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Venture at CIL

What a beautiful week it’s been here in Middle Tennessee! School and sports are wrapping up and summer is heating up.

This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day where we remember and honor those who have died in active military service. Enjoying time together and celebrating are wonderful ways to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. I think it’s how they would want us to celebrate them. That being said, let’s not forget to take time during all the grilling and pool party festivities to pause and thank God for those who gave it all so we can have this freedom.

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Registrations are coming in for VENTURE our family conference taking place June 9-11. If you register your family by this Sunday, you’ll get an awesome VENTURE backpack and some other sweet VENTURE gear that we can’t tell you about yet! But trust us… you’re going to love it!

We also just booked a giant inflatable obstacle course and a game called “Soccer Darts” that is 21 feet tall. This is going to be so much fun! It’s for the kids folks… for the kids, right? Ha!

These are fun incentives, but, in the end, we hope you will come because you are ready for your family to take the next steps in pursuing God’s adventure together. We can’t wait to laugh, sing, learn and experience God together!

If you are a family with kids from Pre-K through rising 8th grade, you can register for VENTURE by going to www.venture-together.com. The cost is only $20 per family.

We hope to see you this weekend!

Take courage,


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!