Forest Hill Church
Charlotte, North Carolina - United States
Church Size: 4001 to 5000
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Forest Hill practices a simple ministry model. We refer to it as “P3,” Purpose, Process and Participants. Purpose: “To reach and transform people into totally devoted servants of Christ.” We express our purpose boldly because we believe it comes straight from God! (Matthew 28:18-20) We visually represent our purpose as a never-ending circle; reaching to transform, transforming to serve and serving to reach. Our Process is all about how we move people around the “P3” circle. Most folks experience us through large “reach” events, such as our weekend services. But it doesn’t stop there. From the “reach” environment, we encourage people to attend an event called Starting Point, where they learn a little more about the church and how to get involved in a LifeGroup, the centerpiece of the Forest Hill movement. “LifeGroup” is a modern day term that describes the kind of Biblical community we believe existed in the 1st century church (Acts 2:42-47). LifeGroups are typically eight to twelve people committed to care for one another, grow in knowledge of the Holy Scripture, and develop their spiritual gifts. We believe the intimacy of a LifeGroup environment is the best place to encourage life transformation. As a LifeGroup matures and lives are transformed, people inevitably move toward serving others. In fact, the Bible calls us to serve “the least and the lost.” (Luke 10:25-37) Every year, we mobilize hundreds of willing servants, to serve both in inner city neighborhoods and globally to plant churches. Thus, participants eventually move full circle in our process by getting their hands dirty, serving to reach the least and the lost. The third “P” stands for Participants, our most important resource. We constantly strive to align staff and volunteer resources to bring life to our God-given Purpose and Process.