C3 City Light

C3 City Light C3 City Light is a startup church in Raleigh. We are a city on a hill, taking light into the darkness. This is our priority and our purpose.
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V I S I O N   B U I L D E R S  ||  week one is happening now!! church online link in bio. You’ll want to be in the chat ...
11/15/2020

V I S I O N B U I L D E R S || week one is happening now!! church online link in bio. You’ll want to be in the chat as we reveal next steps today!!

Tag a veteran, give them some love in the comments. They deserve ALL the appreciation and SO MUCH MORE.♥️🤍💙“Thank you” w...
11/11/2020

Tag a veteran, give them some love in the comments. They deserve ALL the appreciation and SO MUCH MORE.
♥️🤍💙
“Thank you” will simply never be enough. Forever proud. Always grateful. We are the United States of America 🇺🇸

T O M O R R O W ☀️We are simply beside ourselves to see your faces!! We can certainly ALL use a little family time + a l...
11/08/2020

T O M O R R O W ☀️
We are simply beside ourselves to see your faces!! We can certainly ALL use a little family time + a lot of love + a solid reminder that our ONLY hope is found in Jesus!! ❤️

🏫 River Bend Middle School — our team huddle will start @ 9:30a + our time of socially-distanced outdoor worship with @northparkchurch will begin @ 10a. // BYO: chair + mask + hand sanitizer + hot coffee. We can’t wait!!!! 🎉

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#untilraleighlookslikeheaven #dontdochurchalone
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💬 MIDWEEK RECAP 💬🔳 WEEK FOUR // REALIGN 🔳➕ “But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, & he became angry. He prayed to the Lor...
11/07/2020

💬 MIDWEEK RECAP 💬
🔳 WEEK FOUR // REALIGN 🔳

➕ “But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, & he became angry. He prayed to the Lord, ‘Isn’t this what I said, Lord, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious & compassionate God, slow to anger & abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity. Now, Lord, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.’”
📖 Jonah 4:1-3

✖️ Realigning your life + your thoughts + your attitude with the heart + mission of God is a DAILY thing. We are humans + humans are not perfect. Realigning + adjusting your life is a process — a lifestyle. We make some progress + then we have to (re)learn some old things @ a new level. >> One of the areas in Jonah’s life that needed to be realigned was his attitude. He resented Nineveh from changing + avoiding destruction + he resented God for forgiving them. Resentment is one of the WORSE things you can hold onto in your life. Forgive + move on — it hurts you more than the person you're resenting. They have moved on + are living their life — here you are stuck + still focusing on the pain. 💛

#c3citylight #wearec3
#untilallareawakened
#tothelightandloveofjesus
#untilraleighlookslikeheaven #dontdochurchalone
#findyourtribe #lovethemhard
#churchonline #onlinechurch

With 2020 being mostly virtual + socially-distanced, somehow our creative team let #pastorappreciationmonth slip right p...
11/01/2020

With 2020 being mostly virtual + socially-distanced, somehow our creative team let #pastorappreciationmonth slip right past us — or maybe we just wanted these two to have their own month?! 😉 Either way, #c3citylight would be remiss to not give a shout-out to Stuart + April!! 🎉

As we’ve all experienced, it’s been a wild + weird time — a time where these two have pivoted + shifted, so they could continue to lead + pray + serve + love over our church family + the city of Raleigh! We are thankful to call them ours! ❤️

Friends — let’s leave them some love in the comments below!! ⤵️

💬 MIDWEEK RECAP 💬🔳 WEEK THREE // NOT TOO FAR GONE 🔳➕ "Jonah obeyed the Word of the Lord & went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh w...
10/30/2020

💬 MIDWEEK RECAP 💬
🔳 WEEK THREE // NOT TOO FAR GONE 🔳

➕ "Jonah obeyed the Word of the Lord & went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very large city; it took 3 days to go through it. Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, '40 more days & Nineveh will be overthrown.' The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, & all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth."
📖 Jonah 3:3-5 (NIV)

✖️ We are not too far gone for God to give us a second chance. Let’s seize it! Delayed obedience is disobedience. // He who has been forgiven of much should love just as much — in the same way that Christ has loved us through His forgiveness. 💛

#c3citylight #wearec3
#untilallareawakened
#tothelightandloveofjesus
#untilraleighlookslikeheaven #dontdochurchalone
#findyourtribe #lovethemhard
#churchonline #onlinechurch

Being ✨💛 TOGETHER 💛✨ on Sunday was SO amazing!! Thank you again to  @northparkchurch + pastor @anthonybraswell for invit...
10/24/2020

Being ✨💛 TOGETHER 💛✨ on Sunday was SO amazing!! Thank you again to @northparkchurch + pastor @anthonybraswell for inviting us to join them!

