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VOLUNTEER AND SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES IN TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY

An association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through sharing personally and by providing Bibles and New Testaments.
 
A faith-based, cooperative ministry of area congregations, individuals and businesses, who believe together they can do more to assist people in need than any one congregation can do alone. Seeking volunteers as well as donations of money, food, diapers, paper goods, household cleaning supplies, pots/pans, towels, sheets, blankets, camping equipment, in-season clothing, school supplies, Christmas toys, and vehicles.
 
Offers support and assistance to anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy or post-abortion trauma, relying heavily on voluntary donations of money, time, services, and gently used baby items, baby clothes, maternity clothes, and diapers.
 
Provides nutritious meals in a safe and secure environment as well as pantry boxes for those in need. Church groups and individuals needed for donations of food and money, food preparation and serving, pantry stocking, deliveries, serving on the Board of Directors, helping with fundraisers and canned food drives, and even Christmas caroling.
 
An 18-bed overnight shelter to temporarily house homeless men and women and a 5-bedroom house designed to provide a safe, secure environment for families that cannot afford housing on their own. Also operates “Code Purple” walk-in shelters when temperatures go below 30 degrees. Volunteers needed for overnight (8pm-8pm), evening (4pm-8pm) and Sunday (12pm-4pm) shifts.
 
Shelters and supports victims of domestic and sexual abuse, and provides education, intervention and outreach efforts for prevention. Volunteer roles include the Board of Directors, shelter support, office reception, court advocacy, hospital advocacy, working at SAFE’s Attic and SAFE’s Interiors thrift shops, and helping with fundraising events.

ONLINE BIBLE APPS AND STUDY TOOLS

Bible Gateway Bible translations, research tools, and resources. Listen to the Bible for free in several different versions and languages.
 
Blue Letter Bible App Online commentaries, word searches, concordances, and other study tools from your computer, tablet or mobile device.
 
Resources on theology, discipleship, and leadership, including studies for men and women, teaching illustrations, downloadable Bibles, videos, dictionaries, book and media reviews, and question and answer topics.
 
Sign up to have devotional newsletters e-mailed to you. Additional devotional archives on a large variety of topics.
 
Read online or listen to the Our Daily Bread Radio Station.

PARENT AND FAMILY RESOURCES

Articles, radio, and Biblical discussion on relationships and marriage, parenting, faith, entertainment, life challenges, and social issues.
 
Christian movie, television, and book reviews including positive elements, sexual content, violence, profanity, drug and alcohol content and other negative elements. A Focus on the Family ministry.
 

YOUNG ADULT RESOURCES

Information on Christian living, including dating and marriage.
 
Resources for the student who has a desire to grow.
 

CHILDREN’S RESOURCES

A magazine for 8- to 12-year-old girls and boys with Bible stories, movie reviews, crafts, and fun stories.

SOUTHERN BAPTIST RESOURCES

A network of more than 50,000 cooperating churches and church-type missions banded together to make an impact of God’s Kingdom.
 
The North Carolina chapter of the Southern Baptist Convention, which exists to assist North Carolina Baptists in achieving what God has called them to do.
 
Connecting churches with unreached people – Connecting unreached people with the Gospel
 
One of the world’s largest providers of Christian products and services, including Bibles, church literature, books, music, audio and video recordings, church supplies, and Internet services.
 
Auxiliary of the Southern Baptist Convention, which seeks to equip adults, youth, children, and preschoolers with missions education to become radically involved in the mission of God.
 
Helps Southern Baptists fulfill the Great Commission in the United States, Canada, and their territories through a North American strategy for sharing Christ, starting churches, and sending missionaries.
 
The Baptist Press Breaking news, top national and international evangelical news, and thought-provoking opinion from the daily news service of the Southern Baptist Convention.
 
Trusted news and information for North Carolina Baptists and beyond since 1833.