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!

Sunday Summary – March 13, 2022

Spring Break and the start of Daylight Savings felt like a bad combination for church participation, but our attendance was solid nonetheless. I am so thankful for God’s faithful people. Rob Still led us in worship, and I taught a teaching tilted Enemy or Citizen? from Philippians 3:17-4:1. We also squeezed in the annual business meeting in between services. The kingdom was advanced, so we say thanks be to God!

Here is a video presentation of the service.

Ash Wednesday on March 2

The season of Lent has become an important part of my yearly rhythm as I join the global church in preparing for Easter. This season in the church calendar begins on Ash Wednesday, which this year falls on March 2. 

CIL Church will have an Ash Wednesday service at Noon, which includes live worship, communion, and the imposition of ashes. Also, we will open the sanctuary for a come-and-go prayer and imposition of ashes for an hour, beginning at 7 am

Join us for either or both of these times as we dedicate our hearts anew to Jesus.