You can stay up to date for our next outdoor, in-person gathering on Sunday, 11/08 by texting: RSVP to: 919-899-4242 ☎️ +/or checking out the link in our bio. ✅

#c3citylight #wearec3
#untilallareawakened
#tothelightandloveofjesus
#untilraleighlookslikeheaven #dontdochurchalone
#findyourtribe #lovethemhard
#churchonline #onlinechurch
#prayerlife #worshipmusic
#jesus #christians #pastors #sundays
#raleighmoms #raleighbloggers
#exploreraleigh #stufftodoinraleigh

10/19/2020

THANK YOU ☀️💛 to our @northparkchurch friends for inviting us to join them for their outdoor service this morning!! It was SO GOOD to spend time together — socially distanced, but not disconnected. NO matter what’s going on in the world around us — we LOVE what God is stirring + moving + doing in @c3citylight + the city of Raleigh!! If you’re looking for connection — please reach out. You don’t have to do life alone! There’s plenty of room at our table! 🙌🏻🙌🏼🙌🏽🙌🏾🙌🏿🎉

#c3citylight #wearec3
#untilallareawakened
#tothelightandloveofjesus
#untilraleighlookslikeheaven #dontdochurchalone
#findyourtribe #lovethemhard
#churchonline #onlinechurch
#prayerlife #worshipmusic
#jesus #christians #pastors #sundays
#raleighmoms #raleighbloggers
#exploreraleigh #stufftodoinraleigh

T O M O R R O W ☀️We know it might be *tempting* to stay under the covers (like these two little ones @ our last prayer ...
10/18/2020

T O M O R R O W ☀️
We know it might be *tempting* to stay under the covers (like these two little ones @ our last prayer + worship night 😉) — but, it truly won’t be the same without YOU. ❤️

🏫 River Bend Middle School — our team huddle will start @ 9:35a + our time of socially-distanced outdoor worship with @northparkchurch will begin @ 10a. // BYO: chair + mask + hand sanitizer + hot coffee. ☕️ We can’t wait!!!! 🎉

#c3citylight #wearec3
#untilallareawakened
#tothelightandloveofjesus
#untilraleighlookslikeheaven #dontdochurchalone
#findyourtribe #lovethemhard
#churchonline #onlinechurch
#prayerlife #worshipmusic
#jesus #christians #pastors #sundays
#raleighmoms #raleighbloggers
#exploreraleigh #stufftodoinraleigh

💬 MIDWEEK RECAP 💬🔳 WEEK TWO // HOPE FLOATS 🔳➕ "When my life was ebbing away, I remembered you, Lord, and my prayer rose ...
10/17/2020

💬 MIDWEEK RECAP 💬
🔳 WEEK TWO // HOPE FLOATS 🔳

➕ "When my life was ebbing away, I remembered you, Lord, and my prayer rose to you, to your holy temple. Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them. But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the Lord.’” (Jonah 2:7-9)

✖️ When you cry out to God, He hears you. He cares about what you are going through. When you invite Him into your situation, by asking in full faith -- get ready, because things are about to shift; your situation is going to change. 🙌 Even while you're waiting; even when the help looks different than you expected .... keep trusting. Your hope isn’t in the "big fish"; that’s just the vehicle -- the driver is God. God is the one that arranged for that to happen. Our hope resides in Him. 💛

#c3citylight #wearec3
#untilallareawakened
#tothelightandloveofjesus
#untilraleighlookslikeheaven #dontdochurchalone
#findyourtribe #lovethemhard
#churchonline #onlinechurch

🗓 S U N D A Y 🗓Have you RSVPed yet?? Because THIS Sunday @ 10am, we’re joining forces with @northparkchurch + meeting up...
10/16/2020

🗓 S U N D A Y 🗓

Have you RSVPed yet?? Because THIS Sunday @ 10am, we’re joining forces with @northparkchurch + meeting up @ a local park for a socially-distanced time of worship — together + in person!!!! 🎉🎉

✅ Comment below + we’ll get ALL the details to you, because it certainly wouldn’t be the same without YOU!! ❤️

