Communities of Belonging

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Our church is committed to building an even better community within our church family through our Communities of Belonging

A Community of Belonging can come in all shapes and sizes. It is a group that:

  1. Meets at least once a quarter together.
  2. Has a faith component during their gathering.
  3. Engages in sharing life with each other.
  4. Pray together.

Finding community is an integral part of growing in faith, and the Communities of Belonging initiative hopes to provide opportunities for new relationships to be built. Life has a way of pulling us in many directions, and we recognize the desire to connect beyond just Sunday mornings.  We are excited about this season in our church as we explore together how every member can be the connected body of Christ.

 2019 Fall Series with October 2 Kickoff for ALL GROUPS

This fall, beginning October 2 and continuing for 8 weeks, we will explore Godspeed. In a culture where time is of the essence, we rarely slow down enough to be relational. What would happen to our lives, our relationships, our ministry, if we were to simply slow down, be intentional and live at Godspeed? This study will illustrate living slowly, doing life outside of walls, the crucial necessity of relationship, and the eternal value of seemingly simple practices like walking through the neighborhood.

All groups are encouraged to attend the kickoff event on Wednesday, October 2, in Courtenay Hall, from 6:00-7:00 P.M. On this evening we will gather as a community to screen the short documentary film, Godspeed, and begin our study together with thoughtful conversation.

Dinner is available with registration for the kickoff on October 2 as well as each Wednesday Night from 5:00-6:00 P.M. prior to the evening study.

Below are the Community of Belonging Groups participating in this study. Choose your desired group and then contact Sarah Bird (615-298-9518 or to register.

Group Leader Day Time Location Demographic
1 Sarah Bird Wednesdays 6:00 P.M. Courtenay Hall All ages
2 Adam DeVries Wednesdays 6:00 P.M. Courtenay Hall All ages
3 Stuart Gordon Wednesdays 6:00 P.M. Courtenay Hall All ages
4 Sandra Randleman Wednesdays 6:00 P.M. Courtenay Hall All ages
5 Josh Rodriguez Wednesdays 6:00 P.M. Courtenay Hall All ages
6 Chip Smith Wednesdays 6:30 A.M. Cheek House Men’s Study
8 Brenda Geise & Hal Sauer Tuesdays 2:00 P.M. Memorial Library Older Adults
10 Nan Russell Thursdays 1:30 P.M. Memorial Library All ages
11 Stuart Gordon Thursdays 11:00 A.M. Jones Session Room All ages
13 Mary Daniel & Drew Danieley Tuesdays 6:15 P.M. Sylvan Park Young Adults
16 Ben Merrill Sundays 9:45 A.M. Vance Hall Cornerstone S.S. Class
17 Kevin & Jody Garvey/Drew & Colyer Robison Thursdays 6:45 P.M. Franklin All ages
18 Brandon & Savannah Van Pernis Tuesdays 6:30 P.M. Brentwood Young Adults


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