HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – April 23, 2013 – Union University Hendersonville hosted about 60 church leaders from Middle Tennessee for an April 16 luncheon that featured an address by George Guthrie on balancing ministry and family life.
“We wanted to provide a resource for church leaders as they think about this important topic,” said Todd Brady, Union’s vice president for church relations. Guthrie, the Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible at Union, is the author of the “Read the Bible for Life” initiative.
Adam Davis, associate pastor of Belle Aire Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, attended the luncheon and said Guthrie’s message was a welcome reminder of his primary ministry – his family.
“The responsibility to lead my family spiritually is not the church’s job, but mine,” Davis said. “I must, therefore, continue to grow deeply in the word and nourish my relationship with Christ in order to live out the gospel in front of my family. I thought the luncheon was very encouraging and challenging.”
“The mid-state ministers’ luncheon was a great success,” said Charles Lea, executive director of Union University Hendersonville. “We attracted a number of ministry leaders from across the spectrum in terms of age and denominations who attended a Union event for the first time. Dr. Guthrie’s comments and those of his wife Pat reassured and encouraged ministry leaders.”
Brady said the campus plans to hold a similar event every semester.