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  • One thing I’ve found, especially in the South, is that everyone always says they are doing “Great!” or that “Life is going good” or they “Can’t complain.” This is one of the deepest rooted expectations that can be found that is passed down from generation to generation. In today’s society, it is seen as a weakness to not have a perfect life that is clean, stress-free and, generally, on the up-and-up. In this hyper-competitive and transient hub of Charlotte that we call home, this definitely rings true. This city has based itself on the culture that if you do not have the perfect Insta-feed, the best decorated home and a life  just slightly better than someone else’s, then it is not good enough...


  • We are almost halfway through our We Are the Church series! The next four weeks are critical for you to understand the structure of the church and how to play your part in it. Specifically this Sunday we wanted you to know two things:

     

    1. You have ownership in God's church
    2. We value people over process.

     

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  • I am a relational person. I partially attribute this to my personality type, (I’m an ENFJ as confirmed by Myers Briggs, a 2 on the Enneagram and my love language is Quality Time.) I thrive on deep relationships with people; getting to know them beyond the surface level, and giving my time and resources to those I care about. However, I’ve come to realize that my greatest strength, can also be my greatest weakness...


  • This Sunday we were in week 5 of our We Are The Church series and completed the 30,000 ft. vision section of Redemption: Community.

    Five weeks ago we launched 7 Community Groups with the focus of creating transformational community with missional clarity. If our Sunday Gathering is the seed, our Community Groups are intended to grow and develop your faith in real life, hands on with Jesus. Hear from Pastor Shawn our vision for God starting Redemption communities in every neighborhood of our city...
     


  • I am a sucker for a good love story. Whether the story is told through literature,  sung through song, acted on stage, or portrayed on screen­­—a good love story will move me to tears. Especially if it’s a musical. Since the release of La La Land, it has become a common occurrence for me to crank up the soundtrack and sing along (and maybe cry a little too)...


  • Over the past few weeks in the “We are the Church” series, Pastor Shawn has given us the 40,000 ft. view of the Universal Church. This past Sunday we began focusing on the  Vision of Redemption, starting with the topic of Sunday Gatherings and the Worshipping Community.  Using Acts 2:42-47 as our descriptive guide, Pastor Jeremy answered the questions: What does it mean to “worship?” Why do we gather together on Sundays for worship? Why do we do what we do during worship?... 


  • Christian Community- such a great “Christianese” word.  But what does it look like practically? How do you live in Christian Community day in and day out? One of our church’s pillars is Community, and we have several community groups throughout the Charlotte area. So what does it look like to live in Christian Community, and support one another in Christ, for those of us without theological training? I believe the answer to this question is intentionality...


  • This Sunday was our last sermon of the Universal Church segment of our We Are The Church Series.  We looked at what makes a healthy church. Pastor Shawn discusses the Biblical images of the church, attributes of the church and finally three marks of a healthy and thriving church.


  • I’m competitive. Anyone who knows me in the least bit knows this about me. It’s a strength and a weakness all wrapped up into one overpowering character trait. I love the euphoria that accompanies a victory. It’s addicting and I crave it in the littlest of things. You know the guy in the group who you can egg on to do most things by adding, “you won’t do that” to the end of the sentence? Yeah, that’s me. I can turn almost anything into a competition...


  • This Sunday we moved from the big picture kingdom of God into the broad theology of the church. Why did God create the church? What is the purpose of the church in fulfilling the kingdom of God? What is required to enter the universal church? How does the Bible show us pictures of God's church?...