Upcoming Events 

POA Family Month Begins Sunday, October 1st!

October has long been a favorite time of the year at POA. The weather gets cooler (WE HOPE), the food seems tastier, but best of all - it’s POA Family Month!!

All month we’ll celebrate our incredible POA family. We’ll celebrate you. We’ll celebrate us!

Make plans now to be a part of POA Family Weekend October 27-29 at the LA District Campgrounds. This is the weekend we celebrate the blessings of family, friends, fun, food, and fellowship. Be watching for a schedule of events coming soon.

All month, we’ll have things happening on, and off, campus.

POA Groups are happening all month, Foot Washing will be Wednesday, October 4, Autumn Life Classes will be on Wednesday, October 11, 18 & 25, POA Family & Friends Day and Picnic in the Parking Lot will be Sunday, October 15, as well as more during Family Month.

POA is an amazing church family! We worship together. We fellowship together. We share life together. We celebrate life together. 

Everyone plays an important role in making POA a wonderful church to not only attend, but to be involved in. Every ministry. Every department. Every person. Everyone!

This year our theme is POA Family Month - A PLACE FOR EVERYONE. 

It’s going to be a wonderful POA FAMILY MONTH! 

We’re thankful you’re a part of our POA family!

Autumn 2023 Life Classes

Family Month at POA kicks off this Sunday, and we have lots of great things planned for Family Month this year. 

One of those wonderful things is POA Life Classes. 

Our Autumn POA Life Classes taking place during Family Month will be held on campus on October 11, 18, and 25 at 7PM. 

Click the link below to see what Life Classes are available. We hope you register for an Autumn 2023 POA Life Class.

Life Classes

Pick Up An October Calendar

October calendars are available at either of the POA Welcome Centers. The calendar will inform you of things happening in October

Be sure to check out the EVENTS page on our website, poa.church, and follow our social media pages to stay informed of things going on at POA. (InstagramFacebookTwitter)

POA Foot Washing Service

On Wednesday, October 4th, at 7:00PM, we will gather for POA Foot Washing Service. This is a service that allows us as His followers to emulate Him (John 13) by serving one another in lowliness of heart and mind, seeking to build one another up in humility and love.

Women will gather in the G.A. Mangun Center, and men will gather in the Family Life Center.

All Adult, Youth and Kids ministries will participate in Foot Washing (in the FLC or G.A. Mangun Center)

WONDERLAND will be open on this night.

We hope you’ll join our POA family for this special time together.

Hope Conference 2023

We’re excited to host HOPE Conference 2023 on October 6-7 in the G.A. Mangun Center.

This is a special conference for those who love and are praying for prodigals.

Special guest speaker will be  Pastor Jason Sciscoe from Pasadena, TX

October 6-7 | POA Campus

Registration fee is $50

Register for Hope Conference


POA Family & Friends Day-Sunday, October 15-10:00AM

We’re excited about our upcoming POA FAMILY & FRIENDS DAY, happening at 10:00AM Sunday, October 15th, in our morning worship service.

This day is a big part of our POA Family Month. It will be a wonderful day to invite your family & friends to church with you. The entire day will be planned with them in mind. There’ll be prize giveaways for some lucky people who attend service with you.

After worship service, we’ll have Picnic in the Parking Lot. Refuge students are selling lunches, so purchase yours and gather outside for a time together. (Bring your own chair to sit in while you eat.)

Start inviting people now to join you for POA Family & Friends Day!

POA Family & Friends Day-Picnic in the Parking Lot-Lunches For Sale

On October 15, after POA Family and Fridays Day worship service, we’ll gather outside for Picnic in the Parking Lot.

Refuge Students are currently selling lunches to enjoy with your family and friends.

There is a choice of 

Red Beans and Rice or Gumbo for only $10.

To purchase your lunch(es) by clicking here.

All proceeds support Refuge Student Ministries.

SEVEN Recovery Lab #2

Seven Recovery Lab #2 “The WHOLE Process”

Please consider joining us for the “WHOLE” Process:

• A time and place to receive information and instruction in effective methods of reaching out to those ravaged by chemicals, alcohol and destructive habits.

• We are also believing for a supernatural encounter: a divine experience that invades our own addictions, mental anguish and brokenness.

• We are all desperate to be whole.

Click to Register

The Details:


Wednesday, October 18 - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 19 - 9:00 a.m.

Thursday Evening, October 19 - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, October 20 - 9:00 a.m.

Friday Evening, October 20 – 7:00 pm.

Registration Fee: $175

Cost of registration includes admissions to all sessions, materials, breakfast on Thursday and Friday, lunch on Thursday and Friday, and snacks.

Due to the nature of the SEVEN Lab and required preparations, registration is non-refundable but may be transferred to another attendee.

Family Weekend POA MarketPlace

Are you an artisan, a craftsman, an artist, or an entrepreneur? If so, don't miss our Family Weekend POA Marketplace. If you have a talent for creating, making and selling items/products, you’ll want to be a vendor.

Our POA MarketPlace happens during POA Family Weekend on Saturday, October 28th, at the UPC Campgrounds from 11:00AM-2:00PM. 

There in no vendor fee to participate!

In order to participate in the Marketplace, you must complete a vendor 

application to have your booth approved. 

Click here for a Vendor Application.

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, October 25. You may turn your applications in to Jesi Magee or by taking it to Welcome Center #1.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Jesi Magee via phone at (318)427- 6648, (337)423-1523 or via email jmagee@poa.church.

Refuge College Retreat 2023 – October 6–8, 2023

Join us for Together, this year's fall retreat at Sky Ranch Retreats in Van, TX. It's going to be a great time with lots of fun activities. 

Click here to register.

Dress is casual for all services. Meals are included in the $150.00 retreat fee. You won't want to miss this event! Lives are changed at retreat. 

permission slip is required. Transportation vans will depart at 5:30 pm on Friday evening, October 6, from the Church parking lot behind the GAMC. We will return Sunday evening, October 8. The deadline to register is October 4th at 11:30 PM.

Family Weekend Vendor Application

It's that time of year again!!! Are you an artisan, a craftsman, or an entrepreneur? If so, don't forget about our Family Weekend POA Marketplace. If you would like to have a space to exhibit your wares on Saturday of Family Weekend (October 28), click the link below, then complete and submit the vendor application . Hard copies of this form are also available at the Welcome Centers. 

Vendor Application