Transition
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Transition

Transition Ministry Plans

During the search for a new pastor, the Church Board has decided to organize ministry in the season of transition by utilizing our existing ministries and ministry leaders, with a few adjustments/additions. After exploring several options and reviewing our current ministry structure, the Board felt confident that our existing ministries can serve the needs of the church for a season. That said, here are a few changes/additions we’ll be making in the short term:

One Service at 10am – [...]

The Joy Box
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The Joy Box

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At Real Life Community, it’s never been about money.

There are endless stories of baggage folks carry around with them about churches and money…of how the ushers closed the doors until a certain amount was reached, or a pastor harped on it (and then everyone learned he was skimming off the top), or a deacon showed up to a member’s home to talk about how close the person [...]

Welcome New Youth Pastor – Sam Hattaway
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Welcome New Youth Pastor – Sam Hattaway

It’s a joy to welcome Sam Hattaway to Real Life Community as the newest member of our ministry team. Sam is a recent graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University with a degree in Religion and a minor in Youth Ministry. He grew up attending a Church of the Nazarene in North Carolina and is excited to enter into the Youth Pastor role at Real Life Community beginning May 20th.

You’re going to love Sam. He’s a contagiously joyful, great young man. We’re [...]

A New Thing – Group Life this Summer!
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A New Thing – Group Life this Summer!

At Real Life Community, one of our core mission areas of focus is GROWING in Christlikeness. Historically, this is known within the church as “discipleship.” We don’t just want people coming to Sunday services and making decisions to believe in Jesus. We want each person to press in to the transforming work of God in their lives so that they can reflect the image of their Savior in the world.

We have chosen to work toward this goal of GROWING in [...]

Children’s Ministry Update
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Children’s Ministry Update

Dear Real Life Community,

I am happy to be able to update you with some great news for our church family!

Because the Holmes family is moving in May, we have been searching over the past couple of months for a new person to provide leadership to the incredible team who serves in Real Kids. After several interviews and a time of seeking God’s direction, this past weekend we voted as a Church Board to extend a call to Ciara Cunningham to [...]

Sunday Night Discipleship Groups
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Sunday Night Discipleship Groups

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We are so excited to share with you about our GROWING (Discipleship) Ministries that occur on Sunday nights! We hope you’ll choose to be involved in what’s happening.

Representatives from the two other Nazarene churches in Murfreesboro – Blackman Community and First Church – and our church have planned this for our people in hopes of forming a partnership on Sunday nights that will be mutually beneficial to [...]

New Mobile App!
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New Mobile App!

We are so excited to bring you our very own custom mobile app (Apple & Android)! This is a great way to stay connected, find out what’s going on at church, sign up for new events, give to tithes and offerings in seconds Sunday or throughout the week, listen to sermons online, manage your Elvanto account (post unavailable dates, check volunteer schedule, etc…), go deeper with weekly devotionals and special content from Real Kids and Youth Ministry, view the member directory…and we’re [...]

Vision Night Finances and Fundraising
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Vision Night Finances and Fundraising

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When we started talking about the church plant, Erik said, “All the resources in the world belong to God, and if God wants to accomplish something, God will accomplish something.” An average church plant budget is $100,000. Blackman Community Church’s budget is $81,000. What do they need money for? They need money for the facility, for sound equipment, for promotion, for signs, for a trailer to store everything. They think they can accomplish it [...]

Vision Night – Mission
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Vision Night – Mission

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One of the gifts of church planting is determining what the church is at its core and what God does with people, families, and communities through the ministry of the church and being really intentional about what we want that to look like. It’s also one of the biggest struggles of planting a church. It’s been a lot of prayer and a lot of Bible study. It’s this stripped down question of what is Blackman [...]

Vision Night – Timeline and Location
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Vision Night – Timeline and Location

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How long do you think it takes to plant a church? Many people think it takes as many as ten years to build a church. Therefore, you may be shocked to know that Blackman Community Church will be fully established before Easter 2017. That’s reality, and we’re so excited about it! We’re using a strategy that is a blitz strategy; we start large and let God open doors.

Between now and December 2016, the launch [...]

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