The Need 

 

Northwest Charlotte is in desperate need of gospel-centered churches focused on intentionally reaching its diverse community.  

 

Spiritually under-resourced:

While areas of South, Central, and East Charlotte are well-served with church presence, Northwest Charlotte has been largely overlooked and is a mission field ripe for the harvest.  We are committed to being a gospel-presence within this community, so that men, women, and children can hear the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.

Financially under-resourced:
 

Financial poverty has plagued many in this community.  Recent data indicates that, even before Covid-19, unemployment levels were almost double that of the rest of the county and well above the averages for our state.  In addition, between 76-81% of public school students are eligible to receive free or reduced lunch programs. 

Demographically under-reached:

 

It’s is common saying that Sunday morning worship is the most segregated hour of the week.  This is a grievous reality, considering the gospel’s unifying power (Galatians 3:28) and the ultimate vision of worship being that of one group from every tribe, tongue, and nation (Revelation 7:9-10).  While our Presbyterian denomination (PCA) has historically focused on planting churches in more affluent and less diverse areas, we are excited to be a part of a new movement to plant intercultural churches that build bridges into previously under-reached demographics.