Outreach, Evangelism and Core Group Building:
We are focused on reaching out to the target area community, through neighborhood evangelism, outreach to local businesses, schools, and other community organizations. Through these relationships, we will share the gospel, form Bible studies and eventually a core group to launch this intercultural church.
Forming an Intercultural Pastoral Partnership:
We desire to have the diversity of our community reflected in the diversity of our pastoral leadership. As such, we are presently searching and praying for a pastoral partner to be a part of this team, for the sake of long-term intercultural ministry effectiveness.
Partnering with Local Churches:
We are thankful that numerous local churches within our denomination are excited to partner with us in this ministry, giving us needed resources to make this vision a reality. Numerous churches have pledged financial support, while others are helping raise up an intercultural core group, find building space for worship, and even partnering in more significant ways.
November 2020-June 2021
Starting in October 2020, we moved to our mission field in northwest Charlotte. While here, we have been building relationships with neighbors and local businesses, preaching at and building partnerships with local churches, making connections with potential pastoral partners, and support raising. While we are using every opportunity available to us for outreach and evangelism, we are also heavily focused on support raising, so that this ministry can have long term success. Our goal is to build our support team and meet all of our year 1 goals by April 2021.
July 2021-September 2022
Once we meet these support raising goals, our plan is to partner with local churches in a more formal capacity, preaching and vision-casting regularly, bringing the pastoral partner on our team, building an intercultural core group, and preparing our group to launch. Our desire is to begin our intercultural worship service by (or before) September 2022.