Upcoming events

  • U-Turn Winter Bible Study, begins Thurs., Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Young at Heart Valentine Banquet, Sat., Feb. 7 at 5 p.m.
  • Ladies’ Bible Study, begins Thurs., Feb. 12 at 6 p.m.
  • Winter Jam, Fri., Feb. 13 at 5 p.m.
  • Church Game Night, Sat., Feb. 21 at 5 p.m.

On our Pastor’s heart (01-25-15)

Thanks and Encouragement to Keep Going

Witnesses to Me…in our own backyard

…and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem… (Acts 1:8).

Last week, as we began talking about what the church has planned as far as outreach this spring, we asked for each of us to begin by praying now. Specifically, we ask that you find three places in our community where you can go once a week to pray and to look for people for whom you might pray.

I want to thank you for responding and praying. Already, God is working in lives. I am sure that God has never ceased to work. But I believe, because we are being faithful to pray, God is beginning to reveal some of what He has been doing. So, thank you for praying.
And please, continue! Please keep praying. Pray for God to continue working in our community, for marriages to be restored, for homes to be healed, and for lives to be saved. 1 Peter 4:7 says,

But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.

Thank you City View for being faithful!

2015

See the Fields

White unto Harvest

watchful in prayer

Watchful in Prayer

On our Pastor’s heart (01-18-15)

Witnesses to Me…in your own backyard

…and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem… (Acts 1:8).

I am sure many of you probably wonder if I ever stop thinking about evangelism and missions. Besides talking about Jesus and glorifying the Father, I am not sure there is anything more important. We have been tasked with making disciples of all nations to the end of the earth, and certainly, our own backyard is crucial. It is our own Jerusalem.

So this year, we are planning two major ways to reach our Jerusalem: Pray and Engage. Pray for God to transform lives. And engage in outreaching events.

Prayer Phase: Because we believe God wants us to engage in several ways, we need to begin praying now. Specifically, we ask that you find three places in our community where you can go pray once a week. The locations can be three points in a straight line, three points of a triangle, or three points at random. They can be in parking lots, on street corners or at bus stops. But pick three locations either to drive to or walk to for your prayer time.

Look for people for whom you might pray. Look at homes and imagine who might live there. Think about the people going in and out of a business or the students attending a school.

More than 78% of the local population is unchurched and probably lost. This is our Jerusalem and there are lots of lost people. Pray for God to work, for marriages to be restored, for homes to be healed, and for lives to be saved.

Engage Phase: Currently, we are planning four outreaching events for the Spring and early Summer; so get ready to engage:

  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Wallace Medical Healthcare Event
  • Community Cookout and Gospel Music Evening
  • Vacation Bible School

Note: Watch for more details about each of item in our engage phase coming up.

2015

See the Fields

White unto Harvest

in our own

backyard

Note from Bro. Gene Hurley

Jesus-Saves

I would like to invite you to join the adult choir as we prepare the Easter Cantata: “Jesus Saves” by Russell Mauldin.

If you are interested in singing in the choir, please see me or call me at the church office: (865) 522-2364.

Note: For those interested in helping with the dramatic portion of the cantata, contact Christa S.

On our Pastor’s heart…

Grieving for Tennessee

Several years ago, my family and I lived in Norway. We were there on mission. Our goal was to engage people with the Gospel. We found that in order to keep the conversations going in the right direction we had to avoid certain conversations. One of the conversations we tried to avoid – because of the times and the media – was about being from America. Saying that we came from the U.S. immediately lead them to start talking about the war in Afghanistan. It was hard to redeem the conversation.

So when they asked us where we were from, we would answer: “Tennessee.” They knew Tennessee was a state in the U.S., but the conversation went in a complete different direction.

I say all of that to say that I am a Tennessean. I love Tennessee. I love the rolling hills and the trees and mostly the people. I love Tennesseans.

But did you know that the vast majority of Tennesseans do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The majority of Tennesseans are lost. They live in the Bible-belt, and still they are headed for an eternity in hell. My heart aches! I feel sorrow for them. What about you?

The Apostle Paul’s heart ached for his own people:

I tell the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit, that I have great sorrow and continual grief in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my countrymen according to the flesh (Romans 9:1-3).

This year, I ask you to pray with me for people in Tennessee. Ask God to make you more aware of lost people in our city and state. Grieve for them. Ask God to send out laborers into the fields of Tennessee that are white unto harvest.

2015

See the Fields

White unto Harvest

right here in Tennessee

In-House Singing

singing
This is one of our special treats for the year. Different church members help lead us in worship on Sunday evening, December 28.

 

This would be an excellent opportunity for you to invite friends and family to experience City View.

Note: If you are interested in singing or playing an instrument, please see Bro. Gene.