Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Grief

Since 1976, the USA has designated the month of February as Black History Month.  Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history… Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man well acquainted with grief.  His heart must have broken every time he witnessed … Continue reading Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Grief


Stages of a Thriving Journey

Paying close attention to our Thrive series will pay huge dividends in your faith journey as well as help CCC to grow into a new season of effective community, ministry and outreach.  As has been mentioned, we probably all know people who are in positions of leadership (in a church or other organization) who seem … Continue reading Stages of a Thriving Journey

What Is Emotional Health?

This coming weekend we begin a new series entitled Thrive, which is a 6-week sermon series focused on how the power of the gospel grows spiritually and emotionally.  Our spiritual health and our emotional health are not mutually exclusive, in fact as pastor and author Peter Scazzero points out, “It is impossible to be spiritually mature, while remaining … Continue reading What Is Emotional Health?


With input from the various assessments as well as Staff, Transformational Team, and other Leaders: We desire to simplify and get back to the basics as well as maximize our God-given opportunity to continue to unify CCC by humbly and prayerfully… Recommitting to be Christ-centered and gospel-saturated in all we do (1 Corinthians 15:1-4) Embracing … Continue reading CCC TRANSFORMATIONAL 2018 VISION STATEMENT

Does the Bible Condone or Condemn Slavery?

The practice of slavery has developed in virtually every civilization known to humankind. Slavery in ancient Rome differed from its more modern forms in that it was not based on race. Nevertheless, it was an abusive and degrading institution. As much as two thirds of the Roman Empire were slaves during the 1st century -- … Continue reading Does the Bible Condone or Condemn Slavery?

Elder Update: The Role of an Elder at CCC

Last weekend four NE regional church leaders interviewed several CCC elder nominee candidates. We are referring to them as the Pastoral Advisory Team (PAT). Their bios can be viewed here. There are two important decisions to note: The PAT made a strong recommendation that none of the former elders should move forward in the process … Continue reading Elder Update: The Role of an Elder at CCC