Fulfilling Our Mission
CCPC is taking bold steps. With the Holy Spirit’s help, we have dreamed a multi-year plan that we believe God has called CCPC to as we seek to fulfill our mission to follow Jesus Christ by Building Relationships Wherever We Go, and to serve in the gaps of racial and social injustices around us. Please join us in praying for our Implementation Teams and our church moving forward as we faithfully step into the call.
Many thanks to the members of the Dream Team for their initial work: Linda Hall, Jenna Royal, Wendy Gray, John Hurlbert, Tim Campbell, Betty Langfitt, Terry Langfitt, Cindy McIntyre, and Rev. Christopher M. Lee.
And also to our Groundwork Team: Hal Denton, Tony Gray, John Hurlbert, Samantha McKenzie, Lisa Seutter, and Rev. Andy Odom.
Our Implementation Team is now hard at work to bring these new initiatives to fruition. The team includes: Earl Berner, Ellen Boehmer, Bill Erickson, Linda Hall, Lisa Seutter, and Rev. Andy Odom.
In addition, the Discernment Prayer Team has been praying faithfully for the church, community and this effort since August, 2021. Members are: Mark and Janet Walters, Susan Ingle, Susan Maute, Barbara Clemens, Kirk Meador and Rev. Ellen Dittman.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. (Luke 4:16-21)
He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)
Matthew 25 Church
CCPC has joined many other PCUSA congregations in the Matthew 25 movement.
Matthew 25:31-46 calls all of us to actively engage in the world around us, so our faith comes alive, and we wake up to new possibilities. As a Matthew 25 church, we seek to address the following priorities:
* Poverty by partnering with local organizations and municipalities to help alleviate the growing reality of poverty in our community.
* Racism by partnering with a neighbor church that is demographically diverse from us in order to have ongoing dialogue, learn from one another, do ministry together, and advance awareness of the realities that people of color so often face that are rarely acknowledged or addressed.
* Congregational Vitality by challenging ourselves to deepen our own faith and get actively and joyfully engaged with the community and the world.
True Love Church (TLC)
CCPC has begun a partnership with True Love Church, a multi-racial congregation who specifically serves the unchurched and the underprivileged. The hope is that this relationship will be a meaningful opportunity that supports growing, diverse congregations for both churches and provides resources and support for TLC.
Ministries we plan to focus on include:
- Men’s Ministry - joint Bible study, fellowship, and projects
- Marriage Ministry
- Fellowship - selectively promoting specific events for partnership
- Mission – serving together
True Love Church Pastors: Tony and Zella Tyson
Access to mental healthcare and resources are not available to all people due to a variety of factors such as socioeconomics and demographic challenges.
CCPC will re-establish on-site counseling services to:
- Allow for access to Licensed Professional Counselors when other services become available
- Provide access to play therapist
- Paid for by clients with provisions for reduced rates and pro bono services as needed
CCPC Connects: Community Service Network
Connect #Art - launches a community center for the arts.
Connect #Prep - serves as a resource center to serve the community.
Connect #Aware - serve as hub for safe community conversations, and fellowship opportunities for the larger community.
Connect #Go - create and provide service-based mission experiences, and vocational/internship opportunities for groups.