Jonathan's Journey
Monday 1-21-13

Back home and back to work.
As soon as the plane landed on Sunday---I was off to a luncheon to learn about BIBLES in China! There are nearly 130 million Christians in China and the followers of Christ are growing by about 10% annually.
Great News!
I spent the rest of the afternoon in the office working on MAPs (Ministry Action Plans) and then a late afternoon meeting at Grandview before coming back to BHCC for our evening service ad then our monthly Church Wide Events Team meeting.
A busy day.
A day that included watching our 8 am worship streaming video at Greg Gough is doing a great job with our internet broadcast.

Tommy has some more information to share:

You know, you and many of your readers are out there striving hard to make things happen and lots of folks seem to make it harder. Here is a quote I like from Theodore Roosevelt that epitomizes those who fight for better things:

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat, and blood who strives valiantly...who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at best, knows in the end triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly. So that his place will never be with those cold and timid souls who have never known victory or defeat."


Tommy Clevenger, PE

Here is the latest Grandview News from Dick and Jan Garner

Hopefully there will be no ice storm tomorrow night, and we'll actually be able to begin classes! :-) It does look like the weather will be cold, but we hope that won't keep the students away.

As always on the first night of classes, things might be a little crazy as we try to get new students in the right level class. Teachers, please let us know if any of your students need to be in a different level - either higher or lower. Also, especially for the lower level teachers, it's important to remember that many of your students come into class knowing no English at all, so they can get "lost" very quickly if instructions are not given slowly and clearly. We will have Lipscomb Spanish students there to help with language needs - especially in the lower level classes.

We're very excited about the new deacons that have been appointed at Grandview. They are Cesar Jimenez and Jordan Jiron. Also, one of the new deacons installed at Brentwood Hills has been assigned to help at Grandview - Ben Byars. Ben and Laura have been helping in the children's program at Grandview for quite a while, and we are thrilled that they will be even more a part of the program there.

Looking forward to being with you tomorrow night!

Dick and Jan

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.

1 Corinthians 9:24-25

Have a great week...QUEST meets early Tuesday morning. Today was a cold day, but tomorrow will be colder.

Have a great journey

Brentwood Hills
Church of Christ
5120 Franklin Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37220
Phone: (615) 832-2541
Fax: (615) 832-2583