What We Believe

Written below are the foundational doctrines that we at Union Baptist Church hold to be true. Our church is dedicated to these beliefs and we have built our individual lives on them as well. Indeed, we place our eternal destiny into the truthfulness of these following statements.

One God

There is one God: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; who subsist in unity, and also as three separate distinct Persons (John 14:7–16; Genesis 1:1; 1:26–27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Isaiah 40:28–29; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14).


Jesus Christ, God’s Son

Jesus Christ is God’s Son. He was born of a virgin as both God and man, lived a sinless life, died to atone for the sins of human beings, was buried, arose from the grave, ascended into heaven, and will literally return to earth (Matthew 1:22–23; Isaiah 9:6; 53:5–6; John 1:1–5; 14:10–30; Hebrews 4:14–15; 1 Corinthians 15:3–4; Romans 1:3–4; Acts 1:9–11; 1 Timothy 6:14–15; Titus 2:13).


The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the divine helper, assistant, counselor and instructor and His work is to reveal Christ, convict of sin, lead to repentance, guide believers, comfort, strengthen, and sanctify the soul (2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7–13; 14:16–17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; 5:25; Galatians 5:25).


The Bible

The Bible is God’s Holy Word, without error, and is the sole authority for life (Psalm 119:105; Romans 15:4; 2 Peter 1:20–21; 2 Timothy 3:16).


Created Man’s Need for God

Human beings are the special creations of God, made in His image. They fell through the sin of the first man, Adam, and all human beings are sinners in need of salvation (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3–6; Isaiah 53:6; 59:1–2; Romans 3:23).


Salvation

Salvation is a gift through repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ. Every person who truly is saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ and will spend eternity in heaven, while those who die in their sins will spend eternity in hell (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8–9; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1).


Baptism

Baptism is by immersion after salvation and is done in obedience to Jesus Christ’s command (Matthew 3:15–17; Acts 2:38).


Believer’s Access to God

Each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ (Hebrews 4:14–16; 7:19; Ephesians 3:12).


The Church

The Church is a local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head (Matthew 16:18; Acts 20:27–29; 1 Corinthians 12:27–29; Ephesians 1:21–23; 3:20–22; 4:1–3; 5:21–27; Colossians 1:17–19).


Read The Baptist Faith and Message for our full statement of faith.

 

 
 
 

Our Core Values

•The Lordship of Christ
•Biblical teaching
•Prayer/Devotions
•The Great Commission
•Praise & Worship
•Ministry/Service
•Families
•Cultural relevance
 
 

Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Union Baptist Church is to Connect people to Jesus and each other through Worship, Disciplemaking and Service.

 

The vision of our church is to influence lives by strategically communicating the Good News of Jesus Christ to Northeast Knoxville and beyond.

Since 1843, we have been sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.

 

LoveGrowServe NEW

We are focused on 3 primary initiatives…Love, Grow, Serve.

  • The Worship (Love) Initiative will…Connect people to Jesus and each other by providing a time of authentic worship with clear opportunities for salvation, fellowship and spiritual growth.
  • The Disciplemaking (Grow) Initiative will…Connect people to Jesus and each other by focusing the believer toward Christ-centered transformation that will develop us spiritually, emotionally and relationally.
  • The Serving (Serve) Initiative will…Connect people to Jesus and each other by advancing the Kingdom by praying, sending, partnering, and planting.