West Charlotte mission partners with local schools
The 2018 NC Synod Assembly with the theme, “We are church for the sake of the world,” featured three keynote conversations which provided illuminating glimpses into the ways God is working through the NC Synod, ELCA, to demonstrate, “We are church together. And together, we are church for the sake of the world.”
The second keynote conversation focused on the new Emmaus mission community in West Charlotte that is successfully partnering with local schools. It is led by Dr. Shanitria Cuthbertson, mission developer. The ministry, which recently began offering Sunday worship services at Thomasboro Academy, also seeks to address the unique needs and experiences of African-American students ages 8-18 and their wider community through such programs as mentoring, the arts, family service projects, and community Bible studies. (Learn more details in the NC Synod May insert of Living Lutheran.) Interviewing Shanitria is the Rev. Sara Ilderton, assistant to the bishop.