Kingdom Upgrowth

Kingdom Upgrowth is a place for sharing ideas that create stronger churches, better leaders, and flourishing faith. Our goal is to strengthen and encourage the Kingdom of God. We are especially interested in congregational life, leadership, and spiritual formation.

Mark Adams


Mark Adams is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. Having met at Harding University, he and his wife Carolina have been married since 2004. He holds degrees from Harding University (B.A.), the Harding School of Theology (M.Div.), and the Hazelip School of Theology at Lipscomb University (D.Min.). Mark and Carolina have worked with churches in Florida, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Texas. Mark is currently the preaching minister for the Tusculum Church of Christ in Nashville, Tennessee where he arrived in 2022. He works occasionally as an adjunct professor, teaching courses in Spiritual and Theological Formation (Harding School of Theology) and Missional Leadership (Hazelip School of Theology). Mark and Carolina have one son and a daughter expected later in 2022.

Mark believes that when people are intentionally open to God’s presence, positive change is possible if not inevitable. He created this website to share ideas related to personal growth and wellbeing, congregational life, leadership, and theology.

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