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N.C. churches help in Nashville ministry
BR staff
January 18, 2011
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N.C. churches help in Nashville ministry

N.C. churches help in Nashville ministry
BR staff
January 18, 2011

Several North Carolina Baptist churches are partners with

East Nashville Community Church in Nashville, Tenn., helping that church reach

a poor community. The Peoples Church in Franklin, Tenn., is the sponsoring

church.

“Times are hard and many churches are struggling to meet

their budgets,” said Patsy Costner, East Nashville Community Church development

and outreach director.

“However, as churches in North Carolina heard of the mission

work going on in the ghetto in our community they began partnering with us.”

Costner said Flint Hill Baptist, Boiling Springs Baptist,

Pleasant Ridge Baptist, Zoar Baptist, Floyd’s Creek Baptist and Three Forks

Baptist churches have sacrificially given.

“In July we were carrying boxes of clothing into the Martha

O’Bryan Center,” Costner said. “A man looked at me and said something that

still rings through my mind and touches the deepest part of my heart: ‘Lady if

you want to make a difference in our neighborhood, you gotta walk our

streets.’ That day we were reminded of a fundamental principal to

ministry: that while connecting is important, connecting is only the beginning

of making a difference in someone’s life.”

In August, East Nashville planted a church at the Kirkpatrick

Recreation Center with more than 100 now attending regularly.

Helping churches through Woman’s Missionary Union, Baptist

Men and children’s mission groups have helped in the church’s budget, made

Christmas bags, bought Bibles and purchased ministry tools such as sound

equipment and puppets.

Learn more about the church at www.eastnashville.cc or

contact Costner at [email protected].

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