When Community Scared Me

Ken Schmidt Community Life

We moved to Charlotte last year (from Rock Hill). This was a very positive thing for our family—much closer to the church and in an area that just fits us better as a family. I was surprised to discover how uncomfortable it was to switch schools. Let me be clear. It was not uncomfortable for our children; they made the …

Drenched in the Waters of Baptism

Stewart Fenters Community Life, Worship

This weekend, we will gather as a church for our annual baptism service. I’ve been on staff at the church for two years, and this service has been one of the highlights. It is a beautiful service of celebration and joy and I’m looking forward to it this year. I would encourage you take some time over the next few …

Encourage

Tim Briggs Community Life, Devotional, Stories, Struggling Well, Women

Guest post by Katie Johnson Encourage: give support, confidence, or hope to (someone), to hearten, cheer, uplift. Two years ago, in the midst of a hard transition and season of life, I was invited to attend the informational dessert about Encourage, a ministry of Church at Charlotte, and made the decision to give it a try. After all, this is …

Imagination, Family, and Masculinity: An Interview With S.D. Smith

Tim Briggs Community Life, Men

S. D. Smith is the author of The Green Ember, a children’s fantasy adventure in the tradition of The Chronicles of Narnia. He will be speaking at the Man Meal on Saturday, February 28 on the topic of Life By Dying: A Man’s Calling to Follow Jesus at Home. Additionally, he will be speaking to parents on Sunday, March 1 …

Make it Your Story

Tim Briggs Community Life, Stories, Struggling Well

The sermon from this past weekend was titled Make it Your Story and we interviewed three people from the congregation to hear how God’s story had changed their story. For Mike Stahnke, it was a deeper understanding of grace. For Michael Sasnett, it was seeing people as image-bearers. For Debbie Pike, it was God’s love shaping how she loves others. So, what …

My Five Most Influential Books: Tim Briggs

Tim Briggs Community Life

Richard Steele once said, “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” I firmly agree. God has used books in my life to renew my mind and mold me into the man I am today. Narrowing the list down to the top five books is quite daunting, but after much labor here is my list of the …

Nourishing Waters of Baptism

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We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and …