Start Strong. Stay Stronger. Finish Strongest.

The new year is the perfect time to celebrate the victories of the previous year, reflect about where we find ourselves, and dream of what God can do through us in the year ahead!

Last year, we took huge steps forward as a church family by:

  • Reaching even more people for Jesus than ever before and baptizing 141 new Christ-followers!
  • Providing 18,900 nutritious meals for the children in Agua Zarca, Guatemala!
  • Attracting 350 students to our Fall Fuze Students outreach event and 41 of them stepped over the line of faith to commit their lives to Jesus!
  • Ending the year strong with 1741 people focusing on the true message of Christmas: the gift of Jesus to our world!
  • Taking the strategic step to start our Growth Track process that helps people take their next faith steps and connect in greater ways with God and our church.
  • Making a difference through our partnerships with Prison Fellowship, C3 Global, Hope & Love 4 Kids, Hays CISD and more.

But one thing I never forget is that we couldn’t do this without the incredibly faithful people of The Connection Church! I can’t THANK YOU enough for your generosity when it comes to supporting our mission to see lives changed ONE LIFE AT A TIME! Make no mistake about it: this mission is being fulfilled and you are a part of every story of life-change through your partnership.

Now, as we begin 2017, we have new opportunities to do more for God’s glory than ever before. I can’t wait to see the great things in store for us over the next 12 months!

Cole Phillips

I’m a Connector, linking people with God and with others to experience the kind of life God has planned for them.

I am the founding and Lead Pastor of THE CONNECTION CHURCH in Buda, Texas. I previously served in churches around the state as youth pastor and as pastor before moving to Kyle in the Spring of 2004. I love to lead people to connect with God and those around them and thrive on changed lives. I earned a doctorate in missions and evangelism with an emphasis on church growth. My heart beats for helping people connect with God and connect with others in an authentic community of faith.

I love listening to and making music. I also enjoy hanging out with my family. Pam and I have been married since 1991 and we have two daughters, Makenzie and Bethanie. We are planting our lives in Hays County and allowing God to build a great church through us.