GO TENNESSEE Family
If this is your first time on a GO Team or if you have a heart for service, our trip to the Ability Ministry in Tennessee is a great way for you and your family to serve together! You will travel to the beautiful hills of Tennessee near Knoxville, to serve at Riverwood, a residential facility for adults with special needs. You will never view this community of people the same way after spending time with them at Riverwood. During the daytime the team works at the facility to do maintenance and special projects for the residents. Service opportunities include landscaping, cleaning projects, organizing and more. The best part of the trip, however is sharing meals with the residents and getting to know them. Come experience God’s heart in a totally new way through their eyes and learn how to love unconditionally!
For more information about this trip please email team leader, Cliff Rash at email@example.com.
All applications must be submitted no later than 120 days before departure for international trips and 90 days before domestic trips. Please note, applying for a GO Team does not confirm your spot on the team. Once applications are reviewed, you may be requested to participate in an informal interview with a Team Leader. Following review, you will be notified of your acceptance or status on a waiting list. If a team is full you can still apply and be put on a waiting list should a spot become available. If you are applying for a Campus-Specific Team with a campus you do not attend you will be added to the waiting list and notified of any open spots no later than 120 days prior to departure for international teams and 90 days prior to departure for domestic teams. Once your application is accepted for any team you will be asked to complete a registration for through Managed Missions which will include a deposit ($100 for international and $25 for domestic teams). Submission of your registration and deposit will confirm your spot on the team.
We will continue to monitor any restrictions to travel due to COVID protocol in the U.S. as well as the host countries for our International Teams. Because restrictions are likely to fluctuate, all locations, dates of travel and costs listed are tentative and subject to change. Please note, depending on the requirements of the destination, you may be required to have a COVID vaccine to travel. You will be notified of these requirements at your first GO Team Formation meeting. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility! You can check out current country-specific requirements on the State Department Website HERE.
About Ability Ministry
The Ability Ministry exists to enhance the lives of persons with physical and developmental disabilities by providing services for persons with developmental disabilities, including residence, job placement, opportunities for social interaction, and spiritual growth. In addition, we seek partnerships with individuals, churches, and other organizations to meet the physical and spiritual needs of persons with disabilities.
It is our desire to enable others through training, resources, and encouragement to effectively minister.
Ability Ministry’s curriculum is in 42 states and 19 different countries. The ministry loves to see the Church acknowledging those who Jesus called indispensable since less than 12% of churches in the US have a plan to reach out to people in their community with disability.
Ability Ministry has 2 group homes in Knoxville, 2 in Missouri, and are wanting to plant more homes in other places. There is a big need to provide care for those who are outliving their parents and caretakers so Gary is passionate to provide a place for people in these circumstances.Visit Partner Website