Worship

“In the reformed tradition” – according to God’s Word – singing, praying, reading, and preaching God’s Word.

  • John 4:23 (ESV) But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.
  • Psalms 138:2 (ESV)  I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.

Evangelism

“According to the Scriptural guideline” – being ready to give an answer to everyone who asks regarding our faith, presenting the free offer of the Gospel to everyone, training each member to share their faith, and teaming together to bring the Gospel to people who have never heard.

  • 1 Peter 3:15 (ESV) but in your hearts regard Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you
  • Matthew 28:18-20 (ESV) And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
  • Acts 1:8 (ESV) But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Loving Fellowship

“As Jesus taught that we may be as one” – connecting with one another to love and be loved, serve and be served, celebrate and be celebrated as each member finds their place in the local body known as Christ Community Presbyterian Church. More than a mere club or organization, the life of the bond that holds us together is the fellowship of the Spirit of God in the common relationship in the Lord Jesus Christ.

  • John 17:20-23 (ESV) “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.”
  • 1 Peter 4:10 (ESV) As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace
  • Mark 12:28-31 (ESV) And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Discipleship

“The never ending growth process of becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ” – as discipleship is a life-long process of learning and applying the teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ, so our process of discipleship is designed to stretch each person in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.  As more than just learning theology, although we hold to the things most surely believed and taught in the Westminster Confession Of Faith, true discipleship focuses as much on application as it does on the doctrine of the faith.

  • Matthew 28:18-20 (ESV) And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
  • Hebrews 5:12-14 (ESV) For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, 13 for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. 14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.
  • 2 Peter 3:18 (ESV) But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

Service

“Serving God beyond the realm of the local church” – as great as the Kingdom of God is so our focus goes beyond our church to the community and beyond through ministry opportunities and mission projects, connecting the local church to an even greater work in God’s Kingdom.

  • Mark 12:28-31 (ESV) And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.
  • Galatians 5:13 (ESV) For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
  • 1 Peter 4:10 (ESV) As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace