Two Sundays In

Sunday was the first day that I made the commute between the Plano campus and Dallas campus–preaching a sermon at both. It was actually quite nice. The only scare was when a police officer pulled over the car behind me. When I saw the lights, I started praying against the car behind me. It worked.

I’ve had a lot of questions about the commute being "hard on me" and stuff, but it really feels just like preaching two services. In fact, it’s easier in some ways than two services in the same place. The drive time allows me to have another short devotional before I preach at the Dallas campus.

Both campuses are doing well right now. Opening the Plano campus has been a great experience for Highland Oaks. The concern folks from the Dallas campus show for Plano the new campus’ well-being reflects positively on their character.

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including:, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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