In September 2010, a team of adults served on a mission team in partnership with Appalachian Outreach, a poverty relief ministry based in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Since then, Immanuel has sent a team to serve with Appalachian Outreach every February. Team members have sorted donations at the ministry center, worked on construction projects, split firewood, hosted Valentine's parties for the guests at the Samaritan House, and served dinner to the guests and staff at the Samaritan House. These mission teams are now intergenerational, with a strong youth presence and the involvement of young families.
The Joseph School
In the summer of 2013, three women from Immanuel made an exploratory trip to Haiti to determine if a partnership with The Joseph School would be viable. Energized by their experience, the group reported back enthusiastically to the church. The congregation subsequently decided to enter into a multi-year partnership with this Nashville-based ministry that seeks to educate the next generation of Haitian leaders. Six mission teams have now served in Haiti, building enduring relationships with the students and faculty.