Life Fellowship arrives in Anna this August 2024

everything you need to know about our new campus

Together in Anna

Discover
Life Fellowship's
New Home

Anna, the moment we’ve all been waiting for is here! As Life Fellowship Church plants its roots in your vibrant community, we’re thrilled to invite you on a transformative journey of faith, love, and unity. Dive into engaging sermons, experience the warmth of our community, and witness firsthand the power of collective worship. Be part of this exciting new chapter, because in Anna, we’re not just a church — we’re home.
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An Encouraging Note

A Special Message from John C. Maxwell

John C. Maxwell, renowned leadership expert and best-selling author, sends an encouraging message to Life Fellowship.

Join the Anna Launch Journey

OUR PLAN

Interest meetings will begin in January of 2024. The purpose of the interest meetings is to identify those who would be interested in being a part of the launch team. After the first interest meeting, multiple small groups will launch that will focus on building community within the launch team of men, and women.

There will be additional interest meetings held at the Life Fellowship McKinney campus leading up to the launch services. These once-a-month interest meeting services will continue to happen until Launch Sunday on August 11, 2024. 

Embark with us in this journey! Click the button below to join our interest meetings:
april 21
Interest Meeting in Anna
june 23
Interest Meeting in Anna
july 21
Preview Service
july 28
Soft Opening

August 4

Launch Sunday

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COMMON QUESTIONS

WHERE WILL SERVICES BE HELD?

The Anna Campus will be located at Anna Highschool, 1107 W Rosamond Pkwy, Anna, TX 75409

WILL THERE BE INTEREST MEETINGS?
Yes! Interest meetings will take place every month beginning January 28 at 6:00 PM at Life Fellowship Church. LF Kids Program is provided.
WHEN WILL SUNDAY SERVICES BEGIN?

The tentative launch date is August 4th, 2024.

WHAT TIME WILL SUNDAY SERVICES TAKE PLACE?

This campus will begin with 9:00am and 10:30am services.

WHAT WILL THE SERVICES BE LIKE?

Life Fellowship is becoming one church in multiple locations. Every location will offer the same weekend service experience. You can view our services every Sunday online at www.lifefellowship.tv and find out more about Life Fellowship Church by visiting our about page.

HOW CAN I STAY UPDATED?

You can text “Anna” to 51010 for more information.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

We have begun building a Launch Team. The Launch Team will be the Dream Team of volunteers who will handle all volunteer aspects of the church, from greeters and nursery team members to leading worship and small group leadership. There will be more than 20 different areas for you to get involved. There will be a few general information meetings in Anna and then consistent Growth Track opportunities to join the team leading up to the launch.

WHAT IF I AM ALREADY ON THE DREAM TEAM AT LIFE FELLOWSHIP?

You will not need to go through the Growth Track again, but you will need to participate in general Launch Team meetings and specific Dream Team trainings for the new campus.

CAN MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY FROM THE AREA GET INVOLVED?

Yes. Anyone is welcome to join the Launch Team! They will need to go through our two-step Growth Track to join the team. The location and times for those events are still to be determined. The same Growth Track will be offered at both campuses every week if someone would like to start the process now.

WILL THERE BE LIFEGROUPS?

Yes. LifeGroups will begin in September 2024. Small Group training will take place along with the other Dream Team trainings prior to launch. Small Groups will be listed in our online LifeGroup directory.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I CAN DO RIGHT NOW?

Pray and spread the word!

Be the Change!

Anna Grows, So Does Our Faith

Every great journey begins with a single step. As we plant our roots in Anna, we invite you to step forward with us. Join our interest meetings to catch the vision, envelop us with your prayers, and think about contributing to our growth. Together, we’ll weave a beautiful tale of faith in Anna.

OUR ANNA
CAMPUS PASTOR

JON & JENNIFER MELANDER

Jon and Jennifer, married for six years, have four children: Gabbie, Gracyn, Hunter, and Hannah. Jon has served as the Correctional Facilities Pastor at Life Fellowship for three years, with his academic accolades including a Master’s in Business and Theology, and he is currently pursuing a Doctorate at Liberty University. Under his leadership, the correctional ministry grew from 9 locations to over 6,200 facilities and is considering global expansion. Jon began his career in the Ranger Battalion, gaining combat experience before transitioning to an executive role at CSX Railroad, offering him diverse leadership insights.

Jennifer has been with Life Fellowship for three years, working as an administrative assistant and actively participating in women’s community groups. In 2023, Pastor Chris and the Life Fellowship Elder board recognized Jon’s potential to lead the launch of the second Life Fellowship campus in Anna. Both Jon and Jennifer bring their combined military, corporate, and ministry experiences to this new venture, aiming to impact Anna, Van Alstyne, Melissa, Prosper, Celina, Sherman, and McKinney.

Pastor Chris remarks, “Jon is the perfect leader for our second campus in Anna, with a genuine passion for ministry. I am eager to see the impact Jon and Jennifer will make.” The couple remains devoted to the vision of Life Fellowship and building a community where many will experience the grace of Jesus Christ. 

“I am excited to see what God will do through
Jon and Jennifer in Anna.”
Chris Lindberg
Life Fellowship’s Senior Pastor

WHY ANNA?

Anna is a goldmine that’s ready to be reached for Jesus.
Anna is slated to mushroom in size in the next 15 years from 24,000 people to over 100,000.

This growth is being driven by a number of factors, including the expansion of Texas Instruments’ $30 billion campus in Sherman, which is bringing 6,000 new high-paying jobs to the area, plus Collin County has been named one of the fastest growing counties in the US.

Anna is benefiting from the boom that the greater DFW area is experiencing. The DFW area is currently home to over 7 million people, and it is projected to grow by another 3.9 million people by 2040. The Dallas Regional Chamber projected that it is possible that DFW could double in size from 7 million to 14 million.

Here is an interesting stat: Currently, if everyone in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex miraculously joined a church, the average attendance per church would be roughly 3,000 people. That’s sobering because 85% of churches in DFW have fewer than 100 people in attendance, and 92% have fewer than 250 people in attendance.

In other words, even if all the churches in DFW had 1,000 members, there would still be a staggering 3 million unchurched people.

In fact, recent research suggests that by 2040, we’d need to plant between 2,500 and 9,610 new churches in DFW just to maintain the current reach of Christians. North Dallas is expanding rapidly, and the need for new healthy churches is great.

Right now, we have an incredible opportunity to establish a vibrant and life-giving church in Anna! There are 225,000 people within a 10-mile radius of Anna, and yet only about 31,000 of them were in church last week. That means there’s more than 194,000 people who are away from church and likely away from God.

The need is great and with over 225+ people from Life Fellowship who already live in the area, we are well-positioned to plant a thriving and growing church and reach them with the gospel and show them the love of Christ.

We are strategically planting our second campus in the heart of Anna, and we have already secured a lease agreement to use the High School for our Sunday services. We will be launching in August of 2024 with two services at 9:00am and 10:30am.