Understanding What Drives the FORCLT
For churches to join a FORCLT network, we ask the following three questions:
– Do you love Jesus?
– Do you love Charlotte?
– Do you believe Jesus can Transform Charlotte through the Unity of His Church?
These big three questions come out of our core values listed below. These values act as an anchor at the center of who we are and drive all the efforts of FORCLT.
We value the Gospel. This gospel is the good news that God has loved and reconciled the world to Himself through the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As the Church, we are called to live our lives for the sake of the gospel, and we believe that the gospel when properly understood stands firmly on two legs; Word and Deed. Thus, we are called to proclaim (Word) and demonstrate (Deed) the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We value Church Unity. Which means we value Christ’s Church. We believe that the church, when united and operating in the power of the Holy Spirit, is the most powerful change agent in the world, and must be the main driver of any lasting city-transformation efforts. Because we value church unity, we focus on creating network platforms for the church to grow deeper in relationship, trust, leading to gospel-centered collaboration for the good of the city.
We value Charlotte. We believe that God has placed His Church in Charlotte as His transformative change agents. The Scriptures call the church to seek the peace (shalom) of the city. Because we are gospel-centered, we desire to see gospel movement in the areas of our city that need them most. Based on extensive prayer and research, click here to see our primary mission focus areas that we believe if the church were to engage faithfully and collaboratively, will lead to measurable shalom in the city of Charlotte.