We all carry experiences from our past. They affect our perception of ourselves, but also how we relate to others – and to God. Thankfully, God uses our past to shape our futures.



Reflecting on our story helps recognize the ways we’ve been impacted by people and events. It helps us see how we cope with – and compensate for – the wounds and hurt we’ve received.

As we unpack our story, we release our past to Jesus and choose His rescue. By shifting our old habits to healthy ways of relating to Jesus and our peers, we launch ourselves down the path to the life we’re looking for.

At Next Level Church, your story is safe and welcomed – regardless of how it reads. We invite you to discover the ways God will use your past to shape your future.

What Our Gatherings Are Like

At Next Level Church, our gatherings have two primary components: music and teaching. Our gatherings are casual and typically last around an hour.

  • This is a place where Everyone’s Welcome, because one of the things we’ve learned is that Nobody’s Perfect, and with God we believe that Anything’s Possible.
  • No matter where you’ve been or what you believe, you’re welcome here. 
  • The dress is casual, most people wear jeans, but some go business casual.
  • When you arrive, stop by the Welcome Center where they can direct you anywhere you need to go on campus.
  • Before you head into the main auditorium, stop by the cafe in the lobby for a fresh cup of coffee. 
  • In the main auditorium, the music rocks, the message makes sense, and we won’t call you out or embarrass you in any way. 

Sometimes the first week is just about getting through the morning, but our hope for your first visit, as well as every other visit, is this: To meet Jesus and begin to thrive in every aspect of your life.

In fact, we are so passionate about seeing people thrive, this is actually our mission as a church and the longer you’re around the more you’ll see… we really mean it!  So whether you’ve been following Jesus for 40 years or your just beginning to get to know God, we believe that as we encounter Jesus and the words of the Bible in community, God changes us, and ultimately, we thrive.

What About My Kids

We love kids! But if you’re nervous about bringing your child, come on over and see for yourself, we’ll be happy to show you around. But consider yourself warned: children have been known to drag their parents out of bed on Sunday morning because they can’t wait to get to church!

Our Nursery/Preschool and Elementary programs meet during both of our services at 9:30a and 11:00a. If you have questions about any of our programs from nursery to 5th grade, contact Krista McClain, and she will be happy to answer those questions.

Our Middle School students meet during the 9:30a service and High School students meet during the 11:00a service. If you have questions about our student ministry, contact Brad Medford, and he will be happy to answer those questions.


4317 Stevens Mill Road Matthews, NC 28104



Parking is available in the lot directly in front of our building. There is also additional parking in the rear of the property. If you have small children and will be using our nursery/preschool, you may prefer to park in the back parking lot as it is closer to the entrance of that building.

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