Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) rents space at Ijams Nature Center for our weekly church service. This year, Christmas falls on Sunday, and New Year's Day will also be on Sunday. We will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day so that all of the staff at Ijams Nature Center can be at home with their families.
Please join us for church service at 10:30 A.M. on
Sunday, December 11,
About Our Church
Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) is a local and independent Evangelical Christian Church. We are not related to Scientology, Christian Science, or the organization called Spirit and Truth Fellowship International.
You can read our statement of faith here. We are worshipers of God, followers of Jesus Christ, and supporters of science and science education. We see no conlict between believing in the Creator and understanding the creation. As a church, we take no official position on Genesis chapters 1-11 in the Bible, so controversial matters such as the age of the Earth are avoided. Newcomers can basically believe what they want about Genesis 1-11 without being criticized for it.
People usually think of a skeptic as someone who finds it difficult to believe in God. We are not a church comprised of skeptics. We are a church who ministers to skeptics by making a non-controversial environment based on mutual respect where skeptics can explore the concept of believing in God.
In the South, many Christians have this concept that the study science is somehow a threat to their faith. We also exist to help those Christians learn that faith in God and the study of science are not mutually exclusive.
You might find it helpful to watch our video describing the church vision, located here.
Verse of the Day
Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) is a member of the NOVA scienceNOW community and proudly sponsors Science Café events for the Knoxville, Tennessee area. You can see a list of past and upcoming Science Café topics by hovering over the Events menu above, then choose Science Café Events.
STFK Science Café (December)
The STFK Science Cafe meeting on the topic "What Plants Talk About" was scheduled to take place on Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 5:30 P.M. until 7:00 at Ijams Nature Center. Unfortunately, our guest scientist sustained an injury and in unable to make the trip to Knoxville. As a result, the meeting will be rescheduled for a later date.
Children are welcome to attend any of the Science Café meetings with their parents! For ages 5-12, we offer a Kid's Café program in a nearby area with a science lesson and activities that help make learning science fun! Kids can participate with the permission of their parents while the parents enjoy the adult-level discussion. For proper planning purposes, it is important that our children's director knows in advance how many kids will be attending and their ages.
The STFK Science Café and Kid's Café are sponsored by a pro-science Evangelical Church called Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville. However, during Science Café meetings, discussion will be restricted to topics of science only. Religious viewpoints shall not be presented. Within the context of the Science Café and Kid's Café, Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville does not advocate religion.