Local Missions

Faith Promise is engaging the world around us to share the hope of Christ in tangible ways. Below you will find several opportunities to serve our community.

Faith Promise Based Ministries

  • Kids Hope USA

    One child, one hour is the heart of KIDS HOPE USA. One caring adult mentoring an at-risk child one hour every week. Because when kids feel loved and valued, they are better able to learn, grow, and succeed. Faith Promise has adopted Beaumont Elementary School in the Western Heights area of Knoxville. The opportunity is vast. The need is great. The idea is simple. One Child, One Hour, One Church, One School. You could be the one.

    For more information, contact Lisa Cole at colelisa@charter.net.

  • Clothing Donation Ministry

    Help provide clothes to people in Knoxville who are in need. Our year-round donation container is located in the gravel area in the back parking lot of the Faith Promise Pellissippi Campus. It is directly to the left of the main trailer door. Clothing is collected every weekend, sorted and then distributed to a mixture of FP members and local ministries. In-season clothes are most helpful - especially jeans, tennis shoes, coats, socks, and underwear. If you would like to donate or help serve in this ministry, please email fpclothes@gmail.com.

Community Based Ministries

  • Choices Resource Center

    Choices Resource Center is a life-affirming pregnancy center that helps individuals and families with unplanned pregnancies, sexual health issues, and post-abortion healing. Since 1992 they have served Oak Ridge and surrounding communities with the truth and love of Jesus Christ. Their programs include pregnancy tests, STD testing, abstinence education, Heart to Heart Parenting Program, and more. All services are free of charge. Choices Resource Center has a number of ways you can get involved – including volunteering, financial contributions, or participating in one of their fundraisers such as the annual Walk for Life. To find out more, please visit their website at choicesresource.com.

  • Operation Backyard

    Operation Backyard is a ministry of the Knoxville Leadership Foundation, a faith based non-profit agency. KLF ministers in Knoxville's inner-city neighborhoods, and in 1998, KLF started Operation Backyard to carry out its home repair program. Since 1998, Operation Backyard has served over 800 homeowners, utilizing over 9000 volunteers.

    The Operation Backyard Minor Home Repair Program provides free home repairs for low-income families, and is about loving those families by using service projects as a means of entry into their lives to build a Christ-centered relationship between the volunteer groups and their homeowners. Check out KLF.org

  • FOCUS Group Prison Ministries

    A ministry to inmates across Tennessee focusing on evangelism, Bible study, and personal spiritual growth while inside prison and broader needs of relocation and resettlement once outside prison. For more information, visit focusprisonministries.com or call 865-694-3837.

  • Compassion Coalition

    A coalition of Knoxville area churches dedicated to loving our city through Christ-based volunteerism. For more information, visit compassioncoalition.org or call 865-251-1591.

  • Hope Resource Center

    A multi-site, crisis pregnancy center addressing the issues of sexual health, unplanned pregnancy, and post-abortion recovery. For more information, visit HopeResourceCenterKnoxville.com or contact Tamara Ownby at tamara@hoperc.org or 865-525-4673 x 112.

  • Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM)

    A ministry to the homeless which daily serves over 1,200 meals and shelters nearly 400 people. KARM offers biblically-based counseling and addiction treatment, residential recovery programs, and provides job training and employment services to guests in long-term residential facilities, including Serenity Shelter for victims of domestic violence. For more information, visit karm.org or call 865-673-6540.

  • Restoration House

    The Restoration House exists to help restore single mothers and their children back to God's good intent for their lives. For more information, visit therestorationhouse.net or call Daniel W. at 865-300-6806.

  • Water Angels

    A relief and empowerment ministry to people struggling with addictions and living without homes throughout Knoxville. They have opportunties to serve weekly and monthly with both children and adults.

    Sunday Services: These start at 2:00 pm. They need groups to preach, sing, dance, volunteer, or provide lunch to approximately 150 homeless and/or at-risk individuals. If interested, please contact Angela Keathley at ark1@esper.com.

    Monday: Elevate! is a men's Bible study that begins each week with dinner at 6:00 pm. You can bring teach or bring dinner for the approximately 25 men who attend. If interested, please contact Jeff Mitchum at jtm6381@charter.net.

    Tuesday thru Thursday at 9:00 am they have a Bible study and then serve lunch to approximately 25 people. They need someone to provide lunch. Please contact Stephanie at thewaterangels@gmail.com if interested.

