WELCOME MESSAGE FROM PASTOR JEFF KENNEDY
Thanks for visiting our website. I want to take this opportunity to welcome you to Christ Community Church (CCC) and give you an idea of what to expect on your first visit here.
Sunday Morning: We offer two worship service times on Sunday: 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Children's church and youth programs are provided and we also want you to feel free to bring your kids with you into church on your first few visits. It's a welcoming, family friendly atmosphere that will make you feel right at home.
Worship: For us, worshiping God is our highest priority. Our worship encompasses all that we say and do—and so our Sunday gatherings are designed to assist believers to worship through fellowship, engaging with God's Word, giving, serving, music and media, and spiritual growth classes. Most of our folks dress fairly comfortably, so feel free to come as you are.
Preaching: We typically emphasize preaching that walks briskly, chapter by chapter through a book of the Bible, occasionally interspersing a short topical series between book series. While we seek to draw out the original meaning of the biblical text, we're also committed to finding creative ways to show the Bible's relevance for 21st century life. You can check out our message series on our Sermon media page.
Fellowship: I realize that this word seems a bit old-fashioned to some, but it really is the best description of the Church's deep and abiding connection in the Holy Spirit. At CCC you'll find warm and friendly believers who are devoted to Christ and His fellowship and are ready to welcome you into the family.
Missions: We take the Great Commission of Jesus very seriously. We want to be a sending and commissioning church that supports homegrown as well as indigenous missionaries to make disciples of Jesus in far off places. We have a potluck lunch several times each year where you can meet one of our missionaries and hear an update on their ministry. You can find more information about the missionaries we support on our Missions page.
You can also drop your junior high and high school students off at our midweek Youth Group. You can find more information on our Student Ministries page. The Tuesday night midweek event has been designed to draw students in through fun activities, opportunities to worship Jesus corporately, and meaningful relationships. The night is divided into those three segments. The first part of the night, which involves food and games, is intended for forming relationships with students, casual conversation, and bonding through recreation. Students develop friendships with each other and staff engages in intentional relationships with junior high and high school youth. The second part of the night is reserved for corporate worship through music and through gospel-centered teaching from Scripture that seeks to meet students where they are and bring them to the feet of Jesus. The last segment of the night is for Contact Groups, where students are split up by grade and gender and challenged to think and talk about what they have just heard in the context of smaller groups led by guided discussion. These Contact Groups ensure that no student leaves Tuesday night without having contact with a staff member. It also gives each volunteer staff member a group of students to focus on, pray for, and develop deeper relationships with.
Next Steps: Every few months we offer a series of opportunities for newer attenders to begin to connect with the body of Christ beyond Sunday or Tuesday. We begin with a New Connections lunch after second service on a Sunday. We share a very brief statement on our mission as a church, introduce some of our staff and elders, and inform you of upcoming opportunities to connect—but most of our time we eat together and get to know each other through conversation. The next two Sundays after the lunch we have a New Connections class, were you can continue to connect in relationships with others here at CCC and learn more about us. You can find out more about the dates and times of this monthly event on our Events page.
Small Groups: Beyond our Sunday and midweek experiences, you can also get connected with others through a variety of small group opportunities. You can find out more about small group Bible studies, MOPS groups, women's meetings, men's events, etc. in our community groups brochure.