In 1997 the leaders of Fellowship Evangelical Free Church in Knoxville did three amazing things:
They prayed. They listened to God. They obeyed.
After a season of prayer, they determined the best way to reach more people with the Good News of Jesus Christ was to start another EFCA church on the growing western edge of Knoxville, about 20 minutes from their door. So they raised some money, they recruited a guy named Brad Brinson who was pastoring a church in California and they gave him the freedom to “steal” people away from their church.
About a year after Brad came to town, with seventy people from Fellowship Church and another seventy people gathered from the community who had no church home, Two Rivers Church was born. The church met at Farragut High School for eight years, and in December 2006, Two Rivers moved a rapidly growing congregation to our current location.
Over the years Two Rivers Church has grown in size and in depth. With church plants in South Florida and Chattanooga, TN, and a 2017 scheduled campus launch in Roane County TN, Two Rivers has seen God expand the church’s influence to many parts of the community, and the world.
Discipleship involves inviting people to respond to the Gospel, teaching them to obey the Word and Spirit of Christ and learning to love both God and neighbor well.
“Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’” Matthew 28:18-20
“…ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name. Bring an offering and come before him; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.” 1 Chronicles 16:29
“…you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.”
1 Corinthians 6:20
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
1 Corinthians 10:31
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
“This, then, is how you should pray, ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:9-10
“In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.” Psalm 5:3
“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” Galatians 5:13
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45
“And He sat down and called the twelve. And He said to them, ’If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.’” Mark 9:35
The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the Salvation of men, and the Divine and final authority for Christian faith and life.
In one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
That Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins according to the scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
That the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ; and during this age to convict men; regenerate the believing sinner; indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.
That man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is, therefore, lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
That the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and, thus, become children of God.
That water baptism and the Lord’s supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church during the present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as a means of salvation.
That the true Church is composed of all such persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ of which He is the Head.
That only those who are thus members of the Church shall be eligible for membership in the local church.
That Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church and that every local Church has the right, under Christ, to decide and govern its own affairs.
In the personal, pre-millennial and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and that this “Blessed Hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
In the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord; and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.