What to Expect

Going to a new place for the first time can be hard. We want to make that first step easier for you by giving you a heads up about what you can expect when you come to one of our campuses for the first time.

Where to Find Us

Grandview is one church with two campuses in Johnson City. Both locations share a mission, vision, budget and leadership structure while maintaining their own flavor. Pick the one that seems like the best fit for you, and come visit us!

Buffalo Campus

Buffalo Campus
300 University Parkway
Johnson City, TN 37604
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If you prefer a more established church feel with the option of attending a more contemporary-style service (full band) or a service that blends band and choir (chorus and hymns), try our Buffalo campus. This campus meets in a traditional church building with a sanctuary, classrooms, and children's facilities in one building.

Contemporary Sunday Service at 9:30 AM
Blended Sunday Service at 11:00 AM

Cityview Campus

Cityview Campus
601 Spring St, Suite 102
Johnson City, TN 37604
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If you prefer something less traditional in a laid-back environment, you're invited to our Cityview Campus. Cityview meets in The Gallery, an event venue located above Southern Craft BBQ in downtown Johnson City at 10:00 am. In the Gallery, there is a place for kids up to sixth grade.

Contemporary Sunday Service at 10:00 AM

First Steps

At both of our campuses, you'll be greeted by someone when you enter. That person will be happy to answer your questions and make sure you're comfortable knowing where to go, so don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have.


Check-In for Kids & Youth

You’re welcome to keep your kids with you in the worship service, but we also offer kid-specific worship and learning times at each campus.

At the Cityview Campus, we offer teaching and activity time for young kids (birth-6th grade) at 10:00 AM. Kids come to service with their families, have a specific place to be together in worship, and then our volunteer team will lead a lesson and activity in a separate room. Kids will rejoin their families near the end of service.

At the Buffalo Campus we offer teaching and activity time for young kids (toddlers-6th grade) and a nursery for newborns and infants at 9:30AM and 11AM.

Youth (7-12th grade) across both campuses are invited to a Bible study/discussion group for older kids at 11AM in the Student Lounge at the Buffalo Campus.

Newborn through high school, your child's classroom is staffed by a trained and background-checked volunteer who will help your child grow and thrive in a safe and secure environment.

If you would like your children to participate in kids and youth classes, all you have to do is stop by the children’s area welcome desk before you go to worship. We’ll help you register them for classes, walk you through the secure drop-off and pick-up procedure, and answer any questions you might have. It’s quick and easy—we promise!


While each of our services feels a little different, all of them share a few common elements: singing, prayer, sermon, and communion. If you don’t know the songs we’re singing, that’s OK! Listen along until you feel like jumping in. The same is true for our prayers. Most of the time, someone says a prayer up front, and the rest of us close our eyes and pray silently along with them. A few others are corporate—meaning everyone says them out loud together. You can pray along as you feel comfortable. The words for our corporate prayers are in the bulletin you’ll receive at the beginning of the service.

When it’s time for the sermon, one of the ministers will stand up and teach from the Bible—offering ways to help you connect it to your life. Afterward, we offer a chance to respond to that teaching. If you want to talk to someone about what it means to be a Christian or become a member of Grandview—or if you want someone to pray with you—meet one of the ministers at the back of the room. We’re happy to talk with you!

The last thing you’ll find in all of our services is a time of communion. Communion is when we remember and give thanks for the life, death, and new life of Jesus. We do that by eating a bit of bread and drinking a bit of grape juice, which symbolizes the body and blood of Jesus. We offer communion a little differently in each of our services, but don’t worry! The person leading the service will offer clear instructions on how to receive and take it. You don’t have to be a member of Grandview to take communion! Everyone who identifies as Christian is welcome to take part. If you’re not a Christian, that’s OK! Grandview is a safe place to wrestle with questions of faith. When communion time comes, just sit back and wait for the next part of the service.

If you’re unsure of what to do at each stage of the service—don’t worry! The people in our services are a mix of first and second-time guests, folks who attend regularly, and people who call Grandview home. In other words, you’re not alone! There’s a service outline in the bulletin with helpful instructions that tells you what’s coming next. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for there, ask the people around you! They’re happy to help with any questions you might have.

Contact Us

Contact the Buffalo Campus office at (423) 928-7866 or send us a message about life at Grandview. We look forward to hearing from you!