The good news of the Gospel is not meant to be kept to ourselves - it should be shared and given freely, just as it was for us. At Shoreline, we do this in two ways. First, we live missionally right where we are. It doesn't take a program or an event to share the Gospel. By forming relationships with family, neighbors, friends, or co-workers, we can pray for and create opportunities to share the Gospel with those already around us. Second, we partner with existing organizations and missionaries to provide avenues for sharing our faith and meeting needs both locally and around the world.
Adoption & Foster Care
Like many, perhaps you have felt God’s call to serve a child in need, but felt stifled by the gravity of adoption or foster care. While taking a a large step to adopt a foster child is vital, it is not the only way to serve - the small is the BIG.
Are you aware that mowing a yard, joining a prayer team, assisting in child care, or sharing your adoption story will propel our orphan care ministry forward? Learn more by visiting our Open Hands page.
Construction Outreach Ministry
Do you love construction? Are you a handy around the house? Consider yourself a DIY-er? Join our Construction Outreach Ministry - an opportunity for all ages to come together and serve the community by providing service to the community, building relationships with the community, all while sharing the love of Christ. This is an opportunity for both men and women!
Volunteers will partner with a local faith-based service group to build ramps and completing repairs to homes for the elderly/handicapped in the Knoxville community. All tools and materials are provided! This is a great way to use your gifts and abilities for the kingdom of God. To volunteer, use the button below. Contact Greg Pressley with any questions.
A.L. Lotts & Northshore Elementary Schools
Shoreline longs to serve our community through serving the administration, faculty, and staff of these respective schools. In providing meals, serving with school events, and partnering with this team, we are able to serve families of these schools. To volunteer, contact Josh Buckner.
Yellow Creek School/Mission Of Hope - Middlesboro, Kentucky
Shoreline has a heart for the people of rural eastern TN and Kentucky. We partner locally with Mission of Hope, as well as with First Baptist Church of Maryville in giving to the annual Blue Barrel Toy Drive to provide gifts for Christmas and backpacks for Yellow Creek children when going back to school. We take mission trips to Middlesboro each August and December. To volunteer, contact Josh Buckner.
Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM)
Shoreline serves KARM in a variety of ways- taking meals, praying over beds where the homeless of Knoxville sleep nightly, supply drives, as well as assisting women in their Launch Point ministry. Volunteers from Shoreline may serve individually or in groups. To volunteer, contact Josh Buckner.
Shoreline is excited to share the love of Jesus through welcoming refugees home to Knoxville through prayer, developing workforce programs for these individuals, as well as helping refugees get a glimpse of what American family life looks like. To volunteer, contact Josh Buckner.
It's an honor to serve our city alongside so many wonderful ministries. A few of the ministries that we seek to resource and partner with are as follows:
Compassion Coalition is 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.
Bridge Refugee Services is committed to providing protection and assistance in refugees’ inspiring journey "from despair to dignity."
Hope Resource Center is the only life-affirming pregnancy medical clinic of its kind in our city.
Water Angels is an outreach ministry to the homeless and at-risk in our city.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes is sports ministry seeking to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.
We are thrilled to serve with Partners In Christ in Nicaragua. PIC exists to glorify God and share the gospel of Jesus Christ in Nicaragua by leading people to invest in pastors, churches, communities, and at-risk youth. We send several teams each year that are focused on serving one partnering church by providing training, evangelism, construction, and more. In addition, we fund a year around feeding program in our sponsored community.
Upcoming Winter Trip: December (dates TBD)
In partnership with Upstream Collective, we are committed to reaching the wonderful people of Madrid, Spain. Known for its' rich culture and history, this city is home to millions of people with diverse beliefs and unique stories. We are sending short-term teams, providing mid-term opportunities to live and serve in Spain, and resourcing ministries that love and serve Madrid.
*We are currently looking for people to help lead vision-casting and recruiting efforts for Madrid.
As a part of our relationship with Global Orphan Project, we have the opportunity to begin a partnership in Hyderabad with a local pastor, as well as take large steps in orphan care..
India is predominantly Hindu (81.1%), and faces many of the same issues with radicalism that we see around the world. The need in India is massive, and we are excited to step into the opportunity to share the Gospel here.
Upcoming Trip: Q3 2018
Peruvian Support Ministry - Peru
It is the heart of Shoreline to be the hands and feet of Jesus all over the world. Beginning in 2017, evangelism, discipleship, and children's ministry opportunities are being planned to begin this significant partnership. There is great need in many rural Peruvian villages for both physical and spiritual relief.
*We are currently looking for people to help lead vision-casting and recruiting efforts for Peru.
Upcoming Trip: TBD