2018 REQUESTS are now being collected. The "First Wave" of Requests are posted below. Please see the listings below and pray about responding to the need! You can also click here to see a printable .PDF of 2018 projects. Remember to check back from time to time as new projects are added periodically throughout the year.
|2017 APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS OUTREACH. Click here to see informaition about how you and your church can play a part in this statewide effort to provide 10,000 backpacks full of items to Appalachian children this Christmas!
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.
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.
2018 PROJECT REQUESTS 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 firstname.lastname@example.org ; 919-459-5607) to secure a mission project in the Appalachian region 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 2018 throughout the area. You and your church can make a big difference in this Partnership area!