The Ooltewah Seventh-day Adventist Church has been around approximately 40 years and witnessed many changes in the Tennessee Valley during that time; the landscape of our hometown, for example, is nearly unrecognizable from just a few decades ago (thankfully, the traffic is still manageable … for now).
But one thing that hasn't changed is the diverse makeup of those who call our congregation home. Physicians, teachers, truck drivers, and the unemployed — our occupations and employment statuses do not define us as we gather in community to worship our Creator. While there is no substitute for a personal relationship with Christ, we benefit greatly by joining one another several times each week in wonder and praise. At the Ooltewah Seventh-day Adventist Church, we take seriously this freedom of fellowship and the blessings that come from lifting one another up in times of struggle; it's a divine work that keeps us all busy, but especially the pastoral staff, ministry teams, and prayer warriors!
As Seventh-day Adventists, members of our church share a set of fundamental beliefs. Some of these are unique to our denomination, and others will be familiar to readers with a Protestant background. If you have any questions, please email the pastor or stop by church on Saturday morning and ask someone sitting in the pew next to you. It's always interesting to hear members describe in their own words why they find value in a particular belief and how it points them to a God of love.
We invite you to the Ooltewah Seventh-day Adventist Church just as you are; it's an exciting opportunity for us to grow together in both our relationships on Earth and in the knowledge and faith that will bring us closer to Heaven and Christ's original plan of perfection.
Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as the only source of our beliefs. We consider our movement to be the result of the Protestant conviction Sola Scriptura — the Bible as the only standard of faith and practice for Christians.
Currently, Adventists hold 28 fundamental beliefs that can be organized into six categories—the doctrines of God, man, salvation, the church, the Christian life and last day events. In each teaching, God is the architect, who in wisdom, grace and infinite love, is restoring a relationship with humanity that will last for eternity.