Serve the Community
There are many local agencies to serve in Christ's name in our community. Here are a few places our church members are serving.
Bonclarken is the conference center of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, located in Flat Rock. There are many ways to volunteer and help out.
Begun by Presbyterian minister Robert Perry Smith in 1904 as Mountain Orphanage, the Home began its ministry taking in Appalachian children whose parents had died or disappeared. Today, the ministry serves youth from birth through college graduation through family foster care, residential care, transitional living, and independent living.
Blue Ridge Prison and Jail Ministry is an all-volunteer army, multi-denominational, obeying the injunction of our Lord to visit those in prison and jail and to care for the stranger, fatherless (Dad’s incarcerated), and the widow. We are laypersons and clergy from evangelical churches, diverse in some doctrine but united in essential truth that the inmate and his family need Jesus, His hope, and His love.
The First Contact Addiction Ministry was formed in 2011 by a group of individuals struggling with the devastation and heartbreak resulting from substance abuse. It was through this experience that they learned how frightening and difficult the process of navigating addiction assistance, law enforcement issues, and recovery options in our community can be. Because addiction and substance abuse often are associated with a social stigma, many addicts and their families suffer in silence due to fear and potential incrimination.
Henderson County Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to develop communities with people in need by building and renovating houses, so that there are decent houses in decent communities in which every person can experience God's love and can live and grow into all that God intends.
Young Life's mission is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and to help them grow in their faith. After decades of prayer and effort, Henderson County was established as a Young Life area in 2016 and began to take root in Henderson County. It has been growing ever since.
The Hendersonville Rescue Mission is committed to providing shelter to the homeless, food to the hungry, recovery to the addicted, and medical assistance to the homeless and poor of our community with the love and through the power of Christ Jesus.
IAM is a faith-based nonprofit organization committed to meeting the basic needs of Henderson County families in financial crisis. Founded in 1984, IAM is funded by congregations, businesses, civic groups, and individuals and is powered by almost 300 volunteers who contribute over 36,000 hours of service every year.
The Storehouse is a Christ-centered ministry established for the purpose of providing food and life necessities for those in need in Henderson County. In our work here, mercy and grace are our guiding rules. We believe that "In as much as you have done unto the least of these you have done also unto me" (Matthew 25:40).
You can also donate food to The Storehouse by placing dry goods and canned goods in the container in Kirkside Hall.