GO TENNESSEE MS Students 2
Middle School Students, this trip is for you! The Ability Ministry in Tennessee is a home for adults with special needs. This is a fantastic opportunity to serve and have fun with this amazing community of people! You will travel to the beautiful hills of Tennessee near Knoxville, to work at Riverwood. This team will work at the Riverwood facility to do service projects and special events for the residents. Service opportunities include yard work, cleaning projects, organizing and more. The best part of the trip is sharing meals, games and fun with the residents, and getting to know them! You will quickly become friends and may be surprised at how much they encourage you as you share God’s love with one another.
For more information about this trip please email the team leader, Jay Lockwood at
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. Once your application is accepted for any team you will be required to pay a deposit ($100 for international and $25 for domestic teams). The deposit will confirm your spot on the team.
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