our need

the road ahead

HNW Leadership had been planning and dreaming of how to handle the growth of our church and community over the next few years when flooding from Hurricane Harvey damaged our Kids/Administrative Building, Student Building, and the former New Life Adoption building on our campus.

The flood waters displaced all of our classes from birth to adults, our Spanish congregation, and our entire staff from their work spaces. Like thousands of others, we lost so much. Only our Worship Center remained dry, allowing us to continue Sunday services while exploring options for what would become our "new normal" for the children, students, and adults of HNW. The following weeks revealed, among other things, that our Kids Building was a total loss and plans would need to be made for a new kids’ space.

Harvey damage hit fast forward on any plans HNW had for needing funds and beginning construction. And this accelerated need gave birth to Overflow. But, Overflow is more than our path forward after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. It continues to be an exploration of generosity in the life of the believer. And generosity isn’t just about money. It’s about Jesus’ call to surrender our lives for His purposes, generously giving of ourselves as a testimony of His grace and for His glory.

YOU PREPARE A TABLE BEFORE ME IN THE PRESENCE OF MY ENEMIES; YOU ANOINT MY HEAD WITH OIL; MY CUP OVERFLOWS.

PSALM23:5

Our community needs Houston NW Church. Hundreds—if not thousands—of people covered our campus in the wake of one of the darkest seasons of the life of our city. They came because HNW was offering hope—hope in the form of love, service, relief, laundry, and food. They came because we served in the name of Jesus. That’s why our community needs HNW. They need the Jesus we proclaim. They need His love. They need His grace.

They need His overflow.

It will be a time when we remember the overflow the Lord has poured out on us, and it will be a time for us to consider how we might overflow ourselves. We need to overflow, because as I already said, our community needs HNW. That’s why we must rebuild—so we can overflow onto our community. New and remodeled facilities will simply be a tool of overflow; they will simply be a place where we can pour out the grace of God onto the community desperately in need of Him. And that’s why I want to invite you to be part of Overflow. Every single one of us needs to recognize our call to experience God’s overflowing grace. We need to know that He has poured onto us so that we might overflow onto others.

The next two years will be a defining watershed in the life of HNW. I truly believe we will look back on this season as a moment where the Lord made us into the church He wanted us to be.

That’s why each of us needs to decide that we, too, want to overflow. This will be the season in which we clarify our call to love this community. This will be the season when we each decide how we will contribute to the future God is calling us toward. This will be the season when we examine our generosity.

This is the time for us to overflow, HNW, and I want you to join me.

IN CHRIST’S LOVE,

PASTOR STEVE
WHOEVER BELIEVES IN ME, AS THE SCRIPTURE HAS SAID, ‘OUT OF HIS HEART WILL FLOW RIVERS OF LIVING WATER.’

JOHN 7:38

our primary GOAL is 100% engagement

If 100% of people at HNW get fully engaged, we expect to see an increase in generosity like we’ve never seen before.

Our secondary goal is monetary. This is a One Fund initiative, so the amount includes our total ministry fund for the next two years (Overflow for Our Family), our expansion for our continued vision to reach out to more people (Overflow for Our Future), and our desire to create global partnerships on every continent (Overflow for Our World).

  • $7.9 MILLION

    OVERFLOW FOR OUR FAMILY

  • $7.4 MILLION

    OVERFLOW FOR OUR FUTURE

  • $700,000

    OVERFLOW FOR OUR WORLD