Impact Team Spotlight

At Christian Life we believe that people matter most and we love our people! We want to share with you some of our Impact Team members that are truly making an impact for the Kingdom through the serving of others. Let's get to know them!


10.17.17

Today's Impact Team Spotlight is a blessing to CL Kids! We love the way that she shares the love of Jesus with the kids upstairs and we're thankful to have her on our team!

Name:
Cindy McDaniels

Hometown:
Smyrna, TN

What do you do for a living?
I'm a homeschool mom to Halie. Income? Robert, I think I'm supposed to be getting paid.

How long have you been attending Christian Life?
Five years

What Impact Team(s) do you serve on?
CL Kids

What do you enjoy most about serving?
I love teaching kids and young people about how awesome God is and how much He loves us! I love seeing them excited about that!

Favorite Bible verse?
Phil 4:13

Name something we may not know about you.
I prayed for five years to get pregnant with Hallie. It was a long hard walk but God is faithful and He kept His promise. Just when we thought it was too late, God released a miracle. Hallie is short for Hallelujah- the highest praise to God.


10.10.17

Name:
Ben Allen

Hometown:
Nashville, TN

What do you do for a living?
Recruiting, Insurance, Woodworking, and Swim Lessons!

How long have you been attending Christian Life?
2 years

What Impact Team(s) do you serve on?
Response Team, Children's Ministry

What do you enjoy most about serving?
I enjoy engaging in an aspect of being a member of the body of Christ. Serving gives Jesus an opportunity to challenge me, teach me, and experience giving and receiving His love with others. It's also been an amazing way to meet people at Christian Life and build meaningful relationships that are paramount to a fulfilling Christian walk.

Favorite Bible verse?
"Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." that, or 2 Kings 2:23-24

Name something we may not know about you.
I don't have a lot of friends and don't know how to make friends! Don't be intimidated by my big muscles and piercing eyes!


10.3.17

We are thankful for Melissa! Her servant heart shows with everything she does and we love the way she uses her gifts for the Kingdom!

Name:
Melissa Pearcy

Hometown:
Hendersonville, TN

What do you do for a living?
Hairstylist but recently took a job working at Robertson Family Water

How long have you been attending Christian Life?
Since January 2016

What Impact Team(s) do you serve on?
Youth C-Group Coordinator, 8th-9th Grade Girls' C-Group Leader, Prayer Team, and Worship Team

What do you enjoy most about serving?
I enjoy getting to know everyone more and to make everyone feel that they matter and to encourage and uplight them! I want them to know how much God loves them and just want to be the vessel used by God to further His Kingdom and make HIS name great!

Favorite Bible verse?
Proverbs 3:5-6

Name something that we may not know about you.
I grew up traveling on a bus with my parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles & cousins, singing southern gospel (since 13 months old) and playing the violin (since I was 6 years old).


9.26.17

This couple makes Sunday morning at Christian Life bright as they welcome everyone with a smile! We love having them as part of our team!

Name:
Chris and Cristy Joiner

Hometown:
Chris: Detroit, MI
Cristy: Murfreesboro, TN

What do you do for a living?
Chris: Sales Manager at Honda of Murfreesboro
Cristy: I'm blessed to stay home with our son.

How long have you been attending Christian Life?
6 years

What Impact Team(s) do you serve on?
Welcome Impact Team

What do you enjoy most about serving?
Chris: Interacting with our members.
Cristy: I love meeting new people! And being outside at the welcome table I get to be the first point of contact , the first smile, hug or handshake! So awesome!!!!

Favorite Bible verse?
Chris: Phil 4:13
Cristy: Exodus 14:14  & Psalm 91:10-11

Name something we may not know about you.
Chris: I am a diehard Tennessee Vol fan 4 life.
Cristy: Most people are surprised to know that I am a momma of a 23, 22, and 6 yr old. And I'm also a Na-Na of 2 (soon to be 3) beautiful grandchildren.


9.19.17

Serving through coffee and kiddos, today's Impact Team Spotlight serves with a cheerful heart and we could not appreciate her more!

Name:
April Beeler

Hometown:
LaVergne, TN

What do you do for a living?
Accounting Manager

How long have you been attending Christian Life?
Almost 10 years

What Impact Team(s) do you serve on?
Preschool Team and Coffee Captain

What you enjoy most about serving?
Service is a reflection of God's heart and an expression of faith. We are called to serve and serving others is an expression of God's love working through us. When I am serving others, I feel like I am directly contributing to the overall mission of the church and expanding the Kingdom.

Favorite Bible verse?
Romans 8:28


 

9.12.17

Name:
Lindsay Smith

Hometown:
McMinnville, Tennessee

What do you do for a living?
Work at Dairy Queen

How long have you been attending Christian Life?
About 4 years?

