Closed Announcement (October 23)
Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) will be closed on Sunday, October 23. Please join us at our next church service on Sunday, October 30 at the Knoxville Convention Center.
Church at Fanboy Expo (October 30)
Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) will be holding its weekly church service at a different place and time on Sunday, October 30. For the third time in two years, we will be meeting at 9:00 A.M. at the Knoxville Convention Center in conjunction with the Fanboy Expo. You do not need to hold a ticket for Sunday admission to be able to attend our church service. Everyone is invited and welcome!
See more photos from Fanboy Expo in June.
About Our Church
Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) is a local and independent Evangelical Christian Church. We are not related to Scientology, Christian Science, or the organization called Spirit and Truth Fellowship International.
You can read our statement of faith here. We are worshipers of God, followers of Jesus Christ, and supporters of science and science education. We see no conlict between believing in the Creator and understanding the creation. As a church, we take no official position on Genesis chapters 1-11 in the Bible, so controversial matters such as the age of the Earth are avoided. Newcomers can basically believe what they want about Genesis 1-11 without being criticized for it.
People usually think of a skeptic as someone who finds it difficult to believe in God. We are not a church comprised of skeptics. We are a church who ministers to skeptics by making a non-controversial environment based on mutual respect where skeptics can explore the concept of believing in God.
In the South, many Christians have this concept that the study science is somehow a threat to their faith. We also exist to help those Christians learn that faith in God and the study of science are not mutually exclusive.
You might find it helpful to watch our video describing the church vision, located here.
Verse of the Day
Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) is a member of the NOVA scienceNOW community and proudly sponsors Science Café events for the Knoxville, Tennessee area. You can see a list of upcoming and past Science Café topics by hovering over the Events menu above, then choose Science Café Events.
STFK Science Café (November 10)
When a person in East Tennessee encounters injured or orphaned wildlife, they may contact a local veterinarian or the University of Tennessee veterinarian hospital. But caring for wildlife in Tennessee is a specialized field requiring a license from the State. The East Tennessee Wildlife Rehabilitation Council is an organization that is trained an equipped to properly care for wild animals that have been injured or orphaned. At the November meeting of the STFK Science Café, we will discuss the State's program for caring for injured or orphaned wildlife and what you should (and should not) do if you encounter one of these creatures.
This STFK Science Café meeting takes place on Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 5:30 P.M. until 7:00 at Ijams Nature Center. Please RSVP by calling Ijams Nature Center at (865)577-4717 extension 110, or by sending an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know how many adults and children are in your group and the ages of the children. Ijams Nature Center is located at 2915 Island Home Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920. Click here for directions.
Kid's Café (November 13)
Children are welcome to attend any of the Science Café meetings with their parents! For ages 5-12, we offer a Kid's Café program with a science lesson and activities that help make learning science fun! This month, however, our guest experts will be bringing wild animals that are under the care of the East Tennessee Wildlife Rehabilitation Council, and what could be more interesting for children than that? So the children will remain with the adults for at least half of this meeting.
The STFK Science Café and Kid's Café are sponsored by a pro-science Evangelical Church called Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville. However, during Science Café meetings, discussion will be restricted to topics of science only. Religious viewpoints shall not be presented. Within the context of the Science Café and Kid's Café, Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville does not advocate religion.
UT Science Forum (Fall 2016)
Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville is a financial sponsor of the UT Science Forum. This forum provides the general public, students and other researchers an opportunity to learn about the latest cutting-edge research at UT, ORNL and other local institutions.
If you are in the vicinity of the University of Tennessee main campus at lunchtime on Fridays, stop by the Thompson-Boling Arena Café and attend. Take your lunch with you or purchase lunch on site. Presentations by distinguished professors and researchers are 40 minutes long and are followed by a question-and-answer session. The UT Science Forum is free and open to the public. See the latest news for the UT Science Forum below.