What are our beliefs?
Opening doors, hearts, and minds for Christ, Communion and Community.
The weekly Observance of the lord's supper
Disciples' life is centered at the table. Through communion we are connected to one another and to God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Believer's baptism by immersion
We demonstrate our commitment to God in public through baptism. It symbolizes the burial of our "old life" in the water, and arising in the new life through Jesus.
Membership is open to all person are willing to accept the responsibilities of membership.
attitude of tolerance and rejection of creeds as a test of faith
We celebrate diversity as a strength rather than a weakness. We do not accept everyone's interpretation of the Bible or Christian life to be identical.
The importance of scripture
The Bible is the inspired word of God which is best heard and understood in the community of faith with the diverse insight that context provides.
Congregational yet voluntarily connectional
Our local congregation has the authority over their life and ministries at CCC, however we share resources freely with a connected church, our denomination, and knowing that the mission of the church is not just local.
the inclusion of the leadership of women
God provides spiritual gifts to all therefore we do not restrict any office or role in the life of the church by gender.
emphasis on lay leadership
The congregation is permitted and encouraged to participate in all church activities. This includes presiding and offering the Eucharistic prayers at the Lord's table.
We have set education and professional standard for our ministers - licensed and ordained, therefore we hold our clergy to ethical accountability through denominational oversight.
priority on ecumenical life
Disciples earnestly pray and strive for the unity of church. We attempt to work in ways that bridge the separation of Christ's body.