Brentwood Baptist Church (and all of its regional campuses) joined together with Mt. Zion Baptist Church for the 3rd annual Better Together event held at Hadley Park near the Tennessee State University campus.
It was a tangible demonstration of what happens when the Church truly acts like the Church, where we truly live out Christ’s command to seek the kind of unity that He shares with the Father.
In a divisive age, there’s nothing more attractive to the world than when believers from every ethnicity, race, and socioeconomic background can join together for the gospel.
We gave out countless backpacks for children just as another year of school is about to commence. It warmed my heart to see the look of joy on kid’s faces over something I would have taken for granted back in the day. School supplies might not seem like much, but they could be the catalyst that inspires a child to want to learn. That child could grow up to be the one to make a real difference in his or her community.
Plus, the two churches had a rousing game of kickball for bragging rights and for fun, but mostly for fun. I’m sure a good time was had by all. I’m also positive that many lives were blessed as a result of this event.
I hope to be back next year to see how God will show up in unexpected ways. I don’t know how it will happen, but I know it will.