The Compassion Team targets these areas:
AIDS, Appalachian Ministries, Benevolence, Car Care, Disaster Relief, Good Samaritan, Homeless Ministry, Inner-City Ministry, Prison Ministry, Walk In Ministry
Supported Organizations, Ministries & Individuals
A HAND UP FOR WOMEN
A Hand Up For Women, Knox County Christian Women’s Job Corps, strives to be a source of hope to women with the desire and motivation to lead a more self-sufficient life. They provide services and relationships that teach women to realize their potential in every area of life. More.
BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES
This ministry manifests the love and compassion for Jesus Christ by protecting and enhancing the lives of children and families through quality social services such as adoption, counseling for unplanned pregnancies and infertility. More.
CHOICES RESOURCE CENTER
This center in Oak Ridge exists to equip women with solutions for pregnancy, sexual health, and post-abortion recovery. More.
The mission of Compassion Coalition is to inform, prepare, and unite churches to transform lives and communities through the love of Christ. They strive to walk alongside Knoxville-area churches who earnestly desire to slow down and respond to the cry of the suffering, the broken, and the abandoned within their congregations and out in the community. More.
CSPC ADOPTION MINISTRY
A group of individuals and families who have a heart for adoption and foster care and for providing support for other individuals and families starting or going through the adoption/foster care process. This group raises awareness for the opportunities to love and support families in our church and be an encouragement and support for non-CSPC members of our community who are interested in or going through the adoption or foster care process. For more information contact Julie Steimer.
CSPC SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY
Ministers to CSPC families and others in the community touched by a disability and offers support to families who are constant caregivers 24 hours-a-day. Opportunities for respite care are given to these families by loving, trained volunteers who offer their services several times a year through a program called Buddy Blast through a variety of activities such as play time in the gym, movies, crafts and games. The goal of this program is to provide safe, loving, quality care for children with any type of disability. For more information contact Linda Ackerson.
FAMILY PROMISE KNOXVILLE
Serves families that come into their program "situationally" homeless - something has happened in their lives (job loss, medical conditions, financial problems, or other tough circumstances) to cause them to be homeless. More.
FISH is a food distribution ministry which is sponsored by many churches and food banks in the Knoxville city area. CSPC stocks the food pantry once a year and takes calls for food and also distributes the food once per month. CSPC members Keith and Shelley Percic are the contacts for this ministry. More.
FOCUS GROUP PRISON MINISTRY
This ministry helps inmates develop a closer relationship with Jesus Christ while in prison and assists them in transitioning into society after their release. More.
FREE MEDICAL CLINIC OF AMERICA
This clinic was founded by CSPC member, Dr. Tom Kim, to provide medical care for the working uninsured. Over twenty primary care doctors and specialists volunteer to work at the clinic five days a week as well as numerous nurses and office personnel. More.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Habitat for Humanity builds and sells single-family homes to qualified low and very-low income families by developing partnerships with businesses, organizations, churches, foundations and individuals who help build the homes. Cedar Springs sponsors and builds a Habitat home each year. More.
The Hope Center provides caring support and assistance to all individuals and families living with HIV. More.
HOPE RESOURCE CENTER
Hope Resource Center is a multi-faceted Christian ministry addressing such matters as sexual purity and health, unplanned pregnancy, post-abortion stress and abstinence education. More.
KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN MISSION
The goals of Kentucky Mountain Mission (KMM) and Youth Haven Bible Camp are two-fold: to reach the children and adults of southeastern Kentucky with the gospel of Jesus Christ and to train/disciple those that receive Christ for Christian leadership in their churches and communities. William Owens is the Director of KMM and the Bible camp. His wife Dawn is the Office Manager of the KMM/YHBC business office. Their son Andy serves as the Director of the Lee County Recreational Center. More.
KNOX AREA RESCUE MINISTRIES - KARM
KARM provides emergency shelter and food to homeless men, women, and children and offers recovery services to men and women seeking a way out of drug and alcohol abuse. President/CEO Burt Rosen, his wife Carolyn are members of CSPC. More.
KNOX COUNTY CAC
CAC promotes self-sufficiency and independent living through intervention, education, and empowerment. More.
KNOXVILLE INNER CITY KIDS OUTREACH - KICKO
KICKO takes the gospel to children living in Knoxville’s inner city. Its most visible feature is “Sidewalk SONday School” street ministry. More.
KNOXVILLE LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION - KLF
KLF focuses on five important components of community life to ensure overall health within the city: family, youth, housing, racial reconciliation, and economic development. Chris Martin is the founder and President of KLF. More.
THE LOVE KITCHEN
The Love Kitchen serves Knoxville’s homeless, helpless, hopeless, hungry, and homebound by providing food and clothing. More.
MISSION OF HOPE
Since 1996, the Mission of Hope has ministered to the people of various counties in Kentucky and Tennessee from which 80% of the region’s residents no longer have jobs in the coal mining industry. In 2010, the Mission of Hope was able to help over 17,000 children and their families with food, clothes, toys and hygiene items. More.
THE PHILADELPHIANS PRISON MINISTRY
This organization has been ministering in Tennessee prisons for 26+ years. Its purpose is to change the thinking of a prisoner through the power and the knowledge of Jesus Christ. This is done through strong Bible teaching with praise and worship services, weekly in-prison group meetings, the HELP program and a transitional housing program, the HELP House, in Knoxville. Christian ministry counseling is given to inmates’ loved ones, the “silent victims” of crime. More.
SAFE FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN
When crisis strikes, many of us rely on relatives and friends for support. But for some families, poverty and social isolation mean that they have no support when they need it.Safe Families for Children is a safety net for families in crisis. Our screened and trained volunteers provide a temporary home for children whose parents are dealing with illness, drug addiction, homelessness, depression, and other stressful situations. There is no charge for this service. Host families are not compensated financially for their participation. Parents maintain custody of their children. This national organization addresses child abuse prevention by stepping in before the state child welfare system is needed and is designed to reunite families as soon as possible. The average length of stay is six weeks, but placements range from two day to a year. Contact: Janet Cockrum, 865-257-1883 More.
Samaritan Ministry is a faith-based AIDS Service Organization that seeks to serve people, primarily in East Tennessee, who are living with HIV/AIDS through direct support and by way of their significant network of service providers. More.
THE RESTORATION HOUSE
At The Restoration House (TRH), they are working to help restore single mothers and their children back to God’s good intent for their lives. Through transformational housing, team mentoring and service planning, TRH is helping single mother families end cycles of poverty and distress. More.
CSPC member Clayton Wood is the director of this ministry. THRIVE LONSDALE (previously SOAR) challenges inner-city youth with the love of Jesus Christ to serve others and reconcile by creatively meeting their spiritual, educational, and recreational needs through Bible study, tutoring, mentoring and outings. More.
VOLUNTEER MINISTRIES CENTER (VMC)
VMC is striving to end homelessness by utilizing case management and permanent supportive housing, and to prevent homelessness by providing a variety of prevention services including Minvilla Manor. More