“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,”
(Matthew 28:19).

Thus, the purpose of the church is to develop disciples. The purpose of the Presbytery of East Tennessee is to support this process. We have a spiritual mandate to follow Jesus’ calling to go forth and make disciples of all people.


CONNECT with one another in community: Identify and pursue opportunities to enhance the connectedness and corporate life of the Presbytery of East Tennessee, developing means of communication that will foster collegiality and trust and strengthen relationships among member congregations. This new sense of connection will open us to new visions and dreams as the Spirit leads.

SERVE our world in love, justice and peace: Promote mission participation across the Presbytery, including the evaluation of current mission endeavors and mission funding.

SUPPORT our churches, pastors and leaders: Support those who carry out ministry, education and mission in the Presbytery and its member congregations.

EQUIP children, youth and young adults for a life of discipleship through faith development and spiritual nurture.

Check out this video produced by the Serve Mission Team! Together in Mission

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Preteen and Middle School Youth Events!

At John Knox Center
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591 West Rockwood Ferry Road
Ten Mile, TN 37880

Preteen Retreat for 4th and 5th Graders: Sept. 17-18
Middle School Retreat: Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Details and forms are available under the Events tab in the main menu.