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12 weeks. Lifelong transformation.

LifeBeat is our intentional training class for discipleship and spiritual growth. 
It meets on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm beginning September 16 and concluding on December 16.  
Participants grow spiriually through personal reading asignments, spiritual disciplines, class lectures, group discussion, and spiritual formation excercizes. 
If you have any questions about the class, what it entails, and what it will feel like, please email or call Doug Hankins at 972.335.3112 x329.

"Taking this class was the BEST decision I ever made!
Doug does a fantastic job teaching. highly recommend it!!."
~ JoElia Kelly, Spring 2014 graduate

"Highly recommend this. Went through this myself and thoroughly enjoyed it.
I also learned some new stuff. If you are in doubt about taking this class all I can say is go for it!"
~ George Feiser, Senior Pastor, LifePoint Church

Registration is a matter of providing background information, taking care of payment, and providing a basic testimony of Christian conversion.  Email the following to Doug Hankins:

  1. Ensure that Doug has the most up to date contact info (email, phone number)
  2. Write a brief testimony of how you came to believe in Jesus and your life since believing in Jesus (Minimum 2 paragraphs).
  3. Provide the contact info of 2 references who can speak to your spiritual condition.


  • The cost of the program is $200/person or $250/couple. This fee can be paid by check or cash during the time of class.  

Things to Keep In Mind:

  • Instructors will work with students who would like to set up an installment plan.
  • Tuition Fees do not add to staff salaries.
  • Costs cover books and resources, service project funds, and other costs.
  • Childcare is free for participants.

Chris Reece

Lead Instructor

Chris has been a part of LifePoint for 15 years and is one of a handful of members to  serve in a teaching ministry role in LPK, Fusion, and Adult ministries. In his regular job life, Chris is a Principal Consultant for Richarson, TX based Award Solutions in the area of converging technologies. He has also been a featured speaker at wireless conferences and events across North America.

Chris holds a Master's degree in Computer Science Telecommunications from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, an MA in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Cameron University.

He and his wife, Sylvia, have four children and make their home in Plano, Texas.

Doug Hankins - Teaching Pastor at LifePoint Church in Plano

Doug Hankins

Guest Instructor | Teaching Pastor


Doug was raised in Palestine, TX in an unchurched family where he only went to church for holidays and funerals.  At age 16, Doug came to put his faith in Jesus Christ as the resurrected Lord.  God called Doug to ministry in 2000 and then provided an avenue for pastoral training through a B.A. in Business Administration from Baylor University, an MDiv from Truett Seminary, and and PhD in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL.  He was blessed to learn the practical side of ministry while serving on the staff of his home church for 9 years prior to joining the Leadership Team at LifePoint. 

Doug is the husband to Natalie and father to Grace.  He loves disciplemaking and writes in the areas of church history, discipleship, and American culture. He blogs at and his book Dawson Trotman: In His Own Words is available here. When not pastoring or writing, Doug enjoys a good cup of hot tea, a good pickup basketball game, and a good comedy.

Ben Fawcett

Guest Instructor | Life Groups Pastor

Ben joined the staff of LifePoint 5 years ago after an established career in banking with JP Morgan Chase. Having served as the small group and discipleship coordinator for Fusion Student Ministries, Ben recently transitioned to Adult Life Group ministry in 2015.

A Plano native, Ben graduated from Plano Senior High and currently lives in Richardson.


  01 | Overview      
      Week 01 Notes


02 | Charting Your Story




      02 | Your Story Notes


03 | The Wesleyan Quadrilateral

    03 | The WQ Notes 

  04 | The Overview of Scripture      
      04 | Scripture Notes
  05 | An Overview of Church History      
      05 | Church History Notes
  06 | God: Father, Son, Spirit      
    06 | God Notes
  07 | Providence and Salvation      
      07 | Notes
  08 | Humanity and Sin      
      08 | Notes
  09 | The Church      
  10 | Heaven and Hell      
  11 | The End      
  12 | Spiritual Gifts      
  13 | Discipleship 1      


Summer In The Psalms

Summer In The Psalms