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Why Hill Country?

We are excited that the next Compass church plant is heading east to the great state of Texas! Being the 2nd largest U.S. state (after Alaska), there are a lot of cities, big and small to choose from. After much prayer, counsel and research, the pastors of Compass Bible Church Aliso Viejo have landed on an area, known to those in-state and out-of-state as HILL COUNTRY. Hill Country encompasses 31 unique cities covering ten thousand square miles…it’s bigger than ten states. Central to Hill Country is a town with a current population of about 80k that has consistently ranked as one of the ten fastest growing cities in the nation. New Braunfels is located about 30 minutes north of San Antonio (7th most populous city in the US) and 45 minutes south of Austin (ranked the #1 place to live in the US). For those interested in the correct pronunciation of the city… “NEW BRAWN-FULLS”.

It’s known by many as a tourist destination because New Braunfels lies at the intersection of two rivers, the Comal and the Guadalupe, where floating down the river is a vacation of choice. However, the number of folks who call that area their home is expected to increase exponentially over the next 10-20 years, more than doubling in size. That is a great opportunity to REACH PEOPLE FOR CHRIST!

The cost of living in New Braunfels makes for an easier transition for our core team of people moving from California to set up life there, the climate is more mild than most other parts of Texas, and the opportunity to foster a great partnership with the city for a church building and location is very high. We are confident when our team hits the ground in New Braunfels, God will open doors for effective ministry.

So how can you be involved? We already have a growing core team of highly committed participants who are ready, willing and eager to plan and move in 2021. But we want more! This is a great opportunity to practice the ATAPAT attitude and be willing to do ANYTHING, ANYPLACE and ANYTIME! We are looking for singles, couples, families, young and old to help us make an impact in the Hill Country. We will be meeting together over the next 12 months here in California, with the plan to relocate and be on the ground in Texas in spring/summer of 2021. That will give us several months of canvassing, getting to know our neighbors and launching the church in Fall 2021. If you are interested in being a part or just finding out more, please reach out to me and let’s talk! You can fill out the form or email me directly at [email protected].

— Pastor Hayden Thomas

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