What we believe

The Point is a church started by Grace Lutheran Church in Knoxville, TN and the Mid-South District of the LCMS in 2010. We are a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Since there are a lot of people who don't know what a Lutheran church is or what we believe, allow us to give you a simple breakdown:

We are an orthodox Christian church. That means we believe that the man we know as Jesus was and is God, and that he is the only way to be truly connected to God. We believe he came to earth, lived, died and then rose from the dead so that we could be forgiven of all our failings (sins) and be reconnected to God. 

That is a quick sum up of what we believe as a church. If you don't believe what we believe you are still more than welcome at The Point! In fact we encourage you to come, ask questions, and keep exploring what the Christian faith is all about. We just wanted to take this opportunity to be very upfront about who we are and what we believe. Thanks for checking out The Point's website and feel free to ask us any questions you may have concerning who we are and what we believe!


Experience. CONnect. Reflect.


This is a church where you can experience God wherever you are in life. God isn't concerned with where you have been. He's not afraid of your questions. He's not afraid of your doubts. He's a real God for your real life. God loves you where you are and he desires to take you places you never thought you could go. The Point is a place where you can experience the love of God where you are. 


Often we look for ways to connect. It is easy to get lost in the world of iPhones, lattes, and social media. God wants a connection to you that goes beyond the texts and e-mails and reaches straight into your heart. That connection is the most important relationship for our lives. At The Point we focus on helping you grow closer to God and to one another as we connect to God and continue growing the community of believers. 


Looking around us, we see the world with its many facets. The great beauty of nature and the harsh reality of modern problems all seem to blend together in our lives. What the world reflects is different from what we reflect at The Point. We want our faith in a loving, forgiving God to show clearly in our lives and our community. Part of our focus is looking for ways to serve others while sharing what God has done for us. We realize we are a reflection of his love to those around us. 

Welcome to the heart of God. Welcome to the heart of his Church. Welcome to the heart of The Point.

what we believe about...


We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus was completely God and completely man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died on a cross as a sacrifice for our sins as foretold in the Bible hundreds of years before it actually happened. We believe Jesus miraculously rose from the dead, ascended into Heaven, and now acts as the only mediator between God and people.

Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is active among us today, bringing conviction when a person has done wrong and creating the desire for forgiveness in Jesus Christ. He regenerates our hearts and lives within them. His ongoing work is to guide, instruct and empower the believer to Godly living. 


We believe that people were created in the image of God for a loving relationship with God. However, people have rebelled against God, actively or passively choosing to go their own independent way. We're therefore alienated from God and suffer the corruption of our nature because of our sin. 


We believe that Jesus willingly took our sinfulness upon Himself and died the death we deserved. He died in our place taking our punishment on himself so that we might have our relationship with God restored. We are only saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

The Bible

We believe that the Bible (both Old and New Testaments) have been given to humanity. We believe that the Bible originated with God. He inspired the writers to record what He gave to them. The Bible is our guide to knowing God in a deep and intimate way and also serves as our guide for life.

The Church

We believe that the church is the body of believers. The church is made of flesh and blood, and not concrete and steel. The church is made up of those that have been connected to Jesus Christ, and depend on his life, death, and resurrection as their only means to be reconnected to the one true living God. A community of believers holding to the faith passed down as expressed in the creeds (Apostles, Nicene, and Athanasian). The church is a community is then called to go out into the world connecting those far from God through the reflection of their transformed lives. The church is a community of people who have been created in Christ to love the one true living God and to love their neighbor as themselves. A community of people extending the same love and forgiveness that God first extended to them. 

The Sacraments

We believe that God has given us Baptism, Communion and Confession/ Absolution (Forgiveness) as a tangible means to pass on his love and forgiveness as it was given to us through Jesus Christ.


We believe that through Baptism, God adopts us through Jesus Christ as his children; children who have been given the full love and forgiveness of God, children who have been given new lives. (Romans 6, Titus 3:5-8) Baptism is not just plain water, but it is the water included in God’s command and combined with God’s word. (Matthew 28:19) It works forgiveness of sins, rescues from death and the devil, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe this, as the words and promises of God promise. (Mark 16:16).

Confession & Absolution (Forgiveness)

We believe that when we confess our sins God, who is loving and faithful, will forgive our sins because of, and through, his Son Jesus and what he has done for us.


We believe that communion is a meal that was given to us by Jesus Christ himself before he was sent to the cross. We believe this is a meal that has been given to the family of Christ, all those who believe and trust in Jesus death and resurrection for the their forgiveness and life. We believe that communion is actually bread and wine and at the same time it is the actual body and blood of Jesus Christ, as his last words and testament assert. How they can be both at the same is a mystery that we can never fully comprehend, but we accept this fact on faith alone. What does communion do? It is a meal given to us for the forgiveness of sins, the strengthening of faith, and the building up of the family of Christ until the day that he returns. We trust in the words of Scripture, “for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” (Matthew 26:28). When he says "covenant" he is basically saying, "This is my last will and testament. Don't mess with it." So if we shouldn't mess with it by changing the meaning or adding to it, who should join in this meal? The person that believes these words, “Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.” Anyone who believes that Jesus has died and rose for the forgiveness of their sins and puts their trust in this is welcome to take part. Anyone who believes this is the actual body and blood of Jesus is welcome to take part. Anyone who does not believe this should not participate in this meal. We believe the words in 1 Cor. 11:27-30 that anyone who takes it in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgement on themselves. If you have any questions about what this meal means, or if you should take it, please speak with Pastor Adam.