Our Session (governing body) has voted to be an Equipping Church. We believe we are to promote and implement a ministry where all members are encouraged to discover, develop and use their God-given gifts in service to the church, community and world. The core values of an Equipping Church are:
We rely on prayer to see God in all aspects of our ministry.
The Priesthood of all Believers
Every member is gifted and called into ministry.
Leaders need to demonstrate humility, authenticity,
accountability and genuine care of people.
Healthy community occurs when people are willing
to work together for the common good.
We embrace equipping ministry and will implement systems to
prepare, connect and equip people for ministry.
Proactive Approach to Change
We seek to respond creatively and proactively to
shifts in culture while maintaining the message of Jesus Christ.
Encouraging Faithful Membership
Members of Christ Presbyterian Church are encouraged to faithfully meet the following expectations (taking into account their current life circumstances).
We believe that when members follow these expectations their spiritual lives will deepen and our church community will become more faithful in carrying out the ministry of Jesus Christ.
Belief and Hospitality
Believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior,
and graciously invite and welcome others into our community of faith.
Attend Worship every Sunday that you are in town.
Concern for Others
Participate in at least 5 hours of service each year
with a focus on caring for the poor, sick and/or disadvantaged.
Participate in one small group or Bible study each year.
Give generously in the mission and ministry of
Christ Presbyterian Church. We recommend giving at least 5% of
your household income and work toward contributing 10% or more.