Making disciples is offering people opportunities for growing closer to God. Whether they are visitors or old-time members, just beginning the journey of faith or well along the road—all are in need of God’s love in Christ. Through worship, prayer, study, and honest sharing, we help one another discover that the Holy Spirit is not far off but present with us, wanting an open and loving friendship with each of us—not only friendship but commitment as well. Through our congregation’s various ministries, we encourage one another to give ourselves to Christ, to ground our lives in the living God.
The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program designed to develop Christian disciples and leaders. The program models Christ’s servanthood and encourages us to be a servant to all.
The Walk is a 72 hour short course in Christianity and is comprised of 15 talks by laity and clergy on the themes of God’s grace, disciplines of Christian discipleship and what it means to be the church. The course is wrapped in prayer and meditation, worship and daily celebration of Holy Communion. Each walk is supported with prayer, meal preparation and other acts of love by those who have previously attended an Emmaus weekend.
People who attend an Emmaus walk are encouraged to support one another in faithful living. Participants seek to bring Christ into their family, job, and community through the ministries of their congregations. The 3 day Emmaus experience and follow-up groups strengthen Christians as disciples of Jesus and as active members of the body of Christ.
Although Emmaus is connected through the Upper Room to The United Methodist Church, The Walk to Emmaus is non-denominational. We are fortunate to have a large and strong Emmaus community in our church. Our church is involved in the Heart of Carolina Emmaus Community. Visit their website for information on local activities and walks. Also visit the Upper Room Emmaus Website to learn more about the walks and how you can become involved in this group of Christian disciples.
Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. They offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.
NA meets weekly on Wednesdays at 8:00pm in our Bus Garage, which is located on the church campus on the corner of Hilliard and Church Streets.
The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind. When you come into the family group, you are no longer alone, but among true friends who understand your problem as few others could. We respect your confidence and anonymity as we know you will respect ours. We hope to give you the assurance that no situation is too difficult and no unhappiness is too great to be overcome.
The Nar-Anon group meets weekly on Wednesdays at 8:00pm in Cockrell Hall in the main church building.
Kairos is an international prison ministry whose mission is to bring Christ's love and forgiveness to incarcerated individuals. The purpose of Kairos is to establish strong Christian communities among the populations of correctional institutions. Through a systematic, structured program, the residents of correctional institutions are given the opportunity to experience a religious renewal and to accept God's call to a life of Christian witness and service to one another during their stay in the institution and beyond.
The Kairos strategy is to identify leaders from the key environments of the institution, leaders who have the greatest potential to impact their environments with the message of Christ's love. These leaders are then invited to attend a 3-Day Short Course in Christianity where they are introduced to the Kairos community. Cookies are distributed to every resident and staff member during the three day weekend. These homemade cookies are a tangible and vital expression of Christ's love and witness from the outside Christian community.
Contact our church office via the e-mail below if you would like more information on Kairos. Learn more about the Kairos ministry in North Carolina and the International site, and volunteer site here.