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We desire to love and exalt Jesus Christ, and we believe He has given the church a clear mission:

Make Disciples, Build Community, Plant Churches, all for the Glory of God

Our Core Values

TruthWorshipPrayerCommunity • Missional Living


Truth

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.  John 17:7

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.  John 1:14

I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man comes to the Father except by me.  John 14:6

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, "If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’" John 8:31,32

Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is just…think about such things. Philippians 4:8

 Truth can only be defined by the one true God, and He has chosen to reveal Himself through Jesus Christ and the Holy Scriptures.  The Gospel is our message.  The Bible is our source.  Jesus Christ is our King.  If our understanding of God is wrong, then everything else we do is off.  Everything we do as a church must be done according to His Word, the Bible, and for the Glory of Christ.  If we stray from this core value, our church will become man-centered and will lose effectiveness in the Kingdom.  We must worship in spirit and truth.  Our community must be built upon the truth of the Scriptures, and our missional living must be constantly examined by the Truth.

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Worship

The hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship Him.  God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth.  John 4:23, 24

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.  Romans 12:1

Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.  Hebrews 12:28, 29

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name.  Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.  Psalm 29:2

We are worshipers of God who have responded to His call to worship by living for His glory. Everything we do is an act of worship, pleasing to God because of Christ’s sacrifice for our sins.  We are created to bring Him glory.  As redeemed children of God, we worship Him to show gratitude for who He is and what He has done.  Ultimately, worship is expressed in many ways, but one of the most effective ways for the Church to worship is to gather as a body regularly.  Worship is not possible without the aspect of obedience to His word.  No matter how high you raise your hands, how loud you sing, or how low you kneel, you are not worshiping if you are not living in obedience.

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Prayer

Now about eight days after these sayings he (Jesus) took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray. Luke 9:28

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." Matt 7:7

And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses." Mark 11:25

Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. Matt 18:19

But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word." Acts 6:4

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off. Acts 13:2-3

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. Col. 4:2

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thes. 5:16-18

Jesus taught and modeled prayer with our Heavenly Father. The apostles, following our Lord’s example and will, devoted themselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word, recognizing these the power of God given to us to bring His kingdom and will to earth. Prayer is a core value of the church because we believe that nothing puts us in touch with the resources of our mighty God the way prayer does. Prayer allows us to speak and listen to the God who created the universe. Prayer energizes our work and witness. Prayer collects our brokenness and our hurts and puts them at the feet of Jesus for His mercy. We pray because we are God's children, and He treats us as our loving Heavenly Father who wants what is best for His children. We pray because we need God's blessing in all we do. We pray for wisdom and strength to know God's will and to be faithful in doing His will. We pray because God is gracious and caring when the needs and pressures in life seem overwhelming. We pray to give thanks for God's provision and to find forgiveness when we've gone astray. We pray because God answers prayer. Every member of Corpus Christi Community Church is encouraged to grow in their personal prayer lives and to find ways to join with the church body for prayer regularly.

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Community

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.  Ephesians 4:25

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.  Hebrews 10:24,25

…you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.  1 Peter 2:5

Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness." Genesis 1:26a

God created us to live in community with each other, to reflect the perfect fellowship of the Triune Godhead: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  The community we were created to experience has been marred by sin, and God is in the process of redeeming community through His Church.  True biblical community must be known for its love, as that is how Christ says all people will know that we are His disciples (John 13:35).  We must live life together, encouraging and challenging one another as we seek individually and collectively to live a life of worship and obedience to Christ.  As we grow as a biblical community, we must also have a grace and mercy filled impact on the place in which we live. 

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Missional Living

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.  Luke 19:10

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”  Matthew 28:20

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”   And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. Acts 1:8,9

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.  2 Cor. 5:20

God has saved us and is molding us to be like Christ.  If we are following Christ, then we must certainly live according to his teachings, but also we must make his mission our mission.  Christ’s mission was to seek and to save the lost, and he passed that mission along to his disciples.  It is important for us to keep an eternal perspective, knowing our home is in Heaven, and we are here for a purpose.  All of our gifts, talents, and resources are from the Lord and must be focused on how we can use them to make the Gospel known.

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