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Reaching Athens, TN and Rural Appalachia

Reaching Athens, TN and Rural Appalachia

We are extremely pleased to introduce Curt Stapleton and Corey Pelton. Both pastors are raising funds and preparing to head to the field in January 2022. Curt is planting a church in Athens, TN, while Corey will be seeding church plants in southern Appalachia. Praise...

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A Year in Review

A Year in Review

The Lord has been incredibly faithful to our church plants this year. As we’ve stepped out in faith, seeking to follow His will, He has led each pastor, elder, and core group and provided for our church plants in countless ways. To all of you who have followed along...

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God is at Work in Morristown

God is at Work in Morristown

Located between Knoxville and Johnson City, Morristown is one of the many small towns scattered through East Tennessee. As a larger, central, trade town, it is a key location for a PCA church with opportunity to reach the outlying areas. Carson-Newman University is...

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The Beginnings of a Church Plant

The Beginnings of a Church Plant

While every church plant has a unique story, a similar process goes into each Tennessee Valley plant. From initial prayers to finding a pastor to the first worship service, starting a church plant is a special time to watch God at work. This is the story of Mosaic...

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God’s Faithfulness to Mosaic Fellowship

God’s Faithfulness to Mosaic Fellowship

In March 2020, a group of 40 adults planned to gather for the first core group meeting of a new church plant. This happened to be the week that the world shut down due to COVID 19.  Discouraged, confused, and unsure of the future, the core group shifted to virtual...

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God Is at Work: Testimonies From Woodlands Gathering

God Is at Work: Testimonies From Woodlands Gathering

Greg Baney, church planting pastor at Woodlands Gathering, has seen God working in the hearts of Native American people through the church plant. Here are several stories from Greg. “Recently, as I shared from the book of Acts with our Sunday afternoon small group, I...

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Reaching Native Americans

Reaching Native Americans

In the United States, there are currently fewer than five Native American focused PCA churches, and yet, out of the five million Natives in our country, 90% are not believers by their own admission. Woodlands Gathering is one of two such churches that are led by...

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From Consumers to Participants: Tyler and Lis Smith

Having been part of two different church plants, Tyler and Lis Smith, members at Grace+Peace, saw their mindset shift from thinking about what a church offers them to how they can actively participate in building the church community. “In a church plant, it’s not...

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Being Born Again: Rob and Amber Noland

God has been working in the lives and the marriage of Rob and Amber Noland, members of Grace + Peace, in breathtaking ways over the last year and a half. With a thorough understanding of theology, Reformed teaching, and the Bible, Rob thought he knew everything there...

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Rural & Minority: Part of Our Strategic Plan

With a desire to fulfill the Great Commission, one piece of our strategic plan focuses on two particular types of church plants: rural and minority-focused. Along with suburban plants and revitalization efforts, we are planting three churches in rural areas and three...

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The Bookshelf: Resources for You & Your Church

The Bookshelf: Resources for You & Your Church

Practicing Generosity Let’s talk about money. For most of us, money isn’t our topic of choice, but Jesus talks about it often. He knows that our hearts are easily ruled by finances. We hope the resources below encourage you in your giving journey and help you think...

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