Warehouse 242 is a church for the city, which means being a church for this particular part of the city here in West Charlotte. We are committed to justice, and we want to invest and serve in a way that expands the capacity of our neighbors to flourish.
When we say “West Charlotte,” we’re referring to neighborhoods within a few miles of our building in the northeastern part of the 28208 zip code. Within these neighborhoods, there is a mixture of generational poverty and wealthy urbanites, boarded-up houses and brand-new craftsman homes, Title 1 schools and cutting edge charter schools, struggling small businesses and successful design firms. A lot is changing, but many people are getting left behind. Not only that, but we continue to be divided by race, even in our churches.
While there are many opportunities to invest and serve in our city, we are focusing right here in West Charlotte, trusting that “when the righteous prosper, the city rejoices” (Proverbs 11:10). We are committed to loving our neighbors by responding to their real needs. Our goal is not merely to provide relief for these needs, but to work together toward long-term rehabilitation and community development. This way of investing in our neighbors is an integral part of our own spiritual formation process.