Seven Springs began in about 1874 with a simple heartbeat to share the gospel of Jesus with the young people of the community. One woman, Mrs. Nancy whose life was impacted by the Gospel started teaching the gospel to her children and other children from the area under a wide-spreading Oak tree on a mountain. This group began to grow and would eventually become a chapel of Glade Springs Presbyterian Church, 1876 (Formerly PCUS). The congregation continued to meet under the tree in the summer and moved to a nearby house in the winter. The current church building began been built in 1899 and was completed in 1901. The Church was organized in 1967, and left the PCUS church in 1978 and joined the newly formed Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). The Church has changed over time and the congregation has seen different generations pass through her midst but one constant throughout the life of Seven Springs is her heartbeat for God’s glory and his Gospel.
Seven Springs is committed to the Bible as the only rule of faith and practice that teaches us all we need to know concerning God and what duty God requires of man. Seven Springs Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America, in the Westminster Presbytery. The PCA holds to the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Westminster Larger Catechism and Shorter catechism.
For His Glory
What is the chief purpose for which man is made? Why are you here? The answer to this question affects your character, relationships, decisions, family, and everything. Do you live for the happiness of you or others? Maybe you are here for the greater good of civilization? At Seven Springs Presbyterian Church we believe the simple question has a simple answer. The chief purpose for which man is made is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever. SSPC seeks to have this as our foundation to all that we do. We exist to glorify God. We glorify God by the faithful preaching of his word, Biblical worship and diligent prayer.
Trusting the Holy Bible, both the Old and New Testament, is the living and active Word of God by which man’s lives should be lived and measured (2 Tim 3:16-17).
Giving glory, honor and praise to God which is due to him. We worship the Triune God according to the commands of Scripture (Rom 15:6).
Growing in dependence upon Christ by giving glory, adoration and requests to God both corporately and individually (Col 4:2).
For His Gospel
We believe the church is a light set on a stand or a city on a hill. The church is not a country club for members, nor a secret society. The church exists to make disciples, followers of Jesus. The gospel is a simple message that shares hope for those who trust in Jesus, through faith. Sin has separated us from our creator. We are unable to save ourselves. Christ came into the world as a man to pay for our sins and give us His righteousness. Christ rules and reigns from the right hand of the Father in heaven. Christ has sent his Spirit to comfort and convicts his people. This simple message is powerful and effective to bring the lost to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Our mission is to make disciples. We share His Gospel through the proclamation of the good news of the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. We show His Gospel through being hospitable and generous, as Christ was to us.
Communicating the Gospel for the purpose of bringing people to maturity in Christ Jesus (Col 1:28).
Connecting to one another by expressing grace and truth in Christ, through authentic relationships, as each is built up according to their needs (Rom 12:5).
Offering and sacrificing our whole lives to build God’s kingdom through using our financial resources, our natural talents and our spiritual gifts (1 Tim 6:18).