If you are a Vol fan, you know by now that Butch Jones and his popular hashtag/slogan for rebuilding the Tennessee Football program is ”Brick by Brick.”
Each brick makes the others stronger; we know he is talking about individuals with talents that will benefit the team to make it a better unit all together.
Now, it’s just me, but that kind of sounds like a motto for Christians working together.
I never thought I would use my name and Butch Jones in the same sentence, but we have a lot in common. We are both visionaries and dreamers, we are both passionate about what we do and who we represent, and we have a high level of expectations for the teams we coach.
But, there is someone we can both relate to and that is Nehemiah of the Old Testament.
Nehemiah was a dreamer. He had a vision given to him from God, and he knew what he had to do with it.
Nehemiah 2:17 says, “ThenI said to them, ‘You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace.’”
He had a goal and a vision to rebuild the city with the people and resources he had, and at this point, he put together his dream team to go and rebuild the city walls.
The message of this text is that Nehemiah shows the need, gives a vision to solve the problem, had his dream team trust in the Lord and everyone had a job (Nehemiah 3:1-32).
“Brick by Brick,” he was able to do so.
For the past three years, there has been a group of youth pastors leading the way in our county when it comes to changing the lives of our youth and building ideas and plans with dreams and visions in mind.
It was started with a vision presented to the group about this event called Fields of Faith.
Well, let’s just say the rest is history.
“Bick by Brick,” the Campbell County Youth Leader Alliance has been able to impact thousands of youth and adults in our community, and it started with one vision and one dream. But, it wasn’t because of a few churches working together, but dozens of churches working together.
At one count there were over 20 churches working together at last year’s Fields of Faith event.
When you present a vision and dream with a group of people that have the same goals in mind, then its obtainable. Through working together, we can make things happen. With our time, resources and aspirations, anything is possible.
Nehemiah did the same thing with his people, “Brick by Brick.” It takes partnerships and working together to do so. Nehemiah did it, why can’t we?
This will be the third annual Campbell County Fields of Faith.
Each year, we have doubled in attendance, and we are setting the stage once again for God to do big things.
This year’s event will be led in worship by Calling Glory from Athens, TN.
Calling Glory has a top 25 Christian Billboard song Don’t Give Up. They are also a Klove and Air1 artist.
The speaker this year will be former University of Tennessee football player Inky Johnson. Inky has a great passion for football but a much larger passion for telling his story and sharing Christ with others.
And, of course, you will hear testimonies from coaches and student-athletes.
Fields of Faith is a Fellowship of Christian Athletes event.
Be sure to check out Campbell County Fields of Faith on Facebook at www. facebook.com/CCFOF and Twitter (@CCHS_FCA #CCFOF). If you would like to know more about Campbell County Youth Leader Alliance please visit www.CCYLA.org.
We look forward to seeing you on Oct. 9 at Campbell County High School!