First and foremost, Jesus is the head and leader of our church (Colossians 1:15-20).
Following under the leadership of Jesus, CCF is directed by a board of elders, a leadership core of spiritually mature individuals from within our body who love Jesus and love His church. Their lives exhibit the character qualities (1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9) God outlines in the Bible of those who are worthy to lead His people. These are volunteer roles, and the elders are accountable to one another, and the body at large.
Our staff is made up of full-time and part-time individuals. They serve under the authority of the elders and “equip his people for works of service…” (Ephesians 4:11-13). Generally speaking, the staff lead various teams and care for the body through discipleship, worship, outreach and pastoral care.
Another vital group of our leadership at CCF are the deacons. Deacons oversee areas of importance within the church in order to allow elders and staff to care for what is within their primary calling. In the early church, deacons were organized to care for the distribution of food, while allowing the elders to remain faithfully devoted to prayer and teaching (Acts 6:1-7). At CCF our deacons primarily oversee care of our facility, benevolence, and technology/communications.
Finally, all of us, together, make up the body of CCF. The Bible tells us that each of us have been wired uniquely and have specific roles prepared for us (Romans 12:3-13; Ephesians 2:8-10).
Flowing from the top (Jesus), God’s master plan is to reveal Jesus to the world and “reconcile” lost people to Himself (2 Corinthians 5:16-21). Through God’s appointed leadership structure, we are joining him in this amazing work as He leads and empowers us for success!