21 Days of PRAYER

Next Step Classes

Church of the Pines Next Steps classes guide you to discover your redemptive
purpose and live the life God created for you. Next Steps is made up of three steps
1) The Story of the Church, 2) All About You, 3) The Church + You.

Get involved

If you are ready to find out more about how to connect to Church of the Pines, discover
your God-given purpose or simply find out more about who we are, Next Steps is for you.

To get more information and to register, text 'nextsteps' to 903-300-0908.

Step 1

Become a Member

Discover our vision and beliefs, leadership and church government, how we handle money, and ultimately, our heart for you.

Step 3

Join the Team

Find your place where you can use your strengths to make a difference in the lives of others.

Step 2

Discover Your Design

Dive into the details of your personality, discover your gifts, and see how your unique God-given design reveals your purpose.

Small Groups

Find a Group

Small Groups have one, simple purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why Small Groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you.

Lead a Group

Leading a Small Group isn’t about being perfect; it’s about serving others by giving them a place to connect. Hosting a group is simple—choose a topic that interests you and select a time and location to meet with others to share it. We give you essential tools to make your Small Group successful through Leader Training and a directory where you can register your group so others can find it easily. We believe people’s lives are changed one semester at a time by moving one step toward Christ, and as a Small Group leader you get to play an important role in that process.

Acts 2:46 “Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple, and broke bread from house to house. They ate their food with joyful and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. Every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.”

About Baptism

Baptism is an important step of obedience that shows others we have personally trusted Jesus for our salvation. Jesus was baptized when He was on the earth, and we do this to follow His example. When Christians are baptized, they are submerged under water to identify with the death and burial of Jesus and raised out of the water to identify with His resurrection. We believe that water baptism is a public declaration of three important things: you are a follower of Jesus Christ, you are beginning a changed life in Christ, and you are part of a new family.


Baptism Facts

1. Why be Baptized?

Those who are baptized are following Jesus’ example and obeying His command.

“As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.’” —Matthew 3:16–17

“Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.’” —Matthew 28:18–20

2. What is the Significance of Baptism?

Water baptism is a public declaration of three very important things:

You are a follower of Jesus Christ.

“Those who accepted his message were baptized.” —Acts 2:41

You are beginning a changed life in Christ.“

We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” —Romans 6:4

You are part of a new family.

“So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” —Galatians 3:26–27

3. I have already been baptized, should I be baptized again?

Your baptism should have signified you becoming a follower of Jesus, beginning a changed life, and uniting with a new family. If your baptism did not reflect this change of life, then you should be baptized again.

4. Can my child be baptized?

We will baptize anyone over age 7 who understands what baptism symbolizes and wants to make that personal public declaration. We encourage any parents to partner with our Pines Kids and Pines Students ministries to guide your children through these decisions of faith.

5. Can my infant be baptized?

Throughout the New Testament, the Bible teaches that baptism is a public expression of worship symbolizing the new life we have when we follow Jesus. In the Bible we see that Jesus’ parents dedicated him to the Lord (Luke 2:22–40), and he was later baptized as an adult (Matthew 3:16–17).

We understand that some churches practice “baptism of confirmation” for children. This ceremony is intended to be a commitment between the parents and God on the behalf of the child. The parents promise to raise their child in the faith until the child is old enough to make his or her own personal confession of Christ. This custom began about 300 years after the Bible was completed and is different from the biblical examples of new believers being baptized to publicly profess their faith in Jesus.

Serve Your City

We exist to serve others by showing God’s love in practical ways through meeting the needs within our communities and spheres of influence. Simple acts of personal kindness can open hearts to the love of Jesus for both those being served and those serving. The Pines Outreach Serve Team is made up of Small Groups and individuals who are using their gifts and talents to glorify God by serving others.

“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45

Serve Day provides churches across the world with opportunities to serve their local communities and share the love of God through practical acts of kindness. Our hope is that serving others becomes our focus throughout the year. Simple acts of selfless love can open hearts to Jesus, and together we can make a difference.

Do you want to be a part of something bigger than yourself? We have projects suitable for the entire family. Registering for a project is easy! Just download the free "Serve Day" app, available for Apple and Android. Search "Church of the Pines" and then register for the serve project that's right for you. Invite your friends and family to be a part of this impactful day.


Join us in serving our community through #ServeSmall projects. Pray about what small acts of kindness God would like you to do to spread joy into the community. Pick up "Acts of Kindness" Cards at 408 W. Locust St. Tyler, Texas 75702.

We want every person who is passionate about helping people to find the right opportunities to effectively use their gifts to build up the body of Christ and extend the Kingdom of God.

Are you interested in finding out more? Have ideas for serve projects? Email for more information.

Pines Kids

SEEDLINGS (birth-24 months)
SPROUTS (2-5 years)
PINES KIDS (K-5th grade)

Each weekend, we prepare to reach dozens of children in an exciting and active environment filled with passionate worship, energetic games, great Bible stories and life-giving small groups that teach God’s truths on an age appropriate level.

Our weekend service meets at the same time as our adult service, and is specifically designed for all children from preschoolers through fifth grade.

While parents are experiencing the life-giving worship and preaching of Church of the Pines’ main experience, we are giving their children the exact same experience in Pines Kids.

We also offer a safe, clean and fun  environment for infants and toddlers. Our Pines Kids Team looks forward to meeting you and serving your family.

Times and Location

Saturday Prayer

In-person prayer
9am - 10am

5201 S Broadway Ave
Suite 250
Tyler, TX 75703


From the beginning of Church of the Pines, we have made it a priority to seek God first in prayer. We do this collectively as a church in January and August through 21 Days of Prayer. These two months are intentional, as they begin new seasons of the year. Together, we faithfully seek God first, trusting in His power alone to create lasting impact in our lives, our church, and our world.


If you sense God has more for your life, 21 Days of Prayer is a great place to start believing Him for all that He has for you. As you practice seeking Him first, He will move on your behalf like never before. You will start to see the power of prayer impact your relationships, work, family, and every area of your life. We would love for you to be part of 21 Days of Prayer.

21 Days of Prayer Schedule

Monday - Friday: 6-7am
Saturday: 9am

5201 S Broadway Ave
Suite 250
Tyler, TX 75703


During the January season of 21 Days of Prayer, we encourage fasting as a spiritual next step that can bring clarity and revelation into your life. You can also choose to fast at other times of the year as you seek God.

LEARN MORE ABOUT FASTING (via Church of the Highlands, Birmingham, AL)