There is an article in the Shopper News Now about Shoreline Church. The article is very well written. However, the headline "Fledgling Church finds home at "Shoreline" caused me to get defensive.
The term fledg-ling /'flejliNG/ is a Noun with two meaning. 1. A young bird that has just fledged. 2. A person or organization that is immature, inexperienced or underdeveloped: "the fledgling democracies of eastern Europe."
Both definitions really do not fit Jason and Carrie Hayes. Jason served as youth pastor to my almost 22 year old son back about in his early teen years. They moved to Nashville area where they served at Long Hollow Church and then Jason went to work with Lifeway, he has authoring several books.
While this church may be relatively new, Jason and Carrie have been on the ground here a while. They have met at homes and then at the Baptist offices.
Bottom line, the Shopper did a great job except for the headline. Visit the Shoreline website here and on Sunday, go check them out at the facility at Westland Drive and Pellissippi Parkway at 10 a.m. on Sundays.