Young Adult Ministry

Young Adult Ministry

Like the Asheville community itself, the young adult community at First Baptist Church of Asheville is diverse and growing. We strive to be an authentic community of deep-spirited friends who support and encourage one another along the often uncertain and complex journey of faith and life.

You’ll find young professionals, grad students, couples, singles, parents of children, and some who are pushing the term “young” adult. Our aim is to provide young adults with the tools to live a whole and balanced life. Through weekly Bible study, fellowships and outings, and service projects, young adults are challenged to think theologically about life: life broadened beyond its immediate interests, life deepened from its shallow activities, life interpreted from a Christian perspective, and life directed toward a Christian purpose.

Our young adults are also active in all aspects of life at First Baptist Church of Asheville. Our young adults are youth group leaders, Bible study teachers, worship care volunteers, deacons, choir members, council members, mission project leaders and participants, worship leaders, and so much more.

Sunday morning Bible study is one starting point to discover your place in the young adult community. There are multiple classes to explore, including the Karis Class (taught by Casey Callahan) and Sojourners (taught by Tommy Bratton).

College Student Ministry

We know that following Christ gets only more challenging after high school ends, and we make it a priority to continue encouraging, guiding, and gathering college students and recent high school graduates throughout those formative years of 18-22.

For those college students who remain close to Asheville, we have a Sunday morning Bible Study called the “Karis Class” that provides thoughtful discussions about God’s work in, through, and beyond the words of Holy Scripture. This class is also a year-round community of faithful friends and companions.

For the students who move away during these years, we make it a priority to gather back together on holidays and breaks, occasionally for retreats, service projects and camps, mission pilgrimages, and urban immersions.

Upcoming Events

Lenten Vespers

Wednesdays through April 10, 2019 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel You are invited to these contemplative evening worship services, with prayers and liturgy informed by the Celtic tradition. These services invite you to enter a place of rest, prayer, and reflection. The...

read more

Asheville First Missions Week

New Mission Opportunities 2019 Let’s wrap our arms around Asheville with a Mission emphasis week Save the date for Asheville First Mission Week March 24-30, 2019 Click here to download an Excel sheet of the projects and dates. There are Mission opportunities for all!...

read more

Practicing Shalom in the Time of Climate Change

Wednesdays, April 24 - May 15 6:00 p.m. in MB304 April 24: The science of climate change and how it affects the Southeast, led by Deke Arndt, Climate Monitoring Branch, NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information May 1: How our faith relates to our response...

read more

Earth Day Vigil

April 28, 2019 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Sacred Garden We invite you to join us for a vigil celebrating God's creation and calling on people of faith to care for it. We will gather outside of First Baptist Church of Asheville for an afternoon of song, reflection, and to...

read more