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 men* from within our body who love Jesus and love His church. Their lives exhibit the character qualities God has outlined in the Bible (1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9) of those who are worthy and called to lead His people. These are volunteer roles in which the elders are accountable to God and serve the church by guiding, guarding, and governing.
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). The staff lead various teams and care for the body through teaching, 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 Christ at CCF. The Bible tells us that each of us have been given gifts (Romans 12:3-8) and that we are uniquely designed to build up the church (Ephesians 4:16) and give witness about Jesus to our world. Flowing from the head (Jesus), God’s master plan is to reveal His Son 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 His kingdom purposes.
*We believe that God created two complementary sexes of humans, male and female, to bear His image together. We believe that men and women are equal in essence, dignity and value and are complementary by divine design. According to His created order, God intends for men and women to have different yet complementary roles and responsibilities in the church and home. At CCF we practice a complementarian theology as it relates to the role of women and men in church leadership. We believe men serve in the office of elder and pastor.