Christ Community Church, Pinehurst, North Carolina

Christ Community Church, Pineh

Christ Community Church (CCC) is affiliated with Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA).

CCC adheres to, and fully supports the EFCA Statement of Faith. We believe these are indisputable tenets of God, and there is no room for debate on these points. The “Free” in the denomination’s title means that having affirmed these tenets, our body is an independent organization and free to govern itself with no interference from EFCA.

The CCC mission statement:

                    “Growing a Community Passionate for God and His Purposes”

  • Passion for God – CCC will grow a community that is passionate for God and His purposes. We desire to grow a congregation of followers of Jesus who are growing in character, community and kingdom impact. The culture in which we worship, pray, serve, and fellowship will reflect our hunger to know God and His will for our church.

  • Care and Connections – As our church grows, we desire to stay connected to one another. We will NOT permit ourselves to be a large, impersonal church. We will care for people in spiritual, prayerful, emotional and practical ways. Our Life Groups, counseling and prayer ministries, pastoral staff, and our environment will provide significant care and connection to our congregation.  
  • Outreach – Local, regional and global outreach will be a combination of members living “intentionally – on mission” with Jesus in our daily walk, saturated by prayer! Our ministries will be a demonstration of God’s heart for the widow, the downtrodden, and the oppressed; and will provide redemptive pathways out of systemic and generational dysfunction. The effectiveness of our outreach programs will depend upon our prayer and building trust relationships within these communities.

CCC advances this mission through five Purposes:
  • Transformational Worship; Authentic Community; Intentional Discipleship; Compassionate Outreach (global and short-term missions, local outreach, and various service projects); Empowered Leadership.

Our Core Values: All that we do will be influenced by Bible as our final authority; Prayer as our humble dependence upon God; Creativity as essential to outreach; Excellence as essential to our service; Relationships as more important than programs.

CCC supported Bishop Given and his family during his doctrinal studies in New Zealand 2009 - 2012. In conjunction with the Gaula’s return to Tanzania and induction as Bishop of Kondoa in 2012, CCC’s annual support donations for Kondoa’s General Ministry Programs, as established and managed by CCC’s Mission Committee, includes:

  • On-site teaching of “New Man, New Woman, New Life” seminars for pastors, wives and/or husbands with Dan and Francine Thomas (USA) facilitating (2012, 2014)
  • Purchase of portable sound system for use in evangelism campaigns (2014)
  • Famine relief donation (2014, 2018, 2020)
  • Purchase of new Land Rover for Diocese of Kondoa (2015)
  • Pastors’ seminars with CCC senior and executive pastor facilitating (2017)
  • Roofing of village churches (2017)
  • Purchase of water containment systems for the Kondoa Primary School, Kondoa Mother’s Union hostel and Chemba Secondary/Vocational School (2018)
  • Improvements/replacement of beds, mattresses, furnishings for the Kondoa Bible School (2019)

-    Additionally, individual CCC congregants contribute separately for the personal support of the Gaula family

Thomases with AmaniLeft to right: The Thomases daughter: Kristie Stoddard, granddaughters, Maddie Kirkpatrick, Bethany Crandall, with Amani Gaula ( CCC Short Term Mission Team June 2019)


Below: Francine and Dan Thomas also part of CCC Short Term Mission Team to Kondoa June 2019

Francine and Dan Thomas