for the city
QC Family Tree
In 2005, a small group of recent seminary graduates moved to the West Charlotte neighborhood of Enderly Park. The group says they suspected that by being among the poor, they might be taught some new lessons about living into the “Kin-dom” of God. They hoped they might be able to exercise some of their own gifts as well, but were determined to let their neighbors show them how and where to do that, rather than assuming they knew the answers. They covenanted to live together in community and to be open to joining in the work God was already doing in their new neighborhood. This is the endeavor, founded on love, known as QC Family Tree.
Led now by Helms and Greg Jarrell, they have become rooted in Enderly Park, and say they’re “pretty sure” they’re not going anywhere! Their roots are a gift of God, and they hope to keep diving deeper for years to come as they work to bring about God’s Kingdom in that little corner of the world.
Renovatus is committed to sharing the QC Family Tree journey. Visit qcfamilytree.org to learn more. Then, ask the Lord how you might join the vibrant work of the Spirit in Enderly Park.
“Among our tasks as witnesses to the love of Christ is that of giving a voice to the cry of the poor, so that they are not abandoned to the laws of an economy that seems at times to treat people as mere consumers.”
- Pope Francis (6/14/13)
“Let every man abide in the calling wherein he is called and his work will be as sacred as the work of the ministry. It is not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred or secular, it is why he does it.”
-A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God