Charlotte is a city with a large number of existing churches and ministries. Moreover, many groups and individuals have seen the need for international outreach in Charlotte and are already engaged in various ministries. Thus, if a church is looking to get involved in gospel outreach to ethnic communities in Charlotte, it doesn’t have to start its own new program or its own new ministry. One of the first steps for a church desiring to move more into international outreach in Charlotte should be an examination of what God is already doing in the surrounding community. Most of the ministries already engaged could use more volunteers or more resources.
Christ for All Peoples – “Reach the world by reaching an immigrant! Through ethnic outreach ministry, Christ for All Peoples serves to aid American Christians in reaching immigrants in America with the Gospel. Help us reach the nations among us!”
Learning/Help Centers of Charlotte – “We exist to mobilize and equip local churches to do transformative urban ministry among marginalized children and families by adopting a nearby low income apartment complex as an urban “mission field,” and investing in a resident chaplain(s) and volunteers to do after-school tutoring, summer enrichment, year-round sports, family stabilization, and spiritual enrichment.”
One7 – “Our vision is to reach and transform inner city communities and families by intentionally forming cross cultural youth ministry teams while focusing on holistic change and spiritual growth.”
Project 658 – “Project 658 is aimed at community transformation in Charlotte, North Carolina. We help build communities of hope through the teaching of Jesus Christ and practical programs designed to support communities.”
Resurrection Church – “Resurrection Church reaches out to boys and girls from our surrounding community (many of whom are refugees from foreign lands) through our weekly Resurrection Kidz Clubz. These clubs present the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ in a setting of fun and fellowship.”
Urban Eagles – “The Urban Eagles’ desire is to reach out through the building of boys’ soccer teams to make an impact in urban neighborhoods.”
Refugee Resettlement and Support:
Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency – “The CRRA’s mission is to enable our clients to become self-sufficient and contributing members of American society by (1) providing resettlement services to refugees and asylees who are escaping violence, persecution, and repression, without regard to their race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group, and (2) connecting refugees and asylees to other service agencies in the Charlotte area.”
Catholic Social Services – “We are a Christian ministry of charity, service and justice, dedicated to providing help to those in need, hope to those in despair, and inspiration for others to follow.”
Montagnard/Dega Association, Inc. – “The Montagnard Dega Association (MDA) is a non-profit organization formed in 1987 by Dega people to assist with the resettlement of Dega refugees in the United States.”
Lutheran Family Services – “Embracing Christ’s call to serve, LFS Carolinas walks with the most vulnerable in our communities toward healing and wholeness.”
Refugee Support Services of the Carolinas – “We exist to support refugee families in their goal to achieve self sufficiency through programs and education that empower them to thrive in the US.”
For more information on Ethnic Churches in the Association visit our Associated Churches and or our Associated Church Plants pages. You may also email us at email@example.com with any questions or for help getting plugged in with a local ministry.