The Presbytery of East Tennessee
is a regional governing Council of
the Presbyterian Church (USA).
The presbytery is responsible for the government of the church throughout its district, and for assisting and supporting the witness of congregations to the sovereign activity of God in the world, so that all congregations become communities of faith, hope, love, and witness. - From G.0301 of The Book of Order.
supporting ministries and church professionals
Sixty-three churches make up the Presbytery, covering the region from Knoxville to Chattanooga, to Fairfield Glade, to Huntsville (TN).
Guides for Elders and Sessions
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Calling a Pastor
Statistics & Reports
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MISCONDUCT PREVENTION AND CHURCH SAFETY
We offer free online training courses for all church workers and volunteers.
All active clergy are required to complete this training.
governing and serving together
Presbyterians strive to do things "decently and in order." We have a Book of Order, a Book of Confessions, and a Presbytery Manual of Operations to guide us as we work together. We have Policies to help us remember our corporate decisions.
Presbytery meetings are attended by elder commissioners from each church and by minister members of the Presbytery. We gather quarterly to make decisions on behalf of our shared ministries.