Smoky Mountain Summer Mission

What if you gave God a whole summer? How could He change your life?

For the past 18 years, Jesus Christ has been meeting students on the Smoky Mountain Summer Mission. Why? Maybe it's spending evenings reading God's word along mountain streams in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Maybe it's the lifelong friendships that are formed during the summer. Maybe it's taking steps of faith to share the Gospel with the 1,000 international students working in Gatlinburg during the summer.

There's just something about these mountains...

If you like the outdoors, you’ll love this summer mission (the national park, walking and hiking trails, tubing down mountain rivers, fly-fishing, bear sightings, etc.) You’ll be able to walk to your job (local restaurants and shops or the resort park on top of the mountain) and to some of the churches we attend. Usually everyone has a job within about four days! You'll love the summer mission housing-vacation condos in downtown Gatlinburg. We focus on equipping you to share the gospel as a way of life — we think that’s why most students attend a summer mission in the first place. We usually have between 30-40 students, so it’s a close-knit summer mission, where we intentionally pursue authentic community with one another. 

Our ministry focus are the coworkers you meet, and the more than 1,000 international students from all over the world come to Gatlinburg to work each summer. Our outreach to them involves building friendships, a weekly party, and just having fun, as we share the gospel. You truly will have the opportunity to reach the nations for Christ on the Smoky Mountain Summer Mission.

Join us for a Summer in the Smokies. We'd love to have you!

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