Every Sunday, our community gathers in a converted trucking terminal in the shadow of Uptown to learn more about Jesus, and experience vibrant community together.
Warehouse is about a lot more than just a Sunday morning service, but we value that opportunity to come together for an experience that we consider distinctly “Warehouse,” when we can pursue Jesus and community authentically through music, teaching, spoken word, and visual art.
The gathering is broken up into four major sections:
Church at Warehouse is designed in order to build an experience that creates an environment where anyone – from someone just exploring faith, to a life-long Christian – can have the opportunity to examine their life, confront Jesus, and take home real lessons on how to live fully.
The morning starts with music that’s a little louder than most people would expect, but is purely pointed toward God, and helps to orient us to Him. One of our community members welcomes the whole crowd and tells about what is going on at Warehouse while orienting us specifically to what we’ll be talking about that day.
Here we explore real, guttural, potent and often painful questions about real life. We raise the question through popular culture — music from the radio, original art, a scene from a movie. We want to raise a question that real people are asking, and that needs to be answered with the teaching of Jesus.
We believe that the Bible is God’s completely true Story about who he is, what he has done, what he is doing, and what he will do. Our teaching team works hard to teach from the Bible and into people’s lives. In the end, we want to answer the question raised by the lament in a way that makes sense in the 21st century Charlotte.
Our building is filled with musicians, and one of three teams leads the response and worship section of each week’s gathering. Ancient crashes into modern, and soulful music is layered together to lead the gathered in responding to His teaching and pure worship of Him.
So what does it look like?
Here’s an example service from Palm Sunday (the Sunday before Easter):
the Call // Across the Bridge by Zach Williams
the Lament // I Was a Teenage Anarchist by Against Me!
the Question/Thought: Jesus was a lunatic, and so are people who believe in him.
the Teaching // Zealous Lunatic?
Scripture: Mark 11:15-19
the Big Idea: Jesus’ temple cleaning was either the act of a lunatic or the long-awaited Messiah.
Response // “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” by Welcome Wagon, “Sins Are Stones” by John Mark McMillan, “True Love” by Phil Wickham, and “Closer” by John Mark McMillan
If you want to engage in helping to produce the Sunday morning gathering, please email us. We would love to hear from you.
Our gatherings are held at 9.00 and 10.40 AM each week, regardless of the weather.