The Point Church Mission
Our desire to be a church who loves people, proclaims Christ, and disciples believers through gospel-centered fellowship and teaching.
It is only by the power of Christ in us, as believers, that we can begin to extend to others this selfless love. We desire to be a church that loves people through our words and actions (1 Cor. 13:13).
We have been commanded to take the message of God’s amazing love, Christ’s sacrifice and His victory over death to everyone we come in contact with every day. The cross of Jesus redeems sinners and connects us to the one true God who desires an intimate relationship with each and every one of us (Matthew 28:19-20).
It is our responsibility as the church to walk beside our brothers and sisters in Christ and build each other up, growing in our knowledge of Christ together and our love for others. We are to teach, preach, serve, pray and live life to glorify God (Prov. 27:17).
What is the Gospel?
The Gospel is defined as “good news” …and that’s what it is. The gospel reveals God’s plan of redemption for our broken and fallen world through the life, death, resurrection and ultimate return of His son, Jesus Christ. The salvation that Christ paid for with His life is a free gift to all that believe. God’s grace covers anyone, no matter where you have been or where you are now in life. We can’t earn our own way to heaven. It is not by good works or self-improvement that we receive God’s grace and mercy. It is only by believing in Christ and giving our lives over to Him that we are saved from sin’s penalty. This new life in Christ brings freedom. It provides each believer with an eternal inheritance and a new identity in Christ. God desires a close, intimate relationship with you. He loves you…. enough to die for you.
“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10
Kris Barnett came to faith at eight years old in his hometown of Odessa, Texas. He surrendered to vocational ministry after his freshmen year in college. Kris holds MDiv and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served churches in Texas and South Carolina. In addition to his role at The Point Church, Kris has equipped others called to ministry as the Associate Dean of the Clamp Divinity School at Anderson University since 2010.
Kris is married to Kelly Barnett. They have four children: Kenzie, Karsen, Kolt, and Kassie. The Barnett family enjoys travel and summer afternoons by the pool. Kris loves college football, reading, and preaching. He currently serves as the President of the Evangelical Homiletics Society.