Back Nashville Campus participates in day of service at Carter Lawrence Elementary
September 25th, 2013
By Kaylan Christopher, Staff Writer
On Saturday, September 21, 30 members of the Nashville Campus Launch Team joined up with Hands On Nashville on their largest day of service benefiting Metro Nashville Public Schools.
The Launch Team specifically targeted a school in the area where they'll be planting in a few months. At Carter Lawrence Elementary – Math and Science Magnet School, 91% of the students live below the poverty level.
"As a church campus, we want our city to be a better place because the Christ-followers are here," said Aaron Bryant, pastor of the Nashville Campus. "For us, that means demonstrating the love of Jesus in tangible ways and partnering with local schools is a great way to do that."
When they arrived, the team split to cover inside and outside tasks. One group landscaped, mulched, weeded, and planted at nine different areas around the school grounds. The other painted classroom doors and hallway frames.
For months, the team has been praying that God would open doors for them to bless those in this community. When this opportunity showed up, they took it. According to Aaron, this is only the first of many interactions the Nashville Campus hopes to have with Carter Lawrence.
"The teachers and administration at the school are doing tremendous work," he said. "Our people saw how beneficial it is to come alongside of them and support their efforts. This weekend served to further build a relationship between our campus and the school for the future."