Local Outreach

Local Mission Partnerships:

We love what these ministries are doing in greater Charlotte. And you can be a part of it!

  • Safe Families

    Safe Families for ChildrenTM (www.safe-families.org) is a national movement empowering the church to provide extended-family-like support for families in times of crisis.

    With Safe Families, LFC people are providing safe, loving homes where parents in a time of crisis can voluntarily place their children while they restore stability in their lives. LFC provides a team to help LFC families, families from other churches, and other churches join the Safe Families movement.

    More info: www.lakeforest.org/safefamilies
    Contact: amuhich@lakeforest.org

  • Caterpillar Ministries

    Caterpillar Ministries exists for the hope that children and their families living in Huntersville’s Huntington Green community will have a relationship with Jesus that enables them to become all that God has created them to be.

    We work primarily with children from birth to high school and their mothers. We currently serve over 150 students through our educational, spiritual, mentoring and basic needs assistance programs. Genuine relationships are at the heart of everything we do, and those relationships are what set Caterpillar Ministries apart.

    Opportunities to serve with us:

    • One-time Events: includes both one-time events with children, such as our Christmas party or Soccer Camp and behind-the-scenes service
    • Story Hour (for 3-year-olds)
    • Preschool Playgroup
    • Elementary School Tutor
    • Kids’ Church (K-3), Small Groups (4-5 Grades)
    • Youth Program: Middle and High School Tutoring and Small Groups
    • Young Women’s Small Group

    For more information and to get involved with Caterpillar, email Anne Crawford.

  • Young Life

    Young Life (www.younglife.org) doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. Kids’ lives are dramatically influenced when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God’s love with them.”

    Lake Forest has partnered for many years to reach teenagers in Lake Norman for Christ. If you would like more information, contact Young Life Area Director and LFC Ministry Partner, Ben McDaniel.

  • Room in the Inn

    For many years, Lake Forest has partnered with Charlotte’s Urban Ministry Center to provide a warm and friendly environment in the name of Jesus for guests who are experiencing homelessness. 

    We transform our Huntersville campus and offer meals, showers, clean clothes and, most importantly, ourselves: a handshake, a hug, a caring smile, a listening ear, or even a dance!

    Would you consider serving with us this winter? Come serve by yourself, or as a family…all are welcome!

    2018 Hosting Sessions:
    (Monday and Tuesday nights)

    • January 22-23
    • February 12-13
    • March 12-13


    View Serving Roles for all sessions here. 

    Email Kristin Bryan with any questions. 

  • Charlotte Rescue Mission Rebound & Dove's Nest

    Charlotte Rescue Mission (www.charlotterescuemission.org) is “transforming lives in the name of Christ by serving people struggling with addiction, poverty, or hopelessness with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens.”

    LFC partners with both their men’s facility (Rebound) and their women’s (Dove’s Nest), to build relationships and serve monthly meals.

    For more information about serving the men (Rebound) contact Sue Falcone.
    For more information about serving the women (Dove’s Nest) contact Cindy Crook.

  • Hope Cancer Ministries

    Hope Cancer Ministries (www.hopecancer.org) “is a people- not disease-centered outreach that connects community and churches to newly diagnosed families through believers who serve, minister to, witness and share the love of Christ.”

    We have done card making events, meal visitations, and other services. For more information contact, Jaye Soss.

  • Ada Jenkins Center

    The vision of Ada Jenkins is to support the people of Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, and South Iredell County toward becoming better educated, healthier, and/or economically self-sufficient, empowering them for a better tomorrow.

    Whether you are a tutor, donate to the food pantry, or take part in a service project, you can find a place at Ada Jenkins. For more information, contact Ada Jenkins through Melissa Orr.

  • Access2Success

    LFC-Davidson Ministry Partner, Andrew Lovedale, leads Access 2 Success (www.a2sfoundation.org).

    The vision of A2S is that each child/person in Nigeria finds a dignified path to a successful life and is empowered to live out God’s plan for a future filled with hope. There are local opportunities to serve in this ministry, such as an annual Hoops for Hope basketball tournament, among others.

    For more information, contact Andrew Lovedale.

  • Reformed University Fellowship

    We partner with Reformed University Fellowship (www.ruf.org), a campus ministry “reaching students for Christ in this unique stage of their life, and equipping students to serve.”

    There are several ways to get involved. During the school year RUF meets for worship, fellowship, and Bible study. RUF also offers numerous small groups for building relationships, studying the bible, and praying together.

    For more information, contact RUF Director, Sid Druen.

  • Char-Meck Schools NorthStar Reading Partners

    North Star Reading Partners (www.cms.k12.nc.us/mediaroom/ComPubInfo/Pages/North-Star-Reading-Partners.aspx) “are committed to ensuring that every child is reading on grade level.

    We are asking you to become mentors and reading buddies – to make a commitment to one child for one hour once a week.” The school district has invited the faith community to be a part of this initiative.

    LFC encourages our people to become a reading partner at a public school, especially high-needs schools in Charlotte. For more information and how to get involved, click the link above. Also, contact our Missions Pastor, Andy Muhich.

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