The Missions Ministry of Alfred Street Baptist Church (ASBC) strives to fulfill and perform the duties of Matthew 25:35-36 with commitment, prayer, service, and dedication through community outreach within the church, local community and state; while developing national and international partnerships. God opens the door for evangelism and the witnessing of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, for we are sent to serve God and the people of God.
Missions is committed to Building Disciples to Win the World through the four core values of Alfred Street Baptist Church: Evangelism, Excellence, Relationships, and Stewardship.
We provide resources for in-depth mission and evangelism education; promote a holistic method to missions augmented by a hands-on approach. We convene with and support the mission and ministry objectives of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia, Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention, the Progressive National Baptist Convention, and the National Baptist Convention, USA.
All ASBC Missions events involve the community and a cause, as we invite and unite communities in and outside of our doors. The Missions Ministry is the legs of social justice. Domestic violence, human trafficking, and elder care are just some of the issues that affect us all in some way, shape and/or form; therefore, we urge you to come together to work for the common good-locally, nationally, and internationally.
The Evangelism Ministry is designed to prepare the church community to be effective witnesses of the gospel of salvation of Jesus Christ. The goal is to create a culture within the membership that makes evangelism a Spirit-led way of life by providing church groups and members with a series of interactive evangelism training opportunities.
Aware of the joys as well as everyday challenges faced by our congregation’s families, the Family Services Ministry’s (FSM) primary objective is to provide Alfred Street Baptist Church’s parents and seniors with spiritual support, information and referral, and fellowship opportunities through a number of family- and parent-themed workshops, ongoing programs and other activities that we host throughout the year. Our activities are prayerfully designed to strengthen our Church’s overall body of Christ through the healthy functioning of our thriving families and seniors. The FSM also works with external organizations in the community to provide donations and outreach assistance to families locally.
The Food Closet helps members and people in the community when financial struggles have left them in an emergency situation. This ministry provides food to children and seniors in our surrounding neighborhood to help bridge a gap that can occur during difficult times. The ASBC Food Closet assists individuals/families struggling with socioeconomic hardships with emergency food security. The outreach efforts are to remove the household insecurity of having insufficient or depleted food resources, primarily for children and seniors.
The Jail & Prison (J&P) Ministry of the Alfred Street Baptist Church shares a transforming gospel with those incarcerated at the Alexandria Adult Detention Center (ADC) and the Alexandria Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) to present an opportunity for the power of God to effect a change in their lives.
In service to God, we the members of the Legal Resources Ministry at Alfred Street Baptist Church strive to host quality legal programs and serve as a legal resource to the Alfred Street membership and the broader community. We believe that through our work we reinforce our Lord’s commitment to justice for all members of the community. As it is written in Micah 6:8, “And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
We collaborate with Alfred Street ministries, neighboring churches, and legal organizations. Throughout the year we host events that include: legal clinics and Bible study series.
Social justice is at the very heart of Christian discipleship and faith. The Social Justice Ministry will work to equip, educate and mobilize the members of Alfred Street Baptist Church to further advance social justice causes in Alexandria, our nation and even our world. The ministry will seek to serve three primary roles as a: clearinghouse of information and opportunities to engage in social justice action and witness; a catalyst for incorporating a greater commitment to justice into existing church ministries and worship; and a convener of social justice events and campaigns. The ministry will build upon the great social justice work that is already taking place across the church and will seek to make Alfred Street Baptist Church a leading vehicle and voice for justice.