We are the light of the world . . . God’s hands & feet.
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.
Community Outreach Partners
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!
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. Through their education program, field trips, community events, and self-sufficiency classes we are able to support RSS and build relationships and trust with our new friends!
To learn more about Refugee Support Services, please visit their website here.
CityChurch Grocery Ministry
Teams of CityChurch volunteers pick up groceries from two local Fresh Market stores each Saturday on a rotation schedule (10 am team & 2 pm team). After sorting and organizing the groceries, they are prepared for distribution to 5 community organizations that serve the hungry in our city. The remaining items are brought back to CityChurch for our families to enjoy. It only takes 1.5 hours of your time on a Saturday of your choosing to make this huge impact in our community! If you’re interested in this volunteer opportunity, please email Joy Greenwald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supported Local & Global Missionaries
CityChurch Grocery Ministry
The Grocery Ministry is our weekly collection and distribution of unused food donations from local bakeries. We collect food that is still fresh but is beyond the retail sale date, repackage it, and distribute it to ministries and shelters around Charlotte. Any food that is left over is available after our Sunday services for anyone with a need.
For more information or to come and help, contact Joy Greenwald at email@example.com.
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.
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/
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.
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/.
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.