Being the Hands and Feet of Christ in North Raleigh and Around the World

SERVE

Serving is core to who we are as Christians and how we're called to build God's Kingdom here on Earth.  

Ways Asbury Serves

Hands-On, Local Service

We support a lot of missions locally incuding our Community Garden on campus, Lynn Road Elementary, Family Promise of Wake County, Habitat for Humanity, and more!

Global Service

We engage in Rise Against Hunger locally to be sent and have impact globally as well as our ongoing partnership with Hearts and Hands for Haiti.  We also offer regional, national, and international mission trips.

Missionary Support

Asbury Church can't be in all the places that God is moving around the world, but we do our part to support various missionaries who are doing God's work in far-off places.  The bottom of this page details who we support and what they're doing on mission for Christ. 

Asbury Community Garden

In Our Backyard: 

Gardeners enjoy a long growing season in full sun plots, experience community with fellow enthusiasts, and, more importantly, donate at least 50% of their harvest to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and individuals/families in need.

The garden began in 2011 and has continued to thrive.  More than fifty people are involved with the garden and have donated in excess of 7,500 pounds of vegetables to charities every year. The garden is harvested twice weekly by people leasing garden plots. Gardeners take joy in knowing that hungry families are enjoying fresh vegetables.

 

On Campus To Around the World

RAH is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030. We host large meal-packing events regularly at Asbury Church - a great way to come together and have a global impact.  We as a church have packaged over 1.2 Million Meals (and counting!!)

“And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.”  ISAIAH 58:10

All these meals were purchased through your generous donations during Christmas is Not Your Birthday.  This is the reason we do what we do. The reason we dig deeper into our pockets at Christmas to give a gift to Jesus. The reason we were created – to love our neighbor.

Rise Against Hunger Meal Packaging

Lynn Road Elementary and Backpack Buddies

Supporting a Local School in Need:

Lion Pals: Serve in the school as tutors, test proctors, media center helpers, and more!

School Supply Drive:  Donations help to keep our buddies at LRES equipped for learning!

Coats at Christmas: Donate coats to help keep the kids warm in the winter

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: We look forward to giving the staff the best at this yearly event!

Campus Cleanup Day: We have volunteers come to make the campus look amazing!

Backpack Buddies: Asbury Church provides over 30 backpacks per week for food-insecure students at Lynn Road Elementary, ensuring that they will have good nutrition over the weekend.  We are able to provide these through the generosity of "Christmas Is Not Your Birthday" and we regularly gather to package the bags.  

 

Providing Housing and Food to Local Families in Transition

Since almost it’s beginning, Asbury Church has supported Family Promise of Wake County.  Family Promise's mission is to transform the lives of children and families experiencing temporary homelessness by helping them find support services and safe, affordable, permanent housing in our community.  Pre-COVID, Asbury would host families for a week on-site at the church.  Since COVID, the families are staying in temporary housing while receiving service.  Our church supports Family Promise by providing meals for two to three families during the week that we are assigned as hosts.  We get the family details Thursday the week prior, and then prepare meals that are delivered to Family Promises Day Center.  Kathleen and Scott Smothers are leading this ministry at this time.

Family Promise of Wake County

Habitat for Humanity

Providing Homes in Our Community

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County builds safe, affordable houses for qualified home buyers regardless of race, religion or background. Each Habitat home is built in partnership with homeowner families, sponsors, and volunteers.

 

A coalition of 12 churches that join together to provide the financial support and labor to build a home for a deserving family each year. Asbury regularly provides monetary support as well as volunteer hours through Wake County Habitat for Humanity.

 

Asbury serves on 1st Saturdays and you can sign up online to join in.

Missionaries We Support

Asbury partners with various missionaries in diverse ministries in around the world.  Help us by praying for them and the work they are doing to build God's kingdom.

Katie Rawson
Curt and Marcia Rhodes
Stan and Patty Wiebe
David and Debbie Hawk
John and Janie Farwell
Charlie and Kathy Lehardy
Paul and Marty Law
Andy and Cheryl White
Husband and Wife Team
Katie Rawson

Katie Rawson

Serves international college students in the U.S.


As Senior Resource Developer for the International Student Ministry Department of InterVarsity, Katie partners with ISM staff and others to develop evangelistic and discipling resources for international students and for staff and students working with internationals. The vision is to evangelize and disciple international students and develop them as leaders so that they become world-changers. Katie also serves as Regional ISM Coordinator for the Blue Ridge Region and directs the area Evangelistic Discovery Weekend. Katie has been part of Asbury’s family since its infancy.

Curt and Marcia Rhodes
Stan and Patty Wiebe
David and Debbie Hawk
John and Janie Farwell
Charlie and Kathy Lehardy
Paul and Marty Law
Andy and Cheryl White
Husband and Wife Team

I WANT TO SERVE!

Contact our Pastor of Students and Service, Andy Mannes, to learn more and get involved!