The church is a contrast community that exists within the framework of a larger
community to worship Jesus and imitate his life across all of our everyday contexts of
neighboring, working, socializing, and daily living.
Naturally, a contrast community will experience friction against the typical norms and
patterns of life in the world. This module focuses our attention on what is critical to
preserve our identity as a church, and where we have flexibility to live life as everyday
citizens of our city.
- Learn why the church community is distinct and set apart, but not removed from the everyday life in the world
- Consider the overlap of your spiritual convictions as a Christian and your duties as a citizen of Charlotte
- Put in regular rhythms of engagement in the city outside of the church community (civic, social, neighborhood, shared affiliation, service, etc.) Every Christian should be aware of and/or supportive of a social service need, and know how they play an integral part in shaping this area of the city.