"Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world."
—Teresa of Ávila —
As disciples of Christ at FPCA, we seek to share the boundary-breaking love of God in all our ministries. And we believe we have a better chance of following Jesus together rather than by going it alone! Together - through hands-on ministries, financial support, as well as advocacy - we seek to share the boundary breaking love here in downtown Asheville, in Western NC, and throughout the world!
As a member of the Presbytery of WNC, we participate in mission partnerships in Guatemala, Malawi, and Madagascar. We have partnered with the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in La Blanca, Guatemala for almost a decade, providing scholarship support to hundreds of young people. We have gained great friendship and encouragement through the hospitality received on our visits to La Blanca.
Believing that God is active beyond the walls of the church, we seek to partner with agencies that promote justice and reconciliation beginning here in Asheville and throughout Western North Carolina.
Through our fifty year partnership with the Child Care Center, we have sought to provide quality care for thousands of children and families.
We also house Asheville Youth Mission which provides transformative experiences for young people who stay in our facilities for mission retreats.
The 2018 Summer Theme is "Living Our Faith." For information, check out the promotional video HERE.
This summer AYM has invited hundreds of middle and high school students from around the country to consider what it means to live their faith. They will spend an average of 15 hours working in our community, learning about poverty, and challenging myths about homelessness. During the evenings, we ask them to consider how they have been changed by their work and the people they have met. As our 2018 art installation, each group will write a Statement of Belief as a response to what they have learned. Be sure to check out the statements in the Powell Atrium on the 1st floor after June 8.