A God-Sized Task

 The adage “You never know a man until you walk a mile in his shoes” is true of knowing a place, too. We learned as much as we could about Fort Collins before we moved. We read local newspapers, listened to town meetings, and made several trips out just to get a feel for our future home. In the month that we’ve been living here, we’ve

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Standing In The Gap

In our month here, we’ve spent a large portion of time trying to meet our neighbors. God has blessed us by allowing us to meet close to fifty neighbors already. As we’ve made new connections, we can’t help but

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Sold!

As the days roll ahead, so does the work of the Lord in building his church!  As you are probably aware, the Sampsons WERE farmers, having quite a bit of equipment, livestock, and random knick-knacks like all farmers do.  In fact, one of the greatest obstacles

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The Writing On The Wall

It goes without saying that a cross-country move is no small feat. When we pulled out of our driveway the morning of July 13th, it was not lost on us what we were really leaving. God gifted us with an incredible life in Frankfort for twelve years. As we took one last look around our

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Parting The Waters

Part of moving across the country is the necessity to purge your house of unnecessary stuff, or just stuff you don’t want to haul across the country. We spent the first part of May purging our house of anything we didn’t want to take to Fort Collins. Our purging culminated in enough stuff for one big yard sale. We even had a 1967 Chevy truck to sell. Early one Saturday morning, we set

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The Walls of Jericho... I mean Fort Collins

    Throughout this season of fundraising, Zack has repeated one truth, “God owns cattle on a thousand hills.” We know that church planting in the west requires a lot of money. Even as we feel the necessity to raise this money, we know that God has everything at His disposal and under His control. Throughout our fundraising season, we have focused on

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Sampson Update

Never has God’s might and power been more evident than in the lives of the Sampsons these past few weeks. Buddy has finished his tenure as a high school principal and has begun preparing his family for their move later this year. Buddy’s tenure as principal at Franklin County ended with a special induction into the Franklin County Hall of Fame and a special, annual award given

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How You Can Pray For Us

Prayer is a vital part of this ministry. We are always encouraged and our faith increased when we hear of others lifting us to the Lord. We know that God hears these prayers and already He has answered many of the prayer requests we have shared during our coffee and dessert events. As you continue to pray for us, you can pray these things specifically:

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Fort Collins In The Spring

God has proven Himself faithful over and over through this journey of church planting. We have prayed Luke 10:2 from the beginning, asking the Lord of the harvest to send workers into the field. God answered this prayer first by calling the Sampsons to join us. Recently...

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From South Korea to Frankfort

Buddy and Brooke Sampson answered the call to adopt a son from South Korea a little over a year ago. They are in the process of bringing their new son, Jude home now. As they transition back to Kentucky, they will spend time becoming a new family of five. We are excited for them as they grow their family through adoption. Please pray for...

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Holding The Rope

There are many needs associated with church planting. Every day, as we learn more what it means to be church planters, we learn what it means to need. This "needing" draws us closer to God and causes us to rely on Him for..

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He Is Putting Together A Team

God is forming a team of ministry-minded people to go with us to Fort Collins. Several people have committed to move to Fort Collins. We are overwhelmed by their willingness to move to a new place to join the ministry God is calling us to. As these people begin to transition, their biggest need is...

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Sermon: Investing For A Kingdom Return

Zack recently had the opportunity to speak to Buck Run Baptist Church on Titus 2 and 2 Timothy 2:2.  He shared the vision of Overland Church and exhorted them to invest in the next generation for a kingdom impact. Listen to hear Zack and Jennifer’s heart for the next generation.

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ON THE GROUND IN FORT COLLINS

To know and to be known. We all desire to be known and to know others. Part of our calling to Fort Collins is to know the city and its people. In February, we spent several days in Fort Collins, exploring

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GETTING INVOLVED

No man is an island. That is never more true than in church planting. As Jennifer and I prepare to move in July of 2017, we are ever more aware of our need for prayer partners. We are daily reminded that unless God does the work, our efforts are in vain. We NEED people to covet to pray daily for this work that God is calling us to. We believe that the harvest is plentiful in Fort Collins and we know that God has called us to go to Fort Collins to share the gospel with those whom God has prepared.

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INTRODUCING THE SAMPSONS

God blessed us with an instant friendship with the Sampsons and as we shared our calling to plant a church in Colorado, God stirred in their hearts a calling to become part of our core team.

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WHAT IS OVERLAND

Overland is a future church plant in the city of Fort Collins, Colorado. Led by Zack and Jennifer Thurman, Overland has a vision to be a multi-generational church that specifically reaches the students at Colorado State University.

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