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."

Matthew 28:19-20

CONNECTING

Jesus Christ

life changing

GOSPEL OF

everyone

WITH THE

OUR MISSION

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The Barn

SUMMER 2014

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.

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The Lodge

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

Easter Sunday

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.

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The Ridge

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.

FEB. 2020

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

CONNECT CHURCH

"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."

Ephesians 3:20-21

The Story of Connect Church

is the Story of its People...

Mallory Lafollette

"The mission statement of Connect is reaching the people outside of the

walls and unchurched people."

Christian Haynes

"I've never had as close friendships that I have now. The college ministry is basically my family."

Teresa Teasley

"Not being native to this area, we have just made friends that we will probably have for a lifetime."

Carrie Murphy

"The people here are incredible...and I love each of them deeply. Connect church, for me, is my family."

Tilon Simms

"Connect Church provided me

with the community that I'd been longing for."

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THE

STORY

ISN'T

OVER...

FIVE YEAR GOALS

"Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans."

Proverbs 16:3

1,000

SALVATIONS

AND BAPTISMS

1,250-1,500 PEOPLE

CONNECTING WITH

CONNECT CHURCH

LOVE

GOD

1,000 PEOPLE IN

CONNECT GROUPS

PLANT AND LAUNCH

4-5 CAMPUSES

1,000 PEOPLE

SERVING

CONNECT KIDZ

AVERAGE 300 KIDS

LOVE PEOPLE

CONNECT STUDENTS AVERAGE ???

CONNECT COLLEGE & YOUNG ADULTS AVERAGE ???

OPEN COFFEE SHOP

TO EMPLOY INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

MAIN CAMPUS

OF CONNECT CHURCH & CONNECT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY BUILT

MAKE

DISCIPLES

FOR THE SUN TO NEVER SET ON CONNECT CHURCH MISSIONS

AROUND THE WORLD

BRING THE GOSPEL

TO 2 UNREACHED

PEOPLE GROUPS

2021+2022

PHASE ONE

OPEN COFFEE SHOP TO EMPLOY INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

IDENTIFY AND PURCHASE LAND

FOR THE FUTURE HOME OF

CONNECT CHURCH AND 

CONNECT CHURCH ACADEMY

A HOME FOR CONNECT CHURCH

AND CONNECT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY BUILT

AND LAUNCH CAMPUS IN THE RIDGE EVENT CENTER

PHASE TWO

2025 and Beyond

2023+2024

LAUNCH GIVING CAMPAIGN FOR THE FUTURE HOME OF CONNECT CHURCH AND CONNECT CHRISTIAN

ACADEMY 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."

Psalm 127:1

PRAY 

LIKE NEVER BEFORE

"Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference."

- Max Lucado -

SHARE

LIKE NEVER BEFORE

As we continue to grow and build physically as a church, we must continue to share and live out the Gospel in our community.

  • Facebook
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  • Instagram
  • YouTube

GET INVOLVED

GIVE

Giving Above and Beyond the Tithe

Generosity matters. At Connect Church, we believe we should be generous because God was and is generous to us. We all have the opportunity to take part in this 5 year plan by giving. Your giving isn't toward a building. It's towards people.

GIVING CAMPAIGN

"Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."

2 Corinthians 9:7

Giving Campaign Goals

Total Budget

$_________

$_________

$_________

$_________

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Project Budget Allocations

Connect Church

Main Campus &

Connect Christian Academy

Coffee+Heroes

coffee shop to 

employ individuals

with special needs

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Land Purchase