Opportunities to Serve
FBCA Disaster Relief & Construction Ministry
This ministry responds to help with both local and national disaster relief efforts. This team also helps our local community in ongoing projects like building a ramp for a neighbor in need. Contact Sarah Whitlock at 828.252.4781.
FBCA Men’s Day Ministry
This ministry develops and nurtures friendships with men in our community, who are striving to get their lives back on track after facing homelessness. This ministry meets Monday-Friday at FBCA from 9:00 a.m.-noon We also provide the men who live at the Veterans Restoration Quarters rides to church on Sunday morning and volunteer bus drivers are needed throughout the year. Contact Sarah Whitlock at 828.252.4781.
This ministry helps teachers at Claxton and Jones elementary to prepare learning materials by cutting out shapes, making flashcards and more. Help-a-Teacher shows that we care for our local schools and want to support them. To learn more contact Sarah Whitlock at 828.252.4781.
FBCA Lunch at the Crossroads Thursdays
Each Thursday (except fifth Thursdays), we welcome our community to a free lunch in the gym, followed by popcorn and a movie in the Sherman Center. Volunteers prepare and serve the meals, pray for needs, and build friendships with our guests. We also have a food pantry and clothes closet available most weeks. To learn more contact Sarah Whitlock at 828.252.4781.
FBCA Lunch Crossroads Literacy Tutor Thursdays
This ministry opportunity to give the gift of literacy. Volunteer tutors work one-on-one with adults teaching them to read on Thursday afternoons from 12:30-1:30 p.m. following the Lunch at the Crossroads meal ministry. Contact Sarah Whitlock at 828.252.4781.
FBCA Crossroads Afterschool Ministry Wednesdays
Our afterschool ministry provides a place for children in grades K-3, who are at risk of being homeless, to strengthen their educational skills and to provide a caring mentoring relationship with an adult. Volunteers come on Wednesday afternoons during the calendar school year. Our 2018-2019 year begins October 17. We need tutors, bus drivers, people to share the ride with our children as they come from school or head home. This is a great way to embody Jesus’ blessing of the children. Contact Sarah Whitlock at 828.252.4781. She can give you more details so you can serve in our afterschool ministry.
FBCA Ministry with Those in Prison
Jesus said, “I was in prison and you visited me.” There are three opportunities to serve alongside FBCA friends and others as we care for those who are in prison. Help lead a Bible study at Craggy Correctional Center on Monday evenings. Lead worship at the Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women every other month on a Sunday evening. Join a retreat team as members go INSIDE area correctional facilities to listen, listen and love, love through Kairos Prison Ministries. Kairos leads traditional 3-Day retreats to transform prisons from the inside with God’s love. Contact Sarah Whitlock at 828.252.4781. She can give you more details so you can serve and get you in touch with the leaders of these ministries.
Upcoming Mission Opportunities
Vacation Bible School - Rolling River Rampage Rising 1st - Rising 6th graders are invited to join us for Vacation Bible School in June! “VBS” is a great way for kids to learn about God in a fun, activity-filled environment here at First Baptist Church of Asheville....read more
Great news! On June 10, we signed on 61 folks to help on our Habitat sites for October 13. Way to volunteer! We are now signing friends on as alternates and others to help at the Habitat Restore. Sign up now to work with Habitat for Humanity in Buncombe and Madison...read more
Our church is in conversation with NC Baptists to help send teams to Polk County to help with the disaster recovery from recent flooding. Yes, these are our neighbors just down the mountain. Because we are close, team members can sign up for one day or multiple...read more