Pastor Ken Reports – February 22, 2019

The internet has brought on revolution of our everyday lives. Life is vastly different then it was even 10 years ago. Think about all the things we use the internet to do. While there are many incredibly negative aspects to the internet there are also some amazing positives. We are blessed to live in a time when Christians have incredible resources just a click away. Resources are a wonderful thing in your walk with Jesus. Websites like Biblegateway.comblueletterbible.org, and whiteestate.org make resources that pastors used to have to go through years of education free and accessible to anyone with an internet connection.
While Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Videos, etc. have lots of content, it is important for us to discern what is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, and admirable and put our time and energy into those things. If you read, “One Big Thing,” this week you will see our church is opening up a Christian video resource to you. You will have access to thousands of videos like the one above. It is our hope that you will be able to use it in your journey with Jesus.
ONE BIG THING
I’m excited to share that our church now has access to an extensive, new video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV and it is free for you to use.
As a church staff, we’re always looking for ways to help you develop and strengthen your faith. For the last several months our church board has tried out RightNow Media and recently voted to make it a resource for the entire church. We are also blessed by a generous donor who has provided the funds for our Madison Campus family to use it. We believe that RightNow Media will be a tool to serve you as you live out your faith at home, at work and in your neighborhood. RightNow Media has videos for everyone—kids, youth, parents, married couples, college students, single adults, working professionals—all aimed at helping you grow. We are very excited that in addition to the current content we are able to upload further video resources from our church and Denomination that you will be able to use.
This coming Sabbath afternoon (Feb. 23) at around 3 pm you will receive an official invitation email to give you FREE access to RightNow Media. If you don’t see it by that evening check your mail filter (because it came from RightNow’s system, it may have gotten caught there).
Once you find the email, simply click the link, sign up for an account, and you’re all set to explore more than 20,000 videos. If you have friends and neighbors you think would be blessed by this resource you are encouraged to forward them the link you receive. We pray that RightNow Media will be a blessing for you and your family!
INCLEMENT WEATHER
A number of schools around Nashville, including our own Madison Campus Elementary and Madison Academy, were closed today due to the National Weather Service warnings regarding heavy rainfall and flash flooding.
We are still planning on having church tomorrow as scheduled.
We highly encourage you to use your best judgment in making the decision on whether to attend. Please do not do take any unnecessary risks.
If you ever have questions regarding inclement weather and our church being open the best places to look for information are our website and our Facebook page. We will also send out email and text blasts to all those who have subscribed. To sign up for Our Mobile Alerts CLICK HERE and sign up for the different alerts you would like to receive.
LOOKING AHEAD
February 23: Our Sabbath speaker will be Elder Benjamin Jones, president, South Central Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. He will be concluding our celebration of Black History Month. Pastor Jones is currently the 8th President of the South Central Conference of Seventh-day Adventists which is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. South Central Conference covers the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, and parts of the Florida panhandle, with a membership of approximately 33,000 members. He has been in ministry for 44 plus years and has preached throughout the USA and overseas. God has had His hand on Pastor Jones’s life since his teenage years. He is a graduate of Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama receiving a B.A. in Religion in 1971. He received his M.A. in Religion from Southern Adventist University in 2000. Pastor Jones has served as Ministerial Director, pastor, evangelist, adjunct professor, counselor, and mentor. He has been married to the love of his life, Sister Carol J. Jones, for the past 49 years. They have two adult children and eight grandchildren. Pastor Benjamin Jones loves the Lord, loves his family, and loves God’s people everywhere. His passion is to lead people into an experience with the Living Christ. His life goals are simple and threefold; to be the best husband a wife could pray for, the best father any child could have; the best soldier in the army of the Lord.
February 23 & 24: Women’s Ministry Conference at Madison Campus Church Fellowship Hall. Feb. 23 from 6 pm – 8 pm and Feb. 24 from 9 am- 12 pm. Also click here to go to the Women’s Ministry page on the church website to see a daily devotion written by women of the Madison Campus Church.
March: Pastor Nacho will be doing a four part series on the Gospel of Mark.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
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MEDIA ON THE BRAIN: Madison Campus is proud to host, Media on the Brain, March 16, 23, & 30. We will begin with a light supper at 5:30 pm followed by the presentation at 6:15 pm. Presented by author, speaker, and teacher, Scott Ritsema, Media on the Brain is much more than a seminar, it is a tool for how to handle the vast number of media choices we have to make every day. I would highly encourage you to attend and to invite your friends, neighbors, and co-workers to this event. Those who attend will gain inspiration from families who have found freedom from media addiction and behold something better in the character of Christ.
MEN OF MCC: The Forge is where men of all ages and stages come together to help one another “find strength in God,” (1 Samuel 23:16) and sharpen one another “as iron sharpens iron,” (Proverbs 27:17) so that “[when] one falls, the other can reach out and help” so that we are not easily broken (Ecclesiastes 4:10, 12). Based on your feedback, our study will focus on two tracks – personal, spiritual growth and God’s design/purpose for men. Pending the number of sign-ups, we’re looking at a March 9th kickoff (likely on Sabbaths immediately following second service) and challenge you to join us in discovering the knee-buckling wonder of seeking God with all your heart (Jeremiah 29:13) and living out His good and perfect will (Romans 12:2).
