By James Dean
Pastor, New Day Church, Nashville
New Day Church launched Sept. 23 at Harpeth Valley Elementary School with 78 in attendance. Truly what is taking place is a God thing! My wife Sheryl and I felt called to leave Springfield Baptist Church in Springfield to start a new church in the Bellevue area of Nashville during the summer of 2017.
Roc Collins of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board was the first contact from Tennessee Baptists who offered to “help in any way we can.” David Evans, TBMB evangelist specialist, had pastored in Springfield and also came alongside. David helped with organizing Pray for Tennessee and offered prayers and words of encouragement on a regular basis. Later, the evangelism team provided more than a thousand John 3:16 tracts which was written by David Leavell (president of the Tennessee Baptist Convention) which have been used in numerous outreach events and placed on doors in the community with church information. [Read more…]