Why a new Knoxville church?

That’s a great question! Here are just a few reasons:
  • Statistics show that new churches are the best method of reaching those not involved in church.
  • Different churches reach different people.
  • New churches provide new opportunities to get involved in ministry.
  • Census data shows that since 1900, the population has increased by 400% but the number of churches has only increased by 50%.
  • Studies show that if a denomination wishes to reach more people, the number of new churches it begins each year must equal at least 3% of the denomination’s existing churches.
  • Simply put, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few.” Luke 10:2
 

Vision

Community Church of Knoxville has several goals as a body:
 
TO BE A COMMUNITY
We need each other. We need healthy relationships. We need the support that comes from being connected with others. We aren’t just a group of people who meet on the weekends. We are a connected community, looking out for each other and leaving no one behind.
 
“He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.” Ephesians 4:16
 
TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY
Community Church of Knoxville is all about serving those around us. I John 3:17 says, “If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion–how can God’s love be in that person?” Caring for others is the very heart of this ministry.
 
“Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.” James 1:27
 
TO REACH THE COMMUNITY
Jesus instructed us to make disciples from our immediate community to the furthest parts of the world. Our desire is not to simply make converts but help people be able to live out a life of faith regardless of what the day-to-day life might bring.
 
This is one of the reasons we appreciate being a part of the Assemblies of God, which was founded for the purpose of worldwide missions and has worked diligently towards that goal ever since.
 
“And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.'” Matthew 28:18-20