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.

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Tired of giving people stuff they don’t need for Christmas? Then sponsor a child in their honor!

Anna Martin, one of our own, has returned to Kenya where she is working with children who are deaf. Because deafness is viewed with shame by families and community members, these children are often ignored and not seen as valuable enough to send to school.

You can help by sponsoring a child for a year. Your gift will provide school supplies, and pay for school fees.

A full educational scholarship of $200 pays for a full year’s tuition, a uniform, school supplies, and toiletries. For those families, individuals, or Bible Study classes willing to sponsor one or more children, you will be provided demographic information, a photograph, and updates of the child’s progress. Of course, partial scholarships of any amount are also greatly appreciated.

Please consider making this worthy project part of your personal ministry this Thanksgiving season.


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.

Crossroads Afterschool Christmas Project

Bible study classes are asked to sponsor a child in our Afterschool Program for Christmas. Please talk with your class about this mission opportunity. This year we are attempting to make gifts more consistant for each child. You will be provided an approved list of clothing sizes as well as their wish list. Please contact Everette Clark at 667.8078 or Eddie Morgan at 252.4781 for more information.

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For many decades, our church has collected food gifts to help create meals for area families in need during the Christmas season. This sharing of love is known as our White Christmas ministry. We hope you can be a part of this traditional ministry by securing the food items according to the Bible Study Class assignments below. We will begin collecting food gifts during the Hanging of the Green service on Sunday evening November 30 and will continue until the delivery on Sunday December 14. This year our goal is to prepare and deliver 80 food gift packages to neighbors in our community. Click here for items needed.