Ministry Partners

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 individually or with your small group.

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.

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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.

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Compassion Coalition

A coalition of Knoxville area churches dedicated to loving our city through Christ-based volunteerism.

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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.

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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.

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.

Alpha House

Alpha House, Inc. is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit created to provide a transition home with love and support for women who have experienced the cycle of domestic abuse, addiction, and incarceration. Alpha House emphasizes a focus on the whole person by addressing her spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional needs. Above all, the Alpha House program enables residents to build a solid foundation for rebuilding their lives, found only through a relationship with Jesus Christ. God changes the woman, who then changes her family and community. The residential program is temporarily on hold while we raise funds to purchase a permanent home. Monetary donations and sales profits from the Alpha Bitz Thrift Shop in Oliver Springs are currently our primary sources of funds.

We gladly welcome small groups who wish to serve at Alpha Bitz by: 1) sorting, cleaning, and preparing clothes for display; 2) picking up donations from yard sales or residences (pick-up trucks needed); 3) gathering good-quality furniture and clothing to donate; 4) maintaining grounds; 5) participating in a jail ministry for women; 6) donating skills for repairs and small remodeling projects; 7) using your design and media talents in brochures, flyers, and Web presence; or 8) jail ministry on most Friday afternoons. We will help find the perfect service task for YOU! Ask us about an easy way for your small group to participate in the 400/$21 Hope Partnership.

Contact Buffy Russell
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Habitat for Humanity of Knoxville

When most people think about volunteering for Knoxville Habitat for Humanity the image that comes to mind is one of building houses. Sure, construction is the most visible part of our mission, but we have so many more ways that individuals and groups can give of their time. In whatever capacity they decide to share their talents, our volunteers choose the amount of time they want to give. Some work once a month, some twice a week. It’s up to each individual volunteer. And you don’t have to be experienced to fill any volunteer position. On the construction site, we don’t require any prior knowledge of construction for most volunteer positions. Volunteering with Knoxville Habitat for Humanity is a way to learn new skills, to meet new people, and most importantly, to help a deserving family achieve the dream of home-ownership.

Contact Trinity Edgar
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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.

Contact Lisa Cole
865-251-2590 x 1409

Hope Resource Center

A multi-site, crisis pregnancy center addressing the issues of sexual health, unplanned pregnancy, and post-abortion recovery.

Contact Tamara Ownby
865-525-4673 x 112
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