✅ Bring your own chair, blanket, mask, hand sanitizer, etc. etc. // whatever makes you feel the most comfortable!! Kids are definitely welcomed + encouraged — we’ll have some “busy bags” on hand for them to enjoy!! ❤️

#c3citylight #wearec3
#untilallareawakened
#tothelightandloveofjesus
#untilraleighlookslikeheaven #dontdochurchalone
#findyourtribe #lovethemhard
#churchonline #onlinechurch
#raleighmoms #raleighbloggers

Our very first night of prayer + worship pre-launch was @ Journey Church. We were welcomed into the city of Raleigh, wit...
10/13/2020

Our very first night of prayer + worship pre-launch was @ Journey Church. We were welcomed into the city of Raleigh, with open arms + generous hearts. ❤️ Yesterday, our world + our city lost a hero, with an incredible legacy: Pastor Jimmy Carroll. When you pray, please remember his wife, Bev + their son, Austin + the Journey Church leadership + congregation - that they will be covered with love + peace.

Thank you for your continued prayer and support for Pastor Jimmy and his family. For the past 24 hours, his family has been by his side and at 10:03am this morning, Pastor Jimmy peacefully, and without suffering, went home to be with Jesus. Please continue to pray for Bev, Austin, and the family in the coming days and weeks.

💬 MIDWEEK RECAP 💬🔳 WEEK ONE // STORMS THAT ALIGN 🔳➕ Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ ...
10/10/2020

💬 MIDWEEK RECAP 💬
🔳 WEEK ONE // STORMS THAT ALIGN 🔳

➕ Ephesians 2:10 says,
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

✖️ God has a purpose + plan for your life. As you discover that + align your decisions to that, your life will have so much more meaning + impact. God invites all of us to align our lives to His mission. You weren't put on Earth to live for yourself. We were planned for God’s purpose + shaped to serve Him. Because we are created in His image + made for a mission, aligning our lives to His mission gives us the greatest sense of fulfillment + meaning.

➕ Jonah 1:1-3 tells us,
“The Word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: ‘Go to the great city of Nineveh & preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.’ But Jonah ran away from the Lord & headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard & sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.”

✖️ Nineveh was the capital of the Assyrian empire. The Assyrians had captured + dominated + enslaved the Jews for years. They were mortal enemies on all accounts. Jonah knew the character + nature of God. He knew that God was merciful — that if they repented, God would forgive them. BUT, the pain that Jonah had experienced — whether it was firsthand, or through his family + friends — was real. That pain was SO real, that he didn’t want see them forgiven + restored, but rather destroyed.

✖️ We all have pain. The pain of something being done wrong to you; the pain of other people not understanding what you are going through. The pain of fear + worry; wondering what’s going to happen, if you leave + go do what God has called you to do. Your pain is real; no one should diminish that. But holding on to that pain, isn’t worth the promise that God has for you — not aligning your life to the purpose + plan of God. 🤍

#c3citylight #wearec3
#untilallareawakened
#tothelightandloveofjesus
#untilraleighlookslikeheaven #dontdochurchalone
#findyourtribe #lovethemhard
#churchonline #onlinechurch
#raleighmoms #raleighbloggers

S A V E • T H E • D A T E 🗓We're meeting up IN PERSON, on a SUNDAY, for the 1ST time since MARCH!! 😍😭🥳OCTOBER 18TH // Pa...
10/08/2020

S A V E • T H E • D A T E 🗓
We're meeting up IN PERSON, on a SUNDAY, for the 1ST time since MARCH!! 😍😭🥳

OCTOBER 18TH // Pastor @anthonybraswell + our @northparkchurch friends have invited us to join them for a time of Sunday AM worship + we are overjoyed!! 🙌🏻🙌🏼🙌🏽🙌🏾🙌🏿

We’ll send out more details SOON, but for now >> will you put it on your calendar? It won't be the same without YOU there! 💛

#c3citylight #wearec3
#untilallareawakened
#tothelightandloveofjesus
#untilraleighlookslikeheaven #dontdochurchalone
#findyourtribe #lovethemhard
#churchonline #onlinechurch
#prayerlife #worshipmusic
#jesus #christians #pastors #sundays
#raleighmoms #raleighbloggers
#exploreraleigh #stufftodoinraleigh

10/04/2020

“The Lord bless you & keep you. Make His face shine upon you & be gracious to you. The Lord turn His face toward you & give you peace.” 💛

TOMORROW ➡️ find us online @ 10a (link in bio.) as we begins our next series — Alignment, a study through the book of Jonah.

