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T H E S T O R Y of College Hills Church of Christ


Making and Nurturing Disciples of Jesus

Our Mission

is to make and nurture disciples of Jesus.

Our 2020 Vision Dynamic Worship

To be a vibrant, unified worshipping community of 2,000 in multiple services, venues, and styles reaching our community in bold, creative, and caring ways. We will provide opportunities that foster sincere and fervent worship in our assemblies and throughout the week. Hebrews 10:24-25

Christ-Centered Relationships

To foster deep, Christ-centered relationships through group life. In order to cultivate these relationships College Hills will invest in 200 Bible classes, LIFE Groups, support groups, and other opportunities for spiritual connection. John 13:34-35

Faithful Living

To encourage every individual to nurture a life of faithful living. We will equip every person to cultivate practices that deepen his or her commitment to Jesus. We will empower every mom and dad to pray and read the Bible together with their children on a consistent basis and to have spiritual conversations at home through our Faith at Home Initiative. Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Gracious Serving To be a grace-oriented church loving the broken and the hurting. We have all received God’s grace, so we will pass that grace to others through numerous ministries and services that look beyond ourselves into the community. Matthew 25:45

Passionate Outreach

To be actively sharing the good news of Jesus both locally and globally resulting in daily baptisms. Locally we will encourage members to invite friends to life-giving fellowship, equip them to share the message of faith, and empower them to embody Jesus in all they do. Globally we will partner with effective longterm mission efforts and send at least 200 members on short-term mission efforts. Acts 1:8


Our Purpose In 2012 we declared the mission of this church to be a family of faith seeking to make and nurture disciples of Jesus. Our desire is for every person here to become more fully committed to Jesus in all that they do. We also set out a vision for how we want to accomplish this mission. Through avenues of Dynamic Worship, Christ-Centered Relationships, Faithful Living, Gracious Serving, and Passionate Outreach we believe that we can all increasingly be transformed into the image of Jesus. We are excited to be united around this mission and vision. We are also excited to have each family member of faith helping College Hills to accomplish this mission. Everyone here brings a unique set of abilities and resources that God can use as He fulfills His dreams and plans for this church. Inside this booklet you will see just how God empowered us to fulfill that mission last year and how we hope He continues to do so in 2013. We ask that you continue to be in prayer as we journey and work together as a church family to fulfill the work of God here in Wilson County and beyond. Sincerely, College Hills Church of Christ Elders and Ministers




2012 Highlights

Launched 2nd Service. Now we have two

College Hills Baptisms

thriving services!

Journeying through T H E unified congregation.

S T O R Y as a

Enjoyed 5th Sunday events including:


Courageous movie night, Grill and Chill, Joint Worship Service, Toy Story movie night, and Service, Scoops & 5th Sundaes.

Shared special Wednesday Evening Spring

THE STORY Books Given to Families

Series: Devoted to Prayer and the Word.

Celebrated Easter Sunday: The Risen Christ

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but

let us encourage one another -

and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

~ Hebrews 10:24-25

with sunrise service, fellowship breakfast, and worship.

Summer Series: Growing to Be Like Jesus and


Shared Faith Stories.

Attended Our Easter Service in April

Elaine Estep

The changes made by our elders and leaders at College Hills in 2012 are evidence that they are striving to meet the needs of every soul that enters our building. I am encouraged to know that whomever I invite to worship with us can find a place at College Hills — from the youngest to the eldest, from the gifted to the special needs, from the seasoned Christian to those who are finding God for the first time. Our worship time on Sunday at College Hills is the first step of the week to help us continue our walk with Jesus the rest of the week.


