Nonprofits are often created when a void that exists in the landscape of a city is realized.
FORCLT was born out of a realization by founder, Rob Kelly, a pastor of 13 years at the time, that the Church in Charlotte was deeply divided. He saw a need for unity among church organizations and knew that only good things would come out of a united church community, one that would work together to fill the needs of the city. Since its inception in 2015, FORCLT’s primary purpose has been “to unite the Church to transform our city.”
As the vision of FORCLT began to take hold with pastors and Christian leaders across the city, it became clear that no single church could lead this unified effort alone and that it would require a neutral convening organization to operate as a platform to connect all churches, denominations, nonprofits and organizations wanting to participate in this transformation of the city.
This month, FORCLT is hosting Movement Day Charlotte at the Charlotte Convention Center on March 16. Movement Day Charlotte is a one day event that exemplifies the entire purpose and mission of FORCLT as it brings together leaders of all denominations and backgrounds to address and stir up passion about the most pressing issues in our city. This year’s Movement Day Charlotte will focus on the following initiatives: The Church Engaging Foster Care, The Church Engaging Literacy, Becoming a Generous City, and Uniting the Church on Mission.
With Mayor Vi Lyles and other city leaders in attendance, they anticipate a 1,000 person crowd this year comprised of pastors, business leaders, nonprofit leaders, and members of the Church alike. Those in attendance will join together to celebrate and accelerate gospel movement in Charlotte.
Check out this quick video from Movement Day Charlotte 2018:
This November was FORCLT’s first year participating in #GivingTuesdayCLT and they received a generous donor offer to match any donations received during #GivingTuesdayCLT through the end of the year. Those funds raised during Giving Tuesday kickstarted the donations for Movement Day Charlotte.
Anyone interested in learning more or registering can visit MovementDayCharlotte.com.