Our desire is to see people and communities in the city of Asheville experience hope, change and renewal through the demonstration of the love of Jesus Christ.
Like Jesus, we desire to proclaim the kingdom and to heal. Helping set people free spiritually is just the beginning of the glorious Gospel message; serving others though acts of mercy and compassion is the rest of the message. When we look around our city, we see a lot of assets. But when we slow down long enough to take a really good look, we discover a world of unmet needs and a people who hunger for change and renewal.
On one hand, Local Mission is about loving our neighbors and loving them holistically – meeting them where they are spiritually and physically. On the other, Local Mission is about exposing the church to ministry and is calling you to invest your time, talents, and resources into ministries that are slowly changing the city.
We are partnering with existing organizations who are already serving the least of these, and helping strengthen them by mobilizing the time, talents, and treasures of volunteers.
In January 2016, we began 2 new giving initiatives. The first is called "1-for-1". For each person in attendance each Sunday, we will donate $1 to one of our local non-profit partners. Additionally, we will give $5 to these partners for every First-Time Guest Connect Card we receive this year.