Each year Pastor Sexton announces a theme for the Temple Baptist Church.  This emphasis is carried into the work at Crown College as hundreds of students and staff members serve each week in church ministries.  Our theme for 2014 is “Knoxville Knows.”  The Lord Jesus Christ prayed in John 17:3, “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou has sent.”  Every soul needs to know Jesus.  The mission of the local church is to make sure that this world knows the truth of the gospel.  Each Christian must take this responsibility seriously.  Those who know must tell those who don’t know.

Week after week it is a joy to see men, women, teenagers, and children come to know Christ as their personal Saviour.  Through the Teens for Christ Bible clubs on school campuses, over forty nursing home ministries, the campus ministry at the University of Tennessee, International ministry, Greater Knoxville Children’s bus ministry, and over 100 other soul winning opportunities, we are laboring to make sure that “Knoxville Knows.”  (To read more about the soul winning ministries of Temple Baptist Church visit our website.)  College students have the privilege of working alongside staff and lay leaders in each ministry.  They are receiving valuable on the job training and experience.  Graduates are reproducing these soul winning ministries across the country and around the world.  It is what Pastor has often called, “the miracle of multiplication.”

If you are looking for a college where the highest academic standards are connected to the training you can only receive in a local church, we hope you will prayerfully consider Crown College.  To receive more information about this unique preparation visit thecrowncollege.com or call 1.877.MY CROWN.  Please pray that God will help us this year to continue the work of evangelizing our Jerusalem and training others to carry it on ” unto the uttermost part of the earth” (Acts 1:8).