Assurance United Methodist Church began with the courageous leadership of two local churches desiring to follow God's vision for the future of the church. In the face of adversity, St. James United Methodist Church, a city church, and Chadwick United Methodist Church, the parish of a mill village, merged together to form Assurance UMC in 1995. Their hope and prayer was that God would use Assurance to serve and impact the North Mecklenburg community with the love of God and good news of God's grace in Jesus Christ. With patience and faithfulness, the groundwork was laid for Assurance as we know it today.
Today, Assurance UMC is actively participating in God's mission of Growing disciples of Jesus Christ, so that we can Go serve Christ in the world. We are a community that hopes to reflect the Kingdom of God, as we welcome all people to join us in the life of the church. We worship God through four different services on Sunday's at multiple locations that cover a wide range in styles and format. We are grateful to offer a large variety of small group opportunities and other programs for people of all ages throughout the week, as well as service opportunities that are both local and global in scope. We are a passionate, loving, and hospitable community that would love to serve you. We invite you to join us and share in this awesome adventure that we feel God has invited us all to be a part of.
HIGHLIGHTS IN THE LIFE OF ASSURANCE UMC
Chadwick, St. James, and a neighbor church located in West Charlotte, began meeting to discuss their life expectancy and that with proud histories they were no longer reaching their communities.
The Northwest Mecklenburg Methodist Mission (Later to be named Assurance) was launched and the first blended/traditional worship service was held in the gym at Long Creek Elementary School in July.
After choosing from several communities and sites, Assurance bought land, built, and moved into Phase 1 at 9700 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, a community of exciting and explosive growth.
Assurance Preschool Launches with 30 kids (now 225).
Purchased “the cottage” from another church to move Sunday School classes out of the worship center so that a second worship service could be started.
Opened an educational wing to further serve the needs of our congregation and our community. First “Helping Hands of Assurance” Community Impact Day.
Fusion: A Modern Worship Experience was added.
Averaging over 500 people each Sunday, Assurance launched it’s third worship service. Also settled on words around our mission, “To Grow as Followers of Jesus to Go serve Christ in the world.” The words Spirit, Serve, and Share became the way we measure our faithfulness to that mission.
Assurance commits to living out it’s mission even beyond the Northlake community, by returning to the community in West Charlotte that we left 16 years ago, with the launch of the Connections Campus. Assurance remains committed to these two communities, and wherever else God may lead.