Who We Are and Where God is Leading Us
The following hopes and thoughts serve to guide this ministry and reveal the heart of its ministers and volunteers. We are excited to share them with you.
God’s presence in smoke.
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.”
In SMRM we enable non-Christians to say “yes” to the call to salvation
and Christians to say “yes” to the call to mission.
In accomplishing the mission, vision, and core value of SMRM,
it is our philosophy and strategy to emphasize personal and intentional ministries.
Resort missions is communicating the Gospel to people in a leisure lifestyle setting. The freedom of this ministry requires these focal points:
• People Over Programs
• Grace Over Law
• Urgency and Sensitivity
• Evangelism Over Entertainment
• Earning the Right to be Heard
• Relationships that Enable Hearing
• Initiative to Accomplish Purpose
• Excellence Over Adequacy
• Quality in Materials and Equipment
• Covenant Relationships with Volunteers
• Supervision as Ministry
• Enabling Others to Discover God’s Call
• Challenge Over Comfort
• Intentional Missions
Thanks be to God and to all of you for enabling this mission effort!
These focal points are to be expressed in all our programs and ministry efforts. They require us to be totally involved in our work and are the filters through which our goals will be interpreted and accomplished. They reveal our character and focus our strategy.