Note from pastor JEFF

No vision is complete without examining the past. For over 100 years, Judson Baptist has lived the calling God has given this church in South Nashville. We were named in honor of a man who dedicated his life to see the lost saved. Adoniram Judson left everything in 1812 to pioneer a mission effort in Burma. We still see traces of his influences in our legacy today. 


Adoniram believed the Gospel needed to be in people's heart language so he translated the Bible into Burmese. This year, we completed our 6th audio recording of the Bible for an unreached people group with Faith Comes By Hearing. Adoniram believed churches should be planted. In 2017, we planted another church in Williamson County. Our past informs our future. 


In November 2016, I began leading our staff through a visioning process to determine our next steps. This vision has been presented to a group of lay leaders from every ministry of our church. They have been a sounding board for us as we have sought God's direction. This vision recognizes the rich history of Judson Baptist and guides us to what we believe God has in store for us now and in the coming years.


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Our Values & Measures

Our values are the foundation for our vision and ministry. 

Our measures tell us when we are successful. 

Values for a church are empty if they are not reflected in our individual lives.

Check out our core values sermon series, "Foundations".



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    Value:

    GOD'S NEVER-CHANGING WORD GUIDES US IN AN EVER CHANGING WORLD.


    Measure:

    Am I studying God's word?

    - Reading/Listening -

    - Memorizing -

    - Obeying -

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    Value:

    GOD'S REVELATION OF HIMSELF GUIDES US TO

    WORSHIP HIM ALONE.


    Measure:

    Am I worshipping only God?

    - Together -

    - Personally -

    - Sacrificially -

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    Value:

    GOD'S DESIGN FOR RELATIONSHIPS GUIDES US

    TO DO LIFE TOGETHER.


    Measure:

    Am I connecting in life group?

    - Caring -

    - Fellowshipping -

    - Inviting -

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    Value:

    GOD'S LOVE GUIDES US TO SHARE JESUS AT HOME AND AROUND THE WORLD.


    Measure:

    Am I reaching the lost?

    - Praying -

    - Sharing -

    - Going -

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    Value:

    GOD'S GENEROSITY TOWARDS US GUIDES US TO BE

    GENEROUS IN EVERY WAY.


    Measure:

    Am I generous with my life?

    - Time -

    - Gifts -

    - Finances -

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    Value:

    GOD'S FAITHFULNESS TO

    ALL GENERATIONS GUIDES US

    TO VALUE EVERY GENERATION.


    Measure:

    Am I engaging other generations?

    - Serving -

    - Learning -

    - Relating -

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Strategy

The C3 strategy is our Map for Discipleship. 

This Map will help you discover your next step in following Jesus. When you finish the Map for the first time, you are just getting started. You are now ready to guide someone else on this journey. That is why the Map is a circle with no end. 


Find our more about this process and how you can take your next step here:


 Next Steps 

vision frame

Our Mission, Values, Measures, and Strategy, create a frame of 4 sides for us. Just like a picture frame outlines a picture, these 4 sides of our vision frame gives us clarity for where we believe God is leading us in the coming days. This allows us to say "Yes" to things that we need to do. At the same time, it allows us to say "No" to things that don't fit the vision.


We have outlined our vision in four times frames.


We are currently in the first year of implementing this vision.


This year we will:

Next Steps -  Guide our church through our Next Steps Process

Gospel Engagements -  Have 50,000 Gospel Engagements

Life Groups -  Start new Life Groups