Supported Missions & Benevolence Ministries
BENEVOLENCE MINISTRIES:(Click to learn more)
Good Samaritan Ministries
Coalition for Kids
Family Promise of Greater JC
SUPPORTED MISSIONS:(Click to learn more)
Milligan College & Emmanuel Christian Seminary
Appalachian Christian Camp
Chaplainy Endorsement Commission
Christian Churches Disability Ministry
East TN Christian Home & Academy
ETSU Student Fellowship
European Evangelistic Society
Good News Productions
International Conference on Missions
North American Christian Convention
INDIVIDUAL MISSIONARIES:Steve & Kay Carpenter: CMF - Mexico City, Mexico
Preston & Kristin Coursey: CMF - Thailand
Adrian & Jennifer Fehl: CMF - Ethiopia, Africa
Jake & Erin Moore: CMF - Ethiopia, Africa
Jeff & Monica Fife: River of Life Ministries - Brazil
Tom & Libby Fife: Retired - Portugal Christian Mission
Valsa Thomas: Christian Evangelical Fellowship - India
Leonard & Pam Thompson: Strategic World Evangelism - India
Michael & Rosalind Trusty: New Mission Systems International
Cornerstone VillageCornerstone Village is the only Life Plan Community in Johnson City, TN, and the best senior living destination in which to Stay True to your roots, values and plans for an independent future. Among all the senior living communities in the Tri-Cities, only Cornerstone Village can offer 50 years of senior living expertise and stability.
Good Samaritan MinistriesGood Samaritan Ministries is a non-profit 501(c)(3) ministry founded on March 8, 1985 in Johnson City, TN and provides for the emergency needs of the poor, low income, homeless, individuals/families-at-risk, children, veterans and elderly populations through education, mentoring and social services. Good Samaritan works with individuals and families on long-term solutions for their financial, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Sharing the love of Jesus Christ, and preventing homelessness and serving the homeless are important to Good Sam. It is our goal to work with other community agencies to better meet the needs of the poor, cut down on the duplication of services, and form community partnerships.
Manna HouseManna House is a 24-bed facility providing safe and affordable, transitional housing for homeless men; focused on improving their current situation, and therein their life. All of the residents are chronically homeless according to HUD’s definition, and generally have addiction, legal problems, and mental health issues. Because the residents of The Manna House have accepted the powerlessness of their addictions and have made the conscious decision toward recovery, a high level of accountability and security exists at The Manna House. During their two-year program, residents attend twelve-step meetings, and there is a zero-tolerance policy for alcohol and drugs.
Coalition for KidsThe Coalition is a non-profit organization with a mission to help children in need. Here they find a Safe Place, with professional tutors and a staff of volunteers. C4K is not a daycare facility. After school Coalition children find:
- Help With Homework
- Reading and Math Assistance
- Music and Art lessons
- Special Preventative Programs for violence and substance abuse
- A free snack and dinner
Higher MinistriesHigher Ministries exists to empower Christian leaders and the people they serve with a sense of purpose. Our vision is to see Christian leaders living on mission; fulfilling their call and living out their journey in a healthy and enriching way. We long to see Christian leaders in Christ-honoring and staff-honoring congregations that incorporate their story into their communities. In a climate where church leaders are over-worked, over-extended, and under-appreciated, Higher Ministries is here to make sure that these valuable leaders have all the tools, counsel, and training that they need to reach the world for Christ.
Summit LeadershipSummit's Mission: Serving communities around the world with the love of Jesus Christ by creating relational hubs for Connecting, Consulting, Coaching & Caring.
Family Promise of Greater JCThe mission of Family Promise of Greater Johnson City (FPJC) is to help homeless and low income families achieve sustainable independence. We provide a network of faith congregations and community agencies to promote a collaborative response for homeless families with children.
ASPASP provides one of the most rewarding structured service opportunities in the nation — bringing thousands of volunteers from around the country to rural Central Appalachia to repair homes for low-income families. For 48 years, we’ve made homes warmer, safer, and drier for families and provided transformational service experiences for volunteers. Last year, 16,231 volunteers served with ASP, providing critical repairs for 493 families and constructing 26 new homes.
Families FreeFamilies Free is a 501(c)3 organization designed to build better communities through the transformation of vulnerable families, especially those affected by incarceration. Families Free provides evidence-based services combined with the faith-based principles of compassion, healing, and restoration to promote positive lifestyle changes within our communities’ most at-risk and overlooked populations.
Milligan College & Emmanuel Christian SeminaryMilligan College seeks to honor God by educating men and women to be servant‑leaders. As a premier Christian liberal arts college where Jesus Christ is exalted and excellence is the standard, Milligan’s vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to Christian leadership.
Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan College is a graduate seminary located near Johnson City, Tennessee, in the heart of the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains. Established in 1965, the school seeks to fulfill the mission of the Church by preparing men and women for effective ministry.
Johnson UniversityJohnson, a private, co-educational institution of higher learning offering associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees, strives to be faithful through twenty-first century methods to its historic purpose of preparing students to preach the Gospel.
