100% SUNDAY - THIS SUNDAY, NOV 6. (9:15 & 11am)

This coming Sunday will be awesome for at least two reasons: first, we all get an extra hour of sleep—second, it’s 100% Sunday! The vision behind the day is to make a statement of unity as a Church and strive for 100% attendance in Connect Groups and both service times. That being said, we are inviting every Biltmore | West Asheville member (kids, students, adults) to go all in and be at Church this Sunday.

Bob & Larry from Veggie Tales will be in the house for photo opps with kids and families (seriously, who doesn’t want their picture taken with a life-sized cucumber and tomato?!). Not to mention, donuts & pastries will be available in every Connect Group! Come join us as we go for 100% this Sunday!

MISSIONS & MOVIE NIGHT - NOV. 11 (6-8:30pm)

Bring your lawn chairs, a comfy blanket and the whole family as we come together to bless local Veterans and watch "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" on the big screen! The movie showing, popcorn and drinks will all be provided free of charge. Each family is encouraged to bring a new pair of reading glasses to donate to ABCCM.

THE "BIG GIVE" - SUGGEST. SUPPLY. SPONSOR. SERVE.

The BIG GIVE is our annual outreach initiative where we will seek to show the gift of Christ's love in four tangible ways that bless our city. The first aspect of the BIG GIVE will come in the form of a week's worth of groceries to 1000's of families in need. And that's where you come in. Do you know of a local family who would benefit from a week's worth of groceries? If so, please take 90 seconds to fill out this form and suggest that family for consideration: biltmorechurch.com/suggest.

Stay tuned for more details on supply, sponsor and serve!

Biltmore | MEN & WOMEN, NOV. 30 (6:15pm).

Our Men's and Women's ministries are off to an incredibly fruitful start! Each time we've gathered, Men have been sharpened and Ladies encouraged. But don't just take my word for it, come and see for yourself.

Men will gather in the Multi-Purpose Room and the Ladies will be in the Worship Center. Student activities will still be happening and childcare is provided.

*As a part of the BIG GIVE, everyone is encouraged to bring a blanket to donate to local ministry partners.

Questions? Call our office at (828) 687-1111, or send us an email to westasheville@biltmorechurch.com.

 

 

 

 

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Happy Fall, Church! Here is a first look at what we have to look forward to in the month of October!

BILTMORE UNITE – THIS WEDNESDAY, ARDEN CAMPUS (6:30pm)

There will be no Wednesday Activities this coming Wednesday, October 12. Instead, we want to invite you to join us at the Arden campus as all five campuses come together for Biltmore Unite: A Night of Worship, Prayer, and Ordination. There will be a specific time of intercessory prayer as we pray for our church, our community, and our country as well as the ordination of six men called to ministry—including our very own Logan Hammond and Travis Cole.

There will be no Wednesday Activities this coming Wednesday, October 12. Instead, we want to invite you to join us at the Arden campus as all five campuses come together for Biltmore Unite: A Night of Worship, Prayer, and Ordination. There will be a specific time of intercessory prayer as we pray for our church, our community, and our country as well as the ordination of six men called to ministry—including our very own Logan Hammond and Travis Cole.

BILTMORE | MEN & BILTMORE | WOMEN – OCT. 19 (6:15pm-7:30pm)

Our next Men’s & Women’s gatherings are coming up soon! Women will meet in the Worship Center and the Men will gather in the Backlot. 

STARTING POINT – OCT. 26 (6:15pm)

Interested in learning more about Biltmore's beliefs and values? Want to know more about what your next step at Biltmore | West Asheville looks like? Then Pastor Bruce and I would like to invite you to join us for a catered dinner where we will share more about our vision and direction as a Church. Childcare is provided. You can lock in your spot here: biltmorechurch.com/startingpoint

Interested in learning more about Biltmore's beliefs and values? Want to know more about what your next step at Biltmore | West Asheville looks like? Then Pastor Bruce and I would like to invite you to join us for a catered dinner where we will share more about our vision and direction as a Church. Childcare is provided.

You can lock in your spot here: biltmorechurch.com/startingpoint

HOOPLA - OCT. 31 (6:00pm-8:30pm)

Last year we impacted hundreds of families in West Asheville and this year we anticipate even more! So here are two ways to prepare for the excitement! 1.     Register your kids. 2.     Sign up to volunteer. Both can be done at: biltmorechurch.com/hoopla/

Last year we impacted hundreds of families in West Asheville and this year we anticipate even more! So here are two ways to prepare for the excitement!

