ASSEMBLE IN PLACE
9:30 am—10:30 am
11:00 am—12:00 pm
6:30 pm—7:30 pm
Raleigh Community Church
4748 New Allen Road
Memphis, TN 38128
About the Raleigh Community Family
"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."
(Luke 4:18-19 NIV)
A Hub for Serving the Poor
Memphis needs a “hub” that is a refuge for the lost and the poor. Raleigh Community Church of Christ is becoming a new base of operations for urban ministry in the city of Memphis. The existing facilities on the Raleigh Community campus is rapidly becoming the “Center of Peace” envisioned for serving the poor from all parts of the city. For example, at the beginning of each school year, partnering with the Highland Church of Christ, we give 650 children from all areas of Memphis free school supplies. Volunteers from both churches worked together to serve needy kids.
Through Raleigh Community Church, we serve the poor through annual ministries like the School Store, Turkey Store, and Christmas Store. In addition we serve children and families through free weekly worship and Bible study. The community sees our church as a vital ministry to the “least of these” in the city. Jim Harbin is the senior minister of the church and is viewed as a shepherd of the community rather than just the “preacher” for Raleigh Community. According to Jim, “I am serving in a role like Paul with concerns for all the churches and people of the city (2 Cor. 11:28).”
Our mission is making disciples. Individuals in our community come to know God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit through our weekly classes as well as one on one Bible Studies. When people understand what God says about salvation they are baptized into Christ. They become part of our church family and the discipleship process continues.
The Turkey Store
The Sunday before Thanksgiving, families are able to pick up a turkey and a sack of groceries to prepare their own Thanksgiving dinner. Families attend Bible class and worship with us..
Each year before Christmas, the Raleigh Community Church collects toys for needy kids in our community. Parents are able to shop in the Christmas Store for toys for their own children. This provides dignity and an investment in their own children's lives.
We are a compassionate community of faith reconciling the world by making disciples.