Appalachian projects for 2024 are now ready! Click here to see a current list of opportunities. And, check back often as we will be adding new projects as they come in!
Baptists on Mission (BOM) has developed the Appalachian Coalfields Ministry in order 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.
|2023 APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS OUTREACH. Click here to see information about how you and your church can play a part in this statewide effort to provide 21,000 backpacks full of needed items to Appalachian children in November and December of 2023! This ministry has reached thousands of Appalachian children and their families over the years with the Gospel of Christ!
2024 APPALACHIAN REQUESTS are in, and awaiting your response! Follow these steps:
1. Start by clicking here to see a printable .PDF of 2024 projects.
2. Once you have reviewed the list, pray about which project(s) you might want to respond to.
3. Contact Mark Abernathy (firstname.lastname@example.org ; 919-459-5607) to express interest and get contact information.
4. You will be put in direct contact with a requestor in the Appalachian area to ask any and all questions.
5. If you and requestor feel it is a good match, set a date with them for your team's service, and let Mark Abernathy know.
6. You will be sent instructions for securing the project (from the list below) on behalf of your team by registering as team leader.
Remember to check back from time to time as new projects will be added as they are recieved.
Dewey and Kathie Aiken are Baptists on Mission 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 2024 throughout the area. You and your church can make a big difference in this Partnership area!