Life as a Nashville Fellow is rich.
Spiritually, relationally, academically, and is a grounding for Wholehearted living. As Jesus taught in the Gospels using story, we learn about each other and ourselves through story. One of the true joys of life is in learning how our unique stories connect with God’s larger story of the Gospel.
Teddy Roosevelt’s speech commonly referred to as “ The Man in the Arena” highlights our need to engage our story in the fullness of the Gospel by entering into it. In that speech, he charges us to be the man or woman in the arena of life.
“IT IS NOT THE CRITIC WHO COUNTS; NOT THE MAN WHO POINTS OUT HOW THE STRONG MAN STUMBLES, OR WHERE THE DOER OF DEEDS COULD HAVE DONE THEM BETTER. THE CREDIT BELONGS TO THE MAN WHO IS ACTUALLY IN THE ARENA, WHOSE FACE IS MARRED BY DUST AND SWEAT AND BLOOD; WHO STRIVES VALIANTLY; WHO ERRS, WHO COMES SHORT AGAIN AND AGAIN, BECAUSE THERE IS NO EFFORT WITHOUT ERROR AND SHORTCOMING; BUT WHO DOES ACTUALLY STRIVE TO DO THE DEEDS; WHO KNOWS GREAT ENTHUSIASMS, THE GREAT DEVOTIONS; WHO SPENDS HIMSELF IN A WORTHY CAUSE; WHO AT THE BEST KNOWS IN THE END THE TRIUMPH OF HIGH ACHIEVEMENT, AND WHO AT THE WORST, IF HE FAILS, AT LEAST FAILS WHILE DARING GREATLY, SO THAT HIS PLACE SHALL NEVER BE WITH THOSE COLD AND TIMID SOULS WHO NEITHER KNOW VICTORY NOR DEFEAT.”
— Theodore Roosevelt, "Citizenship In A Republic" delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910
Night: Occasional Fellows event
Night: Youth Ministry
[Note that ministry times vary based on church placement.]