Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” Romans 12:13
SHPC has a tradition of generously sharing our gifts, talents, time, and financial resources to promote the mission of our church.
Many individuals in our congregation actively participate in the outreach of 44 local benevolences supported by SHPC.
“Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” Romans 12:13
We support these missions/ministries with our benevolent monies
(click on an agency listed below to view its website):
Provides opportunities for refugees to rebuild their lives in Knoxville through helping them learn English, gain employment, and engage in local activities, so that they become productive, contributing members of the community.
A space at UTK where hundreds of students, dozens of campus ministries, and churches of different denominations and backgrounds gather to seek God together and catalyze a movement for Christ on campus and in our city.
A “Christ-centered, hands-on” community information networking resource center. This non-profit organization provides in-house services, network referrals, dissemination of information, “gap” programming, community organization, resumes, job readiness, employment searches, housing services, and referrals for individuals who need help finding help.
Highly trained crisis-line specialist volunteers who are ready to provide compassionate, non-judgmental help for anyone needing emotional support. They will not tell you how to solve your problem, but will help you figure out what options you might have.
Provides medical care to anyone in East TN, regardless of race, religion, or ability to pay. A food Pantry and clothing closet are offered once a month on Mondays. A free lunch is served prior to the clinic from 12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm
A non-profit, all-volunteer organization that provides food packages to more than 8,000 families each month from four Knoxville locations most accessible to people in need. In addition, more than 2000 families receive food bags each month from associate locations in Claiborne County and Knox County.
Operates residential and outpatient treatment programs on its 26-acre Knoxville campus, and has more than four decades of experience providing outreach programs in conjunction with schools, court systems, and other community partners, as well as providing a range of other programs and services to the community.
An Association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through associating together for service, sharing personal testimony, and by providing Bibles and New Testaments. While often recognized for its work with hotels, the Gideons also distribute Scriptures in strategic locations so they are available to those who want them, as well as to those who may not know they need them.
An independent, non-profit, ecumenical Christian ministry that partners with people of all beliefs. Knoxville Habitat for Humanity has been an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1985.
A non-profit health care ministry that serves the low-income, working uninsured and underserved in East TN. They have a caring team of health care professionals who promote health. Their small group of paid staff is joined by a large number of volunteer doctors, nurses, dentists, and other specialists.
Promotes the renewal of the whole university as it focuses on graduate students and faculty, while networking with various academic departments and other university entities, to consider the Truth of Jesus Christ as He speaks to the various academic disciplines and as He responds to students’ questions.
Provides extra help and companionship to Mobile Meals and Office on Aging clients who have been identified by program staff as extremely socially isolated and having limited access to food.
Focuses on five important components of community life to ensure overall health within the city:
Family, Youth, Housing, Racial Reconciliation, and Economic Development.
A faith-based nonprofit, a division of the Knoxville Leadership Foundation, consisting of 231 churches in Knox County that are committed to moving beyond the walls of our church buildings to be the compassionate presence of Christ in the midst of the poverty, pain, and brokenness of our community.
Introduces adolescents to Jesus Christ and helps them grow in their faith. Since the 1940’s, leaders in YL have been showing young people across the nation how much God cares about them by showing up in their world and sharing the message of God’s love through Jesus in ways and words they can understand and relate to.
Exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and to experience “living water”—the gospel of Jesus Christ—which alone satisfies the deepest thirst.
A non-profit organization based in Knoxville, Tennessee, that tries to reach young people before they become incarcerated. The program is designed to engage our youth in a weekend of activities which include discipline, teamwork, and an introduction to Christ.
A Christian presence in the village since 1975, providing an opportunity to offer Christ to its residents, expanding the Gospel by inviting the lost to accept Jesus, seeking to transform every family.
Combines a cast of 90 fully-costumed adults and children, a 200-voice choir, a 20-member orchestra, moving narrative, realistic sets, authentic costumes, and live animals to create a powerful presentation of the Christmas story, involving hundreds of volunteers from the Knoxville area.
A UT organization that seeks to build a community on the college campus that reaches students of divergent beliefs and doubts with the message of the gospel and equips them to love and serve Jesus and His church.
Walks alongside low-income single-parent families, helping them break harmful cycles and regain hope and a future through supportive transitional housing, ally teams, family advocacy, and youth development.
Has been affectionately referred to as “The Home of Unconditional Love” for 25 years. With its founding principles of integrity, love, compassion, and a deep desire to help others, Steps House has opened its doors to thousands of men and women who sought refuge from the devastation caused by the disease of addiction and the ravages of homelessness.
Provides both physical and spiritual necessities to refugees. This outreach has been in partnership with the local church since its beginning in 2012. Team Expansion’s mission is to serve with love and compassion, showing refugees who Christ is through action.
Ministers to at-risk youth in the Lonsdale area to share the Gospel through relationships anchored in the love of Christ. The goal is to accomplish this through three main programs: Thrive Afterschool, Thrive Summer, and Mentoring.
Welcomes and ministers to UTC college students, providing free lunches each Tuesday and worship Wednesday evenings, offering hospitality to any and all, while exploring religion and social problems.
UKirk (meaning “University Church”) is a not for profit, network of ministries supported by the Presbyterian Church (USA). We are charged with reaching, loving, and teaching college students so they may be lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. The Presbyterian Center is an historic house located just next to Presidential Courtyard. Their doors are open from 8am until 11pm each weekday during the school year for students to come by and hang out.
Provides spiritual and emotional care for patients, families, staff and visitors at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Chaplains understand that assisting with spiritual and emotional needs is an important part of caring for the whole person. Care is available to people of all faiths. Through clinical pastoral care, chaplains demonstrate the spiritual dimension of the hospital’s mission and strengthen the relationship between the medical center and religious communities at large.
The mission of Vine International started by stuffing vehicles with donated medical supplies and driving them down to Guatemala where the need was overwhelming. All these years later, they still are working hard to help people in need and learning how to be more effective – they are able to get more supplies to more people who need them, for less money.
Strives 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.
Offers a Christian home, education, and counseling to children from families in crisis. Their vision is to see each child inspired to follow Christ, healed from the past, and equipped to reach their full potential. For up to 32 children, the Ranch provides year-round, Christ-centered homes complete with loving house parent couples and college-age mentors who give spiritual, physical and emotional support. The children also receive intensive individualized counseling from counselors.
Impacts middle school students by equipping passionate, faithful mentors to help those students discover their identity and purpose in Christ. Founded in Knoxville in 1977, YOKE now has programs at 30 schools across Knox, Anderson, Blount, Jefferson, and Grainger Counties. YOKE helps transform communities through four primary areas of impact: mentoring middle school students, equipping young leaders, engaging local churches, and enriching local schools.
SHPC “In-House” Ministries:
Disaster Relief Fund
Medical Mission Trips
Knox Area Rescue Mission (KARM) Meals
SHPC Food Pantry
For more information, contact Lee Dilworth, Committee Chair.