A word from David Boyd, one of the elders at Forest Home:
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. Ps 34:8
The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.
Sing praises to the LORD, who dwells in Zion! Declare His deeds among the people. Ps 9:9‑11
Thank you for visiting our site. We are located in the hills of what was once rural Williamson County. Please consider coming to worship with us. Our time together is a proclamation of the wondrous deeds of our God and the redemptive love of his Son. Our God is alive and active. He did not step aside to see what man the creature would do with his truths, his son, his love, his grace but rather he still seeks us and equips us for greater love and service to him. He is to be revered, He is worthy, He is powerful! We are awed by and give reverence to his power, We are dazzled by his purity, we are compelled by his words of grace. We draw close to him, we want to learn from and of him. We treasure his promises of forgiveness, we seek to emulate and serve.
Every gathering is an opportunity to draw close to the true God of the universe, Jesus Christ God incarnate, and His Holy Spirit. If your time with us (either browsing this website or visiting in person) has in some way helped you see him more clearly, to participate in praise to Him, to be equipped to resist the wiles of the devil, to experience his forgiveness, to want to learn more of his ways, then the Lord is to be praised; your time has not been wasted nor our service to Him without fruit.
On the other hand if such was not your experience, it is due in whole to the limitations of us his servants and we ask your forgiveness.
Our fellowship is rooted in the grace and love of the Lord and his promises. We are part of the holy catholic (universal) church. We declare fellowship with all who proclaim God as Sovereign, Jesus as Lord and the Spirit alive and active equipping the soul to his service. Yet in specifics we are evangelical in nature and have a historical heritage in the tradition of the “churches of Christ”. We strive to exercise our faith in manners we see exemplified in the Bible. This tradition was birthed from the “restoration movement” of the 19th century through the spiritual leadership of Christian thinkers and evangelists Thomas and Alexander Campbell and Barton W Stone, with a plea of unity and “Christians only”. In polity churches of Christ are a loose organization of locally independent congregations, in the sense that we are locally autonomous with leadership derived through the Lord himself and the guidance of local elder/shepherds. We share much in common with the Independent Christian churches. If you are familiar with these fellowships you will see similarities and differences among the congregations.
At Forest Home in our corporate worship we endeavor to show:
God’s person reverenced:
Our songs, readings and responsive readings bear focus to our faith in his majesty, holiness, purity and love for his creation. We affirm his promises to his children through readings and song. We proclaim his love and universal call of redemption to man his creation.
Our sin acknowledged and his words of forgiveness uttered:
We are sinful by nature but redeemed by grace. To acknowledge our failings and hear his forgiveness allows us to draw close to Him.
Jesus life, sacrifice and redemption celebrated:
Again our singing, scriptures and regular weekly celebration of the Lord’s supper, the Eucharist, call to our minds his powerful awesome loving sacrifice and call us to respond in love to his indescribable gift. We celebrate with a victorious Lord, one who has won the victory over death and sin. There is power in the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
Holy Bible treasured:
It is the inspired word of God. Through it we come to learn of God and his plan for us his creation. We read it, we respect its authority, we proclaim its truths in messages weekly. Our classes are designed to lead each person to a greater understanding of God’s will for our lives and equip us to serve him more effectively, adult and child alike.
God entreated in prayer:
For forgiveness, for praise, for intercession we offer prayers to the Sovereign of the universe and invoke his divine leadership in our activities.
Each Christian and seeker respected and encouraged:
God’s second greatest commandment is to love our neighbor as ourselves. We encourage each member to be there for each other. Our “family time” near the conclusion of each worship, fellowship meals each Wednesday, young marrieds’ meetings, youth activities, and retreats all are aimed toward in fulfilling this mission.
God desires that all of us be in close fellowship with him and declare Jesus as his Son.
This is not our mission; it’s His mission for us.
Whether you are a faithful Christian visiting with us or someone seeking what God desires for your life and need assistance in learning of him, even someone just wondering what we are about, it is our hope that he will use us as ministering servants to assist you.
We commit to helping you realize his goals for your life.
Thank you for participating with us.