CONSERVATIVE CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE
Most churches throughout the United States today are either associated with or are
a member church of a conference or an association. Conferences and/or associations
almost always have requirements, stipulations and guidelines that member churches are required to follow.
Fortunately, our conference (4 C's conference) has no requirements or stipulations that they place upon their member churches. This conference exists solely to serve their members. The conference main office is located in Lake Elmo, Minnesota. They provide resources online, through their annual meetings and other conference meetings to assist their churches. They will assist in finding a new pastor for a member church, but they leave the calling up to the church. While there are no requirements for financial assistance from their members, our church has supported CCCC.
The 4 C's conference has always been more than willing to help us in the past and seems to be ready, willing and able to assist us in the future. They were providing help and assistance to our church even before we became a member church.
WHO THEY ARE
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference (CCCC) is a theologically conservative denomination believing strongly in the autonomy of each local church under the headship of Christ. Our member churches include those who are Congregational, Christian, and Evangelical and Reformed in their background, as well as independent Community churches. Our member ministers also come from diverse backgrounds. Though we are solidly committed to the basic doctrines of the Christian faith, we allow for diversity in many areas where Christians have tended to disagree. Though our members hold strong biblical convictions, we do not believe that Christians should divide over secondary issues. As an evangelical denomination, in obedience to Jesus Christ, we work together to advance the kingdom of our Lord through evangelism, church planting and missions.
CCCC STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe the Bible consisting of the Old and New Testament, to be the only inspired, inerrant, infallible, authoritative Word of God written.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by Whose indwelling power and fullness the Christian is enabled to live a godly life in this present evil world.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in Christ
CCCC SEVEN GUIDING VALUES
1. A Culture of Believing Prayer and Intercession
2. Healthy Pastors
3. Healthy Disciple-making Churches
4. Healthy Church Multiplication
5. A Community that Lives Out Shared Life & Shared Mission
6. A Culture of Peacemaking and Reconciliation
7. A Membership Reflective of the Harvest Field’s Diversity