Why CHRIST’S COMMUNITY CHURCH?
In the Summer of 2011, God led two Christian congregations to merge into one unified Church. Rather than use one of our former names, we chose a new name that would best represent the unique work in which God is doing in our midst. In order to remind us of our true identity, we chose the name Christ’s Community Church to emphasis His Divine Ownership.
In John 17, we are given a glimpse of the great desire Jesus has for His people. When Jesus prays to His Father, He asks that His church be united as one (John 17:21-23). Why? Two reasons:
1) So His people will glorify (accurately represent) the perfect Love and Oneness of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
2) So the world will know that the Father sent the Son!
As a result, we acknowledge our need to be interdependent with the body of Christ as a whole, and we seek to partner with other local churches to “strive together for the faith of the gospel” (Philippians 1:27). Consequently, we believe in the importance of focusing on the “essential doctrines” of the Christian faith, and de-emphasizing those minor differences which often boil down to individual preferences, terminologies or customs. Rather, we want to encourage believers of diverse backgrounds and theological traditions to unite with us in an alliance to intimately “Know Jesus Christ” and exalt Him by “Making Him Known”.
Today we invite you to join us as we seek to bring glory and honor to the great Shepherd and Guardian of our souls. When Christ builds His church the results will always be the same: Love, Truth and Unity.
Church Service: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (approx.)
For more details, please see “What to Expect”.
“It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:11-13)
When: During the Service: After we all sing together in Worship, nursery is available for children ages Birth to three, or you are welcome to keep your children with you during the sermon.
Where: The Nursery is located in the classroom on the East side of the Fellowship Hall.
Sunday School Time: 11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
All children’s classes are currently using curriculum from Truth:78 (Children Desiring GOD) Click on links for overview of specific class curriculum)
Ages Birth – 4 combine for Sunday School in the classroom on the East side of the Fellowship Hall. The leaders are currently teaching “A Sure Foundation”.
Ages 5 – 9 meet in the classroom on the North side of the Fellowship Hall. They are currently studying “Faithful to All His Promises”.
Ages 10 – 12 (“Seekers and Searchers”) meet in the classroom just off the library. They are currently studying “How Majestic is YOUR NAME”.
Teen class meets in the classroom in the Northeast corner of Sanctuary. They are currently studying “Teach Me Your Way”.
Adult Sunday School meets in Fellowship Hall. They are currently discussing “Our History with JESUS”.
Bible Study – All Church
Currently studying: Christian History Made Easy by Dr. Timothy Paul Jones
Where: CCC Fellowship Hall
When: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. (Potluck at 6:00 p.m.)
Ladies’ Bible Study
Currently studying: Precepts “Kings & Prophets: Passing The Mantle”
See the “Ladies’ Bible Studies” page for links to recordings from all the studies.
When: Wednesdays 9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Where: Fellowship Hall
Ladies’ Brunch (potluck)
All ladies (and young teen ladies) are invited to attend! The brunch always includes a devotional presented by different ladies at CCC.
When & Where: Generally, the brunch is scheduled for the 3rd Saturday of each month at 9:30. Occasionally, the Saturday is changed due to special events. Please email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org for the current month’s schedule and place.
When: The first Saturday of every month at 8 am.
Who: All men and (young teen men) are invited to come, regardless of where you attend church! (It’s all about unity in Christ’s body.)
Where: Fellowship Hall
In His Steps Daycare & Preschool
The Vision: Established in 1999, In HIS Steps Daycare and Preschool, a ministry of Christ’s Community Church, is a non-profit and licensed daycare and preschool serving Granite Falls and the surrounding community. Our desire is to show forth the love and concern which is graciously supplied to every child of GOD.
We assist families in the raising of their children by meeting the health, care, and total well-being of the children. We strive to provide quality childcare. GOD has given us an amazing opportunity to lead families to Christ through a ministry with children.
“To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in His steps.” (1 Peter 2.21)
When: Monday through Friday (except holidays) 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (or until the last child leaves)
Where: Next door to the church on the Wabash Ave. side.
Serving Those in Need
- CCC regularly collects and delivers donations to the local Foursquare church to join in the ministry of their large food bank serving those in need.
- In addition, monthly Benevolent funds are collected that provide for specific needs for the poor in our congregation and our community.
- CCC has been entrusted with the ongoing ministration to specific people who are, or have been homeless.
- Congregants from our church help collect and distribute donations to a local ministry that provides food, warm clothes and bedding for the homeless both in our community and surrounding areas.
Good News Club!
The Vision: Good News Club also known as GNC, is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship in which our trained teachers meet with children from our community (who have parental permission) for weekly Bible lessons. The lessons which teach about GOD’s Glory in ordinary people’s lives, use materials from CEF Press. The club also has songs, Scripture memorization, and other activities focused on each lesson’s theme.
When: Tuesdays, after school from 3:45 – 5:00 (except during school holidays)
Where: Fellowship Hall
Operation Christmas Child
Filling shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child (a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse) is a favorite annual event in our church. Over the years, we’ve been blessed to contribute hundreds of boxes to children world-wide.
Vacation Bible School
Since 2016, CCC has joined together with the local Foursquare church to provide Vacation Bible School in the summer for our community.