We believe God has placed FBA in the heart of Alcoa to make disciples and bless the community around us. Whether someone has lived in Alcoa their whole life or has just moved in, we want to help them flourish in Springbrook. Because of this, we have decided to spend the remainder of the 2020’s focused on serving the Springbrook and emerging Springbrook Farm communities. Beginning in 2023 and beyond, we are committing to several goals with the purpose of loving our neighbors, serving kids, and supporting young professionals.
Love Our Neighbors
Jesus taught us to love our neighbors as ourselves. We believe God has big gospel plans for Alcoa, but we also believe those plans take place in our daily, ordinary interactions with our neighbors. We want to love our neighbors well, including our soon-to-be neighbors moving into over 1,000 residences as part of the Springbrook Farm development. In the Lord’s providence, he has kept First Baptist Alcoa in the Springbrook community for over 100 years. We want to build on this heritage by once again becoming a church for our growing neighborhood.
We want to serve the kids in Springbrook. Throughout the week, we have made our space available to the Boys and Girls Club of Blount County. Beyond this, we want to serve the parents, teachers, and students of Alcoa City Schools. We expect to plan events for the school and its teachers, or have partnerships with the Boys and Girls Club, the Parent Teach Organization, and various parachurch ministries that serve Alcoa schools. We think serving kids and their families is critical to reaching Springbrook.
Support Young Professionals
We know that the early twenties and thirties can be a turbulent time filled with many transitions, doubts, and anxieties. Amidst such rapid change, it’s important for the local church to offer stability and support specifically for young adults and professionals. We want First Baptist Alcoa to be a church where young adults can establish discipleship patterns and spiritual disciplines that will stick with them for the rest of their lives. Though they may not plant roots in the Alcoa area, we aim to invest in them during whatever season of life they spend with us