Christ teaches his disciples in Matthew 28:19a, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.”

In Acts 1:8, Christ says, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem & in all Judea and Samaria, & to the end of the earth.”

In obedience to Christ’s teaching and in coordination with other local ministries, SouthLake steps out in faith and in full dependence on the Holy Spirit and demonstrates Christ’s goodness and grace to our community.

Our “Jerusalem” is the community of Lake Norman and Charlotte, and we pray the hope of Christ will be cultivated in every person we serve.

 

SouthLake Christian Academy

SouthLake Christian Academy was founded in 1994 as a ministry of our church. The school started with just 23 students in grades K-3 and has now grown to an entire campus of 650 students in junior kindergarten through twelfth grade.

The vision of SouthLake Christian is that Christ may be preeminent in all things. Because of this, the school is a mission where students are taught the gospel of Jesus Christ through daily instruction in God’s Word. Biblical principles are integrated into every aspect of the students’ lives including academic endeavors, artistic pursuits, athletic competitions, service opportunities, and social interactions. It is our hope that each student and family who comes to SouthLake Christian will come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

To read more about the SouthLake Christian Academy visit: https://www.southlakechristian.org/

© 2014 Elaine horton photography - Image of SLCA Lego lab

© 2014 Elaine horton photography - Image of SLCA Lego lab


© Brookstone schools

© Brookstone schools

Brookstone Schools

Brookstone Schools provides quality Christian education for under-served urban students in downtown Charlotte. Brookstone’s mission is “To glorify God by equipping urban students academically, socially, and spiritually for future lives of leadership and service.” Since Brookstone’s inception in 2001, SouthLake has supported its ministry financially and through volunteer efforts.

SouthLake plans and staffs an annual summer Vacation Bible School for Brookstone students. The VBS is a summer highlight for both Southlake and the Brookstone students!

In addition, Southlake members sign up to join Brookstone students for special luncheons and outings.

To read more about Brookstone Schools visit: http://brookstoneschools.org/.


The Community Pregnancy Center of Lake Norman

The Community Pregnancy Center of Lake Norman is a Christ-centered ministry committed to upholding the SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE.

Staffed by a team of four part-time staff members and twelve volunteers, they share the love of Christ with each woman who enters their doors. The staff also provides spiritual, physical, and emotional support.

SouthLake Church supports the ministry through monthly financial support and also participates in annual fundraisers such as the Walk for Life and Bottles for Babies campaigns.

To read more about The Community Pregnancy Center of Lake Norman or specific ways you can volunteer, visit: http://lakenormancpc.org/.

© Community pregnancy center of lake norman

© Community pregnancy center of lake norman


©2018 - Andrew, amanda, emma, and cora Goyzueta

©2018 - Andrew, amanda, emma, and cora Goyzueta

Andrew Goyzueta

serving with RUF

Campus Minister at Davidson College - Davidson, NC

Born and raised in New York, Andrew graduated from Davidson in 2010 with a degree in Religion.  After a two-year RUF internship at Duke, Andrew moved to St. Louis, MO to attend Covenant Seminary. During seminary, Andrew met Amanda, whom he later married. After seminary, Andrew was ordained and installed as Assistant Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC. After three years at Redeemer, he began serving with RUF at Davidson in June of 2019. Andrew and Amanda have two daughters– Emma (1.19.17) and Cora (8.22.18).

You can contact Andrew at andrew.goyzueta@ruf.org or 864-230-1037


© 2018 John & Mary Ann Barber

© 2018 John & Mary Ann Barber

John Baber

serving with RUF

Campus Minister at UNC-Charlotte - Charlotte, NC

John was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, and pursued his bachelor's degree in Advertising at the University of Alabama. He met his wife, Mary Ann, working in Colorado the summer after his freshman year and they tied the knot in 2014. Shortly after graduation, John and Mary Ann headed west to Norman, Oklahoma so that he could intern with RUF at the University of Oklahoma while Mary Ann finished her degree in Public Relations and Broadcasting. Two years later John was affirmed in his calling to full-time ministry and the pair packed up again to move to Charlotte, North Carolina where John received his Masters of Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary. Thanks to Mary Ann paying the bills, John was able to complete the program in three years and is thrilled to stay in Charlotte as the Campus Minister at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. John is a man of many interests and loves riding bikes with Mary Ann, cheering for the Crimson Tide, the Oklahoma City Thunder, whatever team Jalen Hurts currently plays for, and he promises he will beat you at Mario Kart.

You can reach John at John.baber@ruf.org