Words spread quickly. Between advances in technology and social media, the entire world can find out about the latest celebrity news and hottest new trends within moments. So, what is the one thing that is seemingly the most difficult to get the word out about? Join us for Meck's latest series, "Start With Why," over the next three weeks to find out. ... Read more
The season of Thanksgiving is filled with an abundance of gratitude, but it seems that right after the holiday is over, the season of "giving" ends and the season of "getting" begins. What if this year was different? Could Thanksgiving be something that we live out more than just one day a year? Join us for this special Thanksgiving Celebration weekend as we break down gratitude and all the things the Bible tells us about how to focus on every good and perfect gift we've received from God.Join us In-Person on Sundays at 8335 Browne Road Charlotte, NC 28269. Service Times In-Person: 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. Online: Sundays | 8:15, 9:30, 11 a.m., 1:30, 5:30, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays | 12 and 7:30 p.m. ... Read more
The phrase "be a man" is often associated with someone showing courage, independence, leadership or assertiveness. But what is "manhood" and what does the Bible say about the role of a man? In this series, "Defining Manhood," we will explore biblical masculinity amid great cultural confusion of what authentic and healthy masculinity entails. ... Read more
Fire is often associated with transformation, change and power. Culturally we say things like "adding fuel to the fire," "playing with fire," or being "on fire" for something. When we look at the Bible, a man named Elijah had several transformative events happen that were related directly to fire.Join us in person or online for Meck's 4-week series "On Fire" as we dive deeper into his life to discover how we can implement the same transformative change in our own lives. ... Read more
Jesus didn't just say "Let the Children Come," but do all you can to bring the children to me!
Where there is no guiding vision - no sense of true north, no sense of where you are going, what you should be doing, the direction you need to take - where there is no real leading of God, then you have nothing keeping you on course.Vision is about more than faith – it’s about resolve. It’s refusing to be satisfied with the way things are. It’s refusing to say, “Where we are at is okay.”Tune in for "Vision Weekend" to hear from Pastor Jim White about what the next chapter of our story will be. ... Read more
When it comes to faith, people are often filled with questions: Who is God? Did Jesus really come down to Earth? Is the Bible true? What does it mean to be a Christian? To be sure, there are seemingly endless questions you could ask. But what if we were to tell you that there are two questions that are the most important questions you can ask when it comes to your spiritual life? During this two-week series, we'll unpack these questions and all that they can mean for your life. We hope you will join us either in person or online to find out what these questions are - and the answers to them. ... Read more
Jesus is the most influential person in history. Even outside of Christianity, the stories and teachings of Jesus are well known by many, and they have stood the test of time for thousands of years. Most of Jesus’ life and teachings were done publicly where the eyes of many could observe what He said and did. But there are three stories in the life of Jesus where only three people were allowed to witness what took place. These three men were His disciples: Peter, James, and John. In the life of Jesus, He was pursued by thousands, followed by hundreds, and apprenticed 12 to be his Apostles. So what is so special about these stories where He only allowed three people to be present? We’ll explore that question this series as we take a look at Jesus’ "Inner Circle." ... Read more
Ask any competitive swimmer and they’ll tell you: the race can be won and lost in the flip turn… the speed at which you can turn around and go in the opposite direction. Sometimes in life, we realize we need to make a flip turn. Whether we’re headed for a wall, or simply realize we are not headed in the direction we know we should be going, we know we need to make a flip turn and head the other way. It's just that sometimes, we aren't sure how. In this upcoming series, "Flip Turns", we’ll explore stories from the Bible of people who changed direction - some for the better and some for the worse - and see how we can be inspired through their lives to make the flip turns we need to make in our own. ... Read more
The Christian life is often misunderstood as a life characterized by dos and don'ts, the restriction of freedom, and an endless monotony of religious rituals. Based on that assumption, no wonder we're not interested in drawing closer to God! And yet what if the truth is that God wants so much more for us than we even want for ourselves? In fact, Jesus Himself said about us, "My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life" (John 10:10). In the series "Made for More," we will examine what Jesus has in mind for us, and how we might stay focused on pursuing ultimate satisfaction rather than settling for counterfeit happiness. ... Read more
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, Paul... maybe you're familiar with some of these people from the Bible or maybe you've never heard of them before. These are people who had profound encounters with God throughout the Bible. But when you read these stories about their lives, when you read about God's activity in and through them - about God's concern for them and His people - it can be hard sometimes to wrap your head around the idea that He is the same God who wants to know and be known by us today. In Meck's new series "Same God," you'll discover how these incredible events from the past - God leading the people of Israel in a pillar of fire, providing manna from heaven to feed them in the wilderness, parting the Red Sea, healing the blind - are all the work of the very same God who is there to guide us when we face challenges or times of need. ... Read more
This weekend we celebrated everyone who has crossed the line of faith and decided to go public with their relationship with Jesus. Are you ready?
In today's society, good parenting can often feel like swimming upstream - going against much of what culture tells you is the "right" way to do things. In Meck's latest series, "Courageous Parenting," you'll discover how to effectively parent the next generation by looking at best practices that come straight from the Bible and how to have the courage to do it in today's culture.Whether you hope to be a parent one day, or you're in the throes of parenting - or even if you are looking back on your parenting years - this series will be one you don't want to miss. ... Read more
It's one of the most unique concepts of the Christian faith. It's also the most scandalous. It's easy to receive, but often the most difficult to comprehend. It's what attracts people the most to Christianity, but can also be a big stumbling block when not applied correctly. So what is "it"? Check out the series "Christianity's Most Scandalous Idea" to find out. ... Read more
Primordial is defined as that which has existed since the beginning of time. The first book of the Bible called Genesis, begins with these words: “In the beginning..." So what do we really know about the beginning of time and those earliest chapters of human history? The first eleven chapters of Genesis are said to contain our world's primordial history - from creation to the first murder, cataclysmic floods to towers reaching into the sky. How do we grapple with all that it holds in light of fact vs. fiction, or science vs. religion? We invite you to join us for Meck’s latest series, “Primordial: Genesis and the World's Primeval History,” where Pastor Jim White will take us through what the Bible would say constitutes our world's primordial history. ... Read more
What a difference a decade makes, right? With each new season of life, we find ourselves facing new challenges and new joys, new highs and new lows. And through each of these seasons - from young adulthood to empty nester - we make decisions that alter the course of our lives in some way. ... Read more
One of the most confusing cultural issues of our day has to do with gender. The "T" in all things LGBTQ has loomed large of late, along with what it means for everything from bathrooms to sports. Throw in the non-binary dynamic (not claiming to be male or female), not to mention the challenge parents face with how to raise kids in relation to gender, and you have Meck's Gender series. Join us for this journey and get a look at all things "Gender." If you are watching with your family, we want to say on the front end, that this series would not be appropriate for your elementary age students. We do feel like it will provide a context for healthy conversations with your middle and high school student, but again, that is YOUR call as the parent and what you deem best. We’re glad you’re here! ... Read more
Words spread quickly. Between advances in technology and social media, the entire world can find out about the latest celebrity news and hottest new trends within moments. So, what is the one thing that is seemingly the most difficult to get the word out about? Join us for Meck's latest series, "Start With Why," over the next three weeks to find out.