Let's Change the World!
How can I change the world?
Change the World in 3 Ways:
1. If you want to change the world you start by changing your world! When your life is forever changed the world is forever changed!
How can I change my world? By giving your life to something/someone greater than yourself! Jesus wants to have a lasting relationship with you. Have you ever invited Jesus in your life?
Here’s how you can do this: https://ardenfbc.com/salvation/
2. If you want to change the world, sign up to serve at your local church. No matter where you live we encourage you to get connected to a Christ-centered, Bible-believing church in your area where you can pour into the lives of those in your community. The Christ-centered local church is the hope of the world as it points people to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ.
If you live within driving distance of Arden First Baptist consider this an invitation to join our team of world changers if you don’t currently have a home church!
3. If you want to change the world join us in supporting these non-profit organizations who are making a difference in the lives of others. We have picked these organizations for their impact with touching the lives of others through the following ways: Gospel ministry that is changing lives for eternity, humanitarian help that is meeting the physical needs of the needy in our community, and overall impact upon the lives of others by guiding them to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ!
We have both local and international strategic partners who you can support through your prayers, financial resources and by volunteering!
For Church Members: Financial support of these organizations are above and beyond your normal giving!
For Everyone else: Join us in changing lives through connecting with one of these great organizations.
Here are some of our strategic partners who are committed to making a difference in the lives of others:
Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM)
ABCCM, led by Scott Rogers, is helping meet the physical, spiritual, financial, emotional, and urgent needs of tens of thousands yearly in the Western North Carolina area. Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) is one of the key non-profit organizations addressing poverty, hunger, homelessness and access to health care for the under-served in Buncombe County, serving annually around 21, 764, or 1 in 12 persons in 2019.
Begun as a small collaboration of churches in 1969, ABCCM has played a significant role in meeting emergency assistance needs for families in crisis, coordinating religious services and education activities at the jail, providing transitional and permanent supportive housing of the homeless through 300 beds, increasing access to health care for half the uninsured and medically underserved; as well as work readiness, mentoring and job placement services. We serve veterans across 26 WNC counties.
ABCCM is generously supported by over 289 churches of all denominations and 6,100 trained volunteers and provides emergency assistance to anyone in need.
Crossfire, founded in 1993 by Randy Shepherd and Jamie Johnson, is a sports evangelistic ministry which shares the Word of God and the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ through the following areas of ministry which include: church preaching, international trips, summer basketball camps, Crossfire/ACC All-Star Classic Exhibition Game, Student Rallies, School Assemblies, College/University Games, Inner City Outreach, Upward Banquets, Summer Olympics Outreach, Golf Tournament, NCAA Final Four Outreach, Holy Land Outreach, Singles, Exhibition game outreach, Prison outreach, Softball game and Tournaments, and Personal Evangelism.
Crossfire has ministered in 68 countries and 47 states since 1993. Crossfire is a non-profit ministry which goes by faith.
Asheville Dream Center
Led by Matthew and Michelle Coleman Asheville Dream Center is a thriving ministry in the Asheville area that is helping serve the needy in our community.
Here’s the Coleman’s heart: “We are here to serve and love our city so that individuals and families are healed, restored, and empowered
to live out God’s plan and purpose for their lives! The Asheville Dream center is an outreach arm for churches to get involved in local missions. Our desire is to reach our community in meaningful ways, providing practical resources, and building
relationships to share Christ with our neighbors. We are currently booking church groups to serve local communities in various ways.”
Youth For Christ
Youth For Christ WNC, led by Scott Shives, is making an eternal difference in the lives of students in the Western North Carolina area. YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ, and commitment to social involvement.
The Layne Family
The Layne Family are missionaries in Brazil through South America Mission. SAM appointed them as member missionaries in February 2020. The Laynes join the Recife Redemptive Ministries team, using their gifts and desire to work with youth and adults in an under-resourced area. They also become part of the ongoing efforts alongside the local church to reach the communities there for Christ.
Kevin and Emily’s background covers youth and student ministries, administration, and teaching/coaching, all in the context of the local church. They serve best as a husband and wife team. Kevin and Emily live in Brazil with their two daughters and son (adopted from Bulgaria).