One Knoxville Church has a non-traditional setting to increase church attendance

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- One church in Knoxville has a non-traditional setting for services in an attempt to increase attendance.

The Point Church holds their services inside a movie theater at the Downtown West Regal Cinema.

"You just walk right in grab a coffee, sometimes doughnuts, and it's the first theater on the left," Jessica Bray, a Point member, said.

Bray and her kids have been attending service at The Point for about a year, and they enjoy the non-traditional style of worship service.

"I've been a life-long Christian," said Bray. "I've always gone to church, but I just heard about this, started visiting, and fell in love."

Pastor Adam says church participation is decreasing nation-wide and Knoxville is no exception. He hopes this style of worship will get more people to start coming.

"We are a church that connects the disconnected," said Adam. "We recognized that people are turned off by the church, pushed away for a variety of reasons. Everything we do, we aim to be a safe, loving environment. Wherever you are, whenever you've been, we care about you."

Members say their favorite part about The Point is the lax environment and no dress-code.

"It's super easy for me to ask a friend to come to church when they feel like they can come in whatever clothes they have wherever they are in their life," said Bray. "They feel comfortable coming here."