About Us

Mission/Purpose



The mission of the Tri-Cities School of Preaching and Christian Development is to “Further the Cause of Developing Excellent Preachers in the Churches of Christ and to Train Men of the Book.”

The purpose of the Tri-Cities School of Preaching and Christian Development is to prepare men to become faithful preachers of the gospel and offer such courses in Bible and Bible-related subjects as necessary to meet that end. We also want them to be able to defend the truth in any area.

History/Oversight



The Tri-Cities School of Preaching and Christian Development began in August 2001 and continues to operate under the oversight of the Eldership of the Stoney Creek Church of Christ.

Location



The school is located in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Tennessee at 1162 Hwy 91, Elizabethton Tennessee. We are in close proximity with Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Kentucky.

Objectives



Objectives of the Tri-Cities School of Preaching and Christian Development are:

  1. To provide quality instruction for men who may be unable to attend regular colleges, or who find it impractical to do so.

  2. Courses are designated studies in Bible and Bible-related subjects to help prepare men to become gospel preachers.

  3. Strong emphasis will be placed upon textual study of the Bible, Bible preaching in the pulpit, and to “Train Men of the Book” to be dedicated to preaching the full gospel of Christ.

To emphasize the need for accepting the word of God as final authority in matters of faith and practice.

Facilities


The Tri-Cities School of Preaching and Christian Development is a major part of the work of the Stoney Creek Church of Christ in Elizabethton, Tennessee. The Eldership has graciously allowed the school to use its facility.

The main building is of masonry and concrete construction. It is located on five (5) acres of land and consists of a main auditorium with seating capacity of about 200 people. There is one office, six classrooms, nursery, supply room, two main restrooms, and a kitchen area. The facility is a one-level building and handicap accessible. Proper heating and cooling is maintained.

Education Wing



The Education wing is 14, 400 square feet. It consist of 6 offices, 4 class rooms, work room, 2 main restrooms, TV and Radio studio, Library, 2 utility rooms, fellowship room and a kitchen area. 

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