Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) will be closed on Sunday, April 30 and Sunday, May 7. Please join us at our next church service on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14 at Ijams Nature Center.
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.
Visit STFK for Church Service
Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville meets weekly for church services on Sunday morning at 10:30 A.M. We rent space for the church service from Ijams Nature Center, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to do so, knowing our rent budget goes to help fund the operation of Ijams Nature Center and its programs. Ijams Nature Center is located at 2915 Island Home Avenue, Knoxville, TN (click here for directions).
If you would like to meet Pastor David Spakes, you can arrive up to an hour early to talk while we finish setting up the sanctuary. You can enjoy breakfast snacks and drinks with us while we become acquainted with one another.
Verse of the Day
Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) is a member of the NOVA Science Cafés community and proudly sponsors Science Café events for the Knoxville, Tennessee area. You can see a list of past and upcoming and Science Café topics by hovering over the Events menu above, then choose Science Café Events.
STFK Science Café (May 11)
The next meeting of the STFK Science Café will take place on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 5:30 P.M. until 7:00 at Ijams Nature Center. The topic is "Malayan Tigers", and our special guest is Petty Grieve from Zoo Knoxville. She is the Grasslands and Asian Trek Curator and is in charge of the new 1.6 acre Tiger Forest habitat featuring the Malayan Tiger called Arya. This is your chance to learn about the exhibit from behind-the-scenes and ask the expert your questions! This meeting is FREE to attend. Don't miss it!
Please RSVP by sending an e-mail message to email@example.com. 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 (May 11)
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 in a nearby area with a science lesson and activities that help make learning science fun! Kids can participate with the permission of their parents while the parents enjoy the adult-level discussion. For proper planning purposes, it is important that our children's director knows in advance how many kids will be attending and their ages.
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 (Spring 2017)
Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville has been a financial sponsor of the UT Science Forum since January, 2015. 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.