Resources & Ministries

LCMS Missions, Auxiliaries, and Organizations


Map of All Congregations in LCMS Southeastern District Circuit 15


The Ascension Lutheran Soup Kitchen serves a free, hot meal every Tuesday from 11:00-12:30 at Ascension Lutheran Church in Luther Hall, the lower level fellowship hall. Everyone is welcome to attend and join us for lunch, served in a dignified, restaurant-style setting. 

Volunteers are always needed to help with a wide variety of tasks at the Soup Kitchen, from serving guests at a table, cleaning up afterwards, to picking up donations from local donors. Please see the Soup Kitchen page for more information.


Due to Covid-19, lunch is served "to-go" in our parking lot.

Volunteer opportunities are limited at this time.  

For information, please contact 



Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system.

Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers‚ÄĒcalled Stephen Ministers‚ÄĒto provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.


The Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) is the official women's auxiliary of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. For 75 years, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman's relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to support global missions.




Abundant Life Lutheran Church is a mission of Circuit 15 (LCMS Charlotte Region) that meets at Ascension Lutheran Church in the Chapel on Sundays for worship at 11:30 AM and Bible study at 12:30 PM. Services are led by Pastor Christopher Stout, intended primarily for those who are visually-impaired.



Recovery Support Groups who Meet at Ascension




The Abutment Group is a support group for people who have the dual diagnoses of addiction and mental illness. Attendance is limited to those with the dual diagnoses of addiction and mental illness. No guests or visitors please.

The Abutment Group meets Sundays at 6:00 PM in the Chapel Classroom.


Crystal Meth Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, so they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from addiction to crystal meth.

CMA meets on Mondays at 6:00 PM in the Chapel Classroom.


Miscellanous Organizations at Ascension



The Charlotte Chorale, a premier choir in Charlotte is comprised of auditioned singers who wish to enrich local communities by sharing the joy of song.