Children’s Ministry, Nursery Workers, and Helpers

Grill & Chill W orship


New Households Worshiping with Us


Opportunities for Service In Worship at College Hills @ 8:45 Morning Sunday uditorium in the A


2nd Wors

Spurrin g one an other on toward lo ve and good deed s

4,472 Trays of Bread and Juice Prepared

Ch Ca ristma ndl elig s E ht v Se e rvic e

hip @ 11:15 in the Witt Family Life Center

Adult Class Snacks Audio Visual Baptismal Preparation Bus Driver Coffee / Tea Prep Communion Prep Communion Servers Contribution Counters Communion Thoughts Deaf Interpretation Greeters Hearthside Worship Service Homebound Communion Nursery Workers Power Point Prayer Projector Operator Scripture Reader Second Service Set-up Security Team Singing at Funerals Support Singers Ushers Video Recording Welcome Center



Hearthside Residents Participate in Sunday Worship

Sunday Morning Angels on Call Phone Helpers


Call the College Hills office at 615.444.9502 or go to the Ministry Organization page at for ministry contact information.

Christ-Centered Relati 2012 Highlights

Retreats for Youthreach, GPS (first ever!),

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples,

if you love one another.”

Men, Women, and Families LIFE Groups serving, growing, and loving VIP Fall and Christmas parties Grill and Chill with GPS and College groups at Don Fox Wednesday Evening meals, Fellowship Ministry meals, Funeral meals to bless grieving families, and many more meals Men’s Wednesday Morning Breakfast GPS Men’s Friday Prayer Breakfast Labor Day Encampment at Indian Creek Campground

368 Total LIFE Group Meetings in 2012


Bridal Showers Given

The Tippetts

2012 was a time of great spiritual growth for us. We ended one chapter in our spiritual journey saying goodbye to a LIFE group family that in 10 Sunday and Wed years helped shape us into better people. In ending that Adult Classes Taught chapter, we opened another – branching out and coleading a new LIFE group. Surprisingly, an easy “yes” attributed mainly to the time spent with Godly people who, without a doubt, prepared us for the next stage in our journey of faith. We are blessed beyond words with the new group that God has hand-picked for us. We hope and pray that God will bless us with the tools needed to Sherry’s Run Teams help build and strengthen the faithful foundation for others as He has so graciously built for us.

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~ John 13:34-35


Young Adults at GPS Retreat

140 People at Encampment

28 Active LIFE Groups


People Served at Service, Scoops & 5th Sundaes

Opportunities for Relationship Building


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Memorial Day

Labor Day E ncampment Indian Creek Ca mpground

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Adult Christmas Party Baby Showers Bridal Showers Bookstore College Class Deaf Ministry Labor Day Encampment Fellowship Meals Funeral Meals Good Samaritan G.P.S. Young Adults Homebound Ministry Library LIFE Groups Men’s Breakfast Men’s Retreat Overflow Prayer Ministry Primetimers Teach Adult Class, Sunday Teach Adult Class, Wed. Teach Children’s Class V.I.P Ministry Wednesday Meals Women’s Ministry Youthreach Retreats

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Faithful Living 2012 Highlights

Reaffirmed the Faith@Home Initiative Men took the Courageous Commitment Summer Day Camps, Impact, Winterfest CHCC sponsored Boy Scout Troop #293 Baptism Class, Suicide Prevention Class, and other Faith@Home classes

"The Lord our God, the Lord is one.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.

Wednesday Class: Running the Rapids Ross Browner spoke to our men in the

Band of Brothers class Teens grew closer through service projects, LIFE group activities, and retreats 6th Grade Servant Apprentices served our church family

~Deuteronomy 6:4-6

Rachel Grant

Youthreach has been a huge part of my life for a long time, and I cannot imagine where I would be without it. Youthreach has provided many examples for me to look up to including Johnny and Vicki Markham, Lauren King, all of the interns, and Amy Hamilton. This past summer, I grew more in my faith than ever Yout at Y.Ehreach Ser before, and I truly believe that I would not have vin .S. Ch ristma g experienced this growth had it not been for Youthreach. s This year at Impact, it really hit me that I can be a light for God no matter where I am. I have strived this year to share God's love everywhere I go. It is so comforting to know that I can come to Youthreach and have support Teens/Chaperones from my friends at church. at Winterfest

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Magi Boxes Sent to Children in Honduras

