ALIVE was introduced to the concept of Asset-Based Community Development and recognized that we have unused, uncultivated, and underdeveloped resources that could provide unmet needs in our community. So, we began asking, “What do we have? Who is in our circle? What can we produce? How can we leverage everything for an impact?” From these questions, the idea of the ALIVE Mercantile was born, and The Exchange is a bold Mercantile initiative stirred by the call to be faithful and intentional with the resources God has given ALIVE.