Our Mission

To continue what Jesus Christ started, by cultivating the freedom of
Jesus in people, connecting them to a community and their callings at home, work and in
the city.

Our Vision

To be a movement of people living unbound and fearless in the name
of Jesus Christ, in Knoxville, for Knoxville and the world.

Our Values

  • Jesus Christ is the center of everything we do
  • The Bible is the authority for directing our priorities, decisions, lives, and practices
  • We seek relationship and guidance from the Lord through intentional, consistent, and intercessory prayer
  • We exist for people to become missional disciples of Jesus Christ
  • All people matter to God and to us
  • Our faith, hope, and love is visible when we care, encourage, and celebrate together and with others
  • We are at our best when our energies align and connect to the ongoing mission of God in our homes, workplaces, cities, nation, and world
  • We will give people the courage to discover their gifts and calling, as well as the freedom to live those out in the world for Jesus Christ
  • God's mission directs us to step out in faith and take risks

Our Beliefs

Grace Church is a church of the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians (ECO). This means that we align ourselves with these essential tenets:

  • God's Word
    We glorify God by recognizing and receiving HIs authoritative self-revelation, both in the infallible Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments and also in the incarnation of God the Son
  • Trinity
    With Christians everywhere, we worship the only true God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit- who is both one essence and three persons
  • Incarnation
    Jesus Christ is both truly God and truly human. The divinity of the Son is in no way impaired, limited, or changed by His gracious act of assuming a human nature, and that his true humanity is in no way undermined by His continued divinity
  • Our sin and God's Grace in Christ
    The present disordered state of the world, in which we and all things are subject to misery and to evil, is not God's doing but is rather a result of humanity's free, sinful rebellion against God's will. Jesus Christ is the sole path by which sinners become children of God. In union with Christ through the power of the Spirit, we are brought into right relation with the Father, who receives us as His adopted children
  • Covenant life in the church
    In Christ, we are adopted into the family of God and find our new identity as brothers and sisters since we now share one Father. Within the covenant community of the church, God's grace is extended through the preaching of the Word, the administration of the Sacraments, and the faithful practice of mutual discipline
  • Living in obedience to the Word of God
    Progress in holiness is an expected response of gratitude to the grace of God, which is initiated, sustained, and fulfilled by the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit. As we practice the discipline of regular self-examination and confession, we are especially guided by the Ten Commandments