Chris' Blog

My hope is that you’ll find this blog to be a resource for study, inspiration for sharing the Gospel with our city and encouragement for living in constant communion with God. From my thoughts that didn't make the sermon to teachings and notes that will help you in your study, I hope you’ll visit the blog often for additional thoughts and insights. You’ll also find my observations and learnings about fathering, pastoring and life. Thanks for joining me here!

#MeToo: We See You

October 19, 2017 | Jen Payne

A few years ago, my son, Jackson, sat on the floor in front of me. His pudgy, sticky, two-year-old hands covered his eyes as he exclaimed, “You tan't see me mama! Come and find me!” Th...

Stop Wasting Your Life

October 17, 2017 | Ron Dasher

One of my biggest fears in life is coming to the end and realizing that I‘d wasted it. I could just see myself as an old man sitting in a rocking chair somewhere and thinking back across...

2016 :: A Year In Review

January 25, 2017 | Chris Payne

Thank you for being  a part of New Charlotte Church. We love partnering with you to bring the new life of Christ to the City.

But God [Ephesians 2:1-10]

November 03, 2015 | Chris Payne

Reading the first few verses of Ephesians 2 is like being punched in the face. In fact, the first 3 verses read like a modern day rap sheet. It’s bad. Really bad. Ephesians 2:1-3: ...

Giving the New Life of Jesus to the City

September 16, 2014 | Chris Payne

This week we started a teaching series entitled, Connect@NewCLT. The series is all about taking steps to better connect with  New Charlotte Church. Vision, Community, Giving, and Inviting...

The Ethiopian and Us

July 15, 2014 | Chris Payne

We have a lot in common with an Ethiopian Eunuch. That seems strange to say, but its true. We’re briefly introduced to the this man in Acts Chapter 8. We don’t know a lot about him, but...

City Changers

May 20, 2014 | Chris Payne

Last week I had the privilege to speak at the City Changers conference in Cape Town, South Africa. Our friends and partner church, Doxa Deo, were once again hospitable and generous hosts. Th...

City Changers

February 25, 2014 | Chris Payne

This weekend, at New Charlotte Church, we started a series entitled City Changers.  A City Changer is someone who “Gives the new life of Jesus to the City.”  We don&rs...

What if Our Greatest Commitment Was to the Greatest Commandment?

February 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Maxon

When I was in high school I once used up all of my babysitting money to buy an entire volume of books that took you through the Bible – Genesis to Revelation. I was a dorky respon...