CORE Athletes is an outreach ministry of The Christian Community.  In ministering to the homeschool community we found a lack of opportunity for homeschoolers to compete in high levels sports.   In 1977, we founded the Raleigh Seahawks Homeschool Swim Team followed by Raleigh Hawks Basketball in 2002 and the Raleigh Hawks Baseball in 2004.  The focus of CORE is to strengthen each athlete's walk with Crhist.

The Christian Community is a fellowship of believers in the Raleigh, North Carolina, area.  We offer our church fellowship as an alternative to the Sunday morning service most of us grew up attending. We’ve discovered that it is often more meaningful to just meet in a simplified manner than it is to attend a pre-orchestrated worship service where interaction with one another is often minimized. 


Our gatherings are not simply regulated to structured meetings but designed for those who long to escape the shallowness of a busy Christian life with little time to pray, and desire more meaningful relationships with other believers that go beyond the cursory fellowship of attending meetings and events together.


Matt Finneran, founder and pastor of The Christian Community, is a graduate of Trinity Divinity School of Deerfield, Illinois. For our meeting times, events and locations, or more information, you may contact us at 919-212-6955 or email



A Ministry Outreach of The Christian Community  • Raleigh NC •  919-212-6955 





Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; play the man; be strong. -1 Corinthians 16:13