    Tuesday: Undivided Devotion is a ladies Bible study and dinner that starts at 5:00 pm. They need someone to provide dinner for approximately 25 ladies. If interested, please contact Stephanie at thewaterangels@gmail.com.

    Thursday: They're starting an outreach called Club 180 for the at-risk teens in Mechanicsville. This is in the planning stages, and they hope to launch this year. This will be at night, which will include music and lessons as well as prayer and fellowship time. If interested, please contact Stephanie at thewaterangels@gmail.com.

    Saturday: Shining Star Club from noon-2:00 pm, this is an outreach for 3-12 year olds and includes lunch, worship, lessons, and crafts. They need music, teacheres, providers for the lunch, and crafts for approximately fifty children. If you would like to join in, please contact Gail Parker at Gail.Parker@charter.net.

    For more information, visit thewaterangels.com or email Stephanie M. at thewaterangels@gmail.com.

  • Community Resource Teams

    We are developing Community Resource Teams to meet the needs of local (mostly rural) communities in East Tennessee. We recognize the greatest need for these areas is a relationship with Jesus. As a part of communicating that message and love, we are reaching out to help with medical care, home repair, social services, drug and alcohol treatment, nutrition, life skills, education, employment, and most of all HOPE. Where these individuals live there is no public transportation, unsafe housing, and third world country conditions, and many of these communities are within an hour of Knoxville. If you would like to learn more, please contact Bob H. at bhubbard@voatn.net.

  • Pregnancy Resource Center

    Since 1986, the Pregnancy Resource Center has helped women cope with unplanned pregnancies and consider their options in a compassionate, supportive environment with the help of trained peer counselors.

  • Family Promise

    Family Promise of Blount County is an interfaith, non-profit network of local congregations and hundreds of volunteers working together to provide shelter, meals, and support services to help homeless families achieve lasting independence.

  • Haven House

    Haven House's mission is to save and change lives through the intervention and prevention of domestic violence by offering a 24-hour shelter and crisis hotline, support services, youth programs, and community awareness.

  • John 3:16

    John 3:16 is a non-profit work ministry that seeks to witness and share God's amazing love by meeting the home repair and maintenance needs of individuals and families in our community.

  • Second Harvest

    Second Harvest Food Bank is the East Tennessee region's largest hunger-relief charity; operating programs in 18 counties. The food bank secures and distributes over 16 million pounds of food and grocery products annually through a network of over 500 partnering non-profit organizations such as food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, and schools.

  • Blount Habitat For Humanity

    Blount County Habitat for Humanity is a Christian housing ministry that partners closely with churches and faith-based organizations in Blount County to work towards achieving our vision of eliminating poverty housing.

  • Katie Miller Girls Home

    The Katie Miller Girls Home provides Counseling, Medication Management, and Group Therapy to it's residents.

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International Missions

Each year our church plans multiple international mission trips. You can find contact information and details by selecting a trip below. All donations made to Faith Promise Church to support mission trips are fully tax deductible.

We're in the process of finalizing dates for 2014 and will be posting them here as soon as they're ready. In the meantime, feel free to contact us at missions@faithpromise.org if you have any questions.

  • Costa Rica - May 2-9, 2015

    Helping with development, growth and training of the FP Costa Rica Campus. Team size:

    Estimated Cost: $1,300

    Contact: Jody Kenyon jodyk@faithpromise.org

  • Haiti - March 15-19, 2015

    Partnering with 410Bridge Ministries Team size:

    Estimated Cost:

    Contact: Dave and Tonja Breaux tonjab@faithpromise.org

  • Monterrey, Mexico - June 6-13, 2015

    Partner with Back2Back Ministries Team size:

    Estimated Cost: $1,650

    Contact: Gina McClain ginam@faithpromise.org

  • East Asia - June 2015

    This trip will focus on developing new relationships and sharing the Good News of Jesus with an unreached people group. We will have the opportunity to disciple new believers and encourage the ministry of our partners there. Team size:

    Estimated Cost: $2,200

    Contact: Aaron Goin aarong@faithpromise.org

  • Big Creek, KY - Fall 2015

    Join Faith Promise Church as we partner with Big Creek Missions in Bear Branch, KY. Big Creek Missions is a Christian ministry center in Bear Branch, Kentucky that works to connect churches and volunteer groups from across the country with needs that exist in the Leslie, Clay, and Perry County areas. Possible Projects include: - Assisting local churches with renovation projects - Assisting local low-income residents with construction needs such as roofing, wheelchair ramps, windows, weatherization, and lawn care. Team size:

