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PURSUING GOD

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Being and making disciples of Jesus Christ at UNC Charlotte

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COVID-19 Update

In light of the ongoing surge of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, UNC Charlotte is limiting the size of events and meetings on campus until at least March 1. Our church is committed to meeting in person as best we are able to do so, and we are assessing how the university's restrictions will impact primarily the location and size of our Sunday morning gatherings in the short-term. Check back soon for more details.

Last updated 1/18/22

 

WHO WE ARE

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We are a growing  community  with a clear  purpose 

Niner Christian Life -- known around campus as NCL -- began at UNC Charlotte in the summer of 2013 with a small team from our parent church in Raleigh. We were inspired by Jesus' words in Acts 1:8, where He said his followers should pursue people locally, regionally and globally with the intent of helping others discover Him.

We are not the biggest or the flashiest, but we do have a very clear aim -- to be devoted followers of Jesus Christ who help others be devoted to Him as well. With His help, we are developing a network of Bible-based learning communities that empower people to be spiritually, emotionally and relationally healthy, ready to serve others.

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EVENTS

Keep track of all the latest events happening at NCL here. New events and updates posted each Monday.

Sunday Worship Gathering

JANUARY 23

This Sunday, we are kicking off a series on integrity: in speech, in work and in our morality. We'll be resuming in person options for Sundays, so come worship with us! 10:00 a.m.

Watch It Again: Faithwalkers 2021

Watch anytime

Did you miss our Faithwalkers conference, or would you like to listen again to one of the messages? Main session teachings are online now on the Faithwalkers YouTube channel!

Sneak Peek: Spring Break Missions

MARCH 5-8

Come with us to reach the nations! We are currently exploring the option of a spring break mission trip to N.C. State in Raleigh in March. If you're interested in joining us, please let us know!

 

EVENT CALENDAR

 
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GROW

WITH US

Wherever you are at in your relationship with God, we have a place for you to connect and grow in community.

Discover Jesus

If you're not quite sure what to make of God and the Bible but are interested in learning more, we'd love to talk with you. These groups are informal gatherings focused on learning more about Jesus -- who He is and what He taught.

Discover Church

What exactly is church, anyway, and how should we be involved in it? These groups are for Christians who want to learn how to seek after God, in community. We'll grow in our biblical understanding and in our practice of what God says we're to do.

Days and times coming soon

Area Churches

Our area churches meet throughout the week, both on-campus and in the surrounding community. These groups are for Christians who desire to be devoted to helping each other live out all aspects of their relationship with God, in community, on an ongoing basis.

Days and times coming soon

 

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

We have three local pastors and two at-large pastors from our parent church in Raleigh, NC.

We also have two staff members here in Charlotte.

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DARYN WILLIAMS

PASTOR

Daryn's heart was drastically changed by Christ while attending NC State University. He enjoys Ultimate Frisbee, running, and making new friends based around the gospel of Jesus. He and his wife, Lauren have two precious little girls.

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JORDAN COOKE

PASTOR / STAFF

God used some bold and caring friends to help grab Jordan’s attention and his heart during his freshman year at N.C. State. Hearing the gospel changed his life! Jordan has been in full-time vocational ministry since 2009 and has been NCL's only full-time staff since 2018. 

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KEEGAN RICE

PASTOR

God grabbed hold of Keegan in high school, but it wasn't until college that he started being obedient to God's commands. He is a nerd who loves reading, ultimate frisbee and video games. He is married to Amy and has three beautiful girls, Aria, Riley and Joy!

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BERK WILSON

PASTOR (Raleigh)

While in school at Clemson, Berk's heart was gripped by a passionate love for Jesus and a desire to see the nations reached with the gospel! Berk and his wife, Barbara, have raised six boys and currently live in Cary, NC.

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ED RUSS

PASTOR (Raleigh)

Ed graduated from that light blue school down the road, and we forgive him for that. He loves teaching the Word of God, holding babies, eating caramel popcorn and talking with anyone who will listen about how Jesus can change their life. Ed and his wife, Mary, live in Raleigh, NC and have two daughters.

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SHANNON BEAMON

PART-TIME STAFF

Shannon doubted God's love and her own salvation until encountering him afresh in college. God has since led her to NCL, where she serves as a bi-vocational ministry associate. (She also happily pads through books in her second job as a librarian.) Shannon also writes her own stories, kayaks any body of water large enough to hold a boat, and (somewhat intentionally) loses things at friends' houses.

 
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WHAT WE BELIEVE

OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH

THE SCRIPTURE

The sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. It was uniquely, verbally, and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and was written without error in the original manuscripts. It is the supreme and final authority in faith and life in every age.