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APPLICATION
PROCESS


  1. Once you have completed the application process through the Episcopal Service Corps website, we will connect with you individually via email to set up a time to have an introductory conversation with our Director.

  2. After the initial conversation with the Director, if you are still interested in Blue Ridge Service Corps we will conduct an interview with our Director and members of the Advisory Board where we will ask more in-depth questions surrounding your application.

  3. After communicating with you, we will discern if we would like to make you an offer to serve a year with our community here in Western North Carolina.


WHERE WILL I
LIVE?


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The Folwell House

This is the Folwell House at La Capilla de Santa Maria. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house sits on almost 12 acres of land and is on the same property as our Latino Mission Church, La Capilla. This house is currently undergoing some remodeling and updating to get ready for our first group of corps members!


A TYPICAL DAY
IN THE LIFE


You will be serving at one of three nonprofits below for up to 32 hours a week, 4 days a week.

One day of the week is dedicated to the Blue Ridge Service Corps community, where we will spend time together in Formation

  • This includes mentorships by a voluntary group of folks who will lead us in spiritual direction, servant leadership, scripture, prayer, social justice, etc.

  • This also includes some fun activities for our community to bond by exploring the Asheville/Hendersonville area!

The rest of your time will be spent on what is decided upon in your Rule of Life. The “Rule of Life” is a commitment to live your life in a particular way. It is meant to be crafted with prayer and discernment, in partnership with God, as you consider the way God made you. Once written, it serves as a tool that can help you make decisions for your life and determine how best to live your day to day..



Our Partnerships

 

Calvary Episcopal Food Pantry

The Calvary Episcopal Food Pantry opened in April of 2009 in an effort to help local residents in need of food. We obtain food from direct donations, by direct purchase, and through MANNA FoodBank in Asheville. From MANNA, we receive food through state-administered (SNAP) and direct-federal (TEFAP) hunger-relief programs, which helps offset our costs and provides additional food for our clients.

Interfaith Assistance Ministries

Interfaith Assistance Ministry provides emergency relief to Henderson County residents who are experiencing financial crisis. They depend on support from individuals, businesses, civic service organizations, congregations and grants. IAM is the largest provider of crises services in Henderson County. They are open 6 days a week to help as many of their neighbors as possible.

Bounty & Soul

Bounty & Soul is a non-profit organization creating healthier communities by providing fresh, healthy food, nutrition literacy and health & wellness resources. They are committed to developing a cooperative model that can be used in communities where food insecurity and malnutrition exist.


IMPORTANT
DATES


Move In Date:

January 2nd-5th, 2020

Start Date:

January 6th, 2020

Orientation Retreat:

January 8th-11th, 2020

End Date:

November 20th, 2020