Opportunities to Promote Faithful Living

100 Men took the COURAGEOUS Commitment


Bibles Given to Kindergarten Children

eous Commitment Making a Courag Retreat ng Pines Men’s

at Whisperi


Traveled to Inner-City LA to Serve

Chaperoning Youthreach Trips Children’s Classes Church Camp with Smyrna Day Camp Workers Magi Boxes Nursery Workers Quiet Bags Scout Troop #293 Secret Sisters Teen Mentoring Tutoring/ELL VBS/Day Camps Worship Time Nursery Youthreach Classes

Serving with a smile

Being Jesus ’ hands in Inner-City and feet LA


Teens Committed to Reading THE STORY

10 Baptisms at IMPACT

Magi B

lass in Bible C Learning


Troop #293 Eagle Scouts Since 2003

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nt to Ho nduras with Lo ve

1,000 Boy Scout Service Hours In 2012


Call the College Hills office at 615.444.9502 or go to the Ministry Organization page at for ministry contact information.

GRACIOUS SERVING 2012 Highlights

Provided school supplies and clothing for

~Matthew 25:35-36

Store School way Give-A Clothing

Wilson County school children through School Store Fed those in need through the Compassion Center & Vote Against Hunger Cumberland Football Day at College Hills Served Winfree Bryant Middle School’s teachers and students Hosted Empower Me Day Camp’s Swinefest Helped build a Habitat house in the Spring Community Build Celebrated with Hearthside residents for their birthdays and Family & Friends Day Promoted healthy living by hosting Roar Run and 26 Day Run4Water Marathon

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”


Volunteers Sorted School Store Clothing

Jim & Annabelle Robinson

Over the years we have watched several thousand men, women, and children attend the School Store because they were in need of school supplies and clothing. We have endeavored to show them kindness and love, as well as provide them with material goods. Just as God has shown grace and love to us, we hope to pass on this message to the people in Lebanon.

School Store

2,967 941 “Apple” Supplies Purchased


Students Received Supplies at School Store

Opportunities for Gracious Serving


Basic Financial Training Be-A-Friend School Store Follow-Up Betty Freeman Fund

Families Helped by Compassion Center

Career Transition Group Christmas Fruit Plates


Habitat for Humanit y Spring Community Bu ild

Volunteers Helped with Quiet Bags this Year

Community Care Community Christmas Dinner Compassion Center Food Pantry Disaster Relief Family Care Ministry Fellowship House Habitat for Humanity


Hours Volunteered for Monday Tutoring


Head Start Children’s Christmas Hearthside Bingo Hearthside Birthday Parties

es Prayer Tabl tore at School S


Hearthside Town Trips Men’s Visitation Nursing Home Bible Study Pregnancy Help Center

People Involved in Career Transition Group

Gifts Purchased for Head Start Children

Hearthside Sewing

School Store

Head Start Ch ristmas Joy


Call the College Hills office at 615.444.9502 or go to the ministry Organization page at for ministry contact information.


Honored Dr. George Robertson for 30 years of Medical Mission service GPS group adopted families at Brooks House for Christmas Missions offering emphasis raised funds and awareness for out-of-area mission work Supported National Deaf Convention at WC Fairgrounds Community Light Dinner honored Anita Farmer, Monica Duvall from College Hills and Beth Petty and Dee Lineberger from our community Jail Ministry met with both men and women inmates for weekly Bible studies

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you

will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” ~Acts 1:8

Sharing the Word in Cuba

Long-Term Mission Partnerships

Jeff H. Ray

One of the greatest joys God gives us is the joy we get when we help someone who has nowhere else to turn. Building houses in Mexico & Honduras are life changing events for both the builders and the new residents. It's also such a blessing to see the faces of the families who come through our medical & dental clinic in Honduras. These friends may only get to see a doctor or dentist once a year.



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World Bible School Baptisms

Opportunities for Passionate Outreach City of Children (Youthreach) Community Bible Class Community Garden Jail Ministry Dorcas Ministry (sewing) Baptisms Greeting Guest Follow-Up Hispanic Class Jail Ministry Servant Apprentice Knitting Hats for Afghanistan Hours Worked by 6th Graders Short-term Missions Mission Lazarus Trip Ushering Welcome Center Jail Ministry WBS Teachers Female Graduates

150 Sharing the Word at Wilson County Jail




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500 Hats Knitted for Afghanistan Ministry

2,030 Pieces of W B S Mail Sent Out

Pieces of Clothing Sent by Dorcas Ministry

4,200 Pounds of Food in Vote Against Hunger


Groups Used the Witt Family Life Center

108 Outside Groups Used Our Facilities

Call the College Hills office at 615.444.9502 or go to the Ministry Organization page at for ministry contact information.

