It is our heart at Vertical to show God's love to our community. We help many local ministries in the greater Charlotte area. We partner with organizations, help support the local shelters, and reach out to the homeless providing food, blankets, and clothing.

We have also taken short-term missions trips to the LA Dream Center and New York School of Urban Ministries. These communities are some of the most desperate places in America today. It has been through these types of ministries that our students have gained a passion to serve those in need as well as practical skills for reaching out to their communities.


Vertical will be taking a missions trip to New York City this Summer from July 17-22. We will be staying at The School of Urban Ministry in Queens, NY. While in NYC we will be in all five Burroughs doing ministry. Students and leaders will be spending time doing homeless outreach were we will share the love of Christ. We will be working with the Relief Bus which is a food truck for homeless and less fortunate, we will also be serving food at The Bowery Mission. The team will be volunteering at the Legacy Center helping them sort products. We will also be on the streets giving supplies to the homeless at Union Square in the financial district, also around Madison Square Gardens, Chelsea Park,and Connie Island. While we are there, we will have one free day to sight see in the city.

The cost of the trip is $600 and that includes all meals at NYSUM and it includes their subway pass while we are in the city. There is a $150 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot. Spots are limited.

Students must be 15 years old by July of 2017 to go on the trip.