Skip to content Skip to footer

About Our Church

Our Mission

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.”

-Colossians 1:28

Our Leadership

Elders

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 elders@christcommunityjc.com.

Ruling Elders: AJ Babel, Hal Bohlman, Dustin Clark, Ken Farmer, Paul Gorman

Teaching Elder: Jim Powell, Bill Leuzinger

“So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.”

-1 Peter 5:1-4

Deacons

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 deacons@christcommunityjc.com.

Deacons: Josh Beatty, Jackson Farmer, Aaron Gentles, Rod Haaland, Landon Holbrook, Joe Jansen, Jay Nelson, Michael Reneau, Mike Smith, Colm Thomsen, Gabe Thompson

“Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”

-Acts 6:3-4

Our Staff

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.

Jim Powell

Teaching Pastor

Bill Leuzinger

Shepherding Pastor

AJ Babel

Pastoral Intern

Clinton Ross

Music Director

Shannon Thomsen

Church Assistant

Our Beliefs

We believe that every person is uniquely made in the image of our Triune God and that our primary purpose is to “glorify and enjoy Him forever.” In his graciousness, God rescues rebellious image-bearers through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ and the life-giving work of the Holy Spirit.

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.

Historic Christianity

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. 

The Scriptures

As Paul says in 2 Timothy 3:15-17, the Scriptures “are able to make us wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” The Bible is God’s revelation given to us so that we might believe in Jesus Christ. Further, “all Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” Every one of us needs God’s Word. It is sufficient. It is our authority. It is God speaking to us by the Holy Spirit. It is the only infallible revelation.

Doctrinal Standards

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?

Various elders and deacons recently led a series of seminars discussing who we are as a church – here are the PDF notes & audio recordings.

Week 1 centers around our mission, history, and theology. Week 2 discusses the polity and structure of our church (unfortunately, this seminar did not correctly record so it is not available currently). Week 3 describes what it means to be involved here through worship, growth opportunities, and serving (the recording began just a few minutes after the seminar began).

Week 1 Notes   ||   Week 2 Notes   ||   Week 3 Notes

Our mission is to proclaim Christ to all and present everyone mature in Him, seeking the reformation and restoration of the Church, the Community, and the World for God’s glory.

Copyright © Christ Community Church 2020. All Rights Reserved.