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Hello Porch! My name is Sean Mary and I will be attending Parker University in Northwest Dallas for graduate school in September for this year! I am from Cincinnati, OH and have never been to Dallas before! That being said, I am in search for a living situation, preferably within 20min or so from campus, for this upcoming school year! My program starts on September 6th and I would hope to move in mid-August if possible. If you are interested or know anyone who might be, please reach out to me and let me know! With that, here is a little bit about myself: I am 22 years old and graduating from The Ohio State University with a degree in Exercise Science and Education with a minor in Human Nutrition. I have been involved with Cru all four years here at Ohio State and have had the privilege of co-leading bible studies the past three years! If God has taught me anything the past four years, it has been that community is absolutely essential for growth in my walk with Jesus Christ and I am excited to dive in to church community in Dallas! A few things I like: exercise, cooking, sports, board games, and card games! I apologize for the long post but again, if you are interested or know someone who might be, please message me and let me know!
My husband and I are Watermark Members and are moving to Oklahoma for a while as he is in the military and will be undergoing Pilot training there! We are looking to lease our 4bed/2bath 1900+ sq foot home in Farmers Branch. Please let me know if you’re interested! We’d love to entrust it to other church members during our time away. Please message me if interested!
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Hi :)if anyone is selling 2 tickets to the Christmas concert for this Tuesday, I would really like to go and am looking for a couple tickets :)thank you!
Hi everyone! I'm looking for a few Christian roommates to live with in in the Richardson area, close to UT Dallas. If you are interested or know of anyone who is interested, feel free to message me. Thanks!
The Bible 'book' = a compendium of fire side tales and fables, recounted orally , for generations by goat herders and primitive tribes from the stone age, until writing was invented, and then, many different sources, transliterations, and versions were copied and written down.. ''The Bible was created during a time where stories were verbally passed down over hundreds of years. Stories constantly morphed and changed over time, and the Bible is a collection of these. This is why it has the nearly identical flood story from Gilgamesh, and why Jesus has the same characteristics as Dionysus, Osiris, Horus, Mithra, and Krishna. The contradictions and immorality in the stories are not evidence that God is flawed or evil, but rather that humans invented him, just like the thousands of other gods that we used to, but no longer believe in.'' ..and to answer the questions of the many fears and mysteries of our universe, like 'thunder' and earthquakes, since there was no science yet. That was the old Testament. The new Testes is also hearsay since these letters, 'gospels' and stories were written by the loyal faithful, the camp followers, not by objective historians at that particular time, or by any contemporary writers, and these tales were written many years after the supposed events of this mythical Jesus. There is essentially very little evidence of a Jesus in real documented history. A couple of spurious Roman reports, and all the rest anecdotal. ...but more importantly ...a jesus' existence is not an issue! a jesus is irrelevant without a god ! Then, many of these stories, but not all, as many were not chosen, [ There are more than just four Gospels but only these four were agreed on ], were compiled for one self-absorbed converted Roman Emperor in his Nicean Council, for his expressed purpose of conquest and control of the people of Europe for his Holy Roman Empire. He recognised that this was the perfect religion/mythology for the future domination of the populaces. Half of the stories were ignored by the Nicean Bishops and none have been proven to be based on fact. This 'Bable' book is backed up by absolutely no facts and no evidence. It is not proof for any god(s) ....(or of any jesus as a god...) The fables are intertwined within historical places and people... eg Egypt and the Pharaohs existed, whereas Moses and the Exodus did not happen...! It is a historical novel.... ie A book of fiction.. Only! The Bible book is proof of a book ... ONLY (certainly not evidence of any gods...) PROVE a god!
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- The Bible 'book' = a compendium of fire side tales and fables, recounted orally for generations by goat herders and primitive tribes from the stone age, until writing was invented, and then, many different sources, transliterations, and versions were copied and written down. ''The Bible was created during a time where stories were verbally passed down over hundreds of years. Stories constantly morphed and changed over time, and the Bible is a collection of these. This is why it has the nearly identical flood story from Gilgamesh, and why Jesus has the same characteristics as Dionysus, Osiris, Horus, Mithra, and Krishna. The contradictions and immorality in the stories are not evidence that God is flawed or evil, but rather that humans invented him, just like the thousands of other gods that we used to, but no longer believe in.'' ..and to answer the questions of the many fears and mysteries of our universe, like 'thunder' and earthquakes, since there was no science yet. That was the old Testament. The new Testes is also hearsay since these letters, 'gospels' and stories were written by the loyal faithful, the camp followers, not by objective historians at that particular time, or by any contemporary writers, and these tales were written many years after the supposed events of this mythical Jesus. There is essentially very little evidence of a Jesus in real documented history. A couple of spurious Roman reports, and all the rest anecdotal. ...but more importantly ...a jesus' existence is not an issue! a jesus is irrelevant without a god ! Then, many of these stories, but not all, as many were not chosen, [ There are more than just four Gospels but only these four were agreed on ], were compiled for one self-absorbed converted Roman Emperor in his Nicean Council, for his expressed purpose of conquest and control of the people of Europe for his Holy Roman Empire. He recognised that this was the perfect religion/mythology for the future domination of the populaces. Half of the stories were ignored by the Nicean Bishops and none have been proven to be based on fact. This 'Bable' book is backed up by absolutely no facts and no evidence. It is not proof for any god(s) ....(or of any jesus as a god...) The fables are intertwined within historical places and people... eg Egypt and the Pharaohs existed, whereas Moses and the Exodus did not happen....! It is a historical novel.... Only! The Bible book is proof of a book ... ONLY (certainly not evidence of any gods...) PROVE a god! -
Hi! My name is Eliana. I do not attend the porch but go to another church in Dallas. I am looking for either a room to rent or a couple of females in their 30s who may be interested in getting a house or apartment together. I'm looking in the Uptown and Old East Dallas area. Moving in late May/early June.
Hey Porch-goers! I’m looking for a roommate! I rent a house in Richardson near Arapaho & 75 - a great location! I’m a member of Watermark and would love to find a female young adult to share the house with. The roommate would have her own bedroom, bathroom, and space in the garage. Rent is $750 with utilities around $150. I’m looking for someone to commit to a 1-year lease, with the opportunity to renew after that. I rent from my parents, who are dependable landlords! Pets are not allowed. I am needing someone to come as soon as possible. Please message me if you would like more info, or pass this along to any interested friends you may have - thanks!!
Hey guys! I’m looking for place to live in the Dallas area with some guys who love Jesus! If you know of someone looking for a roommate or has a room let me know!
Does anyone have 2 extra tickets they're willing to sell or give away for the Christmas concert tonight or tomorrow?!

