Smoky Mountain Summer Missions – Summer Term

Location: Gatlinburg, TN

Dates: May 28, 2021 -
August 2, 2021

Cost: $0

We will share the love and hope of God to those who live, work, and play in the Great Smoky Mountains area of Tennessee. We will organize, lead, and participate in ministry in the midst of major attractions, special events, and campgrounds. You’ll NEVER be bored!


Students must be open and willing to serve, be flexible, be comfortable with public speaking, and be ready to share the love of God with others!

Additional Details

Students will work as a team to plan, organize, and conduct worship services, weekly meals for international students, special events, and day camps in campgrounds. Students will live in community with their team in Gatlinburg, just minutes from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Students are permitted to bring their vehicles and will be reimbursed for mileage when used for ministry purposes.

Houseparents live alongside students to provide emotional and spiritual support to students, along with preparing meals daily. Students will be provided with a stipend at the end of the summer.

Spiritual Development

Students will have daily interaction with leadership. They will participate weekly in team meetings, sermon prep with a local pastor, submit weekly reports reviewed by leadership, and meet one on one with leaders to check on goals, spiritual and mental wellbeing.


Students will live together in a house/dorm-style building. All food will be provided and house parents will prepare meals. Students may bring personal cars and will be reimbursed for ministry milage. A ministry van is available for the team.

Useful Skills

  • Musical Talents
  • Speaks/Understands/Willing to Learn languages spoken by international students (Spanish, Mongolian, Russian, Mandarin, Korean)
  • Ability to work with children