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Thankful for Our Supporters: We Surpassed Our 2021 Goal!

Thankful for Our Supporters: We Surpassed Our 2021 Goal!

By the Lord’s provision, we not only reached our 2021 financial goal of $415,000, but we surpassed it. The Lord used the generosity of many of you to advance the Gospel, and together, 85 individuals and families gave $493,440 in 2021. Whether you supported the church...

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A Physical Home for Woodlands Gathering

A Physical Home for Woodlands Gathering

We are excited to announce that Woodlands Gathering closed on a new worship space in October 2021. (If you’re unfamiliar with Woodlands, these stories explain their unique mission and testimonies from the plant.) With their own building, Woodlands can now meet on...

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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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