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August 27th, 2013

Nashville Campus Launch Team formed at covenant-signing celebration
Nashville Campus Launch Team formed at covenant-signing celebration
Nashville Campus Launch Team formed at covenant-signing celebration
Nashville Campus Launch Team formed at covenant-signing celebration
Nashville Campus Launch Team formed at covenant-signing celebration
Nashville Campus Launch Team formed at covenant-signing celebration
Nashville Campus Launch Team formed at covenant-signing celebration
Nashville Campus Launch Team formed at covenant-signing celebration

By Kaylan Christopher, Staff Writer

So it begins again—the process of establishing a second regional campus of Brentwood Baptist Church.

On Sunday, August 25, nearly 100 people met for a unique celebration to kick-start the training and soft launches that will eventually lead to the inaugural service of the Nashville Campus in early 2014.

Leading off the event was Kairos Pastor Aaron Bryant, who has been chosen to lead the new congregation as Campus & Teaching Pastor. Laying out the vision for what's ahead, he explained the purpose the event—to begin this new adventure in covenant with God and each other.

"We've been prayer walking and praying for six months, and I'm so grateful for those who have been a part of it," he said. "At some point, you have to identify those who want to be part of the core group to help start it—calling out their gifts, passions, and talents."

Sandwiched in between prayer and worship, nearly 80 sealed the deal by signing a document, committing to become members of a Launch Team for one year.

During that time, they'll participate in weekly gatherings—cycling through three weeks of training then one week of worshipping—until the official launch.

Over the course of five months, they'll nail down who they are and how they'll do church, helping to seamlessly transition from this campus to a still undetermined location in the 12 South area next year.

"Ultimately, the celebration was a chance to declare God's goodness and acknowledge what He's calling us to. It also gave people a chance to ceremonialize things, determining who's in this with us and who's going to be moving forward."