We start off at 10:00 AM with prayer. At 10:30 AM we take time to worship our King of Kings, our Lord of Lords, Our Savior Jesus Christ; followed by the Word of God from Scott Rogers, Executive Director of ABCCM.
Executive Director of Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM)
Rogers is an ordained minister in the Christian church, having served in the pulpit for six years. He is a licensed marital and family therapist in North Carolina and a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He has a B.A. in church growth and world missions from Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, Illinois; and a Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield in human development counseling. He has been in human services for 43 years—the last 36 with ABCCM—having worked with Goodwill Industries and Lutheran Family Services before coming to Asheville. He and his wife were also house parents for a juvenile girl’s home.
ABCCM is church-owned and operated, so funding is primarily from 281 congregations of all denominations and faith groups. The organization has more than 6,000 trained volunteers. Areas of service include: the Crisis Ministry, which has four locations around the county providing emergency assistance to individuals and families; Homeless Services, which is made up of two transitional housing facilities (the Veterans Restoration Quarters for men and the Steadfast House for women and children); Veterans Services of the Carolinas; the Medical Ministry, which is a partnership between Mission Hospital and ABCCM where they care for the uninsured in Buncombe County; and the Jail Ministry, which provides inmates with new meaning and direction.
You won’t want to miss any part of the service, it is power packed!