Following the first-ever church service of Spirit and Truth Fellowship
of Knoxville on February 13, 2011, Pastor Spakes made an hour-length
presentation that describes in detail the vision for this church.
The full presentation is available for viewing here in five parts.
You can watch the video either on YouTube or Facebook.
Part 1: Who Are Skeptics?
The first step to comprehending the church's mission is to understand
who it is that we are here to serve. Part 1 explores what it means to
be a skeptic. There is a famous skeptic mentioned in the Bible: can
you name him? As you watch this part of the video, you might discover
that you are also a skeptic.
Part 2: Presenting the Gospel
The Bible is a message of good news for everyone, but far too often
it is presented in a way that skeptics find offensive. The Biblical
standard for belief can seem to fall short of the expectations of skeptics,
so how does one lead a skeptic "believe?" Watch this part
of the video and learn what is the right way and the wrong way to
present the gospel.
Part 3: Past and Present Conflict
For nearly 500 years, the attitude of churches in general has been one of
disdain or even hostility towards skeptics of all types. What good has come
from this conflict? More importantly, how can the church repair the damage
that has been done? Watch this part of the video to discover how the
church should move forward and what sort of results should we expect.
Part 4: Let's Get Practical
What does the Bible have to say about science?
What does mutual respect mean (and not mean) for church members?
Watch this part of the video for the surprising answers to these
Part 5: Go Go Go!
God is cheering us onward! So what are we going to do? Watch this
final part of the video to find out how Spirit and Truth Fellowship
of Knoxville will begin to accomplish its mission to serve skeptics and
to exemplify what it means to have a right relationship with God.