by Joe Novenson, Senior Teaching Pastor at Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church


Joe Novenson readily admits that the model for ministry developed at Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church did not come about by human wisdom. Through God’s providence, the church leadership discovered a practice that would change the pastors and the church.

The team approach to worship, leadership, and fellowship has resulted in shared responsibilities rather than one pastor running the show. Novenson believes this approach is one of the most significant and important contributions of Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church.