Christianity Explored

Christianity Explored

Dear HLPC family,

This past Sunday, during our Adult School of Discipleship, many of us watched and discussed a video produced by the ministry, Christianity Explored.  If you were unable to join us, I highly encourage you to watch the video by going HERE.  We had some fruitful discussion afterward.

Christianity Explored (CE) is a means to promote the gospel.  It was developed in Great Britain and is a thoughtful approach to sharing Christ through His word in a relational way.  Great Britain has become a very secularized culture and the United States is not far behind.  I’m very encouraged by CE as it takes into account where people are in this day and age.  It is something profoundly simple.   Another thing I really like about it is that CE says up front that it is NOT the proverbial silver bullet of outreach.  It is simply an intentional means to help us share Jesus inside as well as outside of HLPC.

I hope you’ll watch the video and check out the Christianity Explored website at   Perhaps this is a tool we can use here at HLPC?  Perhaps this will be an encouraging, relational means for us to reach out with the good news that our world so desperately needs!

Your Pastor,


Paul Bankson

Paul was born and raised in Birmingham, AL and graduated from Auburn University in 1986 with a degree in Business Administration. It was at Auburn that he met his wife, Connie. They were married in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and moved to Jackson, MS where he attended Reformed Theological Seminary graduating with a Master of Divinity in 1991. Upon graduation, Paul served as a Campus Minister with RUF, the campus ministry of the PCA, at Tennessee-Martin where the Banksons lived for 5 years. They moved to Macon, GA in 1996 to work with RUF at Mercer University and then Paul joined the pastoral staff at First Presbyterian Church of Macon as an Assistant Pastor in 1999. In 2004, Paul and his family moved to Warner Robins where he served as a church planter and then organizing Pastor of Houston Lake Presbyterian Church. In December 2014 Paul completed a Doctor of Ministry degree through Reformed Theological Seminary of Orlando. Paul and Connie have three sons, Andrew (23), Stephen (20), and Matthew (15). Paul enjoys grilling, camping with his family, and Auburn sports (War Eagle!).