What Impact Team(s) do you serve on?
CL Kids, Welcome Team, and Worship Team

What do you enjoy most about serving?
I love teaching the kids about the love of God, and helping wherever is needed. It makes me happy to be able to serve others!

Favorite Bible verse:
Psalm 31:25

Name something we may not know about you.
I'm pretty open about everything.


9.5.17

We love the way this couple uses their giftings for the Kingdom! This is what it's all about! Let's get to know them better.

Name:
Cory and Sandy Ponder 

Hometown:
Cory: Tifton, GA
Sandy: Adel and Dublin, GA

What do you do for a living?
Cory: IT Project Management/Support
Sandy: Realtor​

How long have you been attending Christian Life?
Cory: Ask Sandy, lol I don't remember
Sandy: 4 years

What Impact Team(s) do you serve on?
Cory: Worship Team, Stage Response, and IT Team
Sandy: Journey Coach and Prayer Ministry

What do you enjoy most about serving?
Cory: If God has given me something useful for the body of Christ and in turn am also able to glorify him I feel like I'm fulfilling part of his purpose for me and that brings be a lot of happiness.
Sandy: It is a joy to walk with others through the ups and downs of life. I enjoy encouraging others to use their gifts as they walk out their callings. It is a blesssing to see others grow deeper in their faith.

Favorite Bible verse:
Cory: Romans 8:28
Sandy: “Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.” ‭‭James‬ ‭1:12‬ ‭NASB‬‬

Name something that we may not know about you.
Cory: Proposed to Sandy while we were both in Ireland doing prayer and worship ministry.
Sandy: I am very social, but I require regular alone time to refuel. I'm happiest while reading a book or being in nature.


8.29.17

Today's Impact Team Spotlight is a rockstar on the Production Team! She works behind the scenes to keep services running smoothly on the production side. We are blessed to have her on our team!
 

Name:
Alisha Bragg

Hometown:
North Vernon, Indiana

What do you do for a living?
Supplier Quality Development Engineer

How long have you been attending Christian Life?
1 year

What Impact Team(s) do you serve on?
Production Team

What do you love most about serving?
I love knowing that I'm part of what makes these services so great! That I can help engage each person in the service. I get to see the behind the scenes of what goes into making a service possible. I also get to see how each service affects each person!

Favorite Bible Verse?
Be still and know that I am God. - Psalm 46:10


8.22.17

Greg and Brandy Allison are making an IMPACT for the Kingdom here are Christian Life and we are thankful to have them on our team! Let's get to know this servant couple!

Where is your hometown?
Greg: Knoxville, TN
Brandy: Chattanooga, TN

What do you do for a living?
Greg: Automotive Service Writer
Brandy: Keep our sweet grandson, Jeremiah

How long have you been attending Christian Life?
Both: 3 years

What Impact Team(s) do you serve on?
Both: Welcome Team, Newcomer's Team, Nursery

What do you enjoy most about serving?
Greg: On the Welcome and New Comers is being able to greet everyone as they come in and try to put a smile on their face and let them know we are glad they are here. To be able to answer any question a newcomer would have and leave them desiring to know more about our church. In the Nursery I love being able to hold the babies and give their parents time to be in the service.
Brandy: On the greet/newcomer team I enjoy being one of the first people that anyone sees when they come into our church! My goal each Sunday is to make sure every person is made to feel special! I want them to know that they matter at CL! Serving in the nursery is very satisfying because I know that I am allowing parents to sit for that time frame in service and not worry about their child. So even though it can be challenging, it is rewarding!

Favorite Bible verse:
Greg: Proverbs 3:5&6
Brandy: Psalms 46:10 - Be still and know that I am GOD.

Name something we may not know about you.
Greg: I am die hard Tennessee fan VFL. I love to hunt and fish and spend time in the outdoors especially in the fall.
Brandy: I'm named after a sign hanging at the liquor store, Brandy!!! I am a preachers kid(obviously named before my dad was called to preach) and grew up in a home with 4 brothers and sisters! My main spiritual gift is praying so I spend a lot of every day in constant prayer! (I think that came with being a preachers kid lol)


8.15.17

Today's Impact Team Tuesday is one that you will always find working hard to keep things running smoothly with the kiddos downstairs, and doing it all with a smile on her face!

Name:
Mary Beth Nickerson

Hometown:
Lascassas, TN

What do you do for a living?
Wife, mom, nursing student, and work for Lascassas Baptist Preschool

How long have you been attending Christian Life?
15 years

What Impact Team(s) do you serve on?
Children's ministry, C-group co-leader

What do you enjoy most about serving?
I enjoy meeting and loving on people!

Favorite Bible verse:
Nahum 1:7

Name something we may not know about you.
I took Russian as my foreign language in college (my first time in college), and I absolutely loved it! Now, one of my friends in Nursing school is from Uzbekistan! God uses everything!