Local Ministry

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. - Acts 2:42

Our primary ministry is public worship. It is the center of our life as a church and as individual followers of Christ. When we worship together we are serving the Lord, but we benefit too: He is powerfully present with us; our souls are strengthened by the means of grace, especially the preaching of Scripture; and we are encouraged by the fellowship of the saints.

In seeking to use the Sabbath well, and in keeping with biblical patterns of morning and evening worship, we worship twice each Sunday.

Before morning worship we offer classes for children and adults in subjects that are age-specific or better suited to a classroom setting than the pulpit (for example, church history). Sunday school is a chance to learn and grow, prepare for worship, and enjoy additional Lord's Day fellowship.

In prayer we speak with God, cast our cares on him, ask for his mercies, and help to bear each other’s burdens.

Twice a month we meet by zoom to read a little Scripture, explain our prayer requests to each other, then take turns praying aloud for our fellow believers, churches, missionaries, families, neighbors, nation, and more. Please check the calendar for details.

One Sunday per month we have a time of in-person congregational prayer at the start of evening worship.

Several of our members lead Bible studies at the Blount County Jail on Thursday evenings. Sometimes we provide additional training and encouragement to individual inmates whom we've met through the jail ministry, and who have come to know Christ.

Two of our members, Danny & Ariel Rorabaugh, work with Wycliffe Bible Translators, helping translate scripture into the 4000+ languages that do not yet have the entire Bible. More info is available on their ministry page.

Women gather at the church building at 9:00 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month to discuss Romans: The Gospel of God for Obedience to the Faith by Sarah Ivill.

Instead of regular meetings or programs, from time to time volunteers will schedule group outings for our school-age kids. In the past these have included camping trips, talent shows, Christmas caroling, and visits to nursing homes.