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THE PORCH TONIGHT 7PM! 🙌 Porchday is coming and YOU need to be HERE... Don't let FOMO be your future 🔮😏 #ThePorchFortuneTelling

Our new series Fortune Telling returns TOMORROW at 7PM! Your future looks a lot better with us in it... 🔮👀 #ThePorchFortuneTelling

TONIGHT!! Super Bowl Chili Cook-Off! 🌶 🏈 😋

This Porch tradition is back! Grab your squad, and take on the challenge to cook up some award winning chili. Don't want to cook? We’ve got good news for you – someone has to enjoy all the chili, right? Join us for tailgate style games and food, and watch the Super Bowl with us! $10 if you book RIGHT NOW and $12 at the door!

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Last night @jd_rodgers brought the 🔥 or should we say 🔮!? He helped all of us realize we will NEVER be alone if we trust in Jesus 🙌 Anybody else LOVE yesterday as much as we did? #ThePorchFortuneTelling #GodIsWithYou

It's NOT too late to join us for the FIRST Porch event of 2021: Super Bowl Chili Cook-Off! 🌶 🏈 😋

This legendary Porch tradition is coming back! Grab your squad, and take on the challenge to cook up some award winning chili. Form a team to compete in the chili contest for your chance to win the grand prize. Don't want to cook? We’ve got good news for you – someone has to enjoy all the chili, right? Join us for tailgate style games and food, and watch the Super Bowl with us! $10 if you book RIGHT NOW and $12 at the door.

