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Christ Community Church
started with a simple calling.
“…Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through His own blood. Let us, then, go to Him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace He bore.” —Hebrews 13:12–13
Go Outside. Our hope for each person that becomes a part of the CCC family is that they would join Jesus on the outside following him in every area of their life: Loving God. Loving People. Loving Community.
In the fall of 2009, our planting pastor, Lee Webb and his wife Rachel, along with a small group gathered to begin preparing for the birth of a new church. Christ Community Church began its first open Sunday Gathering at Southside Elementary School on 10-10-10.
Christ Community Church gathered at Southside Elementary for the next three and a half years. The need to move meeting locations became evident in 2013. Through prayer, fasting, and following God's leadership, the church moved to Governor's Square aided greatly through a generous gift that made a way to have space rent free! The church raised the money to build out the space and began gathering there Easter weekend of 2014.
In the fall of 2014, Lee transitioned to a founding pastor role where he was not active on the Pastor/Elder Council or staff while still continuing to be an active member. Blake Lawyer was voted in as the Lead Pastor after having served on staff. Blake continues to serve in that role today leading us towards the vision of Hebrews 13:14:
For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.
Seeking the city pushes us to think about God’s kingdom, not ours. It calls us to racial reconciliation and constantly developing and sending new leaders out to make disciples, lead groups, and start churches. Ministry is not about who’s leading now, it’s about who’s leading next. In chasing that vision, the Lord has allowed us to be a part of sending out two church planting teams since 2016.
Our hope for our collective church family is that we continue to reach our community one person at a time while working to start new churches in our region. We are praying that God would allow us to see 1% of our region reached through new churches!
Come join us as we go outside and seek the city that is to come!