Welcome to the Albania Mission
The Albania mission team spends two to four weeks each summer in Tirana, the capital city of Albania, teaching English classes using Bible lessons. These lessons are published by the World English Institute, and they are the same lessons used in WEI online courses. Each teacher meets their students—one-on-one—for one hour each day, Monday through Friday. These students come from a variety of backgrounds. Some believe in God and some do not, and some have never heard of Jesus.
A Word from the Martins
2023 Mission Report
Welcome to the Kenya Mission
Ateiku Christian Ministry
Over 6 million people in Ghana live without access to clean water which can lead to health, safety and educational issues. Hardin Vallley supports this ministry through prayers, financial support, and in country support. Ateiku Christian Ministry
Christian Student Center – University of Tennessee
The mission of the Christian Student Center (CSC) is to develop a community of students who KNOW, LOVE, and SERVE Jesus. As a congregation, we support students through meal preparation and hosting events. To volunteer for this ministry, leave a message at Contact – Hardin Valley Church of Christ (hvcoc.org)
French African Christian Education (F.A.C.E.)
F.A.C.E. and the Bible Training Center located in Benin, Africa is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a board, constitution, and bylaws that primarily supports the Bible Training Center and graduate preachers. The emphasis is on training individuals to spread the gospel of Christ in French speaking Africa where there are an estimated 141 million souls who likely do not know about Christ.
Through prayers and support, you can help us have a stronger outreach to spread the gospel of Christ throughout the world. French African Christian Education (frenchafricanmissions.com)
Members from Hardin Valley work in conjunction with other area congregations to serve the needs of families in the Parkridge Community. There are many opportunities to serve. For children: assist with teaching Sunday School (Sundays 3:30p-4:30p), assist with pre-school activities one Monday/month, tutor elementary students (Mon-Thurs 3:15p-4:15p) and middle & high school students (Mon-Thurs 4:30p-5:30p), and mentor in one-on-one or small groups. For adults: assist with weekly Bible Classes for both men and women (Wed 11:00a-1:00p), family-focused prayer teams, partnership with parents, assisting with transportation and conducting workshops as needed (e.g. Financial Literacy, Mental Health, Nutrition and Meal Planning, etc.). Members also frequently provide meals for the weekly Bible Study. Additional areas of physical support include assisting with school supplies, season-specific clothing, supplies for special events and workshops and other neighborhood needs as they arise.
Isaiah 117 House
The purpose of Isaiah 117 Houses is to provide a safe and comfortable home for children who have been removed from their homes and are awaiting placement with a foster family. Placement can take hours or days. We, at Hardin Valley support this effort by raising awareness and funds through different venues such as: hosting lemonade stands during the July annual drive, providing donations of clothes, toys, and monetary contributions, supporting the local golf tournament that benefits Isaiah 117 House, and helping with various needs as they arise. For more information on the Knox County Isaiah 117 House contact Kristi Whitehead @ Knoxtn@isaiah117house.com
Construction on the The Knox County Isaiah 117 house is expected to be completed in May 2023. Opportunities to serve will expand at that time.
Knoxville Christian School (KCS)
KCS was founded in 1967 and is an independent private school dedicated to providing each student with the highest quality academic, spiritual, social and physical education in an encouraging, Christian environment. KCS serves students from 18 months old through 12th grade. Members at Hardin Valley serve the KCS ministry through individual and congregational financial support, volunteering in variety of positions, and serving as members on the board.
Southern Africa Bible College
Founded by visionary leadership in 1966 to equip a new generation of emerging world-changers for Christ who are growing to be Christ-centered servant leaders for the 21st century. Hardin Valley supports this Mission Field through prayer and financial support.
Tennessee Children’s Home (TCH)
TCH is a residential care facility for children in East Tennessee who have been abused, neglected, and/or at-risk. The campus includes an accredited school, counseling and case management services, and rehabilitation programs. The goal is to return children to their families. TCH was foounded by Churches of Christ in Columbia, TN in 1909 and relies on the support of Churches of Christ. https://www.tennesseechildrenshome.org
Timothy Hill Ranch
The Ranch provides Christ-centered residential and workforce development to troubled youth and young adults in need of a second chance. They strengthen character by modeling Christ-centered values and creating hospitable communities where lives are renewed and restored through love.
Timothy Hill Ranch consists of two distinct branches: residential campuses whose goal is to give a second chance to young men in need, and retreat centers that provide an alcohol and tobacco free environment for all to relax and rejuvenate in God’s nature.
World English Institute (WEI)
The World English Institute (WEI) is a Church of Christ sponsored mission to spread the gospel throughout the world and at the same time help students improve their English communication. The Hardin Valley Church is one of those sponsors.
Each month over 35,000, from 200 countries, register to become online students of WEI. There are usually 250 or more waiting for a teacher each day.
The WEI courses are an easy to use discipling tool and are free. Students come with a desire to improve their English but often become interested in Biblical principles, some learning about Christ for the first time.