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Sunday at CIL

Hello CIL family!
It’s an exciting time of year as school is coming to an end and summer plans are beginning to draw close.  Within each phase of children and student ministry that idea resonates loudly as we plan camps and other activities.  I want to take this opportunity to draw attention to two events taking place this Sunday as well as Camp Blast (May 31-June 2).

After second service May 19th, at 12:15pm, we’ll kick off two events simultaneously.  In the Loft (upstairs), we will conduct our Parent meeting for Camp Blast. We ask at least one parent to attend and hear about camp and what the kids should bring and what they should leave at home.  This meeting allows parents the opportunity to ask questions about what Camp Blast will entail.  At the same time, we’ll have our End-of-School party in Studio C (also upstairs).  We’ll serve pizza, snacks, and drinks.  The kids will have fun as we celebrate the end of the school year.

Two weekends later, we’ll head to Camp Blast at Horton Haven Christian Camp, south of Nashville.  We will depart CIL at 4pm on Friday, May 31st and we will return after church on June 2nd.  There is still time to register.  Just go to cil.churchcenter.com and click on Camp Blast.  In this three day camp our rising 3rd through 6th grade kids will swim, canoe, zip line, rock wall climb, enjoy a campfire, go on a hayride, night hike, play games, AND attend four services and small group time as we learn that Life is Wild, God is Good.  This is one of the highlights of the summer for our kids and I hope that you’ll make plans for your child to attend.

As is the case with all of our camps, if cost is an issue, please contact me at Chip@CIL.church so we can make sure your child can attend as we have scholarships available.  If you would like to help support Camp Blast by sponsoring a child, you can make a donation at cil.churchcenter.com and be sure to choose Camp Scholarships.  This is going to be a great summer at CIL and I’m so glad to be leading these events.

New Giving Platform for Tithes and Offerings

Giving Change
We’ve rolled out a more secure and easier-to-use giving platform!
All online donations of tithes and offering will now be processed through cil.churchcenter.com.
You may be accustomed to using cil.churchcenter.com for event registrations, but now you will use the same site for tithes and offerings, too.
To start giving, simply click the link below to see how it works and explore the new platform.

If you have had recurring scheduled giving already…

1. Cancel your recurring scheduled giving on the old platforms. You can do so at my.simplegive.com (this is our previous giving platform).

2. Set up your new scheduled giving using the cil.churchcenter.com link on the “Give Online” page and follow the prompts.

If you have any problems, email info@cil.church and someone from the CIL leadership will walk you through it.

You can also TEXT TO GIVE by entering the number 84321, and the amount in the text field. Instructions will be given to you from there.
Thank you for your continued generosity!



We’ve got some great things coming at CIL! Here are a few important events to mark on your calendar!



Water Baptism (May 5)

The next date for water baptism is Sunday, May 5, in both services.  This practice of the church is an outward expression of faith; a physical act that marks our identity with, and participation in, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

If you’d like to learn more, please sign-up here!  A member of the CIL staff will follow up with you.



Camp Blast Children’s Camp (May 31-June 2)

Camp Blast at Horton Haven Christian Camp is a fantastic start to your child’s summer! Designed especially for rising 3rd grade through rising 6th grade students, they’ll have fun, develop friendships and, most importantly, experience God and His love. Directed by Pastor Chip Johnson, Camp Blast is led by children’s ministry staff who already know and love your kids.

Dates: May 31-June 2

Location: Horton Haven Christian Camp in Lewisburg, TN

Cost BEFORE May 15: $130

Cost AFTER May 15: $140


Some scholarship funds are available. Please contact Pastor Chip at chip@cil.church to learn about camp scholarships.


There will be a Camp Blast informational meeting on Sunday, May 19 at 12:15 to learn more!



Frontline Youth Camps

High School Experience (June 21-24)


Our mission is to see our students experience a moment with God that develops into a lifetime with God. Our High School Experience (HSX) is our way of accomplishing such a mission.


We are welcoming any student who is entering 10th grade through their freshman year in college.

Dates: June 21-24

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida @ Blue Horizon Lodge & Retreat

Total Cost: $375

Payment Dates (each payment toward your balance is non-refundable):

-$55 deposit due with registration

-May 15 – $160

-June 15 – $160 – FINAL BALANCE


Middle School Experience (July 10-14)

This summer it is our goal that our middle school students would learn what it means to be restored by God. What would it look like if every middle school student understood that their identity, their purpose, rested in the name of Jesus?


This camp is for any student who is entering 7th grade through their freshman year in high school.


Dates: July 10-14

Location: Fuge Camp in Black Mountain, NC @ Ridgecrest Conference Center

Total Cost: $395

Payment Dates (each payment toward your balance is non-refundable):

-$55 deposit with registration

-May 15 – $170

-June 15 – $170 – FINAL BALANCE


Please contact Pastor Josh at josh@cil.church for more information about these camps!


Venture (June 9-11)

A venture is a risky endeavor that brings about a great reward. Venture is an experience for kids (K-8) and their parents that will inspire them to take the risk of pursuing God’s adventure together!

Over the course of three nights, we will explore what it means to make Christ the center of our home on a daily basis. We desire to help each family establish a framework and discover tools to unearth their God-created uniqueness and how God plans to use it for His kingdom!


Dates: June 9-11, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: CIL

Cost: $20 per family


Scholarships are available. Please contact Pastor Chip at chip@cil.church for information!





Have a blessed day!