The Preston Trail was created by the Republic of Texas in 1841, providing a main thoroughfare running North and South through the territory. This historic trail wound through Collin County in the heart of North Texas. An influx of towns began to dot the plains, occupied by settlers from all over the United States coming to live in Texas.
Today, many continue to move to North Texas, making it their home. Collin County is one of the fastest growing counties in America, and stands as the sixth largest county in Texas. However, the growth is not near finished. Business, education, development, and population continue to flood into this once small county north of Dallas. The next wave of frontier growth is happening north of Highway 380, along the Dallas North Tollway in the towns of Celina and Prosper. The question remains, with such growth descending on our area, how will we steward the good news of Jesus Christ?
With the growth of Northern Collin County, we are in desperate need for more gospel-centered, bible-preaching, disciple-making, hope-proclaiming churches. There are a handful of healthy churches in the area, but not near enough to accommodate the wave of growth that is coming our way. With the accelerated growth in the area, and the need for more churches, it is with great joy that we have decided to plant a new church: The Trails Church.
Three years ago we began this process with a community group of people from Providence Church in Frisco, Texas that has multiplied into numerous groups. We are now ready to start multiplying even more. Beginning in the fall of 2018, we will plant The Trails Church so that the people of Celina and Prosper might hear and grow in the gospel of Jesus.
We love our city and we are praying for a move of the Spirit of God. We want to see hearts, marriages, families, and cities turned upside down by the power of the gospel. We want to carry out and expand the prayer and heart of Providence Church in the Celina/Prosper area. Our vision is to plant a church that would plant churches in our region so that many would see, and fear, and put their trust in our God, and that Jesus would get all of the glory.