1. Prayer Foundation: Each Sunday’s gathering will be preceded by intercession for our city and nation. Christians will be encouraged to consider involvement at NHOP (Nashville House of Prayer) and FPH (Franklin Prayer House).
2. Scriptural Foundation: Local and national leaders will address today’s hot-button issues from a Biblical world view.
Format: Instruction (45 minutes)
Q&A (15 minutes)
3. The TAG initiative is NOT a church or a gathering for a future church. It’s an opportunity for Christians of all backgrounds to come together under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
4. TAG supports ALL Nashville churches and ministries and intends to supplement the wonderful teaching ministries resident in our local area.
5. Punctuality is treating other people’s time as valuable as our own. Therefore, everyone is requested to be punctual for our 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. timeframe in addition to showing respect for our special guest speakers.
6. To keep everything streamlined and simple, there will be no children’s ministry, worship or refreshments and announcements (if any) will be minimal.
7. In line with God’s heart for families and intergenerational ministry, young people are strongly encouraged to come and be equipped as critical thinkers and cultural leaders in all spheres of our society.
8. To keep expenses to a minimum, advertising of TAG will primarily be through social media and word-of-mouth. Attendees are requested to invite and include others regularly.
9. At every meeting, a freewill offering will be received to cover expenses, honor guest speakers and periodically invest in a worthy cause.
10. Jesus prayed prior to His crucifixion that His followers “would be one” (John 17:21). TAG provides Christians throughout the area an excellent opportunity to “flesh out” His petition in a tangible, visible way.
May everyone prioritize and plan for consistent involvement, following not what’s convenient, popular or a personality. To help us stay focused, specific themes and speakers will not be announced in advance; only a general overview will be presented quarterly.
The one exception is the first gathering, which will be on Sunday, September 8, 2013 as we host The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.’s niece, Dr. Alveda King. She will be speaking on “Racism, Reproductive Genocide and Restructuring Marriage.”