Messiah Lutheran Church -- Charlotte, NC
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8300 Providence Rd. just south of the Arboretum and Hwy 51 (Pineville-Matthews Rd).† Map.

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ImageA well known Christian song begins, “It only takes a spark to get a fire going…” That certainly describes the beginning of Christianity. Jesus along with 12 uneducated men provided the spark that has resulted in the worldwide fire of the Christian movement.

Jesus told his original 12 disciples, and through them in the Bible He tells us, to tell His story, to share the Good News of God’s eternal and gracious love through Jesus Christ. When we pass that ‘spark’, the Holy Spirit can use that ‘critical or igniting event’ to start the fire of God’s love in another person’s heart.

Messiah Lutheran Church has joined with 6000 other Lutheran Churches in the United States, as well as thousands of other Lutherans throughout the world, in a movement known as “Ablaze” that seeks to share the Good News of God’s love in Jesus Christ with 100 million unreached or uncommitted people by the year 2017, the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Toward that end we have lifted up in prayer those in our own circle of influence who are not disciples of Jesus Christ, praying for an opportunity to share with them in deed AND word God’s love.

Below are some links that you can pursue if you wish to read more about this movement and all that God is doing through this endeavor.

LCMS Ablaze Movement

Lutheran Hour Ministries Ablaze

Southeastern District Ablaze

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Sample ImagePastor Steve was born and raised in Oregon. After graduating from Willamette University with degrees in German and International Studies, he worked in various vocations that taught him how to work in teams with diverse people.As a project manager in the computer tech industry in the 90ís, he began to feel Godís call to become a pastor. In 2003, he took a huge leap of faith, selling his business and two homes to drive to Saint Louis for the first time and begin Seminary training.



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