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Q & A With Jefferson Bethke Special Editions | September 15, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
At Launch I was able to sit down with Jefferson Bethke, and he was kind enough to let me interview him. Below are some of his thoughts on fame, fatherhood, community, and Kenny G. How did you become a
Launch 2014 in Photos Special Editions | September 12, 2014 . By The Porch
It was a totally awesome Labor Day weekend this year with the 80s-themed Launch Retreat! Games, late night parties, lake time, fireworks, prayer, Johnny & Chachi, worship by Shane & Shane, a c
Merge – Dallas Premarital Class Special Editions | September 8, 2014 . By The Porch
By Scott Kedersha Engaged? Thinking about getting engaged? We spend years studying and taking classes to prepare for our careers, but very little time preparing for marriage. That’s why, before you
By Rick Smith In the little over a decade I’ve been involved in ministry, there are a few things I’ve learned are always true: 1) God is in the business of changing lives. 2) No one is as “perfe
The Porch is coming to Fort Worth! You may have heard months ago about some distant-future launch of The Porch at Watermark’s Fort Worth campus, and wondered about the what/when/why of that plan. Or
When Everyone’s Getting Married (Except for You) From JP | August 18, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
A number of people I know and serve with at The Porch have gotten married recently, and several others are engaged. I think that’s great, and I love celebrating with them. Of course, I’m married m
10 Parenting Lessons I Learned from Young Adults From JP | August 11, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
I spend most of my time around single young adults, most of whom don’t have kids. However, for two of the past three weeks I’ve been at family camps, talking with parents from around the country.
Overcoming Shame From JP | August 4, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
Then he began to call down curses, and he swore to them, “I don’t know the man!” Immediately a rooster crowed. Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: “Before the rooster crows, you w
Waging War on Worry: 3 Steps to Peace From JP | July 27, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
We’re a worrisome bunch. According to the World Health Organization, America is the most anxious country in the world, with 1/3 of us suffering from an anxiety disorder at some point in our lives. A
6 Biggest Regrets of My 20s From JP | July 19, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
I am 33 years old. By my age, Jesus had managed to save the world. Needless to say, I haven’t been quite so productive. I’ve also made more than my share of mistakes in that time, while Jesus made
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