Special Projects

What is a Special Project?

A Special Project is a mission endeavor, either by an individual or an organization, that fits with the vision and values of the Mobilization Department and that of Fellowship Church.
The process includes an initial online application and an interview with a liaison from the Mobilization Staff.
An accepted participant will be asked to share the Special Project with us. Mobilization will then partner with that individual / organization to distribute approved resources. 

Who Can Apply?

Applications will be accepted from Mission Partners and/or individuals connected to the Fellowship Church family. Requests can be made for financial resources, supplies/equipment, consultation, information, and promotion.

How Can I Help?

The Mobilization department sets aside funds for these endeavors. Special Projects are made possible through your generous giving. If you would like to contribute to mobilizing our church body in the ways that God has individually called them, please consider giving below.

Here are a few stories from Special Project recipients!

Pastor Haddad | River of God Lebanese Church, Israel

Joseph Haddad received Special Project funding to help further a few specific ministry endeavors that were on the horizon for him. Here's what he emailed back shortly after:
"Through our “Mercy Ministry” to the poor and needy in northern Israel and in Galilee, we were able by God’s grace to distribute plenty of food, hygienic products and grocery gift cards to many disadvantaged families especially those with little kids who were in desperate need to be supplied with essential food for their survival. We also had the privilege of having some young believers from our youth group help us in sorting out the food and doing part of the distribution. There was also opportunity for some of the children to get dental check-ups which is very expensive in Israel.

We are fully assured that the greatest test of our genuine love for God is our love for our poor neighbors especially those from a different religion who need to experience the love of Yeshua.
Thank you Fellowship Church for helping us put smiles on many faces."

North & South ministry teams | southeast asia

We have the honor of supporting two talented ministry teams in Vietnam! These teams have been long-time friends of Fellowship church and many individuals who have visited. Most recently, a team from Mobilization was able to visit in person and encourage these groups as they continue their ministry.

One team is located in the northern region of Vietnam and the other is in the bustling area of Ho Chi Minh City, towards the south of Vietnam. Although their geography is different, their ministry to kids and teens are very similar. Throughout the year, these teams work in low-income neighborhoods to disciple and share the love of Jesus by providing after-school activities, meals, tutoring, Bible classes, and Vacation Bible School.  The teams have a heart for discipling children through unique, creative, fun experiences. These kids and youth may be half-way around the world, but many of the needs are the same as right here in Knoxville. 

Shelly & Al croudace | Zimbabwe

Our long time friends, Shelly & Al Croudace, in Kadoma, Zimbabwe utilize their church for work in the community. Through this couple, the Mobilization team and many others at Fellowship have also befriended Pastor Amazing who leads the congregation. The church has a vision to build a community building to meet needs and share the gospel through providing a place for counseling, a café, and an education center.

There are currently no counseling centers in this area; however, there are several individuals in the congregation who have recently completed degrees or courses in counseling. There is tremendous need with teens, young adults and married couples for the counseling. The building will also meet the need of providing educational resources and access to a safe internet for students and adults who are trying to further their education. The café will provide jobs, a fun place to meet and be a hub for various food distributions in the community.

The Croudaces requested financial assistance to make this vision a reality, and the Mobilization team quickly agreed.

Change center | Knoxville, tennessee

In December 2022, Mobilization's special project fund helped sponsor a skating party at the Change Center for Middle School and High School students in East Knoxville. This end of the semester celebration was a huge success and a fun night for all. Mobilization was honored to support this group as they encourage their students.

The Change Center is a place for teens and young adults to feel valued, safe, and have their hope nurtured. The director of the change center, Matthew Best, has partnered with Fellowship Church in several events in Lonsdale and East Knoxville.