Charleston is affectionately known as the “Holy City” because it was settled on the principles of religious tolerance and diversity. Church steeples of various denominations still punctuate the city skyline. Though rich history abounds, the spiritual brokenness of the city permeates the culture. Once devastated by wars, fires, earthquakes and hurricanes Charleston is currently devastated by an absence of true gospel transformation, authentic discipleship and missional living.
An awakening, however, is on the horizon. The recent tragedy in the city is causing the church to rise up and join together to reclaim this city for God’s honor and glory. The harvest is ripe. The time is now. With three undergraduate universities, a medical university, growing businesses, a large underprivileged community and a diverse population, Charleston is a strategic location for engaging brokenness, building disciples, and equipping leaders.
Citadel Square, established in 1854, is located in the heart of historic downtown Charleston, SC. In 2017, Citadel Square joined together with a church plant, Centerpoint Church, to become one new church with the common mission of making disciples who make disciples. We are a young, growing, vibrant family of believers wholeheartedly seeking to know Jesus, build community and engage brokenness.
We are trusting God to continue His work in us, among us and through us. With a plentiful harvest and a shortage of laborers we have an abundance of opportunities for ministry. Come partner with us in this God-glorifying, Christ-exalting, Kingdom-expanding vision.
An awakening, however, is on the horizon. The recent tragedy in the city is causing the church to rise up and join together to reclaim this city for God’s honor and glory. The harvest is ripe. The time is now.
It’s an exciting time in Charleston as we continue to expand the ministry of Generation LINK at Citadel Square. The city is in need of the gospel and the church is in need of leaders and laborers to bring it to them.
Our focus is on leadership development through hands-on ministry experience in the context of gospel community. Our Generation LINK residents will enjoy a front row seat on the inner workings of church revitalization and church planting. Through intentional training and participation in various church ministries our residents will not only be personally developed but will have the opportunity to use their gifts and abilities to serve.
In addition to leading in ministries of the church, our Generation LINK residents will also engage in outreach to youth, college students, neighborhoods and the Charleston community.
*In light of COVID-19, we are trusting the Lord and moving forward with Summer LINK Charleston to participants who are local or are in school in this area. We will continue to monitor the pandemic and make any changes as necessary.
God is at work in the greatest rescue mission of all time! He is making His appeal through us to spread His kingdom and reconcile the world to Himself. Our desire this summer is to grow in our knowledge of Him, become more conformed to His image, and engage the brokenness of the world by the power of God’s Spirit. We desire for you to not just have a summer of impact, but a lifetime of impact through investing your summer for the sake of the gospel!
What it will look like
We will launch the summer with a retreat where we will get to know each other and catch a vision for what God wants to do through our team. After the retreat weekend, each week of Summer LINK will involve serving the church and the Charleston community, engaging in Bible study training, prayer, evangelism training, leadership development, discipleship, and reaching out to the community. Our main outreach focus will be the East Side of downtown charleston, an inner-city, low income community. Towards the end of the summer, we will head up to Charlotte, NC to partner with Summer LINK Charlotte and a new church plant.
If you need housing, we will connect you with a host family from Citadel Square Church. You also have the option of taking summer classes or working a job. If you have any questions, contact Matt Koser at (702) 336-0615 or firstname.lastname@example.org