TCM InternationalTCM comes alongside Christians who are leading in their own countries and have a passion for reaching their people for Christ. Through our institute we can develop a Christian leader for ministry for only 1% of the cost it would take to send a U.S. missionary to that same country. Since these individuals already know the cultures and languages, they are able to have successful ministries and are equipped for a lifetime of service.
Appalachian Christian CampCamp ACC is a non-denominational Christian Summer Camp for youth entering Kindergarten through 12th grade. The camp program begins the first of June and continues through the summer, in early August . Camp ACC teaches Christian principles and values in a fun and exciting way that challenges today's youth.
Chaplainy Endorsement CommissionThe Chaplaincy Endorsement Commission (CEC), an agency of the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ, provides endorsement and pastoral care of chaplains and counselors in ministry who serve in a variety of ways using agencies such as the military, hospitals, prisons, and corporations.
Christian Churches Disability MinistryThe Christian Churches Disability Ministry exists to enhance the lives of persons with physical and developmental disabilities, and to promote the welfare of persons with mental and physical disabilities through direct care, education and training, and enabling others through training, resources, and encouragement to effectively minister to persons with disabilities. As an independent Christian non-profit ministry, the Christian Churches Disability Ministry (CCDM) strives to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities in three ways:
1. Providing services for persons with developmental disabilities including residence, job placement, opportunities for social interaction, and spiritual growth.
2. Seeking partnership with individuals, churches, and other organizations to meet the physical and spiritual needs of persons with disabilities.
3. Enabling others through training, resources, and encouragement to effectively minister.
East TN Christian Home & AcademyEast Tennessee Christian Home and Academy is a ministry dedicated to “Growing Girls God’s Way.” We exist to provide a Christ-centered ministry to help at-risk adolescent girls and their families in need of respite and/or reprieve. ETCHA offers hope by giving a safe home with kind-hearted, Christian house parents and staff; through nationally recognized biblically-based academics; and through learning about what Christ can bring to life! ETCHA receives no state funding and depends on gifts from generous donors to make the ministry successful.
ETSU Student FellowshipThe Christian Student Fellowship (a.k.a. “The Campus House”) is a group of men and women committed to knowing our Savior and serving HIM as a community on the campus of East Tennessee State University. Our House is just across University Parkway from ETSU’s Parking Services at 829 W. Pine Street. This ministry is supported by several Christian Churches/ Churches of Christ and individuals in Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina.
European Evangelistic SocietyThe European Evangelistic Society exists to develop international leaders for significant service. This includes, in partnership with TCM International Institute (www.tcmi.org), leaders from Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Through the Institute for the Study of Christian Origins located in Tübingen, Germany, and its ongoing partnership with the Protestant Faculty at the University of Tübingen, EES is actively involved in research supervision and publication. This mission expresses itself in three primary areas of ministry:
1. To develop international leaders through advanced studies;
2. To assist emerging leaders in researching and publication of relevant national articles, books and other materials; and
3. To help encourage the establishment and development of churches, colleges, and agencies focused on evangelism and disciple making.
Good News ProductionsGNPI is a non-profit organization that accelerates global evangelism through media. Ziden Nutt founded GNPI in 1976. Ziden experienced first-hand on the mission field the desperate need for missionaries and nationals to have culturally relevant Biblical resources. As a result, Ziden began producing simple filmstrip series using language and images from the local culture. Today, nearly four decades later, GNPI works through regional centers and teams throughout the world. GNPI creates culturally relevant materials to serve the 80% of people in the unreached world who cannot read or prefer visual materials.
International Conference on MissionsThe International Conference on Missions exists to Encourage, Equip and enlist workers for the Harvest. Known as the National Missionary Convention until 2011, the International Conference On Missions has been serving missionaries and the Great Commission since 1948. In March of 1948, J. Russell Morse was in the home of John T. Chase for dinner, and asked, “Why isn’t there a gathering for missionaries?” He went on to express the need for a time where missionaries can talk shop, fellowship and encourage each other. So in 1948, the day prior to the NACC start, a few dozen missionaries got together. That practice continued for several years growing to a few hundred people. Then in 1954, the National Missionary Convention was formed as it’s own conference.
North American Christian ConventionThe North American Christian Convention is an annual gathering of Christians for worship, preaching, teaching, fellowship, and networking. The convention typically features top-notch speakers, worship leaders and Christian talent. Workshops, Bible studies and networking events offer attendees resources for their ministries and churches. A full teen convention, including main sessions and workshops, is scheduled each year in addition to a Children’s Convention and off-site trips for elementary-aged children. Each year, the exhibit hall includes displays from hundreds of different organizations including Christian colleges, missionaries, churches, non-profit ministries, and publishing houses.
World ConventionEvery few years a Global Gathering is held in a different part of the world. Gatherings bring together people from the ‘Christian’ family of Churches (Christian – Churches of Christ – Disciples) from around the world. The Gatherings focus on meaningful worship (including outstanding preaching and inspirational music), learning (with study of significant themes), contemporary evangelism (Bader Lectures) and global fellowship. All ages are catered for. World Convention is the ‘flagship’ of the churches with their origin in the 19th Century Restoration Movement.