Why An International Church?

There are several language-specific and/or ethnic churches in Knoxville, TN and we praise God for the way He is working and moving among His people! We hope that KIC will be able to partner with other cross-cultural churches in Knoxville to work together to reach internationals for Christ!

However, there is not a church for every single ethnic group in Knoxville and planting individual churches for each ethnic group would be a momentous, time-consuming undertaking. With a large and growing international population, there is need for additional places for internationals to worship.

Scripture teaches believers to make disciples cross-culturally and it gives multiple examples of cross-cultural churches within the New Testament.

A church with a cross-cultural emphasis, can:

  • put into practice cross-cultural and multi-cultural ministry practices that have proven effective overseas
  • partner with churches and ministries to see all peoples have the opportunity to know Christ as revealed in Scripture.

KIC will be a non-language specific international church open to people from any nationality. Our services will be held primarily in English while seeking to incorporate the languages of those present into the worship time. There may also come a time when translation services are made available during the worship time. As is desired within the church body, there may be language-specific Bible Studies and/or small groups

Internationals in Knoxville, TN

Source: peoplegroups.info

There are 45 Different people groups in the greater Knoxville area, including:

8,000 Spanish Speaking American

2,100 Chinese Speakers

1,661 French

1,200 Southeast Asians

1,028 Germans

1,000 Arabs

905 Russians

700 Hindus

University of Tennessee International Students

UTK has students from over 100 different countries

In 2016, there were 1,268 international students at the University of Tennessee Knoxville

In 2017, the demographics of international students at UTK was as follow:

614 Chinese Students

154 Indian Students

65 Saudi Arabian Students

63 Iranian Students

54 South Korean Students

31 Bangladeshi Students

31 Nepali Students

Services: The Cellar at NorthStar Church

Email info@kictn.org

Sun: 11am

About Knoxville International Church

Knoxville International Church (KIC) is a multiethnic church home for people from all nations and ethnicities.

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