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Jesus said, "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." (NKJV).

Local Missions in Henderson County:

We are involved with outreach here in our local community. Learn more about these ministries and how you can become personally involved.

CROSSWALK is an after school program for grades 6-12 and free of charge. Monday-Thursday, 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the Crosswalk facility during the school year. Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles. Contact Brian Proctor for more information.

Every Thursday, LOVE'S KITCHEN provides hot meals, clothing, and groceries to anyone in need. Volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve meals. Contact Clark Watson to learn more.

BUILDERS FOR CHRIST assists people in need through projects including minor carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and yard work. Contact John Roach for more information.

OPERATION INASMUCH is an annual church-wide event in the fall which mobilizes members to meet practical needs in the community. Volunteers are needed for everything from raking leaves to baking cookies. For more information, contact Doug and Rebecca Moon.

The ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE MINISTRY (E.S.L.) serves over fifty students per semester from more than a dozen countries. Classes offered Wed. nights and Thurs. mornings. Qualified volunteers are needed to teach and facilitate discussions. Email Barbara Mang for more information.

WOMEN ON MISSION: In addition to prayer groups and monthly meetings to support missionaries, W.O.M. undertakes a strategic ministry project each month. To learn more, contact Virginia Gheesling.

Local ministry partners that FBC supports:

Interfaith Assistance Ministries (I.A.M.)

The Storehouse

Hendersonville Rescue Mission

Open Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center


Blue Ridge Prison & Jail Ministry

Habitat for Humanity

Salvation Army

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Other Opportunties for Outreach and Meeting Needs:

Along with local missions, FBC has several ministries which seek to meet the needs of people who are going through difficult times.

F.I.S.H. stands for Forgiven I Serve Him. This ministry seeks to reach out to those who may feel they are abandoned and hopeless, and makes regular visits to prisons and children's homes. To participate contact Gale Beal.

DISASTER RELIEF: Teams from FBC respond to call-outs from N.C. Baptist on Mission to cooperate in relief and recovery efforts. For more information, email John Roach.

Ministry to ADOPTING and FOSTERING FAMILIES: Our aim is to offer access to networks for those who are interested in fostering/adopting and regular support groups to families which have adopted or are currently fostering. To learn more, contact Necia Silvers.

REFUGEE POPULATIONS: Thousands of refugees from other countries come to the greater Atlanta area each year. FBC makes regular trips to support the work of Clarkston International Bible Church (Southern Baptist). For more information about CIBC or upcoming trips, contact Brian Proctor.

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