Christ Community Church
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Christ Community Church was known as Waseca Evangelical Free Church from its founding in 1962 and up until the July 2004 move to a larger facility.  We continue to be affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America.

We usually meet for Sunday school at 9:00 each Sunday morning, and at 10:15 for the Worship Service.  Check the home page for the service times for this week.
We would love to pray for you, and can do so in one or more ways.  We can pray for you during a Sunday morning church service, we can meet with you after a morning service, or we can pray for you in our weekly church staff meeting.  Click here to send your request to us by email, and please note whether you wish to have us pray privately in the weekly staff meeting or publicly at a morning worship.
A typical morning service begins with music presented by a worship team of four to six people.  The music is typically contemporary praise songs of the type heard on KJLY or KTIS radio stations.  A pastor will ordinarily provide a brief greeting, followed by congregational singing, with words projected on two large screens in the front of the worship center.  Again, the music is generally contemporary, although traditional hymns are frequently included in the morning worship service.  A pastor or elder will spend some time praying for requests that have been emailed or otherwise delivered to the church office before the service.  Offering plates are passed by ushers, providing members and regular attenders an opportunity to present tithes, offerings, and requests for staff prayer.  The morning message typically lasts for 30 to 40 minutes, exploring a section of the Bible in profound detail. The service typically will last about 75 minutes.  Elders are available after the service if individual prayer is desired.

Confession of Faith, Christ Community Church
1. God. We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.

2. The Bible. We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.

3. The Human Condition. We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath.  Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.

4. Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus—Israel's promised Messiah—was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.

5. The Work of Christ. We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.

6. The Holy Spirit. We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.

7. The Church. We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God's grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.

8. Christian Living. We believe that God's justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.

9. Christ's Return. We believe in the personal, bodily and premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.

10. Response and Eternal Destiny. We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.

1. Realize that you are a sinner.

No matter how good a life we try to live, we still fall miserably short of being a good person. That is because we are all sinners. We all fall short of God’s desire for us to be holy. The Bible says, “No one is good—not even one” (Romans 3:10 NLT). This is because we cannot become who we are supposed to be without Jesus Christ.
2. Recognize that Jesus Christ died on the cross for you.

The Bible tells us, “But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners” (Romans 5:8 NLT). This is the Good News, that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die in our place when we least deserved it.

3. Repent of your sin.

The Bible tells us to “repent and be converted” (Acts 3:19 NKJV). The word “repent” means to change your direction in life. Instead of running from God, you can run toward Him. Becoming a Christian is not merely believing some creed or going to church on Sunday. It is having Christ Himself take residence in your life and heart. Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door [of your life] and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in....” (Revelation 3:20 NKJV).

4. Receive Jesus Christ into your life.

Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank You for saving me. Amen.

If you would like to have a relationship with Christ, simply pray this prayer and mean it in your heart.
If you just prayed that prayer and meant it, Jesus Christ has now taken residence in your heart! To put your faith into action, be sure to spend time with God by reading your Bible, praying, going to church, and telling others about Christ. If you would like some free information about your new life as a Christian, just let us know.
Written by Greg Laurie
MAKS (Moms And KidS) is a group of moms who meet the first and third Tuesday of the month from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. during the school year.  It is a chance for moms to get to know one another, share parenting skills, and to support each other.  Pre-school children enjoy their own class while infants are cared for in the nursery.  For more information, contact the church office.  Please see the MAKS page, too!
Adult Discipleship Classes meet Sundays during the Sunday School hour.  These classes offer opportunities for Bible study, building relationships, discussing current events, prayer, and various other studies that draw us closer to God.  Classes are available from early September until our Summer break.  Contact the church office to find specific topics and meeting times for these classes.
Men's Groups provide an opportunity for men to meet with other men and to benefit from the support and counsel they can receive from one another.  The Bible is used as the authority and the goal is to help men become better husbands, fathers, and spiritual leaders in the family, church, and community.  Contact the church office to find specific meeting times and places.  Please visit the Mens Ministry page.
If you like to sing or play an instrument, worship team may be the place for you.  The team normally meets on a week night, the scheduling of which can be found in the calendar.  The practice time is spent in devotions, prayer, and practicing music for the morning worship services.  Contact the Worship Commission for more information.
Opportunities are offered occasionally for groups to visit foreign or cross-cultural missions to offer their skills in various forms of work.  Groups have gone to Bolivia, New Orleans, and Papua New Guinea.  For information about our short-term missions opportunities, contact the church office.  Please see our missions page.
At Christ Community Church we practice open communion, which means: If you have asked Jesus to forgive your sins and come into your heart and if you understand, acknowledge and accept his sacrificial death, then you are invited to join us in remembrance of Him as he instructed at the Lord's Supper.
Our missionaries are supported financially through faith-promise giving.  In the fall of each year, information is provided to the congregation, indicating the names and financial support requirements of each sponsored missionary. Individuals consider how they can participate in meeting these needs, and then make a commitment for that amount. A faith-promise pledge form is used for this purpose, and the form can be completed at any time during the year. More information can be obtained from the Missions Commission.