Jeremiah Fund – Russell Peeler: USO-NC

Kristen Pittman Outreach

The United Service Organizations of North Carolina (USO-NC), founded in 1941, is the lead organization charged with supporting military servicemen and women in our state. With five centers in North Carolina, USO-NC serves about 650,000 troops each year. During his time in the military, Russell Peeler received comfort from the USO throughout his career, and, as a veteran, he wanted …

Photography Camp

Tim Briggs Devotional, Outreach, Stories

Guest post by Julie Deuink Instant Polaroid camera. Remember those? I had a Polaroid camera back when they were new and cool—point the camera, push a button, and a fuzzy, out-of-focus picture emerged from the camera. It was always amazing to me, watching the picture develop as I waited, a wonderful capture of the moment just experienced. Back then, before …

Jeremiah Fund – Jim Martin: Harvest Center

Carrie Givens Outreach

Jim Martin discovered the Harvest Center through Halftime, a Christian transformational program. “I was interested in volunteering in a transformational, mentoring ministry and I was introduced to the previous director. I later found out that the Harvest Center was a supported ministry of the Church at Charlotte.” The Harvest Center—one of Church at Charlotte’s ServeLocal Partners—is an organization that strives …

Jeremiah Fund – Roger Lille: Jackson Park Ministries

Kristen Pittman Outreach

Roger Lille had been praying for opportunities to serve when Gerry Anderson, a fellow usher at Church at Charlotte, introduced him to Jackson Park Ministries. Jackson Park Ministries exists to transform the lives of distressed, low-income families in the Charlotte community. The transformational housing, community benevolence, and children and youth ministries help families grow from societal dependence to financial independence …

Cuba Has Grabbed My Heart

Tim Briggs Outreach

Guest post by Becky Dickson They were normal, once…fully functioning, with their wits about them, focused on the minutiae of daily living here in South Charlotte. Around church they were easy to talk to, caught up in the concerns of family schedules, traffic woes, etc.—valid concerns. But something is different now. At first you can’t put your finger on it. …

Adding Stars

Kristen Pittman Devotional, Outreach

My brother came back from Africa last week. He was away for seven months, expanding the Kingdom at the edge of a desert on the other side of the world. It’s the second time he’s gone and come back again, so we’ve done this before. Getting reacquainted after so long apart can be a little tricky. We’re both still the same …

Why Go?

Tammy Medders Outreach

“Maybe you shouldn’t go on a short-term trip…but maybe you should.” I remember the moment that my husband said, “Let’s go on the short-term trip to Ethiopia.” The dominant emotion that I experienced was fear. I was afraid to fly, afraid to leave my young children, and afraid of a place that looked so different—not to mention that I would …

Jeremiah Fund – Andra Eason: Joni and Friends

Kristen Pittman Outreach, Stories

Fulfilling Jesus’ command to love and serve “the least of these” landed Andra Eason at Joni and Friends, a ministry that communicates the gospel and equips Christ-honoring churches worldwide to evangelize and disciple people affected by disabilities. “I’ve seen firsthand how difficult their lives can be on a daily basis. It is not uncommon to hear stories from families that …

Miracle

Tim Briggs Outreach, Stories

Guest post by Julie Deuink Born at 24 weeks weighing 697 grams, she began her life beating the odds. Her mom, Donna, believed that God had a purpose for this tiny baby and gave her the fitting name of Miracle. The doctors hedged their prognosis with cautious warnings…this child named Miracle would likely be blind, deaf, and learning disadvantaged. But …