West Sparta Church of Christ 38583
Who we are
If you are visiting our area, already living here, or considering moving to our area, we hope that you will choose to join us for Bible study and worship. We are a simple New Testament congregation of the Lord's people of all ages and of many interests. We seek to worship after the pattern set forth in the Scriptures by following the example of the early church and authority of the Lord's apostles (Acts 2:42). Our worship consists of congregational a capella
singing (Eph. 5:19), Bible preaching (2 Tim. 4:2), praying (1 Tim. 2:1), giving (1 Cor. 16:1,2), and partaking the Lord's Supper each week (1 Cor. 11:26). You will also notice that only faithful Christian men lead the worship services. This is due to the fact that God has designed worship in such a way that women are not to exercise authority over men (1 Tim. 2:11-14). We are a congregation with no head but Christ, overseen by elders meeting
Scriptural qualifications and served by deacons also meeting Scriptural qualifications who lead in many different works (1 Tim. 3). We invite you to come and learn more about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and be a part of our
loving church family!
Quote of the Day
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
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Directions from I-40 (approximately 15-20 minutes)
Take Exit 288 (Hwy 111 South) to Sparta
Take the US-70 ramp toward Sparta/Smithville
Turn left onto US-70 (Bockman Way)
Drive .4 miles and turn left onto Hampton Drive
Welcome to West Sparta!
West Sparta Church of Christ Service Times
Sunday Morning Bible Class: 9 am
Sunday Morning Worship: 10 am
Sunday Evening Worship: 6 pm
Wednesday Bible Class: 7 pm
*We are located in the Central Time Zone*
Service Times last updated on the 22nd of February, 2021
Sunday School / Children and Youth Activities
Local outreach & community activities
Other activities & ministries
House to House Heart to Heart (mailed bi-monthly to select local routes)
Home Bible Studies and Correspondence Courses
House to House Heart to Heart (mailed bi-monthly to select local routes
Food Pantry (open every Wednesday night. All those who need assistance are required to bring a completed questionnaire and attend our Wednesday night Bible Study at 7:00 pm. You may stop by the office Monday-Thursday from 9:00-3:00 to obtain your questionnaire or you may choose to print one here. If you choose to print it, please inform us of your intent to be here for assistance. You may call us at 931-836-3790.
Liberty Square Celebration (evangelistic booth each October)
NHC Worship Service (held each Sunday after morning worship for the residents of this local nursing facility)
Short Mountain Bible Camp (youth camp held the last full week in May)
Stepping Stones School (Bible based Parents-Day-Out Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school year)
Vacation Bible School (held each July)
White County Christian Training Series (training classes held every January and November on Monday nights)
White County Jail Outreach (Bible studies by mail for local inmates)
Prayers and Hymns
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West Sparta Church of Christ - Sparta, Tennessee
History of West Sparta Church of Christ, Sparta TN
The West Sparta congregation has been in existence since January 1958. It began with 85 members sent from the Central church of Christ in Sparta. Paul Matthews, who was the preacher for the Central congregation, served both congregations until the last Sunday in August of 1958. At that time, the preacher's house had just been completed adjacent to the meeting house and Charles Myers, along with his family, moved to Sparta to begin working with the newly formed congregation. The first elders were Kenneth Welch, John Snodgrass, and Robert Geer. These men were appointed to oversee the congregation in January 1959. The following year, West Sparta instigated a daily radio program on the local radio station, WSMT. Charles Myers presented the first sermon on air and this evangelistic work continued for 50 years with the support of other congregations and preachers in White County. As the years progressed, more evangelistic efforts increased in the community.
On Sunday, December 15, 1968, West Sparta began conducting worship services at the Sparta Nursing Home (currently NHC). This work continues in the present. In October, 1972 the congregation began a bus program to provide transportation for those who had none and to bring in children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to hear the Gospel of Christ. Then, in 1985 West Sparta initiated a program designed to prepare pre-school children for kindergarten with a working knowledge of the Bible. The school was named, "Stepping Stones" and continues to meet presently twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday. The first director of the school was Anna Lou Holman and the current director is Sandra Oakes. Throughout the years, West Sparta has been dedicated to serving the Lord by sponsoring many good works, including missions in the United States as well as abroad. The congregation has promoted and participated in campaigns for Christ in GA, SC, North Ireland, Scotland, and West Africa. In addition, West Sparta has been actively involved in supporting the work of Jim Waldron in India, Bob Prater in Germany, Johnny Robertson in Virginia, David and Jenna Reese in Tanzania. The congregation also supports the Gospel Broadcasting Network, the Upper Cumberland Christian Home, Potter Children's Home, Tennessee Children's Home, and students at the Memphis School of Preaching.
I ask for...
I ask you neither for health nor for sickness, for life nor for death; but that you may dispose of my health and my sickness, my life and my death, for your glory... You alone know what is expedient for me; you are the sovereign master, do with me according to your will. Give to me, or take away from me, only conform my will to yours. I know but one thing, Lord, that it is good to follow you, and bad to offend you. Apart from that, I know not what is good or bad in anything. I know not which is most profitable to me, health or sickness, wealth or poverty, nor anything else in the world. That discernment is beyond the power of men or angels, and is hidden among the secrets of your providence, which I adore, but do not seek to fathom.
This page was last updated on the 22nd of February, 2021