Our people are involved in a variety of purposeful mission opportunities on the local level. These include serving at the Extension, MUST Ministries, First Care Women's Clinic, volunteering at local schools, and so on. As a church, we choose to not narrowly focus in this area given that our members have a variety of gifts, passions, and relationships. We also see no need to reinvent what others are already hard at work doing in these various contexts. We would rather be a blessing to and serve alongside those who are currently laboring. We see our role as equipping the saints for the work of the ministry in these local contexts and making you aware of where you might partner with those who are at work in these areas.
The best way to see the Great Commission fulfilled (Matthew 28:18-20) is to plant new churches. CCC desires to be a “church planting church.” We are currently supporting Riverside Community Church in Cartersville and Mountain City Church in Jasper, GA. Partnering with other like-minded churches in our presbytery allows us to multiply our limited resources to produce great kingdom fruit. We currently have designated funds set aside to start a daughter church in the near future.
The leadership of CCC also has a strong desire to see the gospel preached among other nations and that those who serve in this capacity are significantly supported in their calling as missionaries. As a result, we seek to be deeply and directly involved with the missionaries we support. Short-term mission trips for adults or whole families to serve alongside the missionaries we support are part of this vision. We focus on missions each February when we make our annual pledges through Faith Promise Giving. We currently support mission teams in Bangkok, Thailand; Chile; and Southeast Asia. We hope to be able to add missionaries periodically based on the generosity of our members.
Faith Promise Giving
Faith Promise is making a commitment, as you trust in the provision of God, to give money to missions above and beyond your normal tithe. Pledges are made beginning in March and conclude in February of the following year.
Benefits of faith promise giving are: it encourages Christ’s lordship in our lives; it reminds us to keep an eternal perspective; it promotes voluntary giving that is not duty-oriented or compulsory, but rather is motivated by God's grace; it teaches us that the “promise” in Faith Promise is not ours to keep to God, but rather it is a promise of His faithfulness to us; and it develops trust in God that He will provide for our own needs.