Baptists on Mission (NCBM) 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.
|2019 APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS OUTREACH. Click here to see informaition about how you and your church can play a part in this statewide effort to provide 16,000 backpacks full of items to Appalachian children this Christmas!
2021 REQUESTS are now here, and awaiting your response! Start by clicking here to see a printable .PDF of 2021 projects. Once you have looked it over, contact Mark Abernathy (firstname.lastname@example.org ; 919-459-5607) to discuss the opportunities and/or secure a mission project. You will be put in direct contact with a requestor in the Appalachian area to ask any and all questions. If both you and requestor feel it is a good match, go ahead and set a date for your team's service. Then you will be directed to secure the project (from the list below) on behalf of your team by registering as the team leader. Remember to check back from time to time as new projects are added periodically throughout the year.
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.
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 2021 throughout the area. You and your church can make a big difference in this Partnership area!