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Clock Watching

March 26, 2015 | by: Brian Ellison |0 Comments

Trouble, it seems, is all around. Illness. Layoffs. Death. Breakups. Tragedies. Terrorism. The list goes on and on. Trouble is a very real presence in my life these days. A few weeks ago, I learned that my job had been eliminated during a corporate restructuring. As I confront this new situation, it seems like life is moving in the wrong direction. I’ve asked questions:· “Why is this happening?”· “What’s the ... Keep Reading

Youth Ministry and Prairie Home Companion

March 19, 2015 | by: Martin McCorkle |0 Comments

I often feel like I serve in Lake Woebegone. You know, that fictitious Minnesota town made famous by Prairie Home Companion filled with great stories. You may also recall that all the kids were “above average.” It’s easy to forget how amazing this group of kids is. After all, we see them all the time. They are our children. But they are quite exceptional. As the following stores do tell. The names have been changed just because I thought... Keep Reading

Tips for Electing the Right Men as Deacons

March 12, 2015 | by: Pastor Byron Peters |0 Comments

Last week we considered what it means that we are an “elder led” congregation. But even from the earliest days of the church, the elders recognized that, if they were going to be able to do what God was calling them to do (pray, teach the Bible, and shepherd people) they would need help. In Acts 6, as the church was growing exponentially, the elders were bleary-eyed and over-worked. And no matter how hard they worked, there was a lot of import... Keep Reading

Tips for Electing the Right Men as Ruling Elders

March 5, 2015 | by: Pastor Byron Peters |0 Comments

We are an “elder led” congregation. This means that the congregation is to prayerfully choose men whose lives reflect the pattern set down in Scripture for church officers (see Acts 20, 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, 1 Peter 5, etc.). Currently CCC has seven elders. Five of them are designated “ruling elders.” These are Brian Ellison, Rik Gervais, Rick Hawkes, David Stepp and Jeffrey West. Greg and I are “teaching elders” becaus... Keep Reading

Back to Singapore

February 25, 2015 | by: Chong- Yaw Wee |0 Comments

I came to CCC two and half years ago and have become an associate member since last year. Within the last two years, God has blessed my family through this great congregation! I am impacted by the culture and the ways how activities are conducted by this congregation. I joined community group for more than a year, though left after having my baby girl. The biggest lessons that I have learnt are sharing and asking questions. In the community group meeting, ... Keep Reading

Follow Me

February 19, 2015 | by: Martin McCorkle |0 Comments

The gospels comfort and disturb me. On the one hand, I love Jesus and remain enamored by his words and actions. On the other hand, the oft repeated challenge to “follow” him frustrates me. What does it mean to “follow” Christ? As married man with adult children, I can’t leave my life here to wander around Palestine and preach in towns and cities. Nor, if this was what Christ wanted me to do, am I physically capable of doing s... Keep Reading

CCC observes the Lord's Supper monthly. Why is this?

February 12, 2015 | by: Elders of CCC |0 Comments

Historically, Reformed churches have sought to follow closely what Scripture teaches in ordering how we worship God. Several key principles concerning the observance of the Lord’s Supper (also called “communion”) emerged from this commitment. · The Lord’s Supper was instituted by Jesus Christ and should be taken regularly (1 Corinthians 11:25).· The Supper is a means of grace; that is, a sign and seal of Christ and hi... Keep Reading

When is this Season over?

February 5, 2015 | by: Asia Clarke |0 Comments

“He also said, ‘This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.’” Mark 4:26-29 To be honest, I feel a bit ins... Keep Reading

Former CCC Members Plant Worcester, MA Church

January 29, 2015 | by: Mike and Julie Sullivan |0 Comments

Mike and Julie Sullivan, both UNC graduates, helped plant Christ Community Church when they were here in the area. They currently reside in Worcester, Mass. with their four lovely children and are planting Emmaus City Church. The vision for Emmaus City Church is to become more like Jesus together, sharing His gospel with the city of Worcester, Mass. "As they talked and discussed these things, Jesus Himself suddenly came and began walking with them.”... Keep Reading

Simple Evangelism

January 22, 2015 | by: Jeffery West |0 Comments

I have a friend who came to know Christ because of me. Well, it wasn’t just me. It was Crystal, other friends, a church and of course the initiating grace of the Holy Spirit. But, I was reminded this past week of the role God had me play as I grabbed lunch with another old friend, Philip. While at a wedding recently, my friend James told Philip how instrumental I had been in his conversion several years ago and now Philip wanted to relay that message... Keep Reading

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