Jeremiah Fund – Lee Connellee: UrbanPromise Charlotte

Kristen Pittman Outreach

Lee Connellee was first introduced to UrbanPromise Charlotte when he heard Executive Director Jimmy McQuilkin speak at a City Series luncheon at Church at Charlotte. Launched in the fall of 2013, UrbanPromise Charlotte’s mission is to provide Charlotte’s children and youth with the spiritual, academic, and social development necessary to be Christian leaders determined to restore their communities. “I was …

Stories from the Field: New Testament in Ndruna

Jennings Boone Outreach, Stories from the Field

In this new series, Stories from the Field, we will be sharing posts and stories from some of our missionary partners. Jennings Boone and her husband Douglas are members of Wycliffe Bible Translators, serving with SIL-Eastern Congo Group in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their ministry involves doing strategic research to help groups develop their languages, training Congolese Bible translators, and consulting …

Jeremiah Fund – Mark Nemitz: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Carrie Givens Outreach

Mark Nemitz first became aware of and involved in the Charlotte affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network after his wife Dianne was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in July 2011. PanCAN creates hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer, by advocating research, community involvement, and patient support. “Most recently PanCAN has adopted the motto “Wage Hope,” which echoes their purpose …

Jeremiah Fund – Elaine Leander: Changed Choices

Kristen Pittman Outreach

Elaine Leander’s introduction to Changed Choices came through Norma Ricci and Church at Charlotte’s involvement with the organization. Changed Choices is a non-profit that provides a range of support services to female inmates in local, state and federal systems, including mentoring, counseling, and Bible studies. Upon the their release, the organization also provides women who demonstrate a high capacity for …

Jeremiah Fund – Julie Silander: Project 658

Kristen Pittman Outreach

Several years ago, a friend visited Julie Silander’s house, bringing with her a six-year-old boy whose family had just arrived in the United States after fleeing Somalia. It was her first experience with Charlotte’s refugees, but it certainly wouldn’t be her last. The Silander family first served our city’s refugee population through the Refugee Support Services of the Carolinas and …

Broken People Serving Broken People: Part 2

Tammy Medders Outreach

In the first part of this blog, we established that because of sin we are all broken people. So how does a broken person serve another broken person? We discussed that God uses us in each other’s lives to help us move toward wholeness. One takeaway was the need to maintain humility when helping others, understanding that we are in …

Broken People Serving Broken People: Part 1

Tammy Medders Outreach

I am broken. You are broken. We’re all broken. Our world is broken. It’s fairly obvious. We can try to hide the messy parts of life, but something or someone will disappoint us and then out comes the crazy. My aunt has a necklace that says, “Hide Your Crazy.” It makes me laugh, because we are smart enough to do …

Hope Team

Tim Briggs Outreach, Stories

Guest post from Dan & Beth McGinley When we joined a small group Bible study several years ago, we had no idea where it might lead. We were new to Church at Charlotte and thought this would be a good way to get to know some people. We were fortunate to be connected to a group led by Jim and …