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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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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.

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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Serving in Partner Schools

Across our Faith Promise campuses, individuals, families, and groups are connecting with our partner schools to serve and mentor. This is a simple way that we're able to make a difference in the community.

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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Safe Families for Children

Safe Families for Children hosts vulnerable children and creates extended family–like supports for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers who are motivated by compassion to keep children safe and families intact.

Through the Safe Families ministry, volunteer Host Families offer loving care to parents, watching over their children while the parents regain stability.

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Salvation Army

The Knoxville chapter helps domestic violence recovery, has transitional housing, provides emergency assistance, a mobile feeding unit Our Canteen, and Bride of Hope Manor.

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Street Hope Tennessee

Together with the Lord’s help, Street Hope TN can bring an end to child sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of children and provide safe environments to foster healing and hope through Jesus Christ.

They create awareness through increasing knowledge of what sex trafficking is, reduce the vulnerability in our youth through school-based programming, and help with the restoration and healing of survivors. They are currently raising funds to build the first safe home in east TN for girls aged 12-17 who are victims of domestic minor sex trafficking.

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