This Host Manual serves as a guide to those who come to offer volunteer services through Lutheran Disaster Response who will be staying with us as a Host Church.
We give thanks for this opportunity.

 “Called As God’s People, Equipped By The Holy Spirit,
Sent To Boldly Proclaim The L
ove Of Jesus Christ To All People.”

We welcome your volunteer group to Our Savior Lutheran Church in the name of Christ and thank you for your answering the call to be God’s Hands in our area as Gatlinburg
recovers from the wildfires of 2016.


Step #1 is registering for service through the Synod. 
Register your interest and availability to assist in the immediate days, weeks and months by adding yourself or your congregation to the Southeastern Synod Disaster Volunteer Registry

For questions or to offer large-scale or corporate donations, contact Southeastern
Synod Disaster Volunteer Management Coordinator Ellen Koester at either or 615-838-5550 to register or to
learn more information.

Once registered, your accommodations through OSLC will be prepared for your visit.
Learn here about parking, tools, housekeeping policies and what to bring.
Learn about the Gatlinburg Trolley Service here.

logo-1781563435This online manual will serve as a tool to help your team plan for a successful trip to the Smokies to serve in God’s Name. Gatlinburg is a very special place that sits at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and, because of this, we hope to offer a special opportunity to experience what God has gifted this area with as well as help repair the damage done through the wildfires.


Accommodations         Meal Planning          Administrative Forms           The Area   

     Community Resources      Special Opps for LDR Teams       Funding/Expenses       What to Bring

Our Location: 423 Historic Nature Trail Rd. (stoplight #8), Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738. Across from Glenstone Lodge. Click the map for Google Directions.

All of God’s children can participate in this effort to respond to the Gatlinburg fires.

donate-now-buttonIf you are a friend or someone who has visited our church in the past and would like to help but do not have a full team for physical work, your monetary donation means everything to this response (you must ear mark the donation for Gatlinburg Fires). We welcome what you can give.

praying-hands-photos-of-prayer-hands-drawings-drawings-to-draw-praying-clipartYour prayer response is a critical element in the goal of bringing God’swork to Gatlinburg. We will continue to post prayer needs and we thank you in advance for your prayerful response to the need in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Our Savior Lutheran Church is excited at this opportunity in which God’s people will come together to experience the Holy Spirit through them. We look forward to this opportunity.

Current Prayer Needs:
Volunteer Teams
Strong Leaders
Gracious Workers

And for the love of Jesus Christ to overflow in the effort of each of God’s children.