    Estimated Cost: $100

    Contact: Allison Dunford

Past Mission Trips

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  • East Asia - March 2012

    This trip will focus on developing new relationships and sharing the Good News of Jesus with an unreached people group. We will have the opportunity to disciple new believers and encourage the ministry of our partners there. Team size: 12

    Estimated Cost:

  • Haiti - March 15-21

    Team to work with our sponsored orphanages in Port-au-Prince. Will be working with children, doing crafts, school lessons, games, and VBS type material. Team will be made up adults, high schoolers, parents, and youth workers, but there may be openings for anyone interested. Team size: 12

    Estimated Cost: $825

  • South Africa - June 8th-16

    Partnering with Living Hope Ministries (www.livinghope.co.za) in Cape Town, South Africa, we have adopted the township of Mountain View. Possible projects include things such as children's kids clubs, construction, computer education classes, sports, women's ministry, block parties, working in homeless shelters, ministering to HIV/AIDS patients and worship training. Team size: 18

    Estimated Cost: $3,200 (all inclusive)

  • Haiti - July 19-25

    Team to work with our sponsored orphanages in Port-au-Prince. Will be working with children, doing crafts, school lessons, games, and VBS type material. Team will be made up adults, high schoolers, parents, and youth workers, but there may be openings for anyone interested. Team size: 20

    Estimated Cost: $1,000

  • Honduras - July 28-August 4

    You will be partnering with Open Eyes Ministries (openeyes.org) sharing the Good News of Jesus through medical missions. This team will consist of local doctors, dentists, nurses, and other volunteers to help take medical care into areas that never see it otherwise. However, this team also needs help with non-medical tasks, such as sharing the gospel, teaching children, light construction, handing out medicine, and many other important jobs. Team size: 15-20

    Estimated Cost: $1200-1400

  • Bahamas - July 2012

    Our Team is excited to work with the Adventure Learning Center and Next Step Ministries in Nassau to restore the outcast AIDS victim's community along with child and adolescent outreach programs within the inner city. The team is partnering with a five-year vision to replace every cabin on the property with larger cabins that have bathrooms and ventilated, hurricane-strapped roofs. The team will also participate in a camp offered to impoverished children teaching life skills, social skills, and biblical principles while assisting in completion of a children's ministry wing for an inner city church. Team size:

    Estimated Cost:

  • Honduras - August 4-10

    Teaching children VBS and sharing the gospel/crusades. May include some medical work. Anyone interested in children and evangelism would love this trip. www.openeyes.org

    Our next meeting is 3/29 at 6:30 pm in the PEL Worship Center. Deposit of $400 and Application is due then. You can make payments here.

    Team size: 20-25

    Estimated Cost:

  • Jamaica - March 23- 30, 2013

    Working with FP missionaries at the Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf. www.cccdjamaica.com Team size: 18

    Estimated Cost: estimated cost $1,000

  • East Asia - Spring 2013

    This trip will focus on developing new relationships and sharing the Good News of Jesus with an unreached people group. We will have the opportunity to disciple new believers and encourage the ministry of our partners there. Team size: 6-8

    Estimated Cost: estimated cost $2,200.00

  • Jamaica - August 31-Sept 4

    Working with FP missionaries at the Carribean Christian Center for the Deaf. Team size:

    Estimated Cost: $700

  • South Africa - September 1-9

    Partnering with Living Hope Ministries (www.livinghope.co.za) in Cape Town, South Africa, we have adopted the township of Mountain View. Possible projects include things such as children's kids clubs, construction, computer education classes, sports, women's ministry, block parties, working in homeless shelters, ministering to HIV/AIDS patients and worship training. Team size: 12

    Estimated Cost: $3,200 (all inclusive)
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  • East Asia - September 5-12

    This trip will focus on developing new relationships and sharing the Good News of Jesus with an unreached people group. We will have the opportunity to disciple new believers and encourage the ministry of our partners there. *Must go through pre-trip training and interview to be considered Team size: 8-12

    Estimated Cost:

  • Portugal - September 13-21

    Leadership Development and Training with partners at house churches in Lisbon. Must be a member of a small group at Faith Promise to be considered. Team size: 10-12

    Estimated Cost:

  • Haiti - October 18-24

    Team to work with our sponsored orphanages and orphans. Will be doing VBS, medical clinic for children, light construction, and more. Team size: 10-20

    Estimated Cost:

  • Haiti - March 21-27, 2013

    Team to work with our sponsored orphanages in Port-au-Prince. Will be working with children, doing crafts, school lessons, games, and VBS type material. Possible light construction and painting. Team size: 20

    Estimated Cost: estimated cost $900

  • Honduras - June 7-14, 2013

    Teaching children VBS and sharing the gospel/crusades. May include some medical work. Anyone interested in children and evangelism would love this trip. www.openeyes.org

    Make a donation.

