FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We realize that it can be unsettling to come to a new place when you are not sure how everything works. Below we have put together some answers to frequent questions. If you have question not covered below, do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to get back with you.
What kind of church is CCC?
We are not a part of a particular denomination, but you will find that we hold to the central truths of orthodox Christianity. You can check out our beliefs section on the about page to investigate more. At CCC, we strive to maintain an authentic community where people can be themselves. We want a community that values truth lived more than truth talked. We want a community where believers build bridges and treat all people as having been made in God's image and valuable.
What should I wear?
Church is not for the purpose of having a fashion show. Almost everyone who comes to CCC dresses in casual attire. You can wear whatever you would wear for dinner and a movie.
How does CCC conduct its services?
Church is not about entertainment, but more about engaging our minds and hearts with the wonder, beauty, majesty, and mystery of an Almighty God. Practical Messages that deliver truth honestly and vulnerably are a main staple. Care is given to deliver messages verse by verse through different books of the Bible as we strive to allow the truth of God's Word to mold us and not the other way around. Our worship is contemplative, joyful, God-focused and usually contemporary.
Is this a church that always begs for money?
When viewed as a part of worship, giving is a joyful act of stewardship and not a teeth clenching activity. We realize that there is a sensitivity to giving, often because of an imbalanced focus on money. On the other hand, because we live in a materialistic society, many people are uncomfortable with any talk about giving. As a church, we choose to live within our means with staffing and facility so that we do not put unneeded financial pressure on the CCC community.
What about my kids?
Concurrent to both worship services we offer a Sunday School program for all children and adults that is biblical, practical and enjoyable. Many families make CCC their home because of the quality of the youth and/or children's ministry.
How can I get involved?
There are many ways to get connected at CCC. Every ministry at CCC strives to function like a close-knit community or small group. If a ministry is appealing to you contact the ministry leader. We also offer Life Groups and Life Studies Groups for all adults that meet every other week. Life Groups are for the purpose of connecting with others in the body of Christ. You may also enjoy our Life Studies that are more teaching oriented small groups to help each person at CCC walk consistent with a biblical worldview. In addition, you might want check out the Launch Class that is offered periodically throughout the year. The Launch Class is a great way to learn the beliefs, structure, and vision of CCC, or contact the church office if you want more information.
What if I'm not used to going to church?
You are one of the reasons CCC exists. We understand that for some it may seem quite unusual to be in a church . Most of us have felt the same thing. Know that CCC is filled with folks who can come alongside to help you, at the pace you choose. Perhaps the feeling of being in a new place isn't all that bad. After all, God is awesome and deserving of awe and wonder. If a church has even a fraction of a reflection of God, then that feeling of awe and wonder is perfectly appropriate.
What are the requirements to fit in here?
How about being real and honest? We want CCC to be a place where questions are welcome and discussions is encouraged. We strive for a place where no matter what your gifts and talents, you are valued.
How can I find out more about the church?
If our website does not answer your questions, feel free to contact us.