$10 - Individuals
$10 - Chili Team up to 5

TICKETS HERE: https://bit.ly/2YKoRfS

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Coming to you LIVE from Dallas, Texas TONIGHT at 7PM CST. #LiveStream #ThePorch

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🚨 The Porch TONIGHT at 7PM 🚨

You are not going to want to miss our NEW series 'Fortune Telling'. We might not know ALL the future might hold but we are ready to point you to someone who does! We can predict that we will be seeing you tonight... 😏 Tag your friends who needs to be here with you! #ThePorchFortuneTelling

Fortune Telling- A New Series at The Porch

‼️NEW SERIES ALERT‼️2020 left us with a lot of questions about the future...so we’re starting 2021 off by admitting, we may not know ALL the future holds, but we’re ready to point you to someone who does. 🔮 Tomorrow. 7 PM CST. #ThePorchFortuneTelling

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Should We Get Back Together? | https://bit.ly/2Mo5jeV

What a strong start to 2021. Talking all things identity. Didn’t get a chance to be there? Listen to the message wherever you stream podcast. #identityproblems #porchday #tuesdayvibes

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Making Bank? | https://bit.ly/39ula2U

After being diagnosed with a chronic illness and loss of my kidneys at age six, I never wanted to be pitied. Instead, I tried to control how people saw me, so I began finding my identity in my own kingdom with things, status, and people.

I didn’t grow up in a Christian household. So during college, my shaky kingdom began to crumble. My transplanted kidney and my health were declining. I was angry at God. How could He take away all that I had worked for? I felt like He owed me.

I began to spiral into depression, isolation, and suicidal thoughts. I desperately wanted my life back and began finding my identity in the Dallas bar scene and relationships. I was slowly rebuilding my kingdom through fear and control. But, after the end of a relationship, it all came crashing down. I was left feeling empty, alone, and unloved. There had to be something more.

I heard about The Porch on Facebook. So on a Tuesday night from stage JP asked this question: “On a scale of 1-10, if you were to die tonight, would you go to Heaven?” I said 7, because I am a good person.

I had no understanding of the gospel then, but I soon came to realize all that Jesus had done for me.

Ephesians 2:8-9 says, "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast."

I didn't have to work for it. I was already complete, chosen, and loved. I knew that in order to truly understand what God was calling me to, I had to surround myself with His people. Ever since then, God’s love has become clearer to me through His people and His Church. Now I can say that my identity is not in other’s opinions, but it is found in Christ alone. - Brooke #PorchStories

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Sing Hallelujah // Watermark Music

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youtube.com Live Worship Session of "Sing Hallelujah" featuring Erik Nieder from Watermark Music. Sing Hallelujah written by Todd Wagner, Jon Abel, Hayden Browning, Erik...

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Graves into Gardens // Watermark Music

If 2020 showed us anything, it’s that our God can make beauty from ashes. This worship song and more out now on our YouTube!

youtube.com Live Worship Session of "Graves into Gardens" featuring Hayden Browning from Watermark Music. Graves Into Gardens written by Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Tif...

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RELEASE DAY

The Porch Worship Night feat. Watermark Music is officially out now on our YouTube channel. Visit the link below and start off 2021 right. Can’t wait to be singing these songs with you LIVE on 1.26.21!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YYIKFsU_c-I&feature=youtu.be

NEW PORCH BLOG! 2021 🙌

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution | https://bit.ly/38QDJ13

Release Day - 1.1.21

You asked. We delivered. || New Year’s Day we will be dropping worship music for you to stream all year long on our YouTube page. Go subscribe now so you don’t miss it. #HappyNewYear

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Old Habits and The Holidays | https://bit.ly/37OP6as

Merry Christmas from The Porch! ‘Tis the season to celebrate, God with us, Immanuel!

Christmas is in full swing here at @watermarkchurch and all we want for Christmas is YOU to join us for one (or all-no shame🎅 ) of our services today! We’re ~wrapping~ up rehearsal and trust us when we say you WANT to be here! 🎄

I grew up in a Christian home where I met Jesus at the age of 5. I knew Him and I loved Him! Despite this, I also learned at a young age that I enjoyed being THAT girl - who performed the best, was always happy, and had absolutely nothing go wrong in her life. I wore the ultimate mask. I became people pleaser, and I was too good at it.

