"WE SEE THAT IT IS NOT THE TASK OF CHRISTIANITY TO PROVIDE EASY ANSWERS TO EVERY QUESTION, BUT TO MAKE US PROGRESSIVELY AWARE OF A MYSTERY. GOD IS NOT SO MUCH THE OBJECT OF OUR KNOWLEDGE AS THE CAUSE OF OUR WONDER." -Kallistos Ware
Resurrection Chattanooga is dedicated to reshaping ministry in the heart of the city. The church reaches out to people regardless of who they are or where they are coming from, therefore we seek to be a place that reflects the energy and diversity of the city.
Resurrection is a new church in the heart of the HISTORIC SOUThside.
We exist to do what every Christian community has been called to do at all times and in all places, to make the truth and grace of Jesus visible where his church resides.
This is the core of what has brought us together: Jesus Christ, the Son of God, became a human being, and while he was on earth, was crucified to bear our death, and resurrected to bring us life.
Whether you believe that or not, you’re welcome here. The door is open. Whatever your background, wherever you are on the spectrum between faith and doubt, between certainty and suspicion, you are welcome here.
We believe God mercifully reveals himself to those who seek. We believe when that revelation happens, a person’s present life is transformed to the depths. We believe when the church is unified by such power and love, it is able to take part in the very work of God, creating the world anew.
While our church is new our beliefs and practices are not. Resurrection wholeheartedly embraces the historic Christian faith expressed in all the ecumenical creeds of the universal church (e.g., the Apostles and Nicene Creeds). Secondarily, we are committed to the theological heritage of the Protestant Reformation seen in our commitment to the faith as it is expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith and our affiliation with the Evangelical Presbyterian denomination. Because we are rooted in these theological commitments, we are able to partner with churches across the theological spectrum and celebrate any work that is done in the name of Jesus.