Our Story

The Table exists to shift a generation from reactionary to visionary through the person and work of Jesus.

What is a table a picture of in your mind? To us, its a picture of family, of community, of food and love. It’s a picture of a place where enemies can begin to listen and understand one another, a place where we can know and be known. Where we can seek to understand and be understood. It’s a place where we learn how to speak honestly and be our true selves and seek the truth. It’s a place where we can learn the unforced rhythms of grace. And if you place the table in the context of a church, then the table becomes more than simply a regular table. It becomes the table of the Lord Jesus. The Jesus who died and rose again to heal and restore us. The one who said “this is my body” and “this is my blood.” The Jesus who brings us back into relationship with the one He called Father. The Jesus who confronts our sin, and reveals our addictions. The Jesus who in the cross revealed both the judgment and mercy of God to all humankind.

At The Table, that’s the Jesus we’ve come to love. That’s why in November of 2019 twenty-nine adults from the Collin and Dallas County area set out to create a community committed to a thoughtful, inclusive, eclectic, communal, and vulnerable expression of Christian faith. Our heart was that everyone have a seat at the table: whether black or white, gay or straight, male or female, rich or poor. And our prayer is that in that messy place of community, honesty, and vulnerability Jesus would meet us and that we would never be the same.

Brett and Maggie Tilford

Brett and Maggie Tilford, Pastor and an Elder at The Table, live in Sachse, TX with their three kids Eve (10), Dax (8), and Oak (5). They have been married for fifteen years and, although they have wildly different tastes in Netflix shows, they make a great team since they both love Jesus and helping others discover a more thoughtful, inclusive, and beautiful Christianity.