NCBM, in partnership with Appalachian Regional Ministries, has developed the Appalachian Coalfields Ministry. The purpose is to minister both physically and spiritually to people in some of the poorest areas of our nation. Teams serve in the states of West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina. Projects include week-long service in children's ministry, sports clinics, music, and construction, to name a few. Mission opportunities may also include the collection, delivery, and distribution of items such as food, school supplies, clothing, etc., which can be done in the course of a few days or over a weekend.
|2016 APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS OUTREACH. We need your help in filling backpacks for the Applachian Christmas Outreach! Our goal is to collect 10,000 backpacks state-side. Click Here to learn more!
An initial list of 2017 PROJECT REQUESTS have come in and are listed below. You can also click here to view and/or print a project list. Once you have looked it over, contact our office (Mark Abernathy at email@example.com ; 919-459-5607) to secure a mission project in the Appalachian region for your church!
Dewey and Kathie Aiken are NCBM On-Site Coordinators for the Appalachian Coalfields Ministry. The Aikens combine a deep passion for showing the love of Christ to others with a clear understanding of the needs of mission teams. We are delighted to work with Dewey and Kathie in this. Please keep the Aikens in your prayers.
2017 project requests are listed below. Once you have looked at available projects, we recommend you call the NCBM Office (Mark Abernathy - 919-459-5613 - firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss a project or secure one for your church. You will be put in direct contact with a requestor in Appalachia to ask any and all questions. If both you and the requestor feel it is a good match, go ahead and set a date. You will then be directed to secure the project, on behalf of your team, off of our website (from the list below).
The Appalachian region offers North Carolina Baptists an opportunity to serve Christ in one of the poorest areas of our nation. We will need teams to serve in 2017 throughout the area. You and your church can make a big difference in this Partnership area!