Welcome to Community in Christ Lutheran Church's Website. Right off the bat we want you to know one thing. You are loved by God. Period. He is already at work in your life and will always be at work in your life. We hope that His work will lead you to our community of faith. If God does lead you here you'll find that we are a group of regular people committed to learning more about God's great love which was demonstrated most fully in the person of Jesus. We are ordinary, just like you, but we believe that God calls ordinary people to do extraordinary things in His name.
Growing a community of people who live as Jesus did. Loving the Father(UP), Caring for each other(IN) and serving the world(OUT)
In the next five years (2017-2022) we want to see 500 people on average worshipping the Lord at CIC per week, we aim to engage at least 50% of our worshippers in small groups, we will feed at least 1,000 people per year and help over 10,000 people in need, we want our congregation to be at least as racially diverse as our surrounding community and we will become a tithing congregation giving 10% of received offerings to the larger church and local non-profits serving the community.
If you join us for worship or another event, you'll discover that we're a big family always welcoming new members into our community. Weekly worship is very important to us. We gather to hear God's word preached from the Bible and understood through the lens of Jesus' life, death and resurrection. We gather to recieve Holy Communion, the body and blood of Jesus, which sustains our faith and reminds us who we are as God's forgiven people. We are sent out by the Holy Spirit each week to bring Jesus to our friends, family, neighbors and others by doing works of mercy and kindness.
Community in Christ is a place where all are welcome, from the youngest to the oldest. There is a place for everyone in our church. A place to worship and be fed, comforted and challenged with God's word and a place to use the gifts and talents God has given each of us to be a blessing to others.
If you'd like to read more about our basic beliefs and what makes Lutheran Christians distinctive go here.