To Make and Grow Disciples of Christ
5000 Christian connections per year for 5 years.
We are a community of people from diverse backgrounds who have discovered God's love and wisdom in jesus Christ. Our desire to make and grow disciples of Christ is what unites us. We have a desire to show His compassion to our community and our world.
Our church community is committed to calling people to follow Jesus by the way we live and care for each other as we grow to be more like Jesus and serve our community and world for him.
We are an Anglican Church, with a contemporary feel. We have a broad range of groups operating, to help us care for and meet the needs of people of all ages and stages.
you're very welcome to join us or visit any time.
Some Frequently Asked Questions
A Christian is someone who recognises their sin has caused a blockage in their relationship with their maker, and has turned to Jesus for the only solution; the forgiveness offered through Jesus’ death on the cross. This forgiveness is obtained through repenting of your sin, and making Jesus the ruler of your life. For a more detailed explanation, please click here.
We at CCM believe being a Christian is the best way to live. Firstly, we have assurance of our future place in heaven, because salvation has nothing to do with us; Jesus has done it all. Secondly, although life has its hardships, following Jesus’ teachings is the best way to live, as it avoids the unnecessary pain that comes with sin, and leads to true and lasting happiness.
The controlling standard of doctrine and worship within the Anglican Church are The Book of Common Prayer, and the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion. Both documents are based on what the Anglican Church believes the Bible says to us. While the Anglican Church is an organisation steeped in tradition, we at CCM ensure that man-made traditions do not precede the word of God.
The beauty of Christian denominations is they exist for the benefit of Christians, so that Christians can worship God with a clear conscience. For example, not all Christians agree with the Anglican Church’s Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion, nor Anglican Church governance, or the way Anglicans conduct services. Such people may feel more comfortable in a different denomination.
We would love you to be a part of our church.
However, to best answer this question, we need to understand what church is, and what it is there for. In the Bible, the word church simply means a gathering. So a Christian church is a gathering of Christians. The purpose of church is not to pray, to sing, to read the Bible, or even to listen to a sermon; we can do all these things from the privacy of our own homes. The purpose of church is fellowship, where we can be mutually encouraged by other Christians (e.g. Romans 1:12; Hebrews 10:25). However, true Christian fellowship means not only sharing our lives, it means using our gifts and talents to serve one another (e.g. 1 Corinthians 12:11-28).
As such, a mature Christian is someone who is a regular member of a local church, and is using their gifts and talents to serve the people of that church. If a Christian decides not to be a member of a local church, they either don’t wish to grow as a Christian, don’t wish to encourage others to grow as Christians, don’t wish to serve other Christians, or simply don’t like meeting with other Christians. Either way, if someone is asking this question, there are deeper questions that need to be addressed alongside this one.
The big question then is ‘how does one become a disciple?’
The process most commonly described in the NT is of adults converting to Christianity from either Judaism, or some other religion. It is not surprising that the majority of NT baptisms were of adults, as the first subjects of baptism in a missionary situation (which Acts describes) are always converts.
However, what we see in the Old Testament (OT) is that God deals with families rather than individuals (e.g. Genesis 6:18; Genesis 17:11-13). This is the reason Joshua can speak for his entire household in Joshua 24:15.
In the NT, God moves from dealing with the nation of Israel to calling people from all nations. However, this does not change the fact that God continues to deal with families. In 1 Corinthians 7:14 we are told that children of believers are ‘holy’ (one of the NT terms for Christians). Likewise Jesus receives and blesses little ones (Matthew 19:13-14), and rebukes those who turn them away (Mark 10:14). Further, before the Jailer’s whole family is baptised in Acts 16:33, Paul tells him that if he turns and believes in Jesus, he and his whole family will be saved (Acts 16:31).
At CCM, we raise our children as disciples, and teach them all that Jesus commanded (Matthew 29:19-20). As such, it is only fitting that our children receive the sign that they are believers.
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