Meanwhile, behind the scenes of my perfect, Christian school life, I wrestled with verbal and emotional abuse from a deeply manipulative father. My concept of love was completely twisted by this. I wondered if this is what love looks like. Later, my first sexual experience would come through sexual abuse.

I was exhausted, hurt, and empty, but I told no one. Remember, my life had to be perfect. THAT girl would never suffer abuse, and she definitely wouldn’t let others know she was hurting.

This took me to college, where people-pleasing turned to drinking every night, impure relationships, and the lowest self-esteem. I believed I was not worthy. I was damaged beyond repair and my value was in others’ hands.

Then I truly met Jesus. I met the gravity of my sin and the gravity of His sacrifice. I met the reality that I could never be good enough for Him, but that through my relationship with Him, He saw me as perfect, PURE, and whole. Satan had a hold on my heart for so long. He crippled me with lies. I am not saying that my thoughts are completely absent of these negative things even now, but I know their source. I realize that they are meaningless.

Now I know that I am not defined by what has happened to me, or what I have done. I have a new definition of love that is unconditional and never ending. This is true of me and you. You are loved, and Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart. Have you let Him in? - Hadlee #PorchStories

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Your life isn’t good enough to get you into heaven. Thankfully, Jesus’s life was. I grew up in the church but failed to grasp the basics of the Christian faith for most of my life. I heard Jesus died for our sins and I didn’t want to go to hell, so I decided I’d call Him my savior – and then I lived just like everyone else.

Throughout high school, I found worth in my performance on the field and in the classroom. I became wrapped up in my image, wanting to look perfect to everyone around me, but I was being eaten up inside by self-righteousness and shame over sexual sin. Everything I had placed worth in came to an end when high school ended. I was empty and lost.

Months later, I reluctantly agreed to go on a retreat with a college ministry because I had “nothing better to do.” For the first time, I saw a community of my peers legitimately seeking to know God more. I was amazed by the authenticity with which these college students shared their sin and I wanted more of it. As the Lord drew me in, it became clear I knew nothing of this Jesus I claimed to follow. Through this ministry and messages from the Porch, the Lord revealed to me the depth of my sin and what it meant for eternity.

I knew I was a sinner, but I was convinced my sin wasn’t as bad as the sin of others. I thought I was living a “good enough” life, but God’s Word tells us that no one can live a life good enough for Heaven. The Bible says what I’ve earned through my sin is only death. Thankfully, that’s not the end – though I (and you) have earned death, God has freely extended to me (and you) the gift of eternal life if we choose to receive it.

My identity is now in Christ, so I no longer live for my glory but His. I can now use my freedom to love and serve others rather than myself. In serving Him there is joy knowing that God is using my mess for His glory – a glory that I’ll get to bask in for eternity. For now, He has given me a new heart with new desires. I get to be used by the God of the universe to build His kingdom here. What a beautiful thing it is to see glimpses of His glory on earth when I simply surrender my mess to Him. - Sam #PorchStories

Starting TOMORROW we are going to be counting down our Top Ten Messages of 2020. Drop the name of your favorite messages from the year down in the comments and you may just win something from our Porch Merch Store! 👀 #PorchTopTen

Growing up I was always in church, whether it was my home church, my grandmother’s or even my grandfather’s church. I learned at a very early age that we, as Christ followers, are here to serve the kingdom of God and not to be served. This was one of many components that became the foundation of my relationship with Christ. I was submerged in a family of mostly Christ followers and didn’t realize what I had until I left for college.

When I left, I realized I’d taken the environment I grew up in for granted. I was thrown into a completely different world and I was on my own. My struggle with people pleasing came to the forefront and I began placing people’s opinions over God’s truth. Trying to live up to the never-ending expectations of man was stressful and tiresome. Along the road I tried to take the lead in my life’s plans, but no matter what I did nothing seemed to work out.

