“The Lord has made room for us, and we shall be prosperous in the land.” Genesis 26:22
The Lord began to speak to Pastors Phil and Dian Ligon back in November of 2005 to birth a local church in the DFW Metroplex. Hesitant at first, they began to really seek the Lord to make sure that this was truly what God wanted them to do. At the time, they were helping Pastors Steve and Diane Solomon and Riverwalk Fellowship in Haltom City, Texas. Pastor Phil remembers the range of emotions they went through beginning to walk this process out.
They found that it was okay to feel more horrified than qualified when God calls you to a work.
Once they were totally convinced that this was their next assignment, Pastor Phil met with Pastors Steve and Diane to submit themselves to the counsel of their pastors for wisdom and the next step.
God began to unfold the plan and reveal the purpose in the next few months.
On Sunday, March 4, 2007, they gave birth to this new work and began marching forth. God has been moving in a marvelous way with two services on each Sunday, and many are now calling Rehoboth their church. Even though this church is so young, we are already reaching out to two different prisons, two different nursing homes, and evangelizing on the streets each month. God is supplying a variety of praise and worship, and God is blessing our children’s ministry in a very special way.
Calling All Josephs is a theme that seems to be a very big emphasis in the type of ministry that’s taking place at Rehoboth.
God called Pastors Phil and Dian to help reach and encourage the “Josephs” in the Body of Christ. It’s a call that really goes beyond the four walls of the church and into the community. They’ve noticed that there has always appeared to be many who receive from the ministry that can clearly identify with Joseph in the book of Genesis. Joseph was clearly called out from his family and separated for a specific assignment from the Lord that included a very unusual and difficult time of preparation. Pastors Phil and Dian have experienced this in their own lives and recognize it in many, if not most of those that they have the opportunity of ministering to. The Lord spoke to Pastor Phil and said that they were to receive those that the Lord sent to them as they were and simply help them get to where they need to be.
It’s all about pastoring and shepherding the sheep from the dream to the destiny.
Basing this vision on the life of Joseph we can see the series of trials and tests that take place along the way. The trial is for our character and the test is for promotion. Joseph is a fascinating study in the Word of God, and we can receive so much from everything he went through.
The process to the place shows the pain and the price he paid for being real and right in his heart towards the Lord and those around him. This story deals with the ongoing question, “Where is God when it hurts?” It’s how God is found in the center of the trouble.
“God is our refuge and strength; a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1