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Partners, October 2017



Eddie Lee

MIDLAND, Texas Eddie Lee, superintendent of Midland Christian School for 32 years, will retire at the end of this school year.

“I’ve been blessed to spend my career at a wonderful place that has allowed me to share the love of Christ with many young people,” said Lee, who arrived as a science teacher 42 years ago. He served as high school principal for five years.

Jared Lee

His son, Jared Lee, will succeed him. Jared Lee grew up at Midland Christian, graduating in 1999. He attended Abilene Christian University, earning his degree in 2003. He served as a teacher and junior high principal at MCS for three years and as high school principal at Brentwood Christian School in Austin for five years. He returned to his alma mater as academic dean five years ago.


4,700 trek to Polishing the Pulpit

The annual Polishing the Pulpit workshop drew 4,700 men, women and children to the mountains of Sevierville, Tenn. this year.

A crowd listens to a message at the recent Polishing the Pulpit event.

People from 35 states and ​12 countries listened to 170 speakers present more than 700 lessons over seven days. Seventeen responded to the Gospel, including one teen who was baptized into Christ. For more information, see www.polishingthepulpit.com.



HOUSTON — Lifeline Chaplaincy is responding to the spiritual needs of many Hurricane Harvey victims.

In addition, the ministry’s sister organization Compassionate Touch is helping with the emergency financial needs of the hardest-hit patients, said Timothy Johnson, Lifeline vice president.

Lifeline has a 33-year history of representing Churches of Christ in the major hospitals of the Texas Medical Center

Begun as a one-chaplain ministry at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the organization is now also in major hospitals in Austin, Temple, Fort Worth and Dallas. Five certified hospital chaplains recruit, train and oversee 200 volunteers who give support to patients and caregivers.

Compassionate Touch provides short-term intermediate support of housing, travel and meals to those whose resources have been depleted. To donate, see www.compassionatetouch.org.

To make referrals for patient visits, see www.lifelinechaplaincy.org or email [email protected].

Filed under: Compassionate Touch Hurricane Harvey Midland Christian School Partners Polishing the Pulpit

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