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so that all people find new life in christ

THE PC STORY

In 2013, a small group of seminary students felt God calling them to start a church devoted to helping all people find new life in Christ. Led by Pastor Mitch Lunceford and his wife Whitney, they began planning a church that would intentionally cross cultural and generational boundaries, one that would bring people from all walks of life together into the family of Christ.

The idea proved contagious and, in early 2014, a group of 11 families relocated to the Piedmont Triad to turn this vision into a reality. After an initial public interest meeting that drew 36 people to a high school library, Piedmont Chapel officially launched on September 7th 2014, in the Four Seasons Grand Theatre. Teams of volunteers transformed the movie theater every Sunday into a place of worship and community, a place where people of all races and beliefs could come and encounter God.

It wasn’t long before that small group of 36 had grown into a thriving congregation of 500 people. Services expanded to include two worship gatherings each Sunday, a vibrant kids’s ministry, numerous small groups, an online streaming campus, and large community outreach events. 

After two years of continual growth, Sunday morning attendance surpassed the capacities of the Grand Theatre and, in January 2017, Piedmont Chapel relocated to Southwest Guilford High School.  

Since that first group of young students followed the dream that God put in their hearts, over 550 people have found new life in Christ. Every week, countless people are encouraged by Pastor Mitch’s uplifting messages, families across the Triad open their homes to others to study the Bible and share their lives in small groups, and many volunteers devote themselves to doing whatever it takes to serve residents of the Triad. 

Through it all, the church remains committed to helping all people find new life. The dreams of that first small group have been met and exceeded, blessed by God in ways they could not imagine. And still we know that the best is yet to come.

The bible

The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.

Deuteronomy 4:1-2, Psalm 119:11, Psalm 89, Psalm 105, Isaiah 40:8, Matthew 22:29, Romans 15:4, John 5:39, John 16:13-15, John 17:17, 2 Timothy 3:15-17, Hebrews 1:1-2, Hebrews 4:12, 1 Peter 1:25, 2 Peter 3:16

The trinity

God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.

Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 61:1, Matthew 28:19, Mark 1:9-11, Luke 1:35, John 5:21-23, John 14:10, John 14:16, Romans 8:9-11, 1 Corinthians 8:6, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Hebrews 1:8-10, James 2:19

The FaTHER

God is great—He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, holy. It is in Him that we live, move, and exist. God is good; He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.

Exodus 3:14, Numbers 23:19, Leviticus 11:44-45, Leviticus 19:2, Psalm 11:4-6, Malachi 3:6, John 3:16, John 4:24, John 5:26, Acts 17:28, Romans 3:3-4

The Son

Jesus Christ is completely human, but at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we could have life.

Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 53, Matthew 1:18-23, Matthew 3:17, Matthew 8:29, Matthew 14:33, Matthew 16:16, Matthew 28:5-6, Luke 22:70, Luke 24:46-47, John 1:1, John 14, John 10:30, John 11:25-27, John 17:1-5, Acts 1:9; Acts 2:22-24, Acts 7:55-56, Romans 1:3-4, Romans 3:23-26, Romans 8:1-3, Romans 10:4, 1 Corinthians 8:6, 2 Corinthians 5:19-21, Galatians 4:4-5, Philippians 2:5-11, Colossians 1:15, Colossians 2:9, 1 Timothy 2:5-6, 1 Timothy 3:16

The holy spirit

His presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.

Genesis 1:2, Psalm 51:11, Psalm 139:7, Isaiah 61:1-3, Joel 2:28-32, Mark 1:10, Luke 1:35, Luke 4:1, Luke 11:13, Luke 12:12, John 15:26, John 16:7-14, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:1-4, Acts 13:2, Romans 8:9-11, Romans 8:4-16, Romans 8:26-27, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Ephesians 1:13-14, 2 Peter 1:21, Revelation 22:17

The Fall of man

Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God, but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Deuteronomy 4:1-2, Psalm 119:11, Psalm 119:89, Psalm 119: 105, Isaiah 40:8, Matthew 22:29, Romans 15:4, John 5:39, John 16:13-15, John 17:17, 2 Timothy 3:15-17, Hebrews 1:1-2, Hebrews 4:12, 1 Peter 1:25, 2 Peter 3:16

new life

The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.

Isaiah 1:18, Isaiah 53:5-6, Isaiah 55:7, Matthew 1:21, Matthew 27:22-28:6, Luke 1:68-69, Luke 2:28-32, John 1:12, John 3:16, John 5:24, Acts 2:21, Acts 4:12, Acts 16:30-31, Romans 1:16-18, Romans 3:23-25, Romans 5:8-10, Romans 5:6, 1 Corinthians 1:18, 2 Corinthians 5:17-20, Galatians 2:20, Galatians 3:13, Ephesians 2:8-10, Philippians 2:12-13, Hebrews 9:24-28, Revelation 3:20

baptism

Jesus spoke of two types of baptism—water baptism and Spirit baptism. Jesus Himself was baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. After His water baptism, the Spirit descended upon Jesus. We should follow the example of Jesus and be baptized in water and in the Holy Spirit.

Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 61:1, Matthew 28:19, Mark 1:9-11, Luke 1:35, John 5:21-23, John 14:10, John 14:16, Romans 8:9-11, 1 Corinthians 8:6, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Hebrews 1:8-10, James 2:19

water baptism

Water baptism is an outward expression of an inward transformation. Following being born-again, the Word of God instructs believers to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:38, Mark 16:16,Acts 8:12,Acts 8:36-38,Acts 10:47-48

spirit baptism

Given at Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His ascension, to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth.

Joel 2:28-29, Matthew 3:11, Mark 16:17, Acts 1:5, Acts 2:1-4, Acts 2:17, Acts 2:38-39, Acts 8:14-17, Acts 10:38, Acts 10:44-47, Acts 11:15-17, Acts 19:1-6

communion

We take communion as a sign of our relationship with Jesus. This is a unique time of reverence in the presence of God when the elements of bread and juice represent the body and the blood of Jesus. These elements are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross.

Matthew 26:26-29, 1 Corinthians 10:16, 1 Corinthians 11:23-25

holy living

Holiness is God’s standard of living for His people. We may stumble along our path, but as born-again believers, we should always pursue a life of purity and righteousness. This is an ongoing process and it is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

1 Thessalonians 4:3, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, 2 Corinthians 3:18, 2 Corinthians 6:14-18, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, Romans 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11

the church

The Church is a local community of born-again believers, unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.

Matthew 16:18-19, Matthew 18:15-20, Acts 2:41-47, Acts 5:11-14, Acts 13:1-3, Acts 14:23, Acts 16:5, Acts 20:28, 1 Corinthians 7:17, 1 Corintians 9:13-14, 1 Corinthians 9:12, Ephesians 1:22-23, Ephesians 2:19-22, Ephesians 3:10-12, Ephesians 5:22-32, Colossians 1:18, Colossians 3:15, 1 Timothy 4:14, 1 Peter 5:1-4, Revelation 21:2-3

return of christ

Jesus said He would return for His Church, and He will. We believe Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to Earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures.

Matthew 24:30, Matthew 26:63-64, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8, Revelation 1:7

eternity

Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

John 3:16, John 3:36, Romans 6:23, 1 John 2:25, 1 John 5:11-13, Revelation 20:15

WORSHIP GATHERINGS

When you come to Piedmont, you can expect to be welcomed into a friendly, positive environment by people who are genuinely excited to see you. Our gatherings last about an hour, are filled with great music, and include an inspiring message from the Bible by our pastor. Arrive a few minutes early to grab a hot cup of coffee on us!

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PIEDMONT KIDS

Sundays will quickly become your family’s favorite day of the week. Our age-specific lessons will ensure that your child has a ton of fun as they learn about Jesus. Our Piedmont Kids team is committed to providing an environment that is safe, clean, and fun for your children while you enjoy the worship gathering.

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PIEDMONT Students

Piedmont Students is dedicated to providing a place for students (6th -12th grade) to connect with God, with other students, and with older committed leaders that are dedicated to seeing students grow closer to Jesus. Piedmont Students meets every Wednesday at 6:30pm at Southwest Guilford High School. For questions or more information, contact us below.

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TEAMS

Piedmont Chapel doesn’t just happen week to week. It’s built and accomplished by everyday people just like you who desire to see “all people find new life in Christ”. Start making a difference and see lives touched by serving on one of our teams.

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SMALL GROUPS

Small groups are the heartbeat of Piedmont Chapel. You will feel like family and build meaningful relationships. No matter what your interests, goals, or stage of life, there's a small group that will be a great fit for you.

BROWSE DIRECTORY

Piedmont worship

Piedmont Worship exists so that all people experience JESUS. We believe that one moment in the presence of God can change someones life forever. Our worship team is committed to do whatever it takes to create excellent environments every Sunday.

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directional team

Mitch Lunceford

lead PastoR
Vision • TEaching

Noah LaRoe

Executive PastoR
teams • finances • operations

Kendall Conner

creative PastoR
environments • social/web • communications

lead team

Holly Conner

administrator
events • Systems

Britney Horton

next steps coordinator
small groups • team orientation

Dylan Hood

Assistant pastor
Audio • video

Whitney Lunceford

kids coordinator
nursery • preschool • elementary

Patrick Link

life coordinator
baptisms • life groups

Megan Smith

outreach coordinator
missions • outreach partners

Pastor Mitch & Whitney Lunceford

Mitch Lunceford is the founding and lead pastor of Piedmont Chapel in Greensboro, NC. After graduating High School in Opelika, Alabama, Pastor Mitch knew that he had been called to ministry and moved to Baltimore, Maryland to pursue mission work in the inner-city. While living there, he met his beautiful wife, Whitney. They now have two children—Jamon and Ellie Grace.

Pastor Mitch is an ordained minister and has a bachelor’s degree in church leadership from Lee University. Mitch and Whitney are dedicated to showing people the love of Jesus, as well as helping them become fully devoted followers of Christ. They share a deep passion for spreading the good news of God’s love and serving the people of the Piedmont Triad.
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