The vision statement of Uptown Church is "Until There is No Place Left in the Uptown and Greater Charleston Area Where the Gospel is Not Seen and Heard." The leadership at Uptown is looking forward to attending No Place Left's "Gospel Conversations Training" at Radiant Church this weekend. Below is a description of the event as well as a registration link.
9 out of 10 Christians struggle to share Jesus with those far from God. Do you?
If so join us as we identify and address some of the most common barriers that keep us from regularly sharing our faith. This training will equip attendees to engage those far from God by providing practical tools and practice. Attendees will grow competent and confident to start and transition conversations, share their story, and share God’s story. This training prioritizes reaching those that the attendees already know who are far from God but also trains them to engage new people and communities.
This training will last from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Plus, if you are able and want to, there is an optional time in the afternoon to join some of the trainers for lunch and then go out and share the gospel with lost people in your community. We will plan to eat lunch until 1:30 pm, share the gospel for two hours and then debrief together until 4:00. This afternoon portion is optional, but so worth it if you can make it.
We are excited to see God working here in South Carolina and beyond until there is no place left!
How much does this event cost?
The event is FREE, it will simply cost your faithfulness, participation, and the time to come =)
What can I bring to the event?
A teachable attitude, a Bible, something to write with, and paper or a notebook.
Will food or drinks be provided at the event?
There will be no food or drinks provided, but you are welcome to bring your own snacks or drinks to the training.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Tyler Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-637-1287
God has been so gracious in guiding many authentically loving and servant-hearted people to Uptown. Shane and Nellie Cummings often serve behind the scenes in a variety of areas like Sunday morning set up and tear down, welcoming first time guests and cooking delicious food for our events.
And we are excited about the arrival of the newest addition to the Cummings household, Noah Shane, in just a few months! We would love for you to join us for their Uptown baby shower on March 9th as we celebrate Shane, Nellie and baby Noah 👶🏼 🍼♥️
To kick off our first 6 week missional community sprint in Wagener Terrace, Pastor Chris Blalock and Dorothy Blalock will be hosting a launch party in their home this Sunday from 4 - 5:30PM! 🍢🎉
If you live or work in or near Wagener Terrace, we’d love for you to drop by, eat food and get to know some of your neighbors.
We’re so excited to grow together and serve the Wagener Terrace community over the next 6 weeks!
This Thursday night, 2 of our awesome ministry leaders, Caleb and Hannah Melton, will be hosting a drop in to meet and thank Park Circle’s food and bev workers. If you live or work in/near Park Circle, be sure to drop by!
Despite Charleston's steeple filled skyline and esthetic beauty, our city is filled with spiritual brokenness. What does God plan to do about this immense lostness? How does He plan to reach those living in Charleston who are far from Him? The answer is simple. You are the plan. The Church is the plan.
The Church is the means by which God chooses to proclaim His Good News and display His invisible qualities to a lost and dying world. Do you want to see God's goodness and truth reign in Charleston? You have been chosen and equipped to serve with God on mission. Show and speak Christ to the people in your circles of influence, in the places where you live, work and play.
This Sunday, we will be holding our Missional Community launch service, and you definitely don't want to miss this event. Breakfast will be served at the start of the service.
10:30AM , 171 Moultrie St.
This Sunday, December 23, Uptown will not be meeting (we’d love to refer you to a church if you will be in town!)
On Christmas Eve, many of our families will be attending the 5PM service at First Baptist Charleston on 48 Meeting St.
On December 30th, we will be at First Baptist Charleston again for a joint service at 11AM.
And then we will return to the Citadel as normal on January 6th at 10:30AM for a super special service to kick off the new year!
This past Sunday was a very special Sunday for 3 reasons. The first of which is the fact that we celebrated with Live Oak Church, a new church plant who will be launching soon in John’s Island who we have the honor of supporting. Secondly, we received communion together for the first time as a church. Lastly, we took up the offerings for the Lottie Moon Christmas offering.
It’s easy to think that international missions is irrelevant to our lives, but nothing could be more untrue. We may not all be called to live among unreached and unengaged people groups but we are all called to bring the gospel to unreached and unengaged. In Matthew 28, Jesus commands us to “make disciples of all nations.” That call was for every Christian, and His Great Commission has not been completed.
We are the means by which God wants to bring the Good News to the world. So, if the international missionaries are willing to completely give up their comfort and proximity to family, we can make the financial sacrifice to keep these missionaries on the field so that the goodness of Christ can be made known to every man woman and child.
This year's Membership Dinner was a very exciting and foundational night for the future of our church. Our very first members signed the membership covenant tonight! What an honor it is to serve our city and our King with the incredible people in our church family!
Below are the audio recording's from the guest speakers.
“He will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God, and he will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready for the Lord a people prepared.” (Luke 1:16–17)
What John the Baptist did for Israel, Advent can do for us. Don’t let Christmas find you unprepared. I mean spiritually unprepared. Its joy and impact will be so much greater if you are ready!
So, that you might be prepared . . .
First, meditate on the fact that we need a Savior. Christmas is an indictment before it becomes a delight. “Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11). If you don’t need a Savior, you don’t need Christmas. Christmas will not have its intended effect until we feel desperately the need for a Savior.
Second, engage in sober self-examination. Advent is to Christmas what Lent is to Easter. “Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!” (Psalm 139:23–24). Let every heart prepare him room . . .
Third, build God-centered anticipation and expectancy and excitement into your home — especially for the children. If you are excited about Christ, they will be too. If you can only make Christmas exciting with material things, how will the children get a thirst for God? Bend the efforts of your imagination to make the wonder of the King’s arrival visible for the children.
Fourth, be much in the Scriptures, and memorize the great passages! “Is not my word like fire, declares the Lord” (Jeremiah 23:29)! Gather ’round that fire this Advent season. It is warm. It is sparkling with colors of grace. It is healing for a thousand hurts. It is light for dark nights.
Devotional excerpted from “Prepare the Way of the Lord!” on DesiringGod.org
Over the past few days, the media has been buzzing about the topic of international missions. Regardless of our opinions about certain methodologies, many of us have been confronted with these nagging questions, "Is the gospel really true? And if so, is it worth sacrificing for?" As followers of Christ, we believe that there is nothing more important than making Him known to the ends of the earth (here in the U.S. and in all nations). Every one of us has the choice to either live for what has eternal significance, or temporary significance.
Our church will be taking up an offering called the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering on December 16th. Every dollar of this offering goes to keeping international missionaries around the world on the field.
Our hope is that we will be a church whose values are reflected in our willingness to sacrifice for the Great Commission.
Click the button below to give online, "Lottie Moon Christmas Offering" in the drop down menu.
Will you give what you cannot keep to gain what you cannot lose?