We are excited to have you join us, and that you want to get to know us a little better!
So, why do we do what we do?
The mission of Christ Community Church is to make disciples of Jesus who gather to worship in Spirit and in truth (Jn 4:23), who grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ (2 Pet. 3:18), and who go into the world proclaiming the Gospel (Mt. 28:19-20).
And how do we do this?
Our vision for fulfilling this mission
The vision of Christ Community Church is to bring glory and praise to God, to proclaim the hope of salvation in Christ to Eastern Idaho and beyond, and to lead disciples into the joy of Christ-centered community.
What We Are.
The Bible is the Word of God, the source for what we believe, and the standard for how we live. The Bible “is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16–17). The central theme of the Bible is the person and redemptive work of Jesus Christ. We want our beliefs, expressions, and actions to conform to God's Word as closely as possible so that we can faithfully proclaim the person and work of Christ.
The central work of God in Jesus Christ is our salvation. Jesus Christ died for our sins, was buried, and was raised from the dead. He died in our place and suffered the penalty that we deserved because of our sin. On the basis of His death, those who trust in Jesus Christ are forgiven by God, brought into relationship with God as His children, and indwelt by the Holy Spirit. This gospel, or “good news,” is at the heart of the ministry and fellowship of Christ Community Church. We desire, above all, to proclaim Jesus as Savior to the people of our community, nation, and world (1 Corinthians 15:3–4; Acts 1:8).
Dependent upon the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit indwells, empowers, and gifts each believer for service. The Spirit uses the written Word of God to convict us of sin, encourage us, transform our habits of thought and behavior, and strengthen our faith. The Bible achieves its full effect in our lives only through the work of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit teaches us about Jesus Christ and glorifies Him (John 16:13–15). The Spirit leads us, assures us that we are God’s children, and intercedes for us as we pray (Romans 8:14, 16, 26–27). We emphasize prayer as an important means of confessing our dependence upon God and seeking His help and direction.
Elder-led, emphasizing ministry by all believers
CCC is led by elders who shepherd the flock, teach, and set the overall direction for our ministries (Acts 20:17; Titus 1:5). In leading, they strive to be faithful to God’s Word and responsive to input from the entire congregation. We believe that all followers of Jesus Christ are called to minister (Ephesians 4:12; 1 Peter 4:10), and we seek to promote and support wide congregational participation in our ministries.
Emphasizing meaningful, whole-hearted worship
We strive to worship God in ways that are worthy of Him. This means worshipping out of whole-hearted devotion the One who has revealed Himself in Jesus Christ. We want our corporate worship and our individual patterns of life to be means of declaring our God’s infinite glory and worth so that others will join us in worshipping Him. We believe that such worship is the only proper response to God, who is graciously present with us and for us (Matthew 22:37; John 4:24; Psalm 34:20).