About Our Church
is to proclaim Christ to all and present everyone mature in Him, seeking the reformation and restoration of the Church, Community, and World for God’s glory.
- Presenting the Gospel in word and deed
- Engaging our friends, neighbors, and family
- Worshiping God corporately each Lord’s Day
- Growing in our love for the people around us
- Encouraging personal prayer and holiness
- Promoting focused discipleship
- Speaking Truth in love
- Supporting involvement within Small Groups
- Delivering a biblical world view to children
- Aiding families with needs and care
- Partnering with other Gospel preaching churches/organizations in common causes
- Supporting missions locally and abroad
“Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.”
Christ Community Church is led not by a single pastor or leader, but by a group of elders (Greek “presbyteros” for shepherd) who depend upon and represent Christ the Chief Shepherd (John 10). The Session of Elders is comprised of pastors (Teaching Elders) and laymen (Ruling Elders) who are elected by the congregation to shepherd the flock of God – to know, feed, lead and protect – bringing a localized vision of the church according to Scripture.
(1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, 1 Peter 5, Acts 15)
Should you have need to reach our elders for confidential care or counsel, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ruling Elders: AJ Babel, Hal Bohlman, Dustin Clark, Ken Farmer, Paul Gorman
Teaching Elders: Jim Powell, Bill Leuzinger
-1 Peter 5:1-4
Christ Community Church is also served by deacons (Greek “diakonos” for servant) who are called to develop and manage a culture of mercy as the church serves the needs of people/families within the congregation, as well as the community around us. Consistent with the New Testament church, the deacons at CCC work to develop the grace of stewardship and mercy among the congregation, thus enabling the elders to prioritize the shepherding ministry of Word and prayer.
(Acts 6, 1 Timothy 3)
Should you have need to reach our deacons regarding a personal/family need, our church facility, or a mercy opportunity in the community, please email email@example.com.
Deacons: Josh Beatty, Jackson Farmer, Rod Haaland, Joe Jansen, Jay Nelson, Michael Reneau, Mike Smith, Colm Thomsen, Gabe Thompson
CCC staff serve under the direction of the Session of Elders, supporting the worship and mission of the church. Importantly, at present all staff serve within an intentional model of bi-vocational community engagement (employed outside of the church), which necessitates flexibility yet enhances our mission to seek “the reformation of the church, community and world.” Most importantly, for each of these folks, family health and church relationships remain the priority.
The Church is “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession” who proclaims “the excellencies of him who called” and saved us. As recipients of God’s mercy who have been given new life, we longingly await the return of King Jesus with joy, hope, and endurance.
We affirm the historic Christian faith as revealed in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, and we hold to the tenets of the Reformed tradition.
Our beliefs are expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith (along with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms), our doctrinal standards. These are “subject to and subordinate to the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, the inerrant Word of God.” (PCA Book of Church Order)
Want to know more about Christ Community Church?
Get to know CCC by listening in as Pastor Jim and AJ, our Pastoral Intern, talk on our podcast over 3 episodes about some key aspects of our church.
Week 1 introduces CCC’s history since we were planted in 2006 before sharing and amplifying our mission statement and discussing our thoughts on ministry.
Week 2 centers on a discussion of several key doctrines that we hold to & that hold us (about God, Scripture, Man, Salvation, the Church, and Covenant Theology). We then begin to share about Presbyterian church government, touching on the role that Elders and Deacons play at CCC.
Week 3 explores what membership looks like at CCC. We first talk through the path toward membership and the five membership vows before discussing church life in terms of membership.
In place of Week 3, our membership chat from October 2022 is more updated.
Joining in Membership
Those interested in joining our church in membership meet with our Session of Elders to give testimony of faith in Jesus and to answer the five membership vows as set forth in the PCA Book of Church Order. These five questions essentially deal with one’s Christian faith (questions 1-3) and one’s commitment to this local body of believers (questions 4-5).
- Do you acknowledge yourselves to be sinners in the sight of God, justly deserving His displeasure, and without hope save in His sovereign mercy?
- Do you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and Savior of sinners, and do you receive and rest upon Him alone for salvation as He is offered in the Gospel?
- Do you now resolve and promise, in humble reliance upon the grace of the Holy Spirit, that you will endeavor to live as becomes the followers of Christ?
- Do you promise to support the church in its worship and work to the best of your ability?
- Do you submit yourselves to the government and discipline of the church, and promise to study its purity and peace?
Every few months, we meet with all who are desiring to join our local body in membership. If you are ready to seek membership among us, you may fill out the questionnaire below and give to one of our Elders. If you would like to talk further about membership or have any questions, reach out to any of our Elders.