(( beautiful music + lyrics by: @karijobe + @codycarnes + @elevationworship // sung here by the talented: @only1wes + @cdavv_ + @rob_hunteriv ))

#c3citylight #wearec3
#untilallareawakened
#tothelightandloveofjesus
#untilraleighlookslikeheaven #dontdochurchalone
#findyourtribe #lovethemhard
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#theblessing #worshipmusic
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💬 MIDWEEK RECAP 💬🍎 WEEK 4 // KEEP WATERING 🍎🌱 "Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy & dearly loved, clothe yourselves...
10/02/2020

💬 MIDWEEK RECAP 💬
🍎 WEEK 4 // KEEP WATERING 🍎

🌱 "Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy & dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness & patience. Bear with each other & forgive one another, if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive, as the Lord forgave you. Over all these virtues, put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
— Colossians 3:12-14 📖

🌱 The response to what God has done for us + how He has made us new is how we “clothe” ourselves — it is a choice. It’s a choice to put on compassion (concern with the sufferings of others) — a choice to put on kindness — a choice to put on humility + gentleness + patience. It’s a choice, just like the articles of clothing we choose to wear every morning. 👗

🌱 It’s a choice to choose forgiveness when you have been done wrong. Instead of cutting them out of your life, you can choose to forgive the grievance that they made. We live in a time + culture, where people are celebrated for being outraged. I think we can thank social media + 24 hour news for that. // But, forgiveness is the way forward. The Gospel is about the kindness of God; the extraordinary love of God. We must realize that it empowers us to prioritize kindness, compassion, gentleness + graciousness. Forgiveness is incredibly hard to do + we need God to help us do it — because He has forgiven us, we can extend forgiveness to others. 🙌

#c3citylight #wearec3
#untilallareawakened
#tothelightandloveofjesus
#untilraleighlookslikeheaven #dontdochurchalone
#findyourtribe #lovethemhard
#churchonline #onlinechurch
#jesus #christians #pastors #sundays
#raleighmoms #raleighbloggers
#exploreraleigh #stufftodoinraleigh

We had SO much fun @ dinner parties + city groups this week!! 🎉 The purpose of these meetups is to connect with each oth...
09/29/2020

We had SO much fun @ dinner parties + city groups this week!! 🎉 The purpose of these meetups is to connect with each other + get to know Jesus a little more, all while having fun doing so. It's a place to link arms on the hard days + celebrate the good days.

If you’re interested in joining us next week, send us a message — there’s always room for more @ our table!! ❤️

⬇️ T O N I G H T ⬇️
Our last meet-up for 🎶 prayer + worship 🎶 was a night definitely worth repeating + TONIGHT @ 7p our dreams (+ yours!) are coming true!

We'll be meeting outdoors @ Historic Oak View Park. 🌳 If it rains on our parade, we'll update the address via text (just a few minutes down the road).
✨ 7p = start time of worship together.
✨ 7:45p = wrap-up with candlelit prayer.
It's not too late to join us!
Text: RSVP to: 919-899-4242! 📲

💬 MIDWEEK RECAP 💬🍎 WEEK 3 // PULLING WEEDS 🍎🌱 “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things ...
09/25/2020

💬 MIDWEEK RECAP 💬
🍎 WEEK 3 // PULLING WEEDS 🍎

🌱 “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, & your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” (Colossians 3:1-3)

🌱 Pulling weeds is a way to prioritize where the nutrients go. A weed can rob a plant of what it needs to grow & develop. There is a reality that we get to live in: peace & joy & purpose. Why on earth would we let that get robbed from us? Paul gives us the reminder of our true reality — that we are in Christ & we must change our perspective. How can we set our hearts & minds on things above? ➡️ Set time aside daily to connect with God. If you make space for God, he will fill it. As we connect with Him daily & learn to hear His voice in Scripture & respond to the Holy Spirit — God will begin to pull the weeds out of your life. 🙌

#c3citylight #wearec3
#untilallareawakened
#tothelightandloveofjesus
#untilraleighlookslikeheaven #dontdochurchalone
#findyourtribe #lovethemhard
#churchonline #onlinechurch
#jesus #christians #pastors #sundays
#raleighmoms #raleighbloggers
#exploreraleigh #stufftodoinraleigh

Join us tomorrow morning @ 10am, as Pastor Stuart continues our study of Colossians + helps us learn about “pulling weed...
09/19/2020

