• ARM States

    Appalachian Regional Ministry

    Appalachian Regional Ministry (ARM) mobilizes Southern Baptists and their resources to provide ministries, evangelize the lost, assist existing churches and start new churches in the 12 states that include Appalachia.

    Why Appalachia? The region's original blend of immigrant cultures has become a distinct, rich culture of its own that goes far beyond the beauty of the surroundings. It also is one of extreme poverty having 37 of the 100 poorest counties in the United States. And while religion is important in Appalachia, the reality is that more than 70 percent of the region is unchurched with some counties as high as 90 percent unchurched.

    As we work in cooperation with state conventions, associations and churches throughout the region, we want to help you and your church make a profound impact in Appalachia.

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    Old House in Appalachia 151Culture
    Learn about the culture and history of Appalachia. >> 

    ARM PovertyPoverty
    Address physical and spiritual needs in the nation's most impoverished region. >> 

    Spiritual PreparationSpiritual Preparation
    Download resources to help you pray for and prepare for ministry in Appalachia. >> 

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