Family Life Worship Center is an officially chartered, full member church of the Missionary Church USA. We held our chartering service on March 14, 2004 with East Central District Superintendent, Joe Wenger, presiding. The denomination voted to accept us as a full member church April 16, 2004.
The planting of FLWC has truly been a work of God. It was not my original intent to plant a church at all. I started a musical group, “RECONCILED”, with the expressed intention of, “using culturally relevant music to facilitate healing within the Body of Christ.” In my church history with so many different church traditions, I had learned that most of the people in mainstream evangelical churches all love Jesus and actually have more in common than not. Besides, Jesus said that it was by loving one another that all men would know that we are His disciples, not by getting all of our doctrine agreed upon.
He promised that when we were one, as He and the Father are one, that the world would recognize that it was the Father that sent Him! “RECONCILED” had a core group of singers but borrowed most of our instrumentalists from various local churches with the idea of getting parts of the worship communities to work together and set aside their differences long enough to celebrate Jesus together. The group had significant but unheralded success and it became clear that God was calling me to plant a church that modeled the ministry concept of the band.
On May 4, 2008 God grew the model by allowing FLWC to begin sharing a building with our sister church, The Lord’s Chapel. In October of 2013 the Lord expanded the model yet more by allowing us to join forces with the Knoxville Vineyard. For almost two years we became Knoxville Vineyard Family Life Worship Center. In July of 2016, when the Knoxville Vineyard moved more to an organic church model, we felt led to join forces with one of our Gathering Knoxville host, Lighthouse Christian Church, in Powell, TN. 37849. There is an amazing synergy between the two congregations!
What We Believe
We believe that the Holy Scriptures, in their original autographs, are the inerrant, inspired words of God. Further, we believe that the Holy Spirit has superintended the process of canonization to such a degree that we have all we need for salvation and to instruct us in godly living (2 Tim 3:16-17).
We believe that Jesus is the Christ, fully God and fully man, and we trust Him as Savior and Lord. He is the only way to the Father and the only hope for lost man (John 14:6).
We believe that true believers in Christ are indwelled by the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:9) and empowered to be witnesses unto Christ (Acts 1:8). That the Holy Spirit aids them in their attempts to be faithful and obedient (Gal. 5:16-26). That the Holy Spirit still imparts gifts as He sees fit for the building up of the Body and for furthering the work of the Kingdom (1 Corinthians 12:4-11).
We believe that while even redeemed men do sometimes sin (1 John 1:8-9), that we should not practice sin but instead seek to, ‘be holy as He is holy’ (1 Pet. 1:16; 2 Pet. 3:11). That personal piety and sanctification are important based upon both the example and the commandments of Jesus (Matt 5:20).
We believe that salvation is ‘by grace through faith,’ but that we are saved, ‘to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do’ (Eph. 2:8-10).
For a complete statement of what we believe and our official position papers please see our parent website at http://www.mcusa.org/AboutMC/PositionPapers.aspx.
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2. Our History