2206 Montvale Road
Maryville, TN 37801
Tel:(865) 388-8749

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What To Expect

First of all, when you visit our services, you will find all are greeted with equal courtesy and kindness (Acts 10:34-35). Additionally, you will not be confused by many people speaking at the same time. Good order will prevail at every worship service, as one of the brethren reverently leads the congregation (1 Corinthians 14:33, 40).

No one will be embarrassed or singled out for any sort of demonstration or testimony. You will be able to quietly observe and study that which is taught.

These are the things you will find us doing in our worship services:

Communion

On the first day of every week, we assemble to observe the Lord’s Supper. Paul writes,

“The Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said, ‘This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me. In the same way He took the cup also.” 1 Corinthians 11:23-26.

Collections

Also, in Sunday assemblies, we cheerfully and purposefully contribute to the work of the church of our own free will as directed:

“On the first day of every week let each one of you put aside and save as he may prosper.” 1 Corinthians 16:1-2.

We do not resort to pressure tactics or ask non-members to financially support our work. Neither do we engage in any other fund raising activities, such as rummage sales and bingo games.

Prayer

At every assembly, prayer is a part of what we do. As Paul instructs,

“Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension.” 1 Timothy 2:8.

Singing

You will find us joyously blending our voices as simply instructed:

“Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord.” Ephesians 5:19.

You will also notice we use no instrumental accompaniment. God desires individual participation and praise from a sincere heart rather than an extravagant entertainment production. We come together for edification, not amusement.

Preaching

Christians attentively listen to God’s Word taught in worship assemblies. Paul charged Timothy to

“Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths” 2 Timothy 4:2-5.

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