To care for and serve the poor and needy in our community and beyond for the glory of God in acts of service done both individually and as a corporate body.
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Looking for some ideas on how to serve individually or with your family? The following is a summary of some ministry areas that the Compassion Team and CCK are actively serving in:
1. Hope Resource Center – Hope is a life-affirming ministry that impacts and transforms people with the love of Jesus Christ. Hope works with men and women struggling with unplanned pregnancies. Volunteers are needed at Hope to serve as greeters, peer counselors, mentors and teachers for parenting and life-skills classes. Get more information by contacting .
2. Knox Area Rescue Ministries – KARM serves the needy and homeless of Knoxville. Whether it’s a serving a meal, assisting with one of KARM’s many programs, or just lending an ear, you can help serve our community in Jesus’ name. For more information, you can contact CCK’s Compassion Team liaison and/or KARM’s Volunteer Coordinator at 865-633-7624.
3. Prison Ministry Every Thursday from 6:30pm-7:30pm you can go along with CCK’s Compassion Team to the Knox Country Detention Facility. There are certain training and orientation requirements to be able to serve. Contact if you are interested in learning more.
4. Orphan Care and Adoption – CCK’s Compassion Team partners with Orphan Care ministries such as Covenant Mercies (who assists with orphan homes in Africa) and Rancho 3M (an orphanage in Mexico). Also the team holds CCK’s Orphan Care Seminar to educate and equip families about adoption. Look for the next Orphan Care Seminar in fall of 2013.
We also understand that the cost of adoption can be quite expensive. In order to encourage adoption, we have established the CCK Adoption Fund that will assist one family annually with a majority of their adoption expenses. You can click here to download the CCK Adoption Grant Application.
5. Helping At-Risk Kids – Cornerstone is partnering committed individuals with students at Sarah Moore Greene Elementary School for consistent mentoring during the school day. Sarah Moore Greene is an inner-city school about three miles from downtown Knoxville. For more information or to express interest in mentoring, please email .
6. Visiting the Elderly – You can join a group that visits the Brakebill Nursing Home the 4th Sunday of every month. At 2pm they begin assisting residents into the activity room for a time of singing, encouragement and serving. There are generally 15-20 residents and perhaps some of their family there. Kids and families are welcome. Email for more information.
7. Other ways to get involved include KARM’s Baskets of Hope at Thanksgiving, the Angel Tree program at Christmas, Operation Inasmuch United Knoxville in the spring, and other ministries throughout the year. Watch the church calendar for more information on upcoming Compassion Team events.
Want to Get More Involved?
Become a Compassion Ministry Team volunteer! Please email and we will contact you about additional opportunities to serve.