We at CCC believe that the gospel changes everything. The Good News of who Jesus is and what Jesus did for us is the center of our identity as individuals and as a faith family.
We also want CCC to be a safe place to explore life, faith, and what it means to know Jesus personally. Not everyone who joins us on Sunday mornings agrees with us about everything. That’s OK. We welcome questions and conversations.
The following Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of what we believe. The Bible itself is the sole and final source of our Faith. We do believe, however, that the following Statement of Faith accurately represents the teachings of the Bible and, therefore, this statement guides what we teach and how we live.
THE WORD OF GOD
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; that these are equal in every divine perfection; and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.
GOD THE FATHER
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of each person, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal visible return to earth.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.
We believe humanity is created in the image of God and is the crowning work of His creation. Each human life has value and dignity unique among all creation. Therefore, human life is to be protected from conception until death. We also believe God created humanity as male and female. Therefore, God designed the institution of marriage to be between one genetic man and one genetic woman and has ordained the gift of sexual relations only within the confines of said marriage.
We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the universal church; a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head, and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.
We believe that Christians should live for the glory of God and the well-being of others; that their conduct should be blameless before the world; that they should be faithful stewards of their possessions; and that they should seek to realize for themselves and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.
We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church – Baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that every human being has direct relations with God and is responsible to God in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by political authority; and that Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.
THE LAST THINGS
We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.