In 2021, we have shifted our mission focus. John 316 Outreach will open as a Church and Resource Center to meet the needs of our community. In early 2018, a United Way sponsored forum led to filling an unmet need for our homeless citizens - a Warming center in Blount County.
First Baptist Church of Maryville graciously shared their Life Center with us, allowing us to feed and serve as an emergency shelter for our homeless when temperatures were unsafe for sleeping outside. Many local individuals, churches, and mission efforts joined us to make this happen.