Living Outside The Camp

Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries is a part of a movement in the area to recover life and to love one another and to share God’ love. It is an honor to be in this team with so many others of all different styles and expressions. There are organizations and teams and local action groups and individuals. My affirmation is that it is an honor to be part of it all. We are working accurately as God is leading us.

We need you to stay involved…

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SMRM Fire Response

SMRM has actively been working with and ministering to workers, employers, community leaders, guests, residents of Gatlinburg and national disaster relief agencies over these days.
We are now positioned to start planning our ministries for the next phases of help and recovery for our beautiful community.

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2016 Annual Report

Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries is involved in all the aspects of climbing the mountains God has set before us. We are on the journey. We have a professional staff and Board. We continue to utilize the best of materials and equipment and programming. We seek God’s guidance in all we do. We know the challenge. We remain under-funded by approximately $1000 per month while we have accepted financial realities and limits. We are open to all God sets before us. We stay on the move –towards higher ground.

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A Statement of Mission

I see the joy they bring when they enter a room because of their sincerity and passion. When you follow the truth, people notice. When you live intentionally, people notice. When you love freely, people are moved. I am thankful for the opportunity I get to have, and that all of us get to have, in encountering the truth through each other and in sharing the truth with others.

May we continue to be a beacon of that love and purpose not only to those that don’t have love and purpose in their lives but to each other as well. We rest assured knowing that our work is done in serving the truth, in serving God, in knowing “there is no other”.

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Wilderness Will Rejoice

The mountains are blooming with the beauty of rhododendron!

The hills are alive with the sound of music!

The Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries staff dorm is full of energy and excitement and holy meals.

The summer season of mission and ministry has begun…

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Worship in the Smokies

The contrasts between the worship settings are extreme. However, there are several great constants in both settings and in both styles of worship gatherings:

The love of God, the grace of Jesus Christ, and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit are real outdoors and indoors.

The guidance, comfort, and challenge of the Holy Scriptures is accurate for our lives.

The beauty of the Church is made real as God’s people gather to offer praise to God!

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Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries is a Christian ministry that functions as an independent non-profit ministry. Its purpose is to reveal the presence of God to those who live, work, and play in the resort settings of Sevier County, Tennessee.

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Our Ministries

Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries is responsible for resort ministry work in Sevier County with the four main areas of attractions being the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville.

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Join Us

Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries is a community of missional people. We use local volunteers and local church groups. We bring in short term and long term volunteers throughout the year.

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Only in America can I get a Bible in my language

One of our first connections with the international employees as we meet them is to provide them with a Bible in their language and, usually, one in English. As Bill Black gave one to Jeremy, a friend from the Czech Republic, he responded with tears in his eyes and said, “Only in America can I… more

Three Lives

On a winter weekend, Sean skied up to me and re-introduced himself. I (Bill) had not seen him in twenty years when he and his family used to ski in Gatlinburg and attend our ski services. He told me of the impact those services and my witness had on his life as a 13 year old boy and how he became a Christian. He also told me he was able to lead his father… more

The Pick Pocket

The crowd was about 200 people and he saw it as an opportunity to ply his trade –that of a pickpocket. He tried twice to steal the wallet of one of the adults from the mission group but was unsuccessful. He stayed to look for more opportunities and began to listen to the message and the energy of the group as they sang. Their final song was entitled “The Plan” and made a more

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