Well Being

AGAPE Ministry- Achieving Growth & Awareness through Psychological Empowerment

Mental Health Support and Education
Meetings are held: Second Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Contact: agape@alfredstreet.org
Ministry Leader: Dr. Carlton Green

If you, or someone you know, need counseling please complete this referral form. A representative from ASBC’s Office of Christian Care and Counseling will contact you directly.

In addition to supporting the Office of Christian Care and Counseling, the AGAPE ministry offers life and executive coaching for members in need of support during life challenges and changes, and the ministry offers educational seminars for the ASBC church family. AGAPE partners with other ASBC ministries to customize programs/services that address unique needs of church members.

Membership in AGAPE requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a mental health related field such as social work, psychology, counseling, or progress toward a graduate degree in a mental health field. In order to work as an executive or life coach, successful completion of formal training as a life/executive coach is required. If you work in the fields of mental health or life/executive coaching and are interested in joining the AGAPE Ministry, please contact AGAPE at agape@alfredstreet.org.

Divorce Care Ministry

Divorce Support and Education
Virtual Meetings Thursdays @ 12pm Contact: divorcecare@alfredstreet.org
Ministry Leader: Ms. Marcia Leftwich

DivorceCare is a ministry for adults who journey together through one of life’s most difficult experiences – the breakup of a marriage. It is a divorce recovery support group that provides a safe and sacred environment for those hurting from separation and divorce to find hope and healing. Confidentiality is an important and respected part of the DivorceCare Ministry, therefore registration is required. Participants must also agree to sign and honor a covenant agreement to ensure that when we gather we are doing so in safe and sacred space.

Faith on Canvas Ministry

Sessions, Events and Outings announced as planned Contact: foc@alfredstreet.org
Ministry Leader: Ms. VaLorie Fogle

FAITH ON CANAS extends the opportunity to members to worship, study of God’s Word, learn the basics of painting and fellowship with artists to create great artwork for the church, outreach ministries, and community. Additionally, Faith On Canvas can, but is not limited to: creating live visual art for services, creating gallery spaces for enjoyment and meditation, creating art that is positioned permanently or seasonally around the church and church business building, creating interactive art, sensory or “sacred space” experiences for the congregation, using the arts in community outreach–taking arts performances to nursing homes, shelters, schools, etc., employing the arts as learning tools for youth (eventually), using the arts in counseling and therapy, using the arts spontaneously as a means of conveying prophetic messages, offering arts classes and workshops, and much more.

Grief Share Ministry

Grief Support and Education
Virtual Meetings Wednesdays @ 6:30pm Contact: griefshare@alfredstreet.org
Ministry Leader: Rev. Rosalind Brooks

GriefShare is a recovery support group designed to provide Biblically based help and healing to move from mourning to joy after the death of a loved one. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Hannah’s Prayer Ministry

Meetings and Events announced as planned Contact: hannahsprayer@alfredstreet.org
Ministry Leader: Mrs. Tiffany Watson

Hannah’s Prayer is a ministry whose purpose is to unite the population within Alfred Street Baptist Church that struggle with various forms of infertility. Through an understanding community of those who are entering, in the midst of, or on the other side of their infertility journeys, Hannah’s Prayer pools its collective resources to provide prayer, spiritual support, and educational guidance for its members.

HIV/AIDS Ministry

HIV/AIDS Prevention, Support and Education
Virtual Meetings Saturdays; 1 time per month Contact: hivaids@alfredstreet.org
Ministry Leader: Mr. Phil Sain

This ministry provides HIV and AIDS education and support, and imparts prevention methods to ASBC members and the community. People whose lives have been affected by HIV and AIDS will find loving support through participation in local, national and worldwide initiatives, counseling and testing, collaboration with local health departments, training opportunities, conferences, ministry publications, video and guest speaker presentations, meetings and engagement in prayer. Please see the ASBC E-Blast for meeting times and locations.

Recovery Ministry

Virtual Meetings Wednesdays @ 7pm Contact: recovery@alfredstreet.org
Ministry Leader: Mr. Irvin Moore

Getting Real – Recovery on the Southside – The Recovery Ministry offers a safe, welcoming, and confidential environment where people can get honest about the issues that are interfering with their lives. We provide Christ-centered peer support groups that are similar to the 12-step model of AA, and actively work to encourage spiritual development through the practical application of Biblical principles and disciplines. Our members are pursuing recovery from a variety of issues including but not limited to: alcoholism, drug addiction, compulsive eating, compulsive spending and codependency.

R.I.S.E. – Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Ministry

Sessions, Events and Outings announced as planned Contact: riseministry@alfredstreet.org
Ministry Leader: Ms. Cynthia Watson

The RISE Ministry supports survivors and thrivers impacted by the traumatic experience of domestic violence and sexual assault. Primarily, the ministry aims to educate, encourage and support women by embodying a holistic (mentally, physical, emotionally and spiritually] approach that allows them in their own way to R.I.S.E. from past pain and experiences by Reclaiming their(my) Identity by Sharing their (my) Experiences. Collective growth, gained knowledge and empowered strength provide support, awareness and educational opportunities for the advancement of the eradication of domestic violence and sexual assault among women.