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  • 10:00 AM
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  • 803 South Gay Street
  • Knoxville, TN 37902
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We almost gave up on church. Seriously. We’re a group of people who are tired of playing church. We’ve grown weary of “church as usual”. We’re not looking for a new program, model or style. We’re wrestling with a fundamental shift in how we view our mission as Christ Followers and how we live that out in our city.


Of course, “church-as-usual” is a hard habit to break. It takes a more thoughtful approach and a little more work to rescue the church from irrelevance. But it also requires a desire to listen and learn; to think outside the box; to meet people where they’re at. The very things Jesus did are the same things the church has a hard time doing. It’s sadly ironic.

There’s never been a perfect church - anytime, anywhere. You probably already knew that. But it still feels good to be honest about it. Those of us who have searched for perfection at church have always been disappointed or disillusioned, or both.

That’s why so many of us have walked away from church and religion. We’re convinced that church is a hangout for hypocrites. And depending on where you go, that might be true. For some reason, we christians have developed a special talent for that. Knoxville Life Church understands that it’s terminally imperfect. We don’t waste any time trying to cover up our flaws or mask our faults (We have plenty).

We, like you, are trying to play with the cards we’ve been dealt. We’re asking the same questions, searching for the same answers, struggling with the same issues. We live in the same community and deal with the same problems. We’re concerned about our futures and our finances, our families and our friends...the stuff of everyday life.

Our desire is to make the Kingdom of God tangible. We believe that people should be able to touch it, taste it, see it and sense it. We want to live the “Good News” wherever it is we find ourselves throughout the week. We seek to be part of the rhythms of our city, to be good neighbors, good friends and good servants.

So before you write church off completely, give Knoxlife a chance to change your mind. We realize you could do a hundred other things on a Sunday morning. So can we. But we’ve found a community of people who are willing to be real with us, to walk with us, to support us and to come together for a journey that’s anything but “usual”.


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