Join us tomorrow morning @ 10am, as Pastor Stuart continues our study of Colossians + helps us learn about “pulling weeds” in our lives!! ⛏🌾

Link in our bio. for the link to join us online. 💻 Shoot us a DM or comment below, if you’d like more info. on how to join us @ one of our local house parties. 🏠

#c3citylight #wearec3
#untilallareawakened
#tothelightandloveofjesus
#untilraleighlookslikeheaven #dontdochurchalone
#findyourtribe #lovethemhard
#churchonline #onlinechurch
#jesus #christians #pastors #sundays
#raleighmoms #raleighbloggers
#exploreraleigh #stufftodoinraleigh

💬 MIDWEEK RECAP 💬🍎 WEEK 2 // ROOTED + BUILT UP 🍎🌱 “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live ...
09/18/2020

💬 MIDWEEK RECAP 💬
🍎 WEEK 2 // ROOTED + BUILT UP 🍎

🌱 “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted & built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, & overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow & deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition & the elemental spiritual forces of this world, rather than on Christ. For in Christ, all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, & in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the Head over every power & authority.
— Colossians 2:6-10 (NIV) 📖

🌱 It is very tempting in tough times, when your faith is struggling, to look for strength in other things. “Maybe there’s something besides my faith. Faith is good & all, but maybe there’s just some little ‘trick’ I need to find.” // It’s good (& necessary!) to go back to the basics, & just DECLARE where the strength really is: our faith in Jesus! 🙌 THAT is where you will find the strength to live everyday life. We don’t graduate from this; this isn’t an “elementary” teaching that we “grow out of”. He is the one that sustains us! We are rooted & built on Him!

#c3citylight #wearec3
#untilallareawakened
#tothelightandloveofjesus
#untilraleighlookslikeheaven #dontdochurchalone
#findyourtribe #lovethemhard
#churchonline #onlinechurch
#jesus #christians #pastors #sundays
#raleighmoms #raleighbloggers
#exploreraleigh #stufftodoinraleigh

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Where we came from …

Stuart and April both grew up in North Carolina and met through mutual friends -- actually through connections at church camp. That’s a story for another day, best shared over a cup of coffee. They love coffee. They love people and they love Jesus -- guess that makes sense, since they’re starting a church.

Stuart has been all over the world, meeting people, connecting with them and sharing the love and message of Jesus. From 2007-2009, he was in Brazil ministering to unreached people groups along the Amazon. Together they have traveled to Mozambique and South Africa, leading mission teams and recruiting future team leads. On their most recent mission trip to Cuba in 2017, were crazy enough to include their, then, 1 year old daughter, Charlotte. There’s no doubt she’ll change the world one day soon, it’s in her blood.

Stuart and April are no strangers to ministry. Independently they have been involved in ministry for over a decade and have partnered to serve together all of their married life. On July 22, 2011 they were married and 3 days after returning from their honeymoon were on the road, moving to Dallas. While in Dallas, they served at C3 Trinity Dallas in various capacities including the college ministry, missions department and internship program.

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Who is watching online at 10am tomorrow? I'm hosting a zoom after-party if you can't make it to a house party in person!
Hey friends. I miss your smiling faces so I'm hosting a zoom brunch Saturday at 10am for anyone who wants to join in. Same link that we use for dinner parties.
Hey C3 City Light Fam! My sweet friend Mary Ann Braswell, a breast cancer survivor, and her family need our prayers and support. On June 24 she had surgery to remove a mass on her brain. The results confirmed that her cancer has come back. They are now focusing on a growing spot on her lung and an area on her right femur just below her hip. She has started radiation and chemo to address these two areas of concern. If you have a few minutes this week, it would be greatly appreciated if you could send her a few words of encouragement, and let her know you're praying for her and her family (husband Anthony is the Pastor at Northpark Church, daughter Blair and son Micah). Here is her address: Northpark Church Attn: Mary Ann Braswell PO Box 99750 Raleigh, NC 27624 Thank you so much! 💕
City Light is an amazing church that my family was blessed to find in the start up phase. The environment is so welcoming and everyone is so friendly. I’ve made several friends that feel more like family. Their kids program is great and they love on your kids like they are their own. Pastor Stuart gives heartfelt messages each week that you can truly relate to and integrate into your life. I really love the worship and look forward to going each week. City Light isn’t religious, they focus more on relationships with each other and with God.
Praying for you all! Believing that God will be faithful and that you will be fruitful for His kingdom and glory!