There are opportunities for various community involvement projects including; Backyard Bible clubs, VBS support and directing, community beautification, sports camps, construction projects (ramps, home improvement, winterization, etc.) and evangelistic outreaches. There are also opportunities to assist a local faith-based, non-profit rehabilitation center with the remodel of an existing facility for relocation and ministry expansion of their ministries outreach. There is also a need for assistance with the construction of shower rooms for teams at our “K Center”. They currently offer two shower trailers with indoor restroom facilities for their teams. They have plans to add a shower room facility in 2017 along with a laundry facility for team use and for use in local disaster relief assistance.
Description of Ministry:
The Koinonia Mission Center (K Center) is a community outreach center for Licking River Baptist Church. Their goal is to provide a Christ-honoring witness to their neighbors in a 5-county area through various projects assisting individuals, families and local municipalities in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky where poverty and underemployment has been a lifelong challenge to many that call the mountains home. They reach out to assist not only their neighbors but seek to partner with other ministries that are working to enrich the lives of others through the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They house teams and facilitate community projects for the betterment of the communities that they serve. The mission center outreach officially began in 2016 and is currently expanding their outreach into the local community with an on-site ministry at a local housing complex.
Size of Teams Needed:
Currently they prefer to house teams with 1-15 team members due to the desire to best serve their teams and reach their communities. They can however, house teams of 40-45 members.
Housing and Food Preparation:
They provide separate, safe, comfortable bunk room accommodations within the “K Center” for both men & women. They offer meal options based on team needs.
Cost Per Person:
$260 per member per week. This is based on arriving Sun. evening and departing Friday after breakfast. (Other options are available).
Materials for Project:
All project monies are included in cost (unless other arrangements are agreed upon).
Background Checks of Volunteers Required for this Project: No