PRAYER MINISTRY: Be a part of our weekly prayer meeting, Wednesday from 6 to 7 pm. “Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I AM there in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18: 19-20) “The promise is made on condition that the united prayers of God’s people are offered, and in answer to these prayers there may be expected a power greater than that which comes in answer to private prayer. The power given will be proportionate to the unity of the members and their love for God and for one another.” (The Power of Corporate Prayer by Karen Martell)
MA MARCH MADNESS TOURNAMENT: We are hosting an all-night basketball fundraiser at Madison Academy. All Proceeds are going to the Adopt-a-Gym program, which will help The Oaks Adventist School that was hurt by the hurricane last school year. The tournament is Saturday, March. 23, starting at 7:30pm. The cost is $100 per team, and teams must have one girl on the court at all times. Signup by emailing aadams@madisonAcademy.com or call 615-878-9769
BIBLE READING PLAN: Join us in our family Bible reading plan. It can be found on our church app, by clicking here, or by picking up a hard copy at our church kiosks on Sabbath. If you already picked up a hard copy please pick up a new one this Sabbath as there were some errors on the previous copy. If you don’t have the church app it is free on the App Store or on Google Play.
WOMEN’S MINISTRY CONFERENCE: February 23 & 24: Women’s Ministry Conference at Madison Campus Church Fellowship Hall. Feb. 23 from 6 pm-8pm and Feb. 24 from 9am-12pm. Click Here for a daily devotion written by women form our Madison Campus Church. To register CLICK HERE.
NEW BIKE NEEDED: We need 2 bike donated for the Health Fair drawing, contact Sandra Turpen at 615-578-1416.
ITEMS LEFT: If you have left items in the kitchen/fellowship hall area that have been placed on the cart by the kitchen door, they need to be picked up by March 2, or will be donated.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES: Certification & VBX Training at Highland Academy Mar. 1-2. Fri. 7pm & Sabbath 8am Register at youth.kytn.net
SAVE THE CHILDREN: Children’s and Health ministries are inviting you and the community to attend “Save the Children & The Adults Too!”, taking place March 23rd @ 2:15p.m. This is a seminar that will be addressing how diet and media impacts the psychological health of children and adults. There will be special guests speakers and a wonderful Sabbath lunch brought to you by health ministries. Please register by March 10th to reserve your spot and PLEASE INVITE A FRIEND! Click here to register.
MOBILE TEXT ALERTS: Please sign up for Our Mobile Alerts. CLICK HERE and sign up for the different alerts you would like to receive.
KENTUCKY-TENNESSEE CONFERENCE EVENTS:
Praying For Your Husband: March 10 (at the Conference Office)
Leadership Training: March 24 (at Madison Campus Church)
Mother-Daughter Day: April 28 (at Paradise Ranch)
Registration for these events can be found at kytn.net.
NEXT SCHEDULED WORK BEE: A work bee is scheduled for March 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. please mark your calendars.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Director of HUD senior independent living center, Cumberland View Towers, with 151 units located in Madison, TN. Responsibilities include: Manage staff, residents, budgets, payroll, financial reports, in compliance with HUD, local and state guidelines. Bachelor’s degree in field related to human services or management, and experience with federally subsidized housing preferred. To request job posting announcement and application information, please email CVTinfo@tds.net.
4 O’CLOCK GROUP: Come join the 4 O’clock group at the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Bldg. 4 p.m. Sabbath. We started a new 10 week series “How God Ultimately Defends His Character.”
ADVENTIST COMMUNITY SERVICES: Our help center is in need of white crew socks (not tube). They can be taken to the ACSC.
PASTORS’-ELDERS & LAYPERSONS RETREAT: Mar. 29-31, 2019ReGENERATE! Sponsored by the Southern Union, Kentucky-Tennessee, and South Central Conferences. This event will focus on helping stagnant, or declining churches, learn what it takes to thrive. Room at our camp to house around 250, pastors and elders. You will not want to miss it! Throughout the weekend, attendees will hear compelling, firsthand stories, of once-declining churches that are now flourishing. Speakers who will offer encouragement and strategies for revitalization. Guest presenters are: Dr. Ron Smith, Union Conference President; Dan Jackson, Joe Kidder, Brad Cauley, Olin McGraw, Marc Lien and Joe Grider. Register February 25 – March 18, 2019  Please email mcoffice@madisoncampus.org to request a form or stop by the office, or contact KY/TN Conference Ministerial Department.
HEALTHY HEART CONFERENCE: Attendees will discover four no-nonsense effective lifestyle strategies to lower high blood pressure, cholesterol and more without drugs! Special presentation on “A Woman’s Heart”. When: Starting Saturday 3:00-6:00pm, March 16 at Courtyard Nashville/Murfreesboro 1306 Gresham Park Dr. Murfreesboro, TN. Free & open to the public. Must register either call (800) 732-7587 or online at: AdventSource.org. Presenters: Curtis & Paula Eakins, 3ABN co-host of Abundant living telecast. A $100.00 gift card for member bringing the most (non-SDA, at least 18)

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