A Fellowship of Different Perspectives

A Fellowship of Different Perspectives

These are tricky, complicated times. While I want you to think critically about the issues of our day, I also want you to remember the power of simplicity.  Jesus calls us to love God with all our hearts and to love our neighbor as ourselves (Matthew 22:36-40).  When we do not apply this clear call from our Savior, we may disqualify our intellect and passion for current events.

You are part of a church where people interpret the times differently.   Sometimes in our community, I feel like I am standing in between the strong opinions of people I respect and love. I bet you have felt that, too.  Often, I agree and disagree with their words in the same conversation!   We will never all have the same opinion, but we can walk in the same love.

Let’s continue to be a safe place to experience the Scripture, the anointing, the bread and cup, and the love of God’s people.  CIL is a great place to focus on those eternal things.  This simple focus on Jesus is why our series in Galatians has been so timely.  We are directly in God’s Word, letting the passage form us.  This week I will be preaching on Galatians 3:10-14 in a message called “Beyond the Curse.”

If you want to explore my perspective on current events or access devotional thoughts as I spend time with the Lord, make sure to visit my blog, found at aaronallison.com. This communication platform is an excellent way for me to speak into your life between Sundays.

I love being your pastor!  I am so thankful for this opportunity.



Sharing His Love at Home – Open Hands

Our generosity and hospitality begin at home. Many of our CIL partners and neighbors are struggling these days for many reasons. The Covid-19 pandemic, job reductions, health needs, lock-down anxiety, getting to a Dr.’s appoint, cold weather and more. These situations cause many families need help with otherwise everyday tasks.

Open Hands is about CIL people helping CIL people as well as our neighbors. You can make someone’s challenges easier by simply offering to do some light cleaning, picking up groceries, taking care of kids for a couple of hours. Or, in some cases helping provide hot meals for homeless people in our immediate Gallatin-Hendersonville community that takes place at the Stay Warm Shelter at First Baptist Church on Winchester in Gallatin.
If you can offer a couple of hours once or on a regular schedule, be part of Open Hands. Or, if you need help, reach out to your friends with Open Hands.


Want to know more about the Bible?  Module 1 of Veritas is the place for you!  It’s an introduction to the scripture covering the who, what, when, where and why.  We learn about the people, places, cultures and the stories begin to come alive.  After the introduction to the Bible we study various passages from Paul’s letters to learn how to read, understand and apply God’s Word.  We develop skills that we’ll use for the rest of our lives.

There are no requirements you have to meet to be part of this class.  It doesn’t matter how much or how little of the Bible you’ve read.  It doesn’t matter if you’ve been a believer for decades, or you’re just beginning this journey of faith.  We’d love for you to pull up a chair and join us at the table!

Our partnership with Veritas means we can offer the class for a reduced tuition of $45.  It’s a 12-week session meeting Wednesday morning 9:30-11:30.  Registration is open now!

Please contact Pastor Deborah if you have any questions.


Sundays: 9AM & 10:45AM



1004 Drakes Creek Rd.
Hendersonville, TN, 37075