Ambassadors for Christ

Mission Statement:

The Charlotte Church seeks to fulfill God's purpose for His church as expressed in these passages of scripture:

Mark 12:30-31 "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these."

Matthew 28:18-20 "Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I will be with you always, to the very end of the age."

Vision Statement: The Charlotte Church will be an Ambassador for Christ, taking His message of grace and truth to every community in our region, and will be an agent of global impact.

Ambassadors for Christ

Introduction

“…he has committed to us the ministry of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us…” 2 Corinthians 5: 19, 20

Ambassadors!

Campaigner, Representative, Promoter, Champion…

Here we are; the start of a New Year: 2018! Our God has shown us a great many things the past 2 years, and we have the growing pains to show it. However, in the midst of it all we have also been granted a great opportunity to reveal how Christ is manifested in us. All our challenges are geared towards strengthening our faith, and preparing us to live holy, righteous, and victorious lives. There is a song called Crowns & Thorns (Oceans), and the lyrics of the “hook” are:

“Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever you would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior”

What powerful words! I call all disciples of The Charlotte Church (TCC) to allow our Father in Heaven to take their faith deeper; taking them to places they would not imagine. And, to develop a trust that “has no borders”, thereby putting us in the constant presence of our Savior!

In this Spirit the ministry staff and elders have designated our 2018 theme: Ambassadors for Christ!

Ambassadors for Christ

We will be “Marrying” the Vision & Mission statements in this way:

  • To Know: Quarter 1 (January – March)
    • To know the grace and love of God through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
    • Our focus will be helping people (disciples and non-disciples) to go after developing a real and deep relationship with God, i.e. to Know Him!!
    • Theme passage: Matthew 7: 15-23
  • To Grow: Quarter 2 (April – June)
    • To grow as we are transformed by God’s love through His word, His Spirit, and one-another relationships toward maturity in Christ
    • We all are looking to grow in some aspect in our Christian walk, so here we will focus on creating an atmosphere of growth in various ways including numerically as a church body looking to fulfill the Great Commission!
    • Theme verses: Ephesians 4: 15-16
  • To Show: Quarter 3 (July – September)
    • To show our love of God through worship, obedience, service, and love for all people
    • How does our love of God show up in our homes, our communities, our small groups, etc.
    • Theme passage: Acts 2: 42-47
  • To Go: Quarter 4 (October – December)
    • To go with the message of Christ’s love throughout Charlotte, the Carolinas, and into all the world
    • This quarter will focus on: Evaluating, Expanding and Strengthening our reach across the Charlotte Region! Celebrating what God has done with us and through us! (Philippians 2: 13) Celebrating the new disciples God has added to our number! Celebrating how our Mission & Vision has impacted the Charlotte Region! Celebrating so much more!!
    • Theme passage: Psalm 145

Live the Mission to Achieve the Vision