Just Faith

What is JustFaith?  "Meeting people where they are and walking with them toward Christ."

JustFaith is an intensive, small-group process for faithful Christians looking to deepen their commitment to care for vulnerable people and our planet.  Through prayer, study, dialogue, and immersions, participants form community as they explore critical realities and their implications to their lives and their faith.  The group will employ books, videos, guest speakers, discussion, prayer, retreats and hands-on experiences.  Participants also form a community and share a journey of faith and compassion that is life-giving.  Visit the JustFaith website for more.

Living Compassionately - Caring for Each Other
JustFaith Winter Session:  Begins mid-January

The second phase of our new  JustFaith program focuses on social inequality and what Christians are called to do.  Don’t miss the opportunity to revisit your JustFaith journey or to simply start it with this new material; it is timely and very much needed in a world where the people on the margins are in dire need of support.  

Tuesday Evening Group
January 15 - March 4
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Ministry Center
Date of opening retreat on a Saturday:  TBD
Register here

Thursday Morning Group
January 17 - March 6
10:00 am - Noon
Date of opening retreat on a Saturday:  TBD
Register here

 Class Matters Workshop

Saturday, January 12
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Church Building - Fellowship Hall

Class Matters is an introduction to the full Bridges Out of Poverty  national training program and offers insight into the world of people living in poverty.  Through the interactive workshop, discussion on how the survival-based orientation of those living in poverty impacts learning, work, and decision-making and how this differs from the middle class.  Presented by Dr. Paul Hanneman, recently retired program director of Charlotte's Urban Ministry Center.

Find details and sign up information here.

Quotes from JustFaith Participants

“The JustFaith program has increased my understanding of the relationship between faith and action. Through prayer, study, meaningful dialogue and immersions it has changed the way I see the world” - Cathie Long, St. Gabriel  

"Just Faith opened my eyes.  Just Faith opened my heart with compassion.  Just Faith gave me a path to live Pope Francis’ vision.  Just Faith inspired me to action". - Christ Brown, St. Gabriel             

"JustFaith was a journey into compassion.  I have developed a richer connection with my faith and a much better perspective regarding local and global issues.”  -- Bill Pye, St. Matthew

“JustFaith opened my eyes to a broken world; the community at St. Matthew gives me the strength to change it.”  -- Bruce Mlakar, St. Matthew



What is Just Faith? 

  • A weekly gathering of people who learn, discuss, experience, pray about, and participate in the important social issues of our time.
  • A platform to reflect on the world alongside people with different backgrounds and perspectives.
  • A variety of experiences...one week you may read about poverty in America and have a lively discussion. The next week, you might be talking with someone experiencing homelessness in Charlotte or serving lunch at the Men's Shelter. 
  • Another week you might go to a halfway house for women at the end of their prison sentences and talk to them about the challenges of integrating back into society. The next week you may be taking your car to a certain auto detailing shop because you learned that the owner goes out of his way to provide employment opportunities to these women as they try to create a new life for themselves.

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