What to expect

You can expect to hear a compelling sermon instilled with a strong Biblical foundation and a focus on the Gospel. You can also expect engaging songs aimed at glorifying God and inspiring people, dynamic stories and testimonies, and a multimedia experience to support the message. We value truth over trend, authenticity over performance, relationship over results, excellence over perfection, relevance over tradition, creativity over complacency, and Christ above all else.
At CCCS, there are two reasons we wear nametags every Sunday. First, we want to connect with you and call you by name. As a guest, it is your option if you would like a nametag. Although you will be encouraged to have one, you won’t be pressured. Second, nametags are part of our security system with children’s check in. It allows us to make sure parents and kids are reconnected after the children’s programs. When you are ready, you can go to the Welcome Center/Children’s Check in and we will make your nametags so we can know your name and better protect your kids.
Whether you come in a three-piece suit or jeans and a t-shirt, there is no dress code for our worship services–we just want to see you here! We do ask that your clothing choice is respectful of others regarding modesty and not distracting to anyone’s worship experience.
Please allow enough time to navigate our parking, check your kids into the children’s programs (if needed), and find a seat before the service begins. Services begin at 8:30am and 10:45am. Coffee fellowship time is between services from 10-10:30am on the second floor balcony.
We have specific ministries and programs designed for all ages. Children, birth through grade 5, have programming available to them during both Sunday worship services times. More information about our Children’s Ministry can be found here. Students in middle school, and high school also have programming available to them at varying times. More information regarding Student Ministry can be found here.

Mission

Our mission is to help people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Our vision is to make a difference in the lives of people in our community and around the world by living and sharing the love of Jesus Christ.

Vision

Praying families of the Bible who tell people about Jesus.


Our Core Values

We want to be real before God and each other instead of just putting on a performance
We measure our success by (1) helping people become new followers of Jesus, and (2) effectively teaching them to better love God and others.
We want parents to take their role as spiritual leaders in their homes. But, few help them know how to do this. So, we equip parents. Our primary focus is on young families, but we value being a community of Christ-followers where all generations worship, learn, and serve together.
We serve the community and the world through partnerships with other churches and ministries, and through our support of worldwide missions.

membership

Church membership is not only important to us at CCCS for practical reasons—making sure we have accurate contact information and knowing who you are so we can pastor you better—it is also very important to us for Biblical reasons. The Bible refers to the church as a “body” (1 Corinthians 12:12-27) and says that the “body” is made up of many individual parts, each of which has a unique function to fulfill and contribution to make to the mission of that particular “body,” or church. We believe in church membership because it helps us identify ourselves as a unified “body” that needs each person in order to function at our highest capacity. The Bible also talks about the importance of being part of a community that can help meet each other’s needs (Acts 2:42-47) and the importance of submitting ourselves to the leaders of a church (Hebrews 13:17), which both happen best through the commitment and accountability of church membership. While the Bible does not specifically command people to become members of a church, we believe that having a membership and committing to it is the best way to cultivate the kind of community the Bible describes the church to be.

Questions

If you have any questions about membership, please call the Church office to speak with one of our Pastors.

Do you believe that Jesus is your Lord and Savior? At CCCS, we believe this is the most important question you will answer in your lifetime.
1 Membership is a demonstration of your commitment to Jesus and to the church’s core beliefs, values, and mission. To be a member means you are committed. Read more below

Church membership at CCCS is very important for Biblical reasons. The Bible refers to the church as a “body” (1Corinthians 12:12-27) and says that the "body" is made up of many individual parts, each of which has a unique function to fulfill and contribution to make to the mission of that particular “body” or church. We believe in church membership because it helps us identify ourselves as a unified "body" that needs each person in order to function at our highest capacity. The Bible also talks about the importance of being part of a community that can help meet each other’s needs (Acts 2:42-47) and the importance of submitting ourselves to the leaders of a church (Hebrews 13:17), which both happen best through the commitment and accountability of church membership. While the Bible does not specifically command people to become members of a church, we believe that having a membership and committing to it is the best way to cultivate the kind of community the Bible describes the church to be.

2 Becoming a member empowers and allows you to serve in more ways at CCCS.

3 Membership is an important first step to greater involvement in the powerful work God is doing here.

Come forward and talk to a Decision Guide—An opportunity is given at the close of each weekend service for any believer who has fulfilled the Requirements for Membership.
1 Believe in Christ as your Lord and Savior. (John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-9)

2 Confess your faith. (Romans 10:9)

3 Repent of your sins. (Acts 3:19)

4 Be baptized by immersion. (Acts 2:38)

5 Agree with and abide by the Statement of Faith.

6. Complete the Membership Class.

7. Come forward at a Weekend Worship Service.


Why a statement of Faith?


Within a few years of Jesus’ death and resurrection and the establishment of the Church on the Day of Pentecost, false doctrine/teaching began to creep into the Church. Much of the apostles’ letters in the New Testament and Jesus’ letters to the Churches recorded in Revelation were written to correct this false teaching. There are certain essentials, certain major doctrinal assertions, on which we must agree if we are to remain true to the teachings of Jesus and the Scripture regarding God, the Bible, Salvation, and the Church. CCCS has developed a Statement of Faith which outlines these essentials. Our Statement of Faith is not meant to be a creedal statement or a test of fellowship. We firmly believe that the Bible is our sole source for what we believe and, that where the Bible speaks, we speak, and where it is silent, we are silent. Our Statement of Faith however serves as a teaching tool to help clarify what we believe to be the essentials from the Bible around which we need to be unified.

