It is with great joy in our hearts, we announce the opening of a new location for Trinity Community Church that will serve those residing in West Knoxville. Trinity Community Church (TCC) will now meet in two locations. TCC will continue to meet in the established North Site at 5830 Haynes-Sterchi Road, Knoxville, Tennessee 37912. In addition, a new West Site opened on April 6 at the Embassy Suites West at 9621 Parkside, Knoxville, Tennessee 37922. Each location offers both live worship and an on-site pastor delivering a grace-based gospel sermon. We are One Body meeting in multiple locations.
We are very excited about this important step which affords us the opportunity to reach more people with the Gospel. This is in keeping with the vision the Lord placed on my heart when I returned to Knoxville as Trinity’s Senior Pastor three years ago.
While this is an important new step for Trinity Community Church, we are actually returning to the way Jesus established and built the church. We are bringing the Church back to neighborhoods, rather than asking people to come to one central building. This allows the Body to be community based and developed through neighborhood house churches. This also helps people to become a part of a community (belong), mature in faith (grow) as well as, share the gospel (serve).
Since the Spring of 2013, TCC has been working towards implementing the vision God gave to the elders: to multiply, decentralize and be missional; each plays a central role in our future. It is our intention to offer sites throughout Knoxville. As house churches grow in each Knoxville area, new sites will be added. As house churches multiply, the church will grow and expand.
In the fall, we also placed our current facility on the market. While it has served our needs for many years, we believe we must decentralize to make ourselves available to more communities. While we intend to have a strong presence in North Knoxville, through the sale of the property, we will be able to invest in many more communities throughout the region.
Most importantly these changes provide us with a greater opportunity to be intentionally missional in winning and discipling others. “There are many ways churches fulfill the Great Commission and they are valid. This is the approach we believe God has ordained for TCC and we are looking forward to the future God has in store for us!