CELEBRATE'S PURPOSE (WHY WE EXIST):
Joining God in His work of transforming the Knoxville area by connecting people to Jesus.
CELEBRATE'S MISSION (OUR FOCUS):
Living the difference Jesus makes!
CELEBRATE'S CORE VALUES (HOW WE OPERATE):Seeking and responding to the living God especially through Scripture, prayer and in community.Demonstrating a spirit of hospitality with an attitude of generosity, graciousness and care.Upholding a culture of excellence by giving God our the best of our time, talents and treasures.Looking for ways to bless that are creative, meaningful and, at times, sacrificial.
CELEBRATE'S CORE BELIEFS
Celebrate holds the following beliefs to be foundational to the faith...The Scriptures of the Old & New Testaments (the Bible) are the inspired Word of God and the foundational guide for our faith.The Creator of all things is one God in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.All human beings are sinners in need of a Savior. Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ or Messiah, is fully God and fully human and thus able to be a mediator between God and humanity.After Jesus died on the cross for our sins, He was resurrected providing the way for new and eternal life to those who trust in Him.One day Jesus will return to earth in his glorified body as Judge and King to make all things right. Those united to the Lord will live and reign with Him forever.Jesus’ central mission was expressing and establishing the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.The proper response to the good news message is to repent (that is to turn). Turn toward God to receive forgiveness & the Holy Spirit, turn away from sin and evil in order to follow Jesus’ way with your whole life.Empowered by the Holy Spirit in disciple-making community, Jesus’ followers are to express the Good News for the world that comes through Him.