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.
Wednesdays, October 3-24 MB304 • Facilitators: Brenda Denton and David Rayburn My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side. — Abraham Lincoln There is much conversation in our culture that seeks to divide us into sides....read more
Wednesdays, October 3-24 Sherman Center • Led by Leah Brown Grief and loss are difficult subjects to talk about, yet in the past year, many of us have been faced with the pain caused by the death of a friend or family member. Contact Leah Brown at email@example.com or...read more
Wednesdays, October 3-24 Led by Tommy Bratton • Chapel Each of the four gospel accounts is more than a (re)telling of Jesus’ life and words. Each is the story of a practice, a way of living in love, that is a response to a core life question: Gospel of Matthew: How do...read more
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:...read more
Tuesdays, September 11 – October 30 (8 weeks) 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. • MB303 • Led by Tommy Bratton If you have ever been captivated by or struggled with the words of the Bible, you are invited to join us for this conversation about the Bible. Whether you read it daily or...read more