Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries is a ministry program provided by the Sevier County Association of Baptists, the Tennessee Baptist Convention, and the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries (SMRM) is responsible for all resort ministry work by Baptists in Sevier County with the four main areas of attractions being the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville.
Resort ministry is communicating the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people caught up in a leisure lifestyle. Our purpose is to express the love of God and the care of the churches to those people who visit in the resort settings and to those people, both seasonal and permanent, who work in the resort industries of Sevier County.
The mission of SMRM is revealing the presence of God to those who live, work, and play in the resort settings of Sevier County and the Smoky Mountains.
Creatively sharing Christ with others, ministering to their needs and hopes, and growing the Church through mission involvement.
“The call to salvation is at one and the same time a call to mission.”
Our Goals Are:
- Evangelism: Our evangelism must be personal and intentional. It cannot be careless or pushy. We are to tell the Good News with urgency and sensitivity.
- Ministry: Ministry is helping people meet their needs and hopes in Christ name.
- Congregationalizing: Our task is to grow the Church through new Christians and through mission involvement.