We are the light of the world . . . God’s hands & feet.
Community Outreach Partners
We share God’s love and message of hope, both locally and globally, because God first loved us and gave us hope. We partner with ministries in the Charlotte area and in a few targeted countries to share Christ’s love, fight for justice, provide for needs, and respond to the things God puts on the heart of our community.
Merry Oaks International Academy
Merry Oaks International Academy is a local elementary school community with 99% of families that live below the poverty line. As a Title I school with students from diverse backgrounds, Merry Oaks is striving to provide an excellent level of education while also loving these kids well. That’s where CityChurch comes in! To show these students and families that they are valued & loved and to encourage them to have a passion for learning and character development. We show them how to love and believe in themselves through a Buddy Program, community events, field trips, and more fun! Learn more about how to become a Buddy here!
Ways to get involved:
- The Buddy Program
- Christmas Toy Store
- Twist on Spanglish Class: They will be teaching English to our Spanish speaking families and Spanish to any interested English speakers. The course will be on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. starting November 7th. The evening will include dinner, language instruction, and dessert with discussion time as everyone tries to speak to each other in the language they are learning. If you are interested you can sign up to help (we need lots of helpers) and/or to take Spanish sign up here!
To learn more about the Merry Oaks school, please visit their website here.
Refugee Support Services
Refugee Support Services is a local refugee support organization that walks alongside refugee families in their new season of life in Charlotte, after their initial resettlement. RSS follows the motto, “Arrive. Survive. Thrive,” and therefore focuses on empowering families towards self-sufficiency and a flourishing new life. CityChurch engages with RSS to care for and help with their emotional and practical needs. We do this by supporting their education program, community events, and self-sufficiency classes.
Ways you can get involved:
- Fruitful Friends Program
- Trunk or treat Sat Oct. 26 (3:30-5:30 pm) Sign up here!
To learn more about Refugee Support Services, please visit their website here.
The Abandoned Project
The Abandoned Project mission is to model the love of Jesus to hurting communities who deserve freedom from negative cycles. Their hope is to be the father to the fatherless and imagine communities set free from cycles, through love, consistency, and oneness. Without the assistance of community-minded individuals just like you, they wouldn’t be able to serve those in our community each year. Your generosity will make a difference in our community by allowing us to continue in our work.
Ways you can get involved:
- Monday Night Neighborhood Initiative
- Wednesday Night Health Initiative.
To learn more about The Abandoned Project, please visit their website here.
Kevan and Ashley Post are overseas, long term missionaries who will serve in Buenos Aires, Argentina after completing their training in Mexico. This family will serve with the Navigators ministry by mentoring and discipling college students in a local university, so that they are equipped to continue the discipleship process where they live, work, and play.
To learn more about the Navigators organization, please visit their website at www.navigators.org.
Gina McConley, is one of our overseas, long term missionaries who counsels women affected by the stigma of having obsetric fistulas in Danja, Niger. Women in Niger who suffer from this condition that occurs after an obstructed labor are removed from their families and communities. Gina is based in an SIM surgery and training clinic that cares for these women and provides services aimed to correct this condition.
Jordan and Rebekah Lassiter are in-state missionaries serving with International Students, Inc. This organization seeks to share Christ’s love with international students on university campuses by helping orient and acquaint them to their new community and cultural experience.
To learn more about International Students, Inc., please visit their website at www.isionline.org.
Joan & Farris
Joan & Farris Thomson are long-term overseas missionaries who will be serving in Leeds, England and throughout Europe. They will serve with WEC International’s arts ministry, Resonance Arts, by training and discipling visual artists in cross-cultural evangelism and mentoring artists in other cultures in using their own styles of art—their heart language, to glorify God.
To learn more about the WEC International, please visit their website at http://wec-usa.org/
Sushil Gupta is the National Director for HBI Global Partners, which is a mission organization that ministers throughout India through their church plants, Bible college, medical care centers, orphanages, community centers, and schools. Sushil is based in Charlotte, NC as a “home missionary”, which allows him to foster partnerships with HBI and churches around our nation.
To learn more about the HBI Global Partners, please visit their website at www.hbiglobalpartners.org/wp2/.