Mission & Vision

Serving Knoxville's most Vulnerable

The Mission

The mission of Knoxville Dream Center is to provide good food, authentic faith, and opportunities for a brighter future for those who need it most.

The Vision

The vision of the Knoxville Dream Center is to empower volunteers and continually seek out community partnerships in order to consistently reach Knoxville's most vulnerable and impact their lives with the life  changing message of the gospel, in both word and deed.

our Values

Three of our values are found in our Mission Statement:  Our heart is to provide good food, authentic faith, and opportunities for a brighter future for those who need it most. 

  • Food:  How can food be a value?  Well, food is a value because it represents more than physical sustenance to us.  It is a platform to engage with needy people.  We have a saying around the Knoxville Dream Center, It's amazing what happens when you hand someone a cucumber. When we give good, free, fresh food away, people's hearts open up and we can engage in conversation about life and Jesus!  We hope that these conversations acts as keys to open up further discussions about our other two values:   
  • Faith:  We are unashamed about the power of the gospel to change lives.  All of our outreaches, whether they are run by us or other partners, aim to see God glorified and represent an authentic witness of Christ's power.
  • Futures:  We mostly serve under-resourced individuals and families.  Not only do we want to see them come to Christ, but we want to give them opportunities for a bright future.  Whether that is providing for individuals to go through rehab, find employment, empowering teachers to effectively reach their students, or helping widows with home repairs, we want to see people live sustainable lives.    

Our last two values are found in our Vision Statement:  to empower volunteers through community partnerships in order to consistently reach Knoxville's most vulnerable with the life changing reality of the gospel, in both word and deed.

  • Partnership:  No one organization can bring about change.  For eternal and sustainable change to take place, individuals and organizations need to come together to effectively reach their communities.  
  • Consistency:  The community knows you care when you can be counted on to be there.  We call this the "ministry of showing up."  Only by showing up week in and week out can you see lives changed.  

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