    Team size:

    Estimated Cost: estimated cost $1200-1400

  • Jamaica - March 15-22, 2014

    We will be supporting Ben & Krista Beukema who are Faith Promise missionaries as they serve the deaf. Team size:

    Estimated Cost: estimated cost: $1,000

  • New York City - July 16-22

    This trip will be partnering with http://www.newyorkdreamcenter.org . We will be assisting with the Dream Center's Adopt-a-Block program and serving in several low-income areas. Team size: 15-20 Team size:

    Estimated Cost: estimated cost $600

  • Mexico Family Mission Trip - July 27-August 2, 2013

    There will be an informational meeting held on Sunday, April 7th, at 12:45 PM in room 223. This trip is open to families with children ages 8 and up. Size:15-20 Team size:

    Estimated Cost: estimated cost: $1,300

  • Honduras - May 2014

    Team size:

    Estimated Cost:

  • South Africa - August 30- Sept 8th, 2013

    Partnering with Living Hope Ministries (www.livinghope.co.za) in Cape Town, South Africa, we have adopted the township of Mountain View. Possible projects include things such as children's kids clubs, construction, computer education classes, sports, women's ministry, block parties, working in homeless shelters, ministering to HIV/AIDS patients and worship training. Team size: 18

    Estimated Cost: estimated cost $2,800.00

  • Haiti - October 2013

    Team to work with our sponsored orphanages in Port-au-Prince. Will be working with children, doing crafts, school lessons, games, and VBS type material. Possible light construction and painting. Team size: 20 Team size:

    Estimated Cost: estimated cost $900

  • Honduras - June 2014

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  • Costa Rica - May 3-10, 2014

    Helping with development, growth, training, and launch of the new FP campus. Team size: 15-20

    Estimated Cost: $1,300

  • Mexico - June 7-13, 2014

    Go here for info. Team size: 30

    Estimated Cost: $1,200

  • East Asia - June 2014

    This trip will focus on developing new relationships and sharing the Good News of Jesus with an unreached people group. We will have the opportunity to disciple new believers and encourage the ministry of our partners there. Team size: 10

    Estimated Cost: $2,000

  • Honduras - July 19-26, 2014

    You will be partnering with Open Eyes Ministries (openeyes.org) sharing the Good News of Jesus through medical missions. This team will consist of local doctors, dentists, nurses, and other volunteers to help take medical care into areas that never see it otherwise. However, this team also needs help with non-medical tasks, such as sharing the gospel, teaching children, light construction, handing out medicine, and many other important jobs. Team size: 15-20

    Estimated Cost: $1200-1400

  • Costa Rica - August 2-9, 2014

    Helping with development, growth, training, and launch of the new FP campus. Team size:

    Estimated Cost: $1,300

  • Cape Town, South Africa - August 29-September 7

    Partnering with Living Hope Ministries (www.livinghope.co.za) in Cape Town, South Africa. This trip will focus on Leadership Development. Team size: 15-20

    Estimated Cost: $3,000

  • East Asia - September 10-17, 2014

    This trip will focus on developing new relationships and sharing the Good News of Jesus with an unreached people group. We will have the opportunity to disciple new believers and encourage the ministry of our partners there. Team size: 10-15

    Estimated Cost: $1,500

  • Big Creek - October 17-19, 2014

    Join Faith Promise Church as we partner with Big Creek Missions in Bear Branch, KY. Big Creek Missions is a Christian ministry center in Bear Branch, Kentucky that works to connect churches and volunteer groups from across the country with needs that exist in the Leslie, Clay, and Perry County areas. Possible Projects include: - Assisting local churches with renovation projects - Assisting local low-income residents with construction needs such as roofing, wheelchair ramps, windows, weatherization, and lawn care. Team size:

    Estimated Cost: $100

  • New York City - December 9-14, 2014

    This trip will be partnering with the New York Dream Center. We will be assisting with the Dream Center's Adopt-a-Block program and serving in several low-income areas with poor, homeless, and children's ministries. We will also be helping with their Christmas Angel Giveaway Toy Program. Deadline by Oct 1st. Team size: 15-20

    Estimated Cost: $800

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