1.     Register your kids.

2.     Sign up to volunteer.

Both can be done at: biltmorechurch.com/hoopla/

Questions? Call our office (828) 687-1111 or send an email to westasheville@biltmorechurch.com. We would love to hear from you.

For the City,

JW

 

 

 

 

 

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I am exceedingly grateful for my Church.

A big reason why I say this is because of our strategy for making more disciples and better disciples. That strategy is what we call “multi-site.”

Back in 2011, our leadership was faced with a big decision concerning the direction of our Church. Having run out of room at the Arden Campus, the decision boiled down to two options:

  • Build a bigger building and encourage everyone to come to one location.
  • Or, step out in faith and send Biltmore to surrounding communities in WNC.

As you probably know, we took a faith-filled risk and made the shift to multi-site. So in January of 2012, our second location in Swannanoa officially launched, followed by locations in Franklin (2013), Hendersonville (2015) and West Asheville (2016). Today, Biltmore is one church meeting in 5 strategic locations throughout WNC.

Here are 5 reasons why I personally believe in this strategy and why I think God has chosen to bless it.

1. IT KEEPS THE LOCAL CHURCH LOCAL.

Instead of driving 30 minutes to Church, the vast majority of people living in WNC can now get to a Biltmore location within 15 minutes or less. Why is this significant? Take your unchurched neighbor for example. You might be willing to drive 30 minutes to Church, but are they? Probably not. Yet, the convenience of a location closer to where they live makes an invitation to Church more practical. This is a big reason why we strongly encourage Biltmore attenders to plug into their local (nearest) campus.

Said otherwise: “Stay where you are, serve where you live, be the Church in your community.”

2. IT MOBILIZES MORE PEOPLE FOR MISSION.

Without exception, the birth of each Biltmore Campus has compelled hundreds of new leaders to rise up. Many such leaders were previously disengaged from the life of our Church. For example, we needed at least 120 leaders in order to effectively launch Biltmore | West Asheville. I’m glad to share how God surpassed the need by supplying over 130! But here’s what’s so great about that number: roughly 100 of the 130 were brand new leaders.

Point being, multi-site makes God’s mission both local and personal—compelling more people to put their “yes” on the table for the glory of God.

*Commissioning for Biltmore | West Asheville leaders on December 13, 2015.

*Commissioning for Biltmore | West Asheville leaders on December 13, 2015.

3. IT MULTIPLIES OUR CHURCH'S IMPACT.

We are not merely a Church with campuses—we are a Church of campuses. A church with campuses would be one where multi-site is just another program that feeds back into a “main campus.” That’s not us. Instead, we are a Church of campuses—meaning that multi-site is not just another “thing” we do, it is an integral part of who we are. This is why it would be wrong to say that we have a “main campus.” On the contrary, we have five main campuses. All of which are accomplishing mainline ministry to the surrounding communities via schools, neighborhoods, local partners and outreach.

The result? A multiplied impact throughout WNC.

4. IT REQUIRES BOTH UNITY AND TEAMWORK.

An indispensable ingredient for multi-site ministry is a unified team. One of the highlights of my week is getting to sit across the table from fellow Campus Pastors and ministry leaders who are committed to a unified vision. During this weekly time, we go to great lengths to ensure that we are all on the same page and moving in the same direction.

5. IT ELEVATES THE MANIFEST PRESENCE OF GOD OVER THE PHYSICAL PRESENCE OF HIS MESSENGER.

At Biltmore, we are blessed to have one of the best Bible teachers in the country as our Pastor. Each and every week, Pastor Bruce devotes himself to the “ministry of the word” and each and every week it shows. His messages are easy to relate to, practical and Biblical.

Even still, one of the common pressure points concerning multi-site has to do with watching the message on a screen. And I’ll yield some slack on this one, it can take some getting used to. But If this is something you wrestle with, let me invite you to consider this question… Which is more important for the health of the local Church: the manifest presence of God (God @ work right here, right now), or the physical presence of His messenger? To this day, I have yet to hear someone respond with “the physical presence of His messenger.” That’s because our ultimate aim is to encounter God. Moreover, those who have experienced multi-site for themselves would quickly tell you that the Spirit of God shows up in powerful ways regardless of how the message is delivered.

Fortunately, whether you worship at Arden, Swannanoa, Franklin, Hendersonville or West Ashville, all campuses receive the same gospel-centered message each week. And when given the opportunity to fill in for Pastor Bruce, each Campus Pastor is preaching the same passage.

Furthermore, this teaching model frees up the Campus Pastors and teams to devote more time to being with people and in our communities.

These are 5 reasons why I love multi-site.

Great days ahead, Church!

 

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