KINGDOM RESOURCES In order for College Hills to make and nurture disciples we first and foremost need God empowering us because God is our ultimate resource. However, we also need each and every family member generously giving of themselves, his or her time, and money. All of these work together to make a kingdom difference here in Wilson County and beyond. Inside this booklet and below you can see how your generosity, by the power of God, made a difference in 2012. On the next page we want to show you how we plan to use our resources to continue fulfilling our mission and vision further in 2013.

Kitchen Crew at Community Chris tmas Dinner


God has provided for us over the last decade! Our Mortgage is

PAI D $0





2012 Highlights

Marriage Matters Seminar Enthusiastic support of mission work — You gave over $200K toward mission projects and sponsored 3 successful mission teams! Prison Ministry with 150 baptisms New WBS students and Teachers Launched 2nd worship service Career Transition Group New digital sign out front






MARCH 2012

School Store and Overflow Winterfest and Impact Season of Service Head Start Children’s First GPS Young Adult Christmas Party and Retreat Growth of College Class Courageous movie and Men’s Retreat Basic Financial Training and Divorce Care Classes Summer Camp with Smyrna Congregation

Community Dinner

Community Garden Partnership with Winfree Bryant Middle School

Growing ministry among all

generations - children, teens, young adults, adults, and seniors

“And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” ~ Philippians 4:19 13


working toward our mission of making and nurturing disciples of Jesus. Dynamic Worship $ 672,236 Christ-Centered Relationships $ 449,538 Faithful Living $ 69,000 Gracious Serving $ 67,810 Passionate Outreach $ 106,650 Children’s Ministry

Youth Ministry

Young Adult Ministry

WEEKLY BUDGET Dynamic Worship

48 WEEKS with budgeted giving of $23,370 per week

Christ-Centered Relationships

Senior Adult Ministry

We want the 2013 resources of College Hills to focus entirely on our mission of making and nurturing disciples. We want you to know that we are actively working to be good stewards with every resource God gives us.


Gracious Serving

Our Mission


working toward Making and Nurturing Disciples

Passionate Outreach Faithful Living

Adult Ministry

Working to acco mplish

working toward Making and Nurturing Disciples

We believe that we all need to give of our time, energy, and money to help fulfill our Mission and Vision in 2013.

Goal of $60,865 on each Vision Sunday

We ask you to prayerfully consider how you can be a generous giver this year.

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For more detailed information, please email Glen Butler at Connecting Generations

Friends and fa mily



in our mission is invaluable. Please give of yourself, your time, and money. These resources, working together, can bring about great things in 2013 for College Hills. Please prayerfully consider how you can be an engaged, generous disciple in this new year.

2013 EVENTS January 21 February 1-2 February 3 February 8-9 February 15-17 March 31 April 5-7 April 7 April 20 April 21 May 5 June 2 June 14-17 June 17-22 June 23 June 28-July 5 July 16-23 July 27 August 4 August 19 August 30-Sept 2 September 8 November 3 December 14

Community Light Dinner Women of Hope Conference Scout Sunday (10th Anniversary of Troop 293) Men’s Retreat at Whispering Pines Winterfest in Gatlinburg Easter Sunrise Service and Breakfast GPS Retreat Vision Sunday Healing Hands Walk 4 Water “Help Your Child Think About Baptism” class Celebration of Life - Class for Parents Promotion to new children’s classes and Recognition of Servant Apprentices Junior Impact Senior Impact Vision Sunday Youthreach Mission Trip to City of Children CHCC Mission Trip to Mission Lazarus School Store and Clothing Give-Away Kindergarten receives Bible story books Tutoring begins for Fall Semester Labor Day Encampment Vision Sunday Overflow / Vision Sunday Children’s Christmas/Community Dinner

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