The “Need to Knows”
Welcome to CCPC! We are so glad you are exploring our website, and we hope to meet you soon. You will find below the answers to the questions we are asked most frequently.
We are a diverse group of people who have welcoming hearts and open minds. Regardless of someone’s past spiritual or church experience, they are always warmly welcome here. We have found that one of life’s greatest joys is getting to know one another and having the opportunity to share the amazing journey of life together.
CCPC celebrated 50 years of ministry in 2015! There have been many changes during the years but one distinct and defining trait that remains constant is that we're an all-generations community. A snapshot of Sunday morning looks like a family portrait: babies bouncing on an older adults knee, children laughing and running, and people of all ages engaged in conversations and in worship.
Another defining trait of our church is an on-going commitment to the community. During any given week you will find on our campus small groups gathering for Bible Studies, community singing groups practicing, Scouts (Boy, Girl, and Cub) gathering for den and pack meetings, and organizations like AA coming together to support one another.
All worship services and most fellowship activities take place in the Sanctuary building. When you park in the lot, you will walk up the covered breezeway and into the atrium. Worship services will be to your right … fellowship activities to your left.
Child care for children 2 months through 3 years is available in our Educational Building. This is the other main building on the campus. If you enter the door at the end of the building (next to the driveway) you will find the nursery on your immediate left.
Faith Formation classes (ages 4 through High School) are held in the Educational Building. Someone will be present on Sunday morning to help direct you to the age appropriate class.
Rev. Ben Burrows has been the pastor of CCPC since 2012. Ben has been an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) for over 16 years. He is married with four children and loves to fish, read, and cook (especially BBQ).
Pastor Ben would love to meet you! He greets people after church every Sunday. If you would like a more in-depth visit with him, please call (252-393-8462) to set up a time for a personal visit or phone call.
What We Believe
We are a community of people who believe in Jesus Christ and trust Him with our lives.
We believe that we all miss the mark of God’s intended best for us, and that Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins, that he was raised from the dead showing his power over sin and death, and that he lives within us and gives us the ability to live new lives.
We believe Jesus loves us just as we are and not as we should be, but he also loves us enough not to leave us the way he found us. We are not perfect. We make mistakes, but we know Jesus forgives us and then transforms us. We welcome all who are on the same journey of seeking to become more like him.
We believe that the Bible is God’s authoritative word to us, and tells us all we need to know about who God is, and how to live a life that helps us become more like his son Jesus.
We believe that just as Jesus came to serve, we too are called to lives of service. Just as Jesus came to bind up the brokenhearted, bring good news to the poor (both economically and spiritually), and to share the good news of God’s saving love; we seek to do the same in our homes, families, neighborhoods, offices, schools, community, world and in our personal lives.
CCPC is part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) denomination. To learn more about our denomination please click here.