Christians gathering together to worship Jesus and fellowship with one another is a practice as old as the church. In Acts 2:42 we read that every day the first Christians “devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple, and broke bread from house to house.” At CCC we firmly believe that transformation happens in community and that God doesn’t want any of us to try to go it alone, but wants followers of Jesus to live in interdependence on one another. We offer two primary means of gathering together. First is the Sunday morning worship service. The second is small group gatherings throughout the week. These groups are where the real life of the church happens, and so each group has the same Gather, Grow, Go mission at its core as the larger church does. Small groups meet weekly to study and discuss Scripture and pray for one another and are expected to engage their surrounding communities in acts of service.
In Romans 8:29, the apostle Paul wrote that God’s purpose in salvation was for those who are saved “to be conformed to the image of his Son.” The aim of the Christian life is to become more and more like Jesus, however imperfectly we may do it. As we gather together as the church our goal is to help one another become more like Jesus in our attitudes and actions. We also provide personal resources for spiritual growth including devotional material, a study guide for each sermon series, books, a class on spiritual disciplines, and prayer guides.
Jesus commanded his followers in Matthew 28:19, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Christians are people on a mission to share the good news of Jesus with everyone. We take this responsibility very seriously and believe wholeheartedly that this commission from Jesus is about more than just evangelizing. It is about carrying the presence of Jesus into every situation and working to bring about His kingdom purposes in everything we do. So, we actively seek out opportunities to serve our neighbors and to share the good news of Jesus in both word and deed.