Sumner Summit for Men

Guys, September 22 is for you! 

Pastor Jacob Bell has been working hard to create CIL’s next men’s event – Sumner Summit. Men, will you prioritize this night be registering right now! 

This night is a gathering for men looking to engage in truth, community, and service. Sumner Summit is a series of 15-minute talks on unique topics to inspire conversation and action amongst men.

We have invited community leaders to speak:

Raising a Godly Family

Dr. Bryce Fox, Professor at Trevecca Nazarene University

Walking Above Pornography

Chad Hutton, Graduate Intern at the Babb Center & Pastor of City of Refuge Church

Finances Unto the Lord

Jason Cline, Author of Financial 180

Sumner Summit is free to attend, but for just $12, you can join us for dinner from Moe’s!

Free childcare is available (with dinner included for your kids)!

Get more information and register HERE!

Are you working on your marriage?

I have been married for over 24 years to Beth, and I love our life together. It has been a lot of work for us to build this marriage as we have experienced significant marital conflict and some daunting relational challenges. We have a great marriage today because we have worked hard and not quit during the tough times. Both professional counseling and attending marriage conferences have been an important part of our longevity.

CIL Church is having a marriage conference on September 16-17, and I want engaged and married couples to participate. Brent and Janis Sharpe are licensed therapists and pastors – they are EXCELLENT teachers! The practical things the Sharpes teach benefit couples at all stages.

We also have fun activities planned for your kids! Pastor Faith and her team are creating a fun experience for elementary kids. Your children will not want to miss this chance to connect! There is also childcare for nursery-age children.

The cost is only $40 per couple, and this conference will bring about immediate, positive change.

Refresh Conference: July 16-17, 2022

I am so excited about the second annual Refresh Conference coming July 16-17 to CIL Church. This weekend is a time to receive from the Holy Spirit. Far Flung Tin Can returns to lead us in worship. Evangelist Lynn Wheeler and Pastor Derrick Jackson will be preaching. Mark your calendars for Saturday night, Sunday morning, and Sunday night services.

No registration. No cost. Join us and be refreshed!

Israel Trip in 2023 – Join me!

I am so excited to announce this!

CIL Church is going to Israel in 2023. Aaron and Beth are leading a ten-day tour to Israel from June 7-16, 2023. On Sunday, July 24, at 5 pm we will join by ZOOM Dr. Joe Davis and Dr. Charles Gaulden from Southeastern University in Florida, who will be our guides on this trip.

Please register if you want to participate in the interest meeting so we can get you the details.

Venture is here!

I am proud of our Venture family conference and anticipate great things Sunday-Tuesday. A few years ago, our team decided to revamp the traditional VBS experience to provide a family event. We do VBS for the kids and training for the parents, so it is a combined family experience.

Pastor Aubrey McGowan leads this endeavor, and children’s pastor Faith Hannula, and staff member, Cori Fuller, have been partnering with him for months to create this experience.

There is still room! You may not get all the Venture swag since the deadline has passed, but you will still get the essential things – inspiration, information, and vision for your family.

Register right now!

Sumner Summit for Men NEXT WEEK!

I love all Jacob Bell has offered the CIL Men since joining our staff, and I share his enthusiasm for a new opportunity. Sumner Summit is a gathering for men looking to engage in truth, community, and service. We have invited community leaders to speak on topics about the neighborhood, including “Serving through Food,” “Racial Healing in Sumner County,” and “Speaking Our Faith in the Workplace.”

Guys, don’t take men’s ministry for granted. Prioritize this night, and register today. 

Easter 2022 – Three Opportunities!

For Easter, we will offer three opportunities to worship!
                 Easter Services #1 – Saturday, April 16 at 6 PM
                 Easter Service #2 – Sunday, April 17 at 9 AM
                 Easter Service #3 – Sunday, April 17 at 10:45 AM
Easter at CIL includes excellent music with the CIL Worship Team and award-winning vocalist Angela Primm. The Saturday option (6 PM) allows families to worship together, providing childcare through age four. The two Sunday services (9 AM and 10:45 AM) have an Easter Egg Hunt for all kids while parents receive ministry. We will celebrate because He’s alive!

Sunday Summary – April 10, 2022

What a great Palm Sunday at CIL Church!

We installed Mauricio Barahona as the newest CIL pastor, as he joins our staff as the full-time Student Pastor. Mauricio is 31 years old, married to Renee, and they have two girls, ages 4 and 2. Mauricio has over ten years of youth ministry experience, and he desires to have a long career in student ministry. Mauricio and Renee come to us from Pennsylvania but are originally from Miami. It was great to welcome them to our spiritual family!

My close friend and mentor Dan Scott preached a fantastic message! Dan is such a gift to the body of Christ! 

You can experience the service by clicking here!