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Session 1 Topic:  Building Vision and Mission-Based Ministries

Session 1 will set the stage for the remaining sessions in the series by introducing and explaining the Strategic Model as an overarching theme for the series. This 9-step model begins with Mission-Vision-Values. Session 1 will include a practical hands-on method for establishing and articulating vision. Steps 2 and 3 deal with the current state of your congregation versus the desired state. You will learn how to assess the current state, envision new desired outcomes, and identify gaps between where you current are and where you want to go.


Pastor James McCarroll serves as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Murfreesboro. He is a published author, entrepreneur, writer, and music producer. He is also the founder of Holy Impact Movement – a Publishing Company that creates innovative resources for Christian discipleship.

Mr. Trent Messick has had the privilege of serving business owners, CEOs, and Presidents as a C12 Chair for the past 9 years. Those members come to the C12 table with revenues of $1 Million to $1.5 Billion and employees that number from 5 to 1,000. Trent began his business career as the Founder of Messick Homecare at the age of 23. The business quickly grew to 7 locations throughout Middle Tennessee. Upon selling his company in 1996 he became Regional Vice President of Operations for HouseCall Medical where he managed $125 million in revenue and multiple locations in five states. Trent has a passion for church planting, missions and worship leading.

Dr. Joshua Aaron is the Pam Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship at Middle Tennessee State University.   He holds a PhD in Strategic Management, an MBA in Strategic Management, and a BS in Accounting all from the University of Alabama. He has held academic positions at Georgia State University and East Carolina University before arriving at MTSU in 2014.  Prior to academia, he was an auditor at Ernst and Young, LLP in Birmingham, AL.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Small Business Institute and for Locally Owned Murfreesboro. He teaches Strategic Business Consulting at the MBA level and serves as the chair of the MBA committee.

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