These things don't change at CCCS. This is what we believe, and it’s who we are at the core as a church.

(John 14:9-20; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 John 5:1-12)

o We believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of all things visible and invisible. (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 5:16, 45; 6:1, 4, 8, 9; Acts 17:24-28; Hebrews 11:3; James 1:17)

o We believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the one and only Savior. (John 1:1, 14, 29; 3:16; 14:6; Philippians 2:6-11; 1 John 4:9; Colossians 1:15-19)

● Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, both fully human and fully divine; Who lived a sinless life; Who suffered and was crucified as an atonement for sin; Who rose again bodily from the dead on the third day; Who ascended into Heaven; and Who will return in victory to rule forever. (Luke 1:26-38; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 4:15; Romans 5:15-17; Luke 22:47-24:53; John 20:24-29; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; Acts 1:1-9; Colossians 3:1; Revelation 1:7-8; 11:15)

o We believe in the Holy Spirit,

● Who convicts of sin; Who indwells every Christian; who helps us in our weakness and intercedes for us in prayer; and Who empowers us to a fruitful Christian life. (John 16:8; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; 2 Timothy 1:14; Romans 8:26; Galatians 5:22-23)

We believe God inspired the original writings of the Scripture and those original writings were consequently without error. (Mark 12:36; John 14:26; 16:12-15; Acts 1:16; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:14-16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

o We believe that the Bible is the final authority for all matters of faith, truth, morality, and Christian living. (Isaiah 40:8; Psalm 119:11, 105Matthew 5:18; 24:35; Romans 15:4; Hebrews 4:12)

o We believe the Bible teaches that God is the Creator and Sustainer of human life; that God creates each person in His image; and that life is, therefore, sacred, from conception to natural death. We believe that God creates each person as male or female; that these two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the “image of God” in humankind; and that each person’s biological gender is an intrinsic, immutable aspect of his or her nature and identity. (Genesis 1:26-27; Gen 2:7, 21-22; Psalm 139:13-18)

o We believe the Bible teaches that God established marriage in the beginning as a lifelong, exclusive relationship between one man and one woman; that He has reserved sexual intimacy as an expression of love and commitment between a married couple; and that any intimate expression of sexuality outside the Biblical marriage is sin. (Genesis 2:23-25; Exodus 20:14, 17; 22:19; Leviticus 18:1-20, 22-23; 20:11-21; Matthew 19:4-6, 9; Romans 1:18-31; I Corinthians 6:9-10, 15-20; I Timothy 1:8-11; Jude 7)

That man, created by God, willfully sinned against God and is consequently lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ. (Isaiah 53:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23)

o That salvation – the forgiveness of sins – is only by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:9; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 John 1:7)

o That one receives salvation by putting faith in Christ, repenting of sin, confessing Christ, and that the bible commands every believer in Christ to be baptized by immersion. (Romans 5:1-2; 10:9; Ephesians 2:8-9; Acts 2:38; 3:19; Galatians 3:27)

o That those who have received salvation through faith in Jesus Christ are sent into the world to proclaim the gospel and to love and serve the world just as Jesus Himself did. (2 Corinthians 5:11-21; Ephesians 2:10; Matthew 28:18-20; John 20:21)

(Matthew 16:13-18; Acts 2:14-47)

o We believe the Bible teaches that every Christian should be an active member of a local church. (Hebrews 10:24-25)

o We believe that the Elders of the church are the overseers of its affairs and the shepherds of its members; that they are the final interpretive authority of the Bible’s meaning and application for the church; and they are responsible for the oversight, instruction, edification, discipline, and restoration of church members. (1 Peter 5:1-4; Titus 1:9; 2:1-15; Hebrews 13:17; Matthew 18:15-17; Galatians 6:1; 1 Corinthians 5:11-13)

o We believe that the Bible instructs church members to:

● Meet together regularly for fellowship, worship, teaching, and the Lord’s Supper. (Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:25; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

● Use our natural abilities and spiritual gifts to serve one another. (Romans 12; 1 Peter 4:10; Galatians 5:13; 1 Corinthians 12:7)

● Love one another, bear with one another, accept one another, and forgive one another. (John 13:34-35; 15:17; I John 4:7; Romans 13:8; 15:7; Ephesians 4:2, 32; Colossians 3:14)

● Seek unity, agreement, and peace with one another. (Romans 12:16, 18; 1 Thessalonians 5:13; Philippians 2:2; 2 Corinthians 13:11)

● Encourage and build up one another. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

● Bear one another’s burdens and pray for one another. (Galatians 6:2; James 5:17-18)

● Spur one another to love and good deeds. (Hebrews 10:24)

● Submit to the authority of the elders of the church. (Hebrews 13:7)

● Support the church financially. (2 Corinthians 8:7; Malachi 3:10; 1 Timothy 5:17-18)

● Pursue personal holiness and obedience to God’s Word. (2 Corinthians 7:1; 1 Thessalonians 4:7; 1 Peter 1:15)

● Strive together to fulfill the Great Commission. (Matthew 28:18-20)