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  • Message from Stephen Flatt to Lipscomb employees
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      Posted Apr 14, 2005 5:36 AM

      Message from Stephen Flatt to Lipscomb employees

      April 07, 2005

      This afternoon, news will break that I have been named senior vice president for development at National HealthCare Corporation. I was recently approached by NHC about this opportunity, and after prayerful consideration and consultation, I have decided to accept this position.

      This decision in no way reflects any dissatisfaction on my part with Lipscomb or the great work being done here. Thinking about leaving Lipscomb University, my alma mater, has been one of the most difficult decisions of my life. I truly believe Lipscomb is a premier academic institution, whose Christian context is unique, and I have been very pleased with the progress we’ve made and the position Lipscomb is in for future growth. I will continue to have a great affection for Lipscomb. I’m very pleased that my son, Lee, will be enrolled at the university this fall and that my daughter, Rachel, will continue her studies at the campus school. I have great confidence in the Board of Trustees and the decisions they will make regarding a successor.

      As I mentioned to you earlier concerning the opportunity at UTC, sometimes God leads us in ways we may not expect. I believe God’s hand is in this opportunity and I am eager to see what the Lord has in store for my family and me through this new ministry.

      I see education and senior healthcare as aspects of ministry. Both provide opportunities to help people at critical times in their lives. At Lipscomb, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to help students; now I’m going to focus on helping to insure and improve quality of life for those in their retirement years.

      I deeply appreciate the wonderful support that you have given me since the beginning of my presidency in 1997 and particularly for your well wishes during these past few weeks. I look forward to continuing my relationship with Lipscomb University in new and broader ways that will become available to me through my new work.

      I will always bleed Bison purple and gold.

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    What Happened at the Madison Church of Christ?

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    Madison Church of Christ was a 60 year old church. At one time it was one of the largest churches in the US, and the largest Church of Christ.

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