“Do the work of an evangelist; carry out your ministry fully” ( 11 Timothy 4:5)
We celebrate the Evangelical faithfulness of God.
We confess that too often in our time:
We hesitate to speak the name and tell the power of Jesus Christ;
We fail to trust God’s Saving grace, already given in Jesus Christ, for the sake of the whole creation;
We refuse to witness to the presence and action of The Holy Spirit in our midst and in the world.
Today we welcome with joy an awakening to God’s will, a stirring of The Holy Spirit among us, and a reclaiming of the presence and the person of Jesus Christ in the Church.
We affirm evangelism as the heart of the Church’s life and mission.
We understand evangelism to be:
The proclamation of the Good News of God’s gift of salvation in Jesus Christ; and Embodying and demonstrating this Good News in acts of mercy, love, and justice; and inviting others to accept Jesus Christ as Risen Savior, to unite with Christ’s Body, the Church, and to live as Christ’s disciples in the world.
In response to God’s call to make disciples, we, as members of Community Christian Fellowship Center will:
Participate joyfully in revitalized corporate worship;
Recommit ourselves to a personal devotional life of Bible reading and prayer;
Witness to Jesus Christ by who we are, what we say, and what we do;
Invite other people to follow Jesus, be baptized into Christ’s death and resurrection, and become one with us in the Church of which Christ is the Head;
Reclaim the teaching ministries of the Church;
Become reconciled communities of faith that are inclusive of the unlikeness within the human family and that find their enduring unity in Jesus Christ.
With thanksgiving for the Good News which is the truth that sets all people free, we rejoice in the power and presence of the Triune God to whom be honor and glory.