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.

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.

Recent handouts for the adults' class can be accessed here.

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

Our prayer meetings are pretty informal. We 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.

We usually have two midweek prayer meetings per month. Please check the calendar for details.

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.

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.

At 9:00 a.m. on the first and third Saturday of each month, Amanda Alexander leads a discussion on the book of James at the church building.

Women can attend in person or join via Zoom (meeting ID 933 123 9994; please look in the bulletin or contact us for the passcode).

At 9:00 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturday of each month, Michael Morecraft leads a study on the book of Romans at the church building. You can download the handouts here.