We are a Christ-centered
Body of Believers
Hardin Valley Church is a Christ-centered body of believers seeking to become more like Jesus. We have an expressed desire to be a church that faithfully embodies all that our Savior wants in his church, a family of Christians:
- Loving, caring for, edifying, and encouraging one another;
- Glorifying God through good works in the community;
- Proclaiming the Good News;
- Teaching and making disciples through local and foreign missions; and
- Focusing on the spiritual development of our youth.
Our Mission Statement
Through prayer, faith and action, we demonstrate Christ to one another, our community and the world, bringing souls to salvation and maturity in Christ to the glory of God.
FOLLOWING JESUS as one LOVING FAMILY we are GROWING EVERYONE
The Hardin Valley Church of Christ desires to be a church that brings glory and honor to Jesus by faithfully following Him in all that we do. We are a loving family of Christians who cares for and encourages one another. We glorify God by working in our community, loving our neighbors and making disciples by proclaiming the good news of Jesus.
We seek God by being a Christ–centered, Spirit–filled, and grace–motivated family helping one another grow to be spiritually mature in Christ. We increase our faith in Jesus by service to our community, a focus on prayer, worship and Bible study.
The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ form the core of our belief, our mission and our message. We use the Bible as our only guide of faith and practice, desiring to be one with all Christians.
Wonder & Power
We value the wonder and power of life-changing prayer and the importance of congregational worship that encourages, instructs, and blesses the worshipers while praising and honoring God.
We value the differences among us and are committed to patiently cooperating with one another in love and understanding, recognizing each other’s freedom in Christ.
We value the separate and distinct spiritual gifts that we use for the benefit of Christ’s church and mutual edification of its members.
Families & Individuals
We value Christ-centered families and individuals, as well as the dynamic contributions of our youth and the wisdom of age. We also recognize our responsibilities to care for and assist those in need.
Established May 2006
The Hardin Valley Church of Christ was established in May of 2006 and was known as the Parkway Church of Christ during its first year. Its first services were blessed by an attendance of approximately 160 people who gathered together to begin a new congregation serving the needs of West Knoxville. Attendance has steadily grown until there are now two services. The church now owns 15 acres with a facility containing a 600-seat auditorium in the heart of the Hardin Valley community.
We have an expressed desire to be a church that faithfully embodies all that our Savior wants in his church: a family of Christians, loving, caring for, edifying, and encouraging one another; glorifying God through good works in the community; proclaiming the Good News; teaching and making disciples through local and foreign missions; and focusing on the spiritual development of our youth.
Statement of prohibition of sexual harassment
Hardin Valley Church of Christ (HVCOC) implemented a Policy and Guidelines on Sexual Harassment applicable to its employees. The policy, among other things, prohibits any form of sexual harassment. The Elders of HVCOC would like to extend to all members the protection of its prohibition of sexual harassment. If anyone considers they are a victim of sexual harassment, by any person or means, at any church activity, then the victim should immediately report the offending actions to the Elders. In order for the Elders to fully address any complaint, such complaint must be submitted to the Elders in writing, and the Elders will investigate the complaint promptly, thoroughly and impartially. Appropriate remedial action will be taken with the complainant being informed of the result. Confidentiality, to the extent feasible, will be maintained. If the complaint of sexual harassment involves an Elder, the complaint should be presented to any remaining Elder. The remaining Elders will follow the process described herein to address any complaint of sexual harassment. Any questions regarding this policy or its interpretation should be referred to the Elders.