There are opportunities both near and far to answer the directive of God to go into the world. It can be within this neighborhood or the expanded community of foreign endeavors.Your gifts and abilities were granted you by our Lord for service to the Kingdom good.
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Acts 1:8 NKJV
Truck Stop Ministries
Western Hts Bapt. Ctr
Appalachian Ministries - On Going
Appalachian Ministries encompass many missions opportunities, including direct participation on the Appalachian field and serving locally to collect supplies for the various ministries. A sampling of needs:
MIHOW (Marriage/Infant/Home Outreach Workers) is an agency that trains expectant mothers and young parents in nutrition and parenting. MIHOW needs clothing, vitamins, baby items, liquid Tylenol, etc. collected for use in the program.
Requirements: Love for Christ and people
Cost: Varies according to the ministry and level of involvement.
Contact person: Sherron Hutsell
Financial Assistance - On Going
Perhaps you cannot participate directly in one of the missions opportunities.
Or, perhaps you can but you would simply like to have the opportunity to help someone else participate. You can help by providing financial assistance where special needs exist. Simply indicate your desire to consider giving financial assistance. When a special need arises, we will communicate with you (through a short meeting of all persons wishing to give or through the mail).
We will communicate details about the project and explain the financial need.
Then, you decide if this is a need you are led to help meet. There will be no pressure to give; we will simply make you aware of the need. Since all gifts will be for the project rather than an individual person, gifts will be tax deductible.
Servant Evangelism - On Going
Servant evangelism is a unique tool to help us meet persons in our neighborhood- many of whom need to be introduced to Jesus Christ. And it is a non-threatening, low-risk, high-grace approach to sharing His love. At least four times during the next year we will set aside a special time (approximately 2-3 hours, normally on a Saturday morning or Sunday afternoon).
We will do projects such as:
distribute free light bulbs to homes in our community, distribute free bottled water or cokes at a community sporting event
distribute free coffee on a cold morning in one of our local shopping center parking lots , escort patrons to their car, umbrella in hand, on a dreary rainy day at a local shopping center , distribute free smoke detector batteries in our community etc.
As we do these projects, we will provide a written note that:
1) expresses that the love of Christ is our initiative in serving and 2) invites them to ABBC.
Requirements: 2-3 hours, Christ’s love
Cost: Most funding will come from the outreach/evangelism budget Contact church office.
Truck Stop Ministries- On Going
The truck stop ministry began in October 2001, at the Petro truck stop at Watt Road in west Knoxville. Since that time, an average of almost 1 person per week has been saved. Currently this ministry is a cooperative effort of Knox, Loudon and Big Emory associations, using volunteers. 5 teams of volunteers lead services at the Truckers Chapel on Sundays at 11 AM and 7 PM.
The opportunity to expand this ministry with a second chapel at Strawberry Plains exit on I-40 is a strong possibility.
Requirements: Love for Christ and people
Cost: Normally no cost is involved with this ministry.
Contact person: Bill Irving
Western Heights Baptist Center - On Going
God is working in wondrous ways at Western Heights. Within the past several weeks several drug dealers have changed occupations because they have met Jesus Christ! You can be a part of this exciting ministry through a variety of ongoing opportunities.
Specific needs include:
Volunteer telephone receptionists’ shifts can be for a few hours or an entire day. Food and clothing pantry volunteers. Homeless group Bible study Wednesday mornings to provide a meal and 45-minute Bible Study. Preschool ministry volunteers Tuesday orThursday 8:45 am-Noon .Children’s ministry volunteers Monday or Tuesday 2:30-4:30 pm or Sunday Noon-1:30 pm.
Middle school ministry volunteers Wednesday 4:00-6:30 pm. High school ministry volunteers Thursday 7:00-9:00 pm.
Transportation volunteers help transport individuals home from food pantry (trucks needed for furniture delivery).
Special events coordinator assist in directing block parties, Thanksgiving/Valentines/other special events. Worship team assist with worship Sunday Noon-1:30 pm . Additional needs/opportunities arise regularly
Requirements: Love for Christ and people Cost: $0 to minimal costs involved Contact person: Susan Ownby
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