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Summer Missions at Shades

Posted in Missions  |  By Jordan Cox  |  Posted on Mon Jun 20, 2016

Summer Missions at Shades

If you’ve been a part of the Shades family, you likely know this. If you’re new to Shades, you’ll find out quickly:

Living a life on mission is the core of who we are.

Summer is a great time to leverage our resources and gifts for the Kingdom of God. We send out more teams during the summer months than at any time during the year. We also see generations spanning one another to impact our world for Christ.

Through mid-June, we’ve sent out eight teams. We’ll commission and send out five more through August. 13 teams in the span of four months. Missions isn’t a value or call we’ve had to buy and sell; as a church family we’ve heeded the importance God placed in Scripture of taking the gospel to the nations.

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Advancing the Kingdom

Posted in Missions  |  By Shades Staff  |  Posted on Sun Feb 28, 2016

Advancing the Kingdom

Editor's Note: This is a guest blog post for our Global Impact Celebration 2016. Due to security purposes, the author must remain anonymous.

I have a passion.

I love to fly. I especially, like to take people flying that have never flown in a small plane before.

Normally, I will take them with me as I walk around the plane and do the pre-flight checks showing them all the things I am doing to make sure the plane is in good shape to fly.

Next, as we get into the cockpit, I describe to them the sequence of events that are about to unfold as we take flight.

I will be talking on the radio to make sure that other traffic know what we are doing and to keep aware of other traffic around the airport. We will then taxi to the end of the runway and I will point the plan into the grass and give it power.

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Chapters Update | Living Hope

Posted in Missions  |  By Shades Staff  |  Posted on Thu Nov 5, 2015

Azores

Posted in Missions  |  By Shades Staff  |  Posted on Wed Feb 11, 2015

Urban Purpose

Posted in Missions  |  By Mark Jenkins  |  Posted on Wed Feb 11, 2015

Urban Purpose

Our lives changed in January 2010 when we met a group of men living around a fire barrel under I-65. We began to spend time with them, eat with them, and learn about their stories. Genuine friendships were developed and we began walking with several of them through the long and messy process of rebuilding their lives.


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Jay Watson Life Community

Posted in Missions  |  By Jay Watson  |  Posted on Wed Feb 11, 2015

Jay Watson Life Community

Nolensville, TN is a small town still close to everything. Growth closed in upon it and it has had no choice but to respond. Hundreds of people move into this small town for their children to go to be a part of a great school system. They want to play sports, shop, and be in community where they live. When new families move to Nashville for work or other opportunities, Nolensville is one of their top choices around the big city.

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Our Ethiopian Journey

Posted in Missions, Caring  |  By Ashley Hill  |  Posted on Thu Jan 22, 2015

Our Ethiopian Journey

"Adoption was not even in our radar five years ago much less having a third child."

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