March 07 2014

Crow’s Corner (March 2014)

We thank the Lord for His blessings and the generosity of the First Baptist Nashville family to support the Lord’s work in the many aspects of our church.

Church Facility Improvements You Make Possible

The Master Plan Implementation Committee continues finalizing construction plans for Phase One construction with ESA architectural team. We will update you in the coming weeks regarding these plans, and the church will provide ample data and time to respond to forthcoming recommendations. You will be very excited to see the plans being developed! Phase One will be placed where Lot D is presently located and serve for Children’s Ministry space and Community Center Outreach.

  • Newly remodeled restrooms on First Floor near Fellowship Hall are serving us with a bright, new look.
  • The Chapel and South Education Building Fourth Floor restrooms remodeling projects will begin construction within the next three weeks. The enlarged Chapel will open in June and serve the church for years to come; we expect to move The Fellowship on Broadway worship into the Chapel this summer to give a convenient, close, and accessible location which will allow our church family to integrate and fellowship each Sunday morning. The Service of Word & Table will move back into the Chapel following construction.
  • Two projects are pending in the Property Committee: remodeling of Fourth Floor Adult Education Space (Rooms 470 and 480) and construction of a new Bride’s/Prayer Room. These projects have required additional infrastructure (sprinkler system installation in Education Building, 3rd and 4th Floors) and additional heating/air system improvements. These improvements will be used long term (Master Plan retains use of the South Education building for decades to come) or repurposed for future uses.

The Year of Health at First

Try out The Daniel Plan classes for adult health and lifestyle improvement! The first set of classes is underway. The second set will begin the week following Easter. Check it out at and stay tuned!

ACS Church Life

Try a new app for your smart phone. Our church membership data system, ACS, offers ACS Church Life, a free app that with a login allows access to our church directory on your cell phone. If you’ve not used ACS before, you’ll need to establish a login. If you have, simply login with your email and give it a try!

Men’s Outreach Opportunities

  • April 25—Country Music Marathon Outreach; we’ll serve pasta supper for runners
  • May 1—National Day of Prayer, Music City Center, 6:30 a.m., $25 each/$200 table of eight; this citywide event will honor First Responders
  • August 1 – 2—Main Event, Bridgestone Arena
  • August 16 – 23—Montana Mission Outdoors Week

Contact: Tom Crow