161 East Harper Avenue, Maryville, TN  865-984-0116

When We Meet

At Grace, we view our times of corporate worship as a precious privilege and a time to experience, while still on earth, a little bit of what heaven will be like (Revelation 4-5). These are vital times in which we teach and admonish one another, build each other up, encourage fellow believers and stimulate one another to love and good deeds (Col 3:12-17, Heb 10:24-25) – all as we directly offer praise, worship, and adoration to our God in an attitude of holy fear (Heb 12:28-29)

Schedule

Sunday Morning
Sunday Afternoons or Evenings
Wednesday 6:30-8:30 PM
9:00 – Worship Service
          Fellowship Groups
Youth Group (12-18)
9:00 – Sunday School          10:30- Sunday School GraceKids (Ages 4-6th Grade)
10:30 – Worship Service  Adult Bible Study

 

Sunday School – 9:00 am & 10:30 am

Each Sunday morning we meet from 9:00 – 10:15 am and 10:30 – 11:45 am to grow in our understanding of, and obedience to, the Word of God.

 

  • Children
    The children meet for age appropriate teaching in the following age ranges: 4- Kindergarten, 1st – 3rd grades and 4th – 6th grades. We use a God-centered curriculum (Generations of Grace developed by John MacArthur’s church in Sun Valley California), which focuses on an expository approach to God’s Word with rich application to the lives of children. The curriculum is “unified” in approach which means that each age group is taught the same passage of Scripture at an appropriate level. Over a three year period each group covers the historical books of the Old Testament, the Life of Christ, Acts, and Revelation.
  • Youth 
    The youth, age 12-18 meet together for a time of in-depth study. Our purpose is to help prepare them with a rock-solid Biblical foundation upon which they will build for the rest of their lives. To this end we rotate through a cycle of: exegetical teaching through books of the Bible, Systematic Theology, OT and NT Survey, and Apologetics and Worldview Studies.
  • Adults
    The adults have the option of several different topics of study and encouragement from God’s Word during the Bible study hour. We offer classes that are expository teaching of books of the Bible and also ones that are presentations of Biblical topics. This is a rich time of teaching, interaction, and encouragement of one another to love and good deeds!

Sunday Morning Worship Service – 9:00 am and 10:30 am

The purpose of our worship service is to glorify God by praising Him and edifying believers. To this end we worship through song, public reading of Scripture, prayer, expository preaching, and giving. Our singing is a mix of God-exalting hymns and contemporary songs accompanied by a variety of instruments. Our  prayer time is led each week by different men within the congregation. Once a month we partake in the observance of the Lord’s Supper as part of our Worship Service.

Sunday Fellowship Groups

Sunday evening is reserved for a time to break down into smaller groups, meeting in homes to sing, share, pray with one another, and review the sermon  for greater understanding and application. We do not believe that small groups are the key to the church (sound teaching is), but they have a valuable function in allowing the body to be spiritually healthy. Read more about our fellowship groups in the Ministries section.

2017/2018 Wednesday Night Schedule – 6:30 pm

  • Youth
    The youth (Garamuts ages 12-18) meet for a time of singing, and teaching from the Word, followed by fellowship and prayer in small groups. We rotate between expository teaching through a book of the Bible and in-depth instruction on Biblical topics. For further questions about our Youth class, please contact Rob Rathbun.
  • Children
    Our children (GraceKids ages 4-6th Grade) come together for a time full of learning and fun where we divide the night into  3 categories;

    1. Bible Truth Time – The children are instructed from the Bible who to seek first the kingdom of God. This year Children will learn to apply the Biblical principles found in John Bunyan’s allegory The Pilgrim’s Progress.
    2. Songs and Catechism – This is designed to reinforce the teaching of God’s Word through singing and catechism questions.
    3. Game Time – Game time enables the kids to develop character while at the same time having some plain old fun!

    For further questions about our Children’s class, please contact Ron O’Dell.

  • Infants and Toddlers
    Nursery is provided for infants and toddlers, located on the middle level.
  • Adult Bible Study
    There will be an adult bible study taught by Ray Weedon.
  • Young Marrieds Bible Study
    Will be meeting at the home of the Craig and Yvonne Hanson.