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Welcome to Foundry Church!

Thanks for stopping by to see what we’re about. On this page, you’ll be able to learn more about who we are, what we believe, and what we feel led by God to be and do. You’ll also find ways to contact our elders if there are questions you would like to ask. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon!

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What We Believe

For a more extensive description of our beliefs, checkout the Lausanne Covenant. As a brief summary, here’s what we believe about core Christian doctrines.

God

We believe in one eternal God that exists as in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that He is the Sovereign Creator, Savior, and Sustainer of the world. He is the Author and Finisher of our faith. Not only did He create all that we see and know, He also created our way of salvation and reconciliation to Him through Jesus Christ. God the Spirit leads into truth and presses the Gospel into every corner of our lives as we continue to seek to know Him.

The Bible

We believe in the divine inspiration and authority of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe the Bible is without error in all that it affirms and is the only infallible, written word of God. We believe it is the story of God’s redemptive work in human history to reconcile us to Himself, and that it is useful for correcting, rebuking, teaching, and equipping believers for the work of ministry. We believe the Bible alone is the source of Truth and wisdom regarding the Gospel and the governance of the Church. No tradition, denomination or creed can replace or supersede biblical truth. (Sola Scriptura)

Salvation

We believe that salvation is a gift from God and that faith in Christ alone (Sola Christou) is the only path to salvation. We believe that every person is in need of salvation, but this salvation is not earned, bought, or inherited. It comes to each person through faith alone (Sola Fide) by grace alone (Sola Gratia). Because salvation cannot be acquired based on our own merit but only through faith in Christ extended by the grace of God, we believe God alone is due the glory for His redemptive work (Soli Deo Gloria). We believe in the eternal security of believers. As salvation is the gift of the Father accomplished through His grace and not our works, so is our sealing in the Holy Spirit. He who has saved us also holds us, and nothing can separate us from Him or pry us from His grip.

Holy Spirit

We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit who indwells all believers. We believe He is conforming us to the image and likeness of our Savior; leading us into Truth in worship, in understanding the Scripture, and empowering the spread of the Gospel to a world that desperately needs it. We believe He works through the Body of Christ that is the Church.

Church

We believe the Church is the gathering of believers for worship, discipleship, and equipping for Gospel ministry. We do not believe the church is for entertaining, isolating, or insulating believers from the world. Quite the opposite, we believe the Spirit desires to send us out to the world with the message of redemption, reconciliation, and love that is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Eternal Life

We believe in the resurrection of all souls before the day of judgment. Those found in Christ will receive eternal life in the presence of God in Heaven. Those who are not found in Christ will receive eternal damnation in hell.

Communion

We believe Communion is a commanded practice of the people of God to symbolize the substitutional atonement of Christ for us in the Gospel. The bread is broken as He was broken and beaten in our place. The wine is poured out as His blood was poured out to cover our sin. We observe Communion every other week as we worship together. We believe observance of Communion is reserved for believers as a celebration of Who Christ is and what He has done for us, that which we could not do ourselves.

Baptism

We believe baptism is a commanded observance of God’s people that symbolizes the cleansing work of Christ accomplished for us through His death, burial, and resurrection.

Our Core Values

We want to be known by the Gospel

There are many great things that churches can do and be about in a community that has its own particular needs, opportunities for service, and civic organizations. We certainly want to be a part of those things, but what we really want to be known for is the Gospel that saves. We believe the best way to be good parents, spouses, employers, employees, volunteers, or neighbors is by loving people the way God loves them. He shows us that in the life of Christ. We want to be about Jesus.

We want to a part of life-giving community

We believe that community is more than being together, discussing issues, and drinking coffee (though we like those things a lot too). We believe that biblical community is life-giving, not life-consuming. The Bible has a series of statements about the church that are often called the “one another’s.” Some of them include such ideas as love one another, pray for one another, serve one another, encourage one another, rejoice with one another, and, when necessary, cry with one another. We believe the Bible tells us Christ is calling us together in one Body, the Church. Community is living with that mindset for the edification and encouragement of others.

We want to be part of what God is doing

The Bible is not just a collections of stories and sayings. It’s the history of God’s work in human history to bring people into a redemptive, restorative relationship with Him through Christ. We believe our place in that story is as a conduit of God’s grace. He has revealed it to us and we want the world to know about the love and favor of God. We believe that God is doing something great in Smyrna, and we want to be part of it.

We want people to know what salvation truly is

Salvation is not church membership, Christian activities, and trying to behave. Many people think that’s all there is to it. You get dressed up, put on your best happy face, act like nothing is wrong, and try to follow a massive set of rules. Salvation is actually experiencing the love of God in a deep, powerful way that changes our lives in magnificent ways. It replaces struggling to do right with resting in the righteousness of Christ. It replaces rules to follow to earn favor with behavior that flows from a thankful heart—not because we have to, but because we want to because of what Jesus did for us.

We want people to know we’re not perfect

If we were, we wouldn’t need Jesus. As it is, though, we all need Jesus because we all have our failures, temptations, and struggles with sin. We’re not good enough. We don’t even try hard enough to be good enough. The good news is that our effort isn’t what salvation depends on. Jesus lived a perfect life, died a sinless death, and has exchanged His righteousness for our sin. So we don’t have to look perfect, act perfect, or just be better than the person we’re sitting next to. We just have to be His. That’s what we are at Foundry. So come as you are. You’re welcome here.

We want people to see us at restaurants, grocery stores, ballparks, and offices

We don’t want to hide within church walls and run away from culture. We want to be part of the city, part of local restaurants and businesses, good neighbors, and good friends. We believe Jesus has called us to go and love others, not hide from them. That’s what we want to do.

Who We Are

  • David Watson
    David WatsonPASTOR
  • Drew Ashby
    Drew AshbyELDER
  • Jordan Lee
    Jordan LeeELDER
  • Alan Moise
    Alan MoiseELDER
  • David Sturgess
    David SturgessELDER
Worship

We meet for worship on Sunday mornings at 10:00 at King Springs Elementary on Reed Road in Smyrna. Our worship services last about an hour and include worship through song, the preaching of the Scripture, and practicing the sacraments of baptism and Communion. We observe Communion on the first and third Sundays of the month. If you’d like to listen to some of David’s sermons, please visit our podcast section.

Also during our worship hour, we offer an excellent children’s service for children four years of age and younger. Our children’s ministry on Sunday mornings includes a weekly Bible teaching, crafts, snacks, and recreation in their areas.

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