Then, everything fell apart and I had no choice but to come home. I thought that there was failure in coming back home and starting over not having accomplished everything I wanted to while in college; however, I soon realized that God wanted me to come back home to the foundation I started from. Although I still have struggles with people pleasing and trusting God’s plan for my life; I am continually growing closer to Christ every day. - Shelly #PorchStories

The Porch Christmas 2020 - need we say more? Thank you @philwickham and @shaneandshane for bringing all the Christmas vibes!🎄#ThePorchChristmas

Bad news, The Porch is on break until 2021... Good news, The Porch Christmas Concert is tomorrow! If you snagged your tickets before they sold out, the doors will open at 6:40PM. Christmas. Christmas. Christmas. We just can't stop saying it!🎄🎅🏼

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Happy Thanksgiving from The Porch! There is a lot to be thankful for in the midst of 2020. "For He is good, His love endures forever." #HappyThanksgiving

Ever since I can remember, I’ve believed in Jesus, but I have not always had a personal relationship with Him. I recall going to church here and there as a child, but it wasn’t a regular part of my life. As a young teen, I always had a negative attitude and was extremely self-conscious. I had difficulty making friends and had a desire for popularity and good appearance. I was unfulfilled, alone, and unaware of my need for change.

When I was 13, my mom moved my brother and me from Mississippi to Texas. Over the next couple of years, I became involved in youth group at our new church and learned about spending time with God in His Word. I believe this is when my personal relationship with the Lord began to grow and I saw that God had a purpose for bringing me to Texas.

I became very legalistic in my relationship with God – more religion than relationship. I felt like I had to check the boxes – church, prayer, read my Bible, make good choices, etc. While these are good to practice as a believer, I believed that these were what made me right with God. During a trip to Italy in 2012, God opened my eyes to the freedom that I have in Christ, which meant learning to let go of the burden of rules and checkboxes and the shame and guilt and stress that accompany them. Galatians 5:1 says, “It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore, keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.”

I honestly don’t know my exact moment of salvation. I never had an “aha!” moment… oftentimes I doubt my standing with God. When this happens, I turn to Scripture and remind myself of His work and leading in my life. I have to constantly preach the Gospel to myself – I don’t have to appease God or make Him happy with me. He loves me, is patient with me, and His grace is sufficient when I mess up and when I doubt. He is faithful when I am not. I am His even when I don’t feel it. He is guiding me, teaching me more about the freedom that I have in Christ, and to stand on the fact of my salvation, not my feelings. I still struggle a lot! But I see evidence of God’s working in my life, putting the pieces of my life puzzle together. - Alex #PorchStories

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Growing up I was very involved in church, but only out of obligation. For me it was just to make my family happy and to be seen as the “good Christian guy.” I thought I was doing all the right things, from being a leader in my youth group to going on mission trips. But during my senior year of high school, a desire grew in me to live for myself and do what I wanted to do. I was tired of always being the one that “had it all together” because the reality was, I didn’t. I was completely lost. In college, I got into the typical party lifestyle. During my freshman year, I rarely remembered a weekend. Before I knew it, this lifestyle landed me in the hospital, and I later found out that I even stopped breathing for a period of time. That first year and a half was led by moments of depression, which left me afraid and closed off to trusting people. I hit rock bottom.

During this dark time, one of my fraternity brothers invited me to a campus ministry. To be honest, I went at first because he wouldn’t stop asking until I agreed. But after my hospital visit, that all changed. I realized that if I kept living this way, I could end up in a far worse place. Through this, I found that I was trying to fill a hole in my life that I could never fill on my own. They showed me that a relationship with Jesus Christ was the only way to fill that hole sufficiently. Through Christ I was able to escape my depression and finally able to trust people enough to start opening up about everything going on, but I couldn’t have done that without the men around me. They were living life with me and helping me live a life in pursuit of God rather than the perfect image I strived for before.

While I still struggle with sin, depression, and trust, I know that Christ is there with me, guiding me through those times and calling me back to Him. I’m reminded of the continual promise made throughout the Bible that God is with us and He will never leave us. That His steadfast love never ceases and His mercies are never ending—they are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23). - Garrett #PorchStories

A huge shout out to @jenniesallen for stopping by last night! It’s great to know we have power over our own thoughts 💪 If you missed it... make sure to head to theporch.live and YouTube to check it out! 🔥#getoutofyourhead #porchday

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