More About Our Values
Excellence in Ministry
We believe that God and His ministry deserves our very best. It is our desire to present a ministry that is characterized by excellence.
The first Scripture that God ever spoke to our pastor was 1 Corinthians 9:19. It reads, "Though I am free and a slave to no one I make myself a servant to all that I might win the more." Therefore, a servant's heart is the foundation of all evangelism and transformation.
Each person has a unique calling and purpose from God. As a result, we believe than when a person is living and working out of their passion they are the most effective for God. Our goal is to help people live life as on a mission trip for God.
Integrity / Holiness
God is more concerned about WHO you are than WHAT you do. Therefore, the result of ministry is not the only thing of importance. The journey - how we get where God wants us - is just as important. Integrity is saying we are who we really are. And holiness is being like Jesus.
Many are called. Few are chosen. Our desire is to equip individuals to fulfill their God-given destiny through leadership development. We believe that humanity is made up of three parts - the body, the soul, and the spirit. Therefore, our leadership training aims at developing the whole person.
Individual Value / Corporate Unity
God is the creator of every man, woman, boy, and girl. African-Americans, Asians, Caucasians, Hispanics - people from every ethnicity and nation have the same intrinsic value. We value each person's gifting and calling from God.
Even though we value individuals, we do not undermine the need for corporate unity. There should be no 'big I's' and "little You's". Our desire is to live for the Kingdom and the Kingdom is more important than any individual.
Experiencing God in Worship
Worship is very important to the City on a Hill community. It is our belief that this was one of the main purposes of humanity. Also, we believe God comes to meet with man in a real during this time. Our heart is to encounter our Savior.
Reaching the Unchurched
Knoxville has over 300,000 unchurched people. Realizing that this comprises approximately 80% of the population we must be aggressive and strategic in our efforts to reach the unchurched and unsaved.
Our long term goal is to become a mother church for other church plants. Our vision not only includes the starting of other churches in Knoxville but also churches in other cities and in other nations.
We believe has given us the great privilege of having access to His Throne Room of grace where we can find the resources to meet any earthly need. Accordingly, we believe Jesus taught us to pray with the confidence that we can agree with God that heaven's reality will be released into the earthly realm.