This Sunday – Don’t Shrink Back!

I’m going to be preaching this Sunday (November 25), and I’m very excited about the message God has given me!   We are going to look at Hebrews 10:32-39 in a message called Don’t Shrink Back!  

This message will encourage you in your walk with Christ.  If you have family in town, bring them to one of our services!

Our services our at 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with children’s ministry in both services.

Let’s have a great Sunday of worship together!


Thanksgiving Sunday at CIL

I am so excited about this Sunday!  Several months ago, I asked my wife Beth to preach on Thanksgiving Sunday because I think she is the perfect speaker to prepare our hearts for this special week.   If you haven’t heard Beth speak, she is a delight to listen to!

She is going to share a message titled The Art of Thankfulness.

I’m also looking forward to our friends Andrew & Hannah leading us in worship!   Andrew and Hannah Brown are a married couple who have led worship many places around the nation.   You’ll enjoy joining them in songs of thanksgiving to our God!

It’s just going to be a delightful day, so make every effort to come!

Thanksgiving Blessing this Saturday!

This Saturday (November 17) we will give out 140 turkeys & bags of groceries to give friends in our community a boost this Thanksgiving.  We will set up at the Goodwill parking lot in Hendersonville (on New Shackle Road).

8:00 a.m. – Volunteer check-in
9:00 a.m. – The give-away starts (its first come, first serve)

Our prayer partners will be serving through gentle, but caring prayer.  Please pray with me that our friends will be touched not just by the food, but by the presence of our living God!

Leadership Board Nominees

There will be a Business Meeting for members of CIL after our Wednesday night service on December 5th at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  At this time the body will ratify the candidates that the Leadership Board has approved as new Leadership Board members.

The candidates are:

Lee Moseley

Chip Johnson

Charles Watson

A list of our current leadership can always be found at our web-site at:

If you have any questions about these men, or this process, please feel free to contact me.


Can you provide a family’s Thanksgiving Meal?

Our annual “Thanksgiving Blessing” is Saturday, November 17 in the Hendersonville Goodwill parking lot.   We will give bless 140 families with a fresh turkey and other ingredients for a Thanksgiving meal.

Set up starts at 8:oo a.m., and the line starts at 9:00 a.m.

To prepare for the event, you can do the following:

1.  Fill a “red bag” with the items listed inside.  You can get the red bag in the CIL lobby, and return it by Wednesday, November 14.

2.  Donate $25 to provide a fresh turkey and meal for a family in our community.   Make your donation on-line, or bring a check to CIL this Sunday!

It’s and honor to bless the wonderful families of Hendersonville and Sumner County!

“Trunk or Treat” Fun


Our first “Trunk or Treat” went great Wednesday night!

The cars were decorated great, the kids looked adorable and everyone enjoyed having a safe, wholesome environment for Halloween.

And the candy!  There was a bunch.  The dentist in this city have no worries about lack of business!  It was great to experience “Christians community” with our church family.