FAQ's about our
kind of church is this?
CPC is a family oriented church
that worships and celebrates God,
educates its members, and shares the Good News with our community.
We are part of the
fastest growing city in the upper Midwest.
We have quality healthcare, higher education, commerce, and
technology while living in safe, friendly neighborhoods. Our
congregation consists of beloved elderly, mature adults, young
families, and fantastic youth all celebrating together in the Lord!
CPC rejoices with a full range of
Sunday Services, special liturgical
events, as well as Easter and Christmas celebrations. A typical
Sunday worship blends a reverential view of God with
uplifting music (congregational,
choir, small ensembles, and bells), and a time for children’s
directed sermons. Communion is served monthly and provisions are
made to serve the elements to those who are unable to attend.
CPC relies on a solid and
innovative educational program. Preschool-Adult
Sunday School, confirmation, VBS, PW studies, small Bible study
groups all play an important role in sustaining and encouraging
members to seek God’s will.
do we believe and what's our mission?
We are saved solely by the grace of God through faith in Jesus
Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit.
The mission of Community Presbyterian Church is to nurture
individual spiritual growth through the Bible, the inspired Word of
God. We seek to embrace the hearts and minds of all individuals
through worship, fellowship, and service.
We care for one another and we equip our members to reach out to
the community in word and service.
|What do we do and how
do we do it?
CPC participates in the community in more than
name. We reach out by providing ongoing support to the Salvation Army
to feed the needy and by supplying bell ringers at Christmas. PW
support a “Teen Mom” mentoring program and the New Life Center for the
fellowship group creates quilts for the community. Food Pantry,
Giving Tree, United Campus Ministries, and Gideon’s are other
regularly supported missions. Members are involved in personal
ministries, caring for their neighbors, and witnessing to others.
We have gifted, enthusiastic and hard working members who provide
lay leadership, musical talents, and puppet and clown ministries.
Artistic members have brought Bible stories to life with
wall murals in our
Our congregation has a strong work ethic and a will to volunteer
their time, skills, and treasures where there is a need. Many of our
members possess technical, business, and financial expertise. We
enlist the talents of these members to effectively lead the church
through the session, maintain the infrastructure through the trustees,
enliven the church through music, teach the people through Christian
education, praise and revere God through the direction of the worship
committee, and show hospitality through service and fellowship groups.
CPC’s greatest gift is that God has blessed us with each other and
we enjoy and celebrate Him as a real community of believers.
What is our
statement of faith?
The following statement of faith was approved by a
of the membership at the 2012 Annual Meeting
We believe in a
Triune God—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—who created
everything, who saves us, and who sustains us. We know this because:
The Bible is the
inspired word of God. It is an eternal gift which reveals His
wisdom, righteousness, grace, and love for us. It is the one
infallible authority on all matters of faith and practice. We live
in a confusing world and God’s Word, revealed in the Bible, is the
compass by which we find direction and comfort.
God sent His Son to
us in Jesus Christ. He is not merely a son of god, but THE Son of
God. Christ was the perfect sacrifice for our sins and His actions
alone have saved us from our sins. His resurrection from the dead on
the third day assures us of eternal life, and frees us to live for
Him. In Christ, God is revealed in a human form which we can
understand and from whom we can learn. Christ calls us to be
disciples and He charges us with spreading the good news of His
sacrifice. We take this commission to heart and derive strength and
reassurance from it.
God’s grace alone is
sufficient to save us. As a saved people we are called to follow
Jesus Christ, striving towards holiness and showing hospitality and
love to all. Appreciating His grace and being confident in it allows
us to witness boldly to others so that they too might hear the good
news of salvation.
Finally, we believe
that faith in Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation. Our faith
is given to us by the Holy Spirit. We are compelled to this faith
irresistibly and we know that it is a gift of God. Faith alone
sustains, protects, and delivers us from the stresses and strains of
beliefs are more fully explained in the system of belief contained
in the Nicene and Apostles’ Creeds, the Scots Confession, the Second
Helvetic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, the Westminster
Confession of Faith and Larger and Shorter Catechisms, the
Theological Declaration of Barmen, the Confession of 1967, and the
Brief Statement of Faith.
Community Presbyterian Church is part of the
Presbyterian Church USA. We seek faithfully to proclaim and to conform
our lives to the faith delivered to us in the Holy Scripture.