We are believers in the Lord Jesus Christ who have personally received Him as our Savior.
He is the most excellent and enjoyable Person. We love Him and endeavor to give Him the first place in all things. We rejoice to be cleansed by the blood of Jesus, God’s Son, born again of the Father’s divine life, and filled with the Holy Spirit.
We highly treasure the Holy Bible as God’s revelation of Himself and of His eternal purpose. We hold the common faith which is revealed in the Bible and is common to all genuine believers.
As is true of all believers in Christ, we are members of His one Body, the church. In order to practice the oneness of the Body with all the Christians in Charlotte, we meet as the church in Charlotte. We are in fellowship with over 2,000 local churches worldwide to express the one Body of Christ.
We meet each Lord’s Day (Sunday) at our meeting hall on Hood Road for the Lord’s Table and a time of sharing among the believers based on the principle of 1 Corinthians 14:26 that “each one has….” We have a weekly prayer meeting, and we also have many small group meetings in homes during the week. Please contact us at email@example.com for meeting times.
We endeavor to practice the way of meeting revealed in the New Testament, in which the believers "continued steadfastly...from house to house" (Acts 2:46; 5:42), gathering in small groups characterized by vital spiritual pursuit, an atmosphere of love, and the goal of fruit-bearing (John 15:12-17). Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more.
Regional Conferences and Gatherings
In addition to our weekly local gatherings, we also participate throughout the year in conferences, retreats, trainings, and other special gatherings with local churches in the Carolinas, the southeast, and even nationally and internationally. Through these gatherings we are brought further into the fellowship and consciousness of the universal Body of Christ (Eph. 1:22-23). Please contact us at email@example.com if you would like to learn more.
Our infants, toddlers, and children are exceedingly precious to us, as they are to the Lord (Matt. 18:3-5; 19:14), and it is our hope in our work with them that they would be raised up to become young men and women who know and honor God and His holy Word and come to a personal knowledge of Jesus Christ (2 Tim. 1:5; 3:15). Our weekly children's lessons provide an age-appropriate curriculum consisting of Bible stories, character lessons, and children's songs, accompanied by personal care for the children. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
For Young People
It is our hope that our youth would come to love our Lord Jesus and His Word, pursuing Him together for the building up of the church (2 Tim. 2:22). To this end, we endeavor to serve them during their middle school and high school years with spiritual shepherding and companionship-building, weekly small group gatherings and meetings for youth, regional retreats and conferences with other Christian students, and an annual summer Bible school. Please contact us at email@example.com to learn more.
For College Students
We provide active support and spiritual shepherding to our college students at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Central Piedmont Community College, and wherever they may attend school, offering one-on-one shepherding appointments, Bible studies, meetings designed for college students, and various other conferences, trainings, and activities to help our students grow in the Lord and bear fruit on their campus (Col. 1:10; John 15:5, 16). Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
To Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus unto all the generations forever and ever. Amen.
A Brief History
The church in Charlotte is a local church which is affiliated with other local churches. The history of the local churches dates back to the time of Jesus and the twelve apostles. The only two times that Jesus mentioned the church in the Gospels was in Matthew 16:18 and 18:17 where he said “I will build my church” and “tell it to the church”, respectively. Here Jesus’s church is universal, which includes all believers regardless of time and space (Matthew 16:18), yet it also exists specifically with regard to time and space (Matthew 18:17), i.e. the local churches.
After Jesus’s resurrection from the dead about 3,000 people in Jerusalem repented, believed, were baptized, and continued in the teaching and fellowship of the apostles (Acts 2:38-42). They gathered daily in the temple and in their homes, partook of their food with exultation and simplicity of heart, praising God (Acts 2:46-47)! The first use of the word “church” in Acts refers to the believers in Jerusalem as simply “the whole church” (Acts 5:11), meaning the called out (congregation), or assembly (Greek ekklesia). In Acts 8:1 they were referred to as “the church which was in Jerusalem.” This is the first church established in the Bible in Acts and it included all the believers living in Jerusalem. The record concerning the establishing of the church in its locality is consistent throughout the New Testament (Acts 13:1; 14:23; Romans 16:1; 1 Cor. 1:2; 2 Cor. 8:1; Gal. 1:2; Revelation 1:4, 11).
Although the practice of meeting as the church in its city was lost throughout the centuries, based on the classical writings of some 19th and 20th century Bible teachers, about 35 Christians began meeting as the church in Charlotte in 1998. In addition to meeting on the Lord’s Day (Sunday), we like to gather in the homes of the church members for prayer, fellowship, and reading the Bible throughout the week. We welcome you to join us.
We hold the faith that is common to all believers in Christ (Titus 1:4; Jude 3):
- The Bible is the Word of God, written under His inspiration word by word (2 Tim. 3:16), and is the complete and only divine revelation of God to man (Deut. 4:2; 12:32; Prov. 30:5-6; Rev. 22:18-19).
- There is one God (Deut. 6:4; 1 Cor. 8:4b; Isa. 45:5a), who is triune—the Father, the Son, and the Spirit (Matt. 28:19).
- Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God (John 1:18; 3:16), even God Himself (1:1), became a genuine man through incarnation (v. 14).
- Christ died on the cross for our sins and was raised bodily from among the dead on the third day (1 Cor. 15:3-4; Acts 4:10; Rom. 8:34).
- Christ ascended to the right hand of God to be Lord of all (Acts 1:9; 2:33, 36).
- When any sinner repents to God (Acts 2:38; 26:20) and believes in the Lord Jesus Christ (John 3:16; Acts 16:31), his sins are forgiven (10:43), he is redeemed (Rom. 3:24), he is justified (Acts 13:39), and he is regenerated to receive eternal life (John 3:6; 1 Pet. 1:3; 1 John 5:12-13). This is our salvation by God through faith (Eph. 2:4-9).
- The church, composed of all the genuine believers in Christ, as the Body of Christ (1:22-23; Col. 1:24), is universally one (Eph. 4:4).
- Christ is coming again to receive His believers to Himself (1 Thes. 2:19).