Our History

Abiding Faith began in a living room in 1998, reaching out into our community with the good news of Jesus Christ. By His blessing, our church was built in 2006 and expanded in 2013 with our Children’s Ministry Addition.
Our congregation is around 200 members, which allows us to have multiple ministries for all ages, but small enough where members become part of our family.

Our Worship and Bible Study

Sunday School for Youth, Teens, and Adults.
Staffed Nursery available for children 4 and under.

10:30 am
Sunday Worship Service
Staffed nursery available for children 4 and under

First Wednesday of the Month
Evening Devotion Service with Communion

Our Pastor

Pastor Schleis enjoys meeting people where they are at – and helping them along through life’s trials.
He meets members and visitors at church, the gym, the coffee house, their home – wherever he can meet to listen to them and help them with the Word of God.
Pastor Schleis has a M.A. in Divinity from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary and is currently pursuing a second M.A. in Pastoral Theology from the same Seminary. He previously served congregations in Georgia and Wisconsin.
In his spare time, he enjoys time with his wonderful wife and children, bird watching, basketball, and bonfires.

Contact him at or 615-220-9258.


Here are some answers to common questions about worship at Abiding Faith.

Where should I sit?
Feel free to sit wherever you like, whether in the front or in the back. If you need any assistance our ushers would be happy to assist you.

What should I wear?
Come as you are - we aren't worried about what you are wearing.  We're thankful you are joining us in worship today.

What about my children?
We welcome your children to join us in worship. If you like, we have a Staffed Nursery available (children ages 0-3) where they will be cared for during the service.

What about the offering?
Members of Abiding Faith have joined together to do the Lord's work here in Rutherford County and worldwide. Our guests should not feel obligated to partcipiate in this offering that supports our ministry.

What about worship?
Our entire order of service is printed for you in a bulletin and clearly marked so you can follow along. Feel free to participate as you are comfortable. Don't worry - we won't ask you to stand up and introduce yourself to the congregation, or anything like that.

What about after the service?
After worship, we greet each other and enjoy some fellowship. If you like, we provide coffee, water, juice, cookies, and other snacks after worship. Please enjoy some, and the time we spend together.