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

Christmas Eve Worship

Worship with Us this Christmas Eve and Celebrate Emmanuel - God with Us! Family Christmas Eve Service Monday, December 24 - 10:30 a.m. - Sanctuary All are welcome to join us for this family-friendly worship service. Children and families will usher in the wonder of...

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Advent Lovefeast

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 6:00 p.m. in the Dining Room The Advent Lovefeast is a beloved tradition that is an integral part of our Advent celebrations. Join us for this warm and inviting service of candles, carols, and community. As we gather around the tables and...

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Giving and Serving at the Center of Hurricane Florence

Our church is launching a partnership with First Baptist Church of New Bern, NC. Their city and the surrounding rural areas were devastated by Florence. They are taking the first steps in a marathon of recovery. Here’s just a little of what they are doing right now:...

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