Our Neighborhood Enderly Park

We believe in people and places

The Enderly Park neighborhood are the good soil in which we desire to be planted. Because the soil where we are planted bears the wounds of racial oppression, we will always be working against the legacy of racism. We look to our neighbors for wisdom, guidance, and mutual care.

We live in Enderly Park, a neighborhood about two miles west of The Square, the central intersection in Charlotte. The main thoroughfare through our neighborhood is Tuckaseegee Road. Our neighbors call it “Tuck,” which is also what they usually call the whole neighborhood. Many folks in other parts of town hear us talk about Tuckaseegee Road, and they automatically think about all of the deficiencies they associate with our neighborhood. “Tuck” is not perfect – we certainly struggle with high rates of poverty, with ongoing racial segregation, with underinvestment in our schools, and with other issues – but we choose to dwell here because of the tremendous assets this neighborhood possesses. Our neighbors make this place the good soil where we want to be planted by their deep faith, their sacrificial kindness, their constant resilience, their hard work, their infectious laughter, and their hope for us, for themselves, and for our lives together.

Quality of Life study

For more detailed information about our neighborhood's character, economics, education, engagement, environment, health, housing, safety and transportation, visit the Quality of Life Explorer from Mecklenburg County.

A Nesting Place

Over eight years of practicing hospitality in a variety of ways, we have come to discover our hospitality identity.

The Family Tree is a nesting place for folks who are in the midst of life’s transitions. Life’s transitions include times of trial, challenge, and metamorphosis. In our years of providing hospitality we have come to recognize the importance of providing care to those who are in the midst of great change including periods of vocational discernment, housing changes, identity discoveries, or the transition from childhood to adulthood. We welcome a variety of people who are in transition into our home, providing a nesting place of companionship, holy listening, family life, and stability. The variety of people who we have nurtured includes:

  • Discerning Young Adults-young people in their transition years who are seeking clarity and guidance in their vocation, life goals, identity, and purpose. These young adults come into our care and work side by side with us, providing helping hands for various community ministry and outreach events. Throughout their temporary stay with us, they engage in prayer, Spiritual Sojourning, and holy conversations that (we hope) will provide them with a sense of God’s call and direction.
  • Neighbors experiencing housing crisis- In the case that our neighbors experience a threatening housing crisis or homelessness, we do our best to offer them potential resources and/or lodging when we are able.
  • Summer or Year-long Interns
  • Friends in life transition Temporary or long term guest
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