT” – Gary Cochran