FIVE YEAR PLAN
NEIGHBORHOOD TO NATIONS
"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."
The first dreaming conversation between Pastor Anthony, Erin, and Pastor Zac about planting a church back home in Sevierville one day.
JAN. 19th, 2018
First Connect Church salvation at Chickfila!
JAN. 21st, 2018
First meeting at the "Barn" where Pastor Anthony casted the vision for Connect Church in Sevier County with a couple handfuls of local believers.
APR. 1st, 2018 - Easter
Connect Church meets together on
Sunday evenings at the "Lodge" at
Hidden Mountain to train and
build a launch team.
APR. 1st, 2018 - Easter
First baptism at the "Lodge" on
JUN. 26th, 2018
Prayer meeting with Connect Church
Leadership Team at the Ridge Event Center before it was an event center (at the time, the Ridge was banked-owned and abandoned). Our team walked through, with little money in the bank account, and prayed for God to give Connect Church space as a future home. Pastor Anthony told the team that the word running through his mind about Connect Church (only months old) getting to launch in that space was "impossible." He also reminded the Leadership Team that God uses the "impossible" as a stage upon which He displays His glory and might.
SEPT. 30th, 2018
Connect Church launches on Sunday
morning at 10am at the Ridge!
APR. 20th, 2019 - Easter
Connect Church launches second service time (from 10am to 9 & 11am).
SEPT. 4th, 2019
Connect Church launches third service option on Wednesday evenings.
SEPT. 29th, 2019 - 1 Year Anniversary
Connect Church celebrate 1 year, celebrating over 50 baptisms.
Connect Special Needs ministry
launches at Connect Church.
SEPT. 27th, 2020
Two years of ministry at Connect Church. Mostly a digital year, but had plenty to celebrate. People all over the world watched Connect Church during COVID 19.
THE STORY OF
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."
The Story of Connect Church
is the Story of its People...
"The mission statement of Connect is reaching the people outside of the
walls and unchurched people."
"I've never had as close friendships that I have now. The college ministry is basically my family."
"Not being native to this area, we have just made friends that we will probably have for a lifetime."
"The people here are incredible...and I love each of them deeply. Connect church, for me, is my family."
"Connect Church provided me
with the community that I'd been longing for."
FIVE YEAR GOALS
"Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans."
1,000 PEOPLE IN
CAMPUSES & CHURCHES
AVERAGE 300 KIDS
CONNECT STUDENTS AVERAGE 300
CONNECT COLLEGE & YOUNG ADULTS AVERAGE 200
OPEN COFFEE SHOP
TO EMPLOY INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
OF CONNECT CHURCH & CONNECT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY BUILT
FOR THE SUN TO NEVER SET ON CONNECT CHURCH MISSIONS
AROUND THE WORLD
BRING THE GOSPEL
TO 2 UNREACHED
LAUNCH GIVING CAMPAIGN &
IDENTIFY LAND FOR FUTURE HOME OF CONNECT CHURCH
A HOME FOR CONNECT CHURCH BUILT &
BEGIN PREPARATION FOR CONNECT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
2025 and Beyond
BEGIN CONSTRUCTION FOR THE FUTURE
HOME OF CONNECT CHURCH DEBT FREE
"Unless the Lord builds this house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain."