Missions - Mercy & Justice

The goal of First Baptist Church Missions Committee is to develop opportunities to for our members to grow in their faith by helping others. We become stronger by practicing mercy and justice. This work is at the heart of our church's mission statement, which sets our congregational goal to be an influence "at the intersection of the culture and the Kingdom of God."We seek to do this with a focus on urban outreach projects: providing meals for the hungry, job assistance to Slavic nationals, responding with aid to local and regional disasters, and by answering the needs of members in our church to ensure they do not alone or in silence.  For more information on mission-related activities or our Missions Committee, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Mission Committee Chair or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Minister of Missions Outreach and Pastoral Care.

Click here for Missions Funding Application.

Update on Advent Conspiracy

Thank you for all who participated in Advent Conspiracy!

  • $340 was donated to local community efforts.
  • $3797.67 was donated to International projects including Operation Anna’s Kids which provided 18 children with full educational scholarships. 
  • $850 was donated to First Baptist Church of Asheville local mission efforts.

White Christmas Recap

First Baptist Church of Asheville collected more than 3,000 pounds of food. Most of that was distributed to about 65 families we knew to be in need in our community. We also had a considerable surplus that went to other neighbors in need of a meal. We were over our goal of 80 families by the time we are finished.


June 15-18
FirstShine is a traditional fun filled summer camp for children with special needs who can attend the camp for FREE! Held on the beautiful campus at Warren Wilson College, FirstShine is run and staffed by First Baptist Church of Asheville youth, college, and adult volunteer counselors who work one-on-one with individual children. Counselors help to care for the children and engage them in fun camp activities like swimming, horseback riding, Party & Dress Up Nights, campfire songs, and more! Save the date! Plan now to help volunteer next summer! To learn more please call the missions department at 252-4781.

Needed: High school juniors and seniors, and college students as one-on-one counselors.