September 13, 2011
Hey, everyone. We’ve decided to ramp down the updates on the EXP blog and instead focus our attention on Facebook for news, sermon updates, etc. This will be the final blog post.
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January 30, 2010
Due to the snow, we have decided to cancel EXP for tonight (Jan. 30). Our parking lot has not yet been cleared and it remains treacherous.
Have a great weekend, and we’ll see you next week!
February 16, 2008
The Amarillo Globe-News has a great article by Joe Southern this morning on the front page of the “Faith” section about denominations that (perhaps unexpectedly) observe Lent. Because EXP is part of a Southern Baptist church, we get a lot of very positive mentions in the article — including substantial quotes from Darrell, Cheryl Crain, and Mark Hotmann. Lots of good things to think about.
“It has been a positive worship experience for our people. It is not mandatory. We do not pressure people to participate nor make them feel guilty if they do not want to participate,” he said.
[Cheryl] said she was at first inclined to give up something for health reasons but instead felt compelled to give up a luxury she really enjoyed. Jerry agreed.
“This is just not a traditional practice for Baptists,” she said. “It’s very foreign.”
Mark Hotmann, who plays in the EXP praise band, said he grew up Baptist and didn’t know much about Lent.
“I didn’t know about the background or purpose, but last year they explained the background and purpose and encouraged us to participate,” he said.
Read the whole thing here: “Many Denominations Observe Lent“
January 30, 2008
An interesting event occurred Tuesday, Feb. 29. A man, wanted by the police, barricaded himself in an apartment complex. Within a short time, police officers, SWAT and a variety of other law enforcement personnel initiated a standoff that lasted about 8 hours or more. The interesting part is that our church became the Red Cross refuge for the tenants of the apartment complex. They evacuated the complex, picked up children from school, contacted others at work, and had them all come to the church until the crisis was ended.
Several staff and lay people from Paramount were on hand to help minister to these families. I watched as our people began to build relationships with individuals and share the love of Christ. Children were laughing and playing in the play zones while youth were in video game heaven. A tense, negative situation, was lightened because followers of Christ took an opportunity to minister in an unusual situation.
I believe lives were touched through the experience. Mine was! It will be interesting to see the long term impact that night had on children and adults alike. The love of Christ was practically and vividly demonstrated through his people. Thank you Red Cross, thank you Paramount members for making a difference.
November 29, 2007
Just a reminder about the Trace Bundy concert this Saturday night at EXP. We’ll start with a handful of Christmas songs led by Kenny and the praise team, then give the platform over to Trace. Darrell will close things out briefly at the end of the service.
We’re excited to kick off the season of Advent with some great music. Hope to see you there. Tell your friends. Even better, point them to Trace’s website so they can watch him play.
See you Saturday!
July 31, 2007
Please read this statement from Paramount Baptist Church regarding the lawsuit filed July 31, 2007. Thank you.