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CONNECTING

Jesus Christ

life changing

GOSPEL OF

everyone

WITH THE

OUR MISSION

A Letter from Our Pastor

Dear Connect Church Family,

When we planted Connect Church in the fall of 2018, we never realized all that God had in store

for His church. We serve a God who is “able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we ask or

imagine” (Ephesians 3:20). Hundreds of people have come to faith in Jesus over the past 5 years.

We have watched and celebrated hundreds take their next step in their faith through baptism.

The Lord has been so good to Connect Church.

Our heartbeat remains strong, we desire above all to make much of Jesus and to connect

everyone with the life changing gospel of Jesus Christ. Our vision is clear; we are going to

love God, love people, and make disciples. As our community grows, the church must grow

as well. With tens of thousands of people still without a church home across our community and

many thousands of people without a life changing relationship with Jesus Christ, the work 

and mission of Connect Church have never been more important and have never been more urgent.

Our church continues to grow. We are starting to average over 1,000 each Sunday on campus.

Parking spaces are full and the Connect Kidz area is nearing capacity. The multiplying of our services

will help create some more space to continue to grow and reach people, but it is not a long-term fix.

We need a new home!

This Five Year Vision: Phase Two booklet contains our plans for the next phase of our vision which is

centered on building our new home debt free. The mission behind this effort is found in the

teachings of Psalm 78, that the generations may know Him. One thing is for sure, without HIM,

this is impossible. There is also another certainty that we know to be true: we need you!

Together, we will continue to pray like never before, share the gospel like never before, serve like

never before, and give like never before!

We are ready to move forward as a church, to take hold of the vision that has been cast, and

to continue to connect everyone with the life changing gospel of Jesus Christ!

     In Christ,

     Anthony Kendall

     Lead Pastor

     Connect Church

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THE STORY OF
CONNECT CHURCH

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."

Ephesians 3:20-21

The Story of Connect Church
is the Story of its People...

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Kelly Sorrell
"We came the first day [to Connect Church] and my husband looked at me and said, 'We're home.'"

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Tilon Simms
"Connect Church has loved me well and been a family to me."

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Jim & Marsha Gore
"This church is full of actively engaged baby boomers. This church is brimming with seniors plugged in."

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Lexi Adams
"I love the very heartbeat behind Connect that everyone would come to know Jesus and to experience what it means to be apart of His family."

THE
STORY
ISN'T OVER...

FIVE YEAR GOALS

"Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans."

Proverbs 16:3

1,000

SALVATIONS

AND BAPTISMS

1,500

PEOPLE

CONNECTING WITH

CONNECT CHURCH

LOVE

GOD

1,000

PEOPLE IN

CONNECT GROUPS

4-5

CAMPUSES & CHURCHES PLANTED

1,000

PEOPLE

SERVING

300

CONNECTED IN

CONNECT KIDZ

LOVE PEOPLE

300

CONNECTED IN

CONNECT STUDENTS

300

CONNECTED IN

CONNECT YOUNG

ADULTS

OPEN COFFEE SHOP

TO EMPLOY INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

MAIN CAMPUS

OF CONNECT CHURCH & CONNECT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY STARTED

MAKE

DISCIPLES

FOR THE SUN TO NEVER SET ON CONNECT CHURCH MISSIONS

AROUND THE WORLD

2

UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUPS REACHED WITH

THE GOSPEL

2021-23

2023-25

A Glimpse at the Five Year Plan

People. People are at the heart of our mission: connecting everyone with the life changing

Gospel of Jesus Christ. People aren’t the means to an end. They are the end. They are the goal.

Each item behind our five year plan focuses on reaching as many people with that life changing

gospel. As we continue to work hard to connect everyone with the life changing gospel of Jesus

Christ, we also continue to dream, to plan, and to look towards the future. Below is a glimpse

into the next five years in the life and ministry of Connect Church!

During the first two years, we identified land that will be the future home of Connect Church

and Connect Christian Academy. God showed up and showed off! Not only did we identify

the land, we purchased the land debt free! God is good!

Now that land has been purchased, we are working with architects to help us cast the vision

of a future home for both Connect Church and Connect Christian Academy. We are launching

a 1-2 year giving campaign to raise money to build debt free.

We desire a home for Connect Church to be constructed by 2026. We also desire to launch

Connect Christian Academy within the Connect Church main campus.

BY 2026

All these times must remain flexible as opportunities present themselves

PHASE ONE

2021+2023

LAUNCHED GIVING CAMPAIGN &
PURCHASED LAND FOR FUTURE HOME OF CONNECT CHURCH

WHERE WE'VE BEEN

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Connect Church purchased over 25 acres of land near the Sevierville/Pigeon Forge city line right in the heart of Sevier County.

Connect Church made the purchase for 2.38 million dollars. All of this was done debt free!

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A VIEW OF THE PROPERTY

WHERE IT'S LOCATED

Between Veterans Blvd. and Middle Creek Rd, in Sevierville, TN. There is over 1,000ft of road frontage on Veterans Blvd. and around 500ft of road frontage on Middle Creek Rd. We are 1 mile from the Ridge Outdoor Resort and 1.5 miles from Dollywood.

2023+2025

PHASE TWO

LAUNCH GIVING CAMPAIGN FOR THE FUTURE HOME OF CONNECT CHURCH AND CONNECT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

DEBT FREE

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2026 and Beyond

A HOME FOR CONNECT CHURCH AND

CONNECT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY BUILT

"Unless the Lord builds this house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain."

Psalm 127:1

SITE PLAN

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This site plan is the long-term view of the future.

The parking lot and building in light orange is what we desire

to be built within this five year vision of Connect Church.

The medium orange and red buildings would be future expansion.

A HOME BUILT

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Here is the potential floor plan of Connect Church and Connect Christian Academy. This plan is not finalized, but a glimpse into the future. Connect Kidz and CCA will share space. Connect Kidz will meet on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. CCA will meet throughout the week during school hours.

GET INVOLVED

What's next?

THREE STEPS FORWARD

PRAY

Pray that God will prepare His church for future ministry. Pray for the leadership of the church, designers, architects, and everyone involved with the project.

"Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:5-7

SHARE

Talk to others. Share our social media posts, but most importantly, share the gospel. There’s still more to be accomplished from our neighborhoods to the nations!

  • Instagram
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  • YouTube

GIVE

Set up a monthly recurring donation. All donations are tax deductible. You can give assets, such as stocks and bonds, to our Five Year Vision. If you have questions about our giving campaign, contact us.

finance@cchurch.org
865.365.1750

Instructions
- Input amount

- Select Frequency
- Input Email and Name or Login with your current giving account.
- Input Payment Method or select payment method.

GIVING CAMPAIGN

Giving Campaign Goals

Project Budget Allocations

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TOTAL GOAL

$15,000,000

5%

2%

6%

5%

72%

10%

Building & Site

AVL

Design

IT/Security

Contingency

FF & E

*As prices in the industry increase/decrease and as opportunities arise, this plan could look different. However, God knows how it will all work out and we are trusting

in Him for His will to be accomplished.

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