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.
In June of 2007, Shantel and I came to pastor and lead Life Community Church. In the last seven and half years, our church has worshipped in eight different locations. The closer we moved to Nolensville, the more we grew, the farther away, the tougher it became to reach new people for Christ. We found many families without connection to faith community or faith in Jesus Christ. Because of the strong commitment to community, not having an established location in Nolensville became a serious hindrance to ministry.
In July of 2013 Pastor Danny Wood reached out to talk about the chapters campaign and Shades Mountain Baptist Church's plan to make a tremendous commitment to Life Community. With an agreement to help pay for a full-time staff position to support the ministries over a three year period, Danny let me know they had prayerfully chosen to give the largest amount in Shades' history towards helping us find a permanent location. November 9, 2014 was the first Sunday in our new space. In the first two months since the space has open LCC has new families visiting every week and tremendous momentum in reaching the community for Christ.
"Shades Mountain, thank you for your faithfulness in giving and commitment to Christ."