What is our vision for CCC? Why have we got a Christian Community in EL CAMPELLO?
(Purposes listed in alphabetical order).
|A place where Jesus, the Lord, is honoured, worshipped, and adored. JESUS is the HEAD of this church, the primary progenitor and instigator of life and vitality. He is our Saviour, the One who Purifies and Empowers us, our Healer and our Coming King. He is our All in All. Lord, he is welcome and honoured here (Col. 1:18).
While teaching is important, we are called to make disciples. The discipleship process is a more tailor-made kind of individual attention to spiritual development and spiritual formation (Matthew 28:18-20).
A place for equipping for evangelism and service. Just as the nets need to be mended before casting into the sea, so our lives need mending as they will function in the sea of life (Ephesians 4:12).
|CCC is to be a place where good news is shared, and where people come to faith in Jesus. CCC is also to be a place where believers are prepared or equipped to share their faith (Mark 16:15).
CCC is a place to be, a place to be ourselves, in Christ. To connect and care for one another. To eat together. To do life together. (Acts 2:43-47)
God calls us to serve one another and serve this community in love. We are here because we love God and want to show His love to this local community. Jesus was mighty in word and deed. We want to follow Jesus and therefore show God's love in word and deed. We have been blessed and want to pass on that blessing. We believe there is nothing that compares with knowing Jesus and therefore want others to know Him too. It has been said that people don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care (I John 4:7-21).
God’s gifts are given to all of God’s people. The fruit of His Spirit enables us to develop our character, and His gifts enable us to be useful in His kingdom. As fruit and gifts operate together, with a strong participation of God’s people, God will give growth to His church (Ephesians 4:1-12).
We live in a fallen and broken world. We have a mission, locally and globally. May this place be a place where we are captivated and empowered for missions (Matthew 24:14).
We want the Holy Spirit’s presence and power to be welcome here, bringing restoration, healing, quickening, regeneration and empowering. Come, Holy Spirit. You are already here in and through us, but may Your manifest presence bring life and hope to many. (Acts 1:8).
And as he taught them, he said, “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’? (Mark 11:17). Prayer is vital. ”We do nothing until we pray. The work of mission is born in prayer, sustained in prayer and completed in prayer”. The New Testament church was a praying church and we want to be a New Testament Church.
CCC is a place where God’s Word is clearly preached, where the GOSPEL is declared in its fullness. Where believers are build up in their faith, and equipped to live and serve (I Cor. 14:3).
|The Church is to be a place where people’s faith in God can be revived, revitalized, rekindled and restored (Acts 4:23 – 31).
We are called to serve. CCC needs to be a light in our community, and serve in practical ways to those both in the community of faith and in the local community. Since the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and since we are called to follow Him, we too are to serve (Mark 10:45).
|We want CCC to be a centre for learning. At whatever level, whether just beginning the Christian life or learning how to serve, we hope that many people will be trained for life and service here through solid Biblical teaching (Ephesians 4:11-16).
God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must do so in Spirit and in truth. God, our Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit is so worthy of our worship. Beyond all He does for us, we would also worship and adore Him for all that He is (John 4:21-24). Here’s a helpful quote from John Piper in his book "Let the Nations be Glad" (p.11). "Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exist because worship doesn't. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man. When this age is over, and the countless millions of the redeemed fall on their faces before the throne of God, missions will be no more. It is a temporary necessity. But worship abides forever. Worship, therefore, is the fuel and goal of missions. It's the goal of missions because in missions we simply aim to bring the nations into the white-hot enjoyment of God's glory. The goal of missions is the gladness of the peoples in the greatness of God."