We provide support to missionaries through partnerships with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the Southern Baptist Convention, the Tennessee Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the Tennessee Baptist Convention, and the Knox County Baptist Association. Church members exercise personal discretion with regard to where their mission support dollars are invested.
Most of our investment of time, energy and treasure takes place in partnership with other churches and ministry non-profits. While the range and scope of such partnerships are always evolving, some of our current partnerships include the following.
CBC.COM (Community Outreach Ministry) provides help to mostly elderly people in the church and community with small home repairs. Email us for more information or to volunteer.
Central High School Partnership
Central High School Partnership builds relationships with staff and students by participating in school events, serving luncheons, and providing some financial assistance with scholarships and Project Graduation. Email us for more information.
Working with our various partners, we provide financial and volunteer support during times of major disaster. If you think this might be the place for you to serve, please call the church office or email us.
Family Promise Knoxville
Sometimes people become homeless due to illness or loss of employment. Family Promise Knoxville (one of over 150 affiliates of the national Family Promise organization) provides housing in church facilities for these families. Some thirteen churches provide safe sleeping arrangements, meals, and other forms of assistance. Central Baptist participates by providing meals and sending volunteers who stay overnight to provide a loving presence to the families in need. Contact the church office or email us for more information.
Fountain City Ministry Center
The Fountain City Ministry Center is housed in CBCFC’s Lynnwood Building. The ministry center provides food, clothing for children, prayer support and other forms of assistance. Ten churches in the Fountain City area provide financial support and volunteers. Last year, the center assisted some 15,000 families. If you would like to learn more about volunteer service through this ministry, contact the church office or email us.
Hearts and Hands Women’s Ministry
The mission of Hearts and Hands is to meet the relational and spiritual needs of women through Bible study, fellowship, and hands-on ministry. Feel free to email us for more information.
Inasmuch United Knoxville
Inasmuch United Knoxville is a national nonprofit organization that motivates, trains and equips churches to move congregants out of the sanctuary seats and into the streets to serve the needy in their communities. On designated days, Central Baptist takes part by serving in a variety of projects, including building wheelchair ramps, assembling and delivering hygiene kits to local homeless shelters, landscaping school grounds, and more. Email us for more information.
MissioLink International is committed to addressing the material and spiritual needs of the Romanian people through a variety of ministry initiatives. Our church entered into a relationship with Missio Link International in 2009. We sent a fact-finding team to Romania and provided financial support in 2010. In 2011, a team of youth and adults conducted VBS at the orphanage at Recas, and a construction team went to help those at the Deborah House in 2012. Call the Family Life Center (688-1206) or email us for more information or to get involved.
Mission of Hope
Mission of Hope is a year-round ministry that assists our Appalachian neighbors with much-needed goods and resources, college scholarships, and help with basic educational, health care and home repair needs. Central Baptist’s support of Fairview Elementary School in Scott County has been ongoing for many years. MOH offers backpacks, shoes, toys, and hygiene products to the students there bi-annually. Church members go and distribute these items to the students. Email us or go to http://www.missionofhope.org/ for more information.
Central Baptist Fountain City partners with Central Baptist Bearden in reaching out to those in our community that have HIV and AIDS through Samaritan Ministry. Through this ministry we work to provide counselling and case management, HIV prevention education and testing, HIV awareness seminars, social and family support, meal delivery, rent and utility rescue .The goal is to provide accurate information and challenge negative and judgmental attitudes toward people with HIV/AIDs. We also work to give practical and pastoral support to individuals and families living with AIDS. Our contact information for this ministry is through Samaritan Ministry, Central Baptist Church of Bearden or email Wayne Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Central Baptist Church Fountain City mission team contact person is Karen Clapp.
ToyStore is a special event Central Baptist hosts every December. On this day, families in need “shop” for their children for Christmas. Along with large and small toys donated by our church family, Bibles are given out and members of our church family are available to pray with parents, offer them support, and present the story of salvation. Call the church office or email us for more information.
The Upstream Collective
The Upstream Collective seeks to create a church-centric missions movement by helping churches think and act like missionaries both at home and abroad. They engage all peoples with the gospel in contextually appropriate ways. Central Baptist has an ongoing prayer and financial partnership with The Upstream Collective. Email us for more information.
Whittle Springs Partnership
Central Baptist Fountain City partners with Whittle Springs Middle School to provide support to the staff and assist with improvement projects at the school. This deacon led ministry provides meals for teachers at the beginning and end of school, treats for Valentine’s day and cooperates on basic improvement projects around the school. This is a relatively new partnership and we are excited to have the opportunity to support staff and students whenever possible.
Woman’s Missionary Union
The main purpose of WMU is to educate and involve preschoolers, children, youth, and adults in the cause of Christian missions. Email us if you would like more information.