OUR DENOMINATION

The christian reformed church

in North America

Christ Community Church, or CCC as most of us refer to it, is part of the Christian Reformed Church in North America. Though our local church is made up of people from a variety of faith backgrounds, we are glad to be connected with over 1000 other CRCs in Canada and the United States. And it's all because "For God so loved the world..." 

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denominational announcements


ReFrame Ministries

Miriam: Worship Leader - Check out the new kids’ devotion at www.kidscorner.net. Music must have been an important part of worship in Israel. The Israelite women had timbrels (like tambourines) with them on the journey. They had left Egypt in a hurry but still packed musical instruments! Listen now at kidscorner.net and check out all the new content.

Groundwork: Jonah: Doing God's Work - It doesn’t matter who we are, what we’ve done, or how inadequate we feel, God has work for us to do. Join our Groundwork conversation as we study Jonah 3 to better understand how much God cares and to discover the courage to never give up on someone or let our bias hinder our message as we continue to do God’s work and follow God’s call in the world today. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.


Disability Concerns

Ableism Training Hosted by CRC-RCA Disability Concerns - Join us online August 11 & 12 (from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm EDT) for our annual training event. We will unpack ableism and consider ways we can help reduce the impact of ableism in churches. This event is open to everyone interested in learning more about this very important topic. We will continue to release more information about this event on our dedicated website: Let’s End #AbleismAtChurch Register at https://bit.ly/ableismatchurch


Safe Church Ministry

Safe Church Ministry Series 2022: The Safe Church Basics - Webinar 3: Training Leaders and Volunteers - All church leaders and volunteers should know what constitutes abuse, how to spot it, and what is expected of them to prevent and respond to abuse well. Join us July 20, 2022 at 12pm EDT as we explore ways to train and support our safe church teams. Register at https://bit.ly/SCwebinarJuly22


Indigenous Ministry

Hearts Exchanged - is a project of our denomination designed to equip Reformed Christians to engage with Indigenous people as neighbours. The Canadian Indigenous Ministry is now recruiting participants from across Canada. Find out more information on this process ,and let them know you are interested in participating, on their website: crcna.org/hearts-exchanged


Diaconal Ministries Canada

Grants Available to Churches - The NewGround Program of Diaconal Ministries Canada (formerly called Operation Manna) offers coaching, networking, and grants to churches who want to love their community! For over 35 years, over 100 CRCs across Canada have been supported. NewGround has Community Ministry Grants, Deacon Scholarships, help with Community Opportunity Scans, AND a Youth Justice Project! Find applications, deadlines, and more information on our website: diaconalministries.com/newground/. You can also email our NewGround Program Director, Karla, with your questions and ideas: kwinham@crcna.org.


World Renew

Water is Life. Share the Gift of Clean Water. - Water is essential for survival and it has to be clean to help ensure good health. Yet, 40% of the global population does not have access to sufficient water and 31% of schools around the world do not have access to clean water. Join churches across Canada on July 17th for Clean Water Sunday. Through your gift to World Renew, you can help share Christ’s hope and make clean water a reality for communities facing challenges accessing clean water. To learn more, visit worldrenew.ca/resources-clean-water-sunday


Faith Formation Ministries

At-home Faith Practice Reflection Tip - Reflection and Discussion Starter—the Practice of Remembering: Read Deuteronomy 6:1-9 and ponder or discuss the following questions. If you come from a family that loves God, how did the adults in your family pass along their love of God to the children? If you don’t come from a family where faith was important, how has that impacted your own faith formation? How might your church family help remind each other of all God has done? (For more on faith practices from Faith Formation Ministries, visit bit.ly/FaithPracticesProject)


Pastor Church Resources

New Fee for PastorSearch Portal Coming July 1, 2022 - The PastorSearch Portal is the go-to database for search committees looking for Minister Profiles of potential candidates to fill vacant pastor roles in their churches. Search committees registering for the portal beginning July 1 will be asked to pay $200USD to have access to the database for twelve months. This nominal fee will help to offset costs associated with maintaining the database and keeping it up to date with the valuable information committees find indispensable in their search. For more information about the PastorSearch process and portal visit crcna.org/pcr/churches/pastor-search-process, or email questions to pastorchurch@crcna.org.