Equipping All people TO
LIVE ordinary life AS THE
OF JESUS’ Love
We submit to the authority of scripture.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 2 TIMOTHY 3:16-17
The opening paragraph of our denominations’s Essentials of the Faith states that all scripture “requires our unreserved submission in all areas of life.” This reverence for scripture flows out of our conviction about what the Bible is: the infallible word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, delivered to us as the rule for faith and life. Our submission to the authority of scripture shapes what we believe (the historic, Christian faith as expressed in the Westminster Confession), what we do (proclaim Chirst, and life in him by grace through faith and repentance) and how we do it (in humility and love).
We care for, serve and pray for each other in costly ways.
Jesus laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers and sisters. 1 JOHN 3:16
Of the many biblical pictures used to describe the Church, perhaps the one most clearly seen in the life and practice of Signal Pres is that of a family. We take seriously the words of Jesus: whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother (Mark 3:35). As a result, in a world that increasingly divides itself into factions along lines of demographics and interests, we strive to extend the love of Jesus to one another in ways that reflect and embody the love of Christ that binds us together.
We grow disciples through worship, preaching, teaching in the context of relationships.
And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. 2 CORINTHIANS 3:18
Despised tax collectors became part of God’s family. The sick were healed. The selfsufficient came to embrace their great need for mercy. Whether it was sudden (Paul’s conversion on the road to Damascus) or gradual (Peter’s three year transformation from fisherman to apostle), one thing is clear: when people spent time with Jesus, they were changed. Knowing that this is still true, we place a high priority on the call to make disciples and on the means that God has given us through which Jesus is still present in his glory among us: corporate worship, the preaching and teaching of Scripture, the sacraments, and the relationships that he has given us with one another.
We welcome the next generation for the sake of God’s kingdom.
Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me. MARK 9:37
We embrace our existence as a multi-generational church in a multi-generational community. Recognizing the importance of passing down the Faith to those coming after us, we promote and celebrate the kind of community in which all ages worship together, the widow teaches at Vacation Bible School, and adults commit to disciple students from middle school through high school.
We embrace the call to do whatever it takes to make sure that everyone within our reach encounters the gospel.
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. MATTHEW 5:14,16
The earthly beginnings of Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church extend back to the selfless donation of a piece of land so that men, women, and children within reach of that property could hear and be transformed by the power of the gospel. In the 90 years since then, that same spirit has found expression in the church built upon that piece of land, even as the reach of the church has expanded to include the entirety of Signal Mountain, the city of Chattanooga and the whole world. In the 90 years ahead, we look forward to carrying on the same missional spirit upon which we were founded to our neighborhoods, our workplaces, our city and our world.
9 AM – Traditional
11 AM – Informal
Discipleship for PreK-Grade 12
& Adult Classes
9 AM – Traditional
11 AM – Informal
Sundays for Kids
Preschool Ministry is available for all worship services for kids age birth-age 3. During the sermon portion of worship, kids age 4-Kindergarten are dismissed for Kingdom Kids.
Wednesdays | 6-7:30 pm
Age 4-Grade 5. Check-in begins at 6 PM.
Wednesdays | 6-8 pm
Grades 6-12. Check-in begins at 6 PM.
Wednesdays, 6:15-7:30 pm OR
Sundays, 6:15-7:30 PM
Cornerstone Rm 302
Current Class: Theology for Ordinary Life
(Childcare available on Wednesdays)
Men’s Bible Study
Mondays, 6:45 AM | Warehouse
WOmen’s Bible Study
Thursdays, 9:30 AM | Woodward
Intro to Signal Pres
SEPTEMBER 11, 18, 25 | Bowens’ Home
First Sunday Breakfast
First Sunday of the Month
10-11 AM | Dudley Hall
October 14-16 | Alpine Camp
Registration is open!
2nd Tuesday of the month
Senior (65+) Bible Study & Lunch
Monthly Respite care
For kids & students with disabilities – and their families!
I AM TRULY HUMBLED TO BE A PART OF THIS CHURCH. THE WORK GOD IS DOING THROUGH OUR STAFF AND LEADERS IS LIKE NOTHING I’VE EVER SEEN.
– ELIZABETH C.
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