Mission Congregations

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Mission Congregations 2017-01-25T10:35:45+00:00
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New church starts in the ELCA are often referred to as “mission congregations.” These ministries are in the start-up phase of their development, leading up to their eventual organization as congregations of the North Carolina Synod of the ELCA. We currently have three mission congregations in the North Carolina Synod.

Joy of Discovery Lutheran Church:
Ministry leader: Pastor Tim Poston
Worship: Sundays at 11:00 am*
Phone: 404-825-5101
Address: 750 King Richard Rd., Raleigh, NC 27610


Living Waters Lutheran Church
Ministry leader: Pr. Jack Russell
Worship: Sundays at 11:00 am*
Phone: 919-868-4166
Address: 30 Locust Rd, Cherokee, 28719


Christ South Lutheran Church
Ministry leader: Pastor Matt Simpkins
Phone: 615-491-6794
Address: 11830 Tom Short Rd., Charlotte 28277


Arbol de Vida Luterana
Ministry leader: German Santana
Phone: 301-404-9007
Address: 2109 N. Duke St., Durham 27704


Comunidad Amada de Cristo
Ministry leader: The Rev. Chantal McKinney
Phone: 336-749-0018
Address: 3205 South Main St., Winston-Salem 27127

*Worship times are subject to change. Contact the ministry leader to confirm.

Differing from mission congregations in a variety of ways, these small worshiping communities are authorized by the North Carolina Synod.

Lutheran Church of the Holy Family, Highlands
Located in the beautiful mountains of Southwest NC, this ministry reaches out to seasonal members as well as vacationers.
Ministry leader: Deacon Margaret Howell
Mailing address: 2152 Dillard Road, Highlands 28741 (Hwy 106, 2 miles south of US 64)
Web site: www.lutheranchurchoftheholyfamily.org.
Worship: Sundays at 10:30 a.m., Sunday school at 9:20 a.m.*
Phone: 828-526-9741


Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kitty Hawk
This ministry reaches out to Lutherans currently living or vacationing at the Outer Banks. They worship on Sunday mornings in the Gathering Space of All Saints’ Episcopal Church,  (near Kitty Hawk Elementary School).
Mailing address: 40 Pintail Trail, Southern Shores 27949
Worship: Worship and Sunday school begin at 8:30 a.m.*
Ministry leader: Pastor Keith Dey at 252-480-6546 or 252-230-0070


Good News Lutheran Mission, Clinton
This joint ministry between Lutherans and Episcopalians meets at
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 110 W Main St, Clinton 28328.
Worship: Sundays at 11:00 a.m., Sunday school at 10:00 a.m.*
Web site: www.stpaulsclinton.org


Agape Evangelical Lutheran Community, Gastonia
The name “Agape, Celebrating God’s unconditional love for all people,” was prayerfully chosen as a statement of who we are and what we are about. We strive to be a congregation that is Spiritual, Joyful, Inclusive, Diverse and Serving; where all feel welcome and comfortable in all aspects of worship, ministry and service; that embraces people where they are and embraces their gifts.
Designated Rostered Minister: Deacon Deborah Johnson
Designated Lay Leader: John R. Coffey
Phone: 704.867.5975
Address: 825 Union Road, Gastonia 28054 (mailing: P.O. Box 550344, Gastonia, NC 28055-0344)
Web: www.agapelutheran.org
Worship: Sundays, Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship, 10:30 a.m.; Worship, 11:00 a.m.*
Bible Study and Fellowship: Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.*

*Worship times are subject to change. Contact the ministry leader to confirm.