How Do I Become A Christian?

What Does It Mean To Be A Christian? (Resource from the Village Church)

I Want To Be Baptized

We practice full immersion baptism for those who have professed a confession of faith in Jesus Christ.

Water baptism identifies a person as a disciple of Christ and celebrates the passage from an old life into a new life in Christ. Simply stated, it is an outward sign of an inward change. Jesus introduced water baptism in connection with His Great Commission (Matthew 28:19). He said that new disciples were to be baptized in the Name of the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus meant this to be a permanent practice, called an ordinance.

 

"Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life."

Romans 6:4-5

How Do I Grow In My Faith?

Small Groups

Small groups are home based Bible studies, usually with 15 or fewer people in attendance. We do this in order to stir one another on to love, good works, and to equip the saints for the work of ministry, building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God (Eph. 4:12-13). Most of our groups are sermon based studies, while some will study another topic or book of the Bible. Check out our list of small groups.

Mentoring

In 2 Timothy 2:2, Paul tells his young disciple, "what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also." We believe that this is a mandate for all followers of Jesus. Mentoring is a subset of small groups - where you meet in groups of fewer than 5 people to focus on specific areas of spiritual and/or personal growth.

Classes

Canyon Classes are held twice a year during the Spring and Fall seasons. We cover topics which that we normally wouldn't cover on a Sunday morning, such as: Apologetics, Introduction to Theology, Overview of the Old Testament, Introduction to Greek, and Holy Spirit: Gifts and Empowerment. They are held in the evenings, and span 8-12 weeks long. All classes are free to attend, but you should anticipate purchasing your own copies of books and materials.

Serve

Our volunteers are vital to the ongoing work of equipping believers to serve the Lord and for reaching our community for Jesus. Let us know which ministry opportunity you are interested in. Click the link below to fill out our online form. Once completed, a ministry leader will contact you for further steps.

Church Membership

A declaration of citizenship in Christ’s kingdom.

Pastor and writer Jonathan Leeman defines church membership as, "a formal relationship between a local church and a Christian characterized by the church’s affirmation and oversight of a Christian’s discipleship and the Christian’s submission to living out his or her discipleship in the care of the church." It's our hope that as you attend CCC for a year or more that you commit to this local body by becoming an active member. All members must, at a minimum:

  1. Confess faith in Jesus Christ and display evidence of regeneration, as described in Ephesians 5:1-21.
  2. Have been baptized via full submersion after a public confession of faith
  3. Believe in God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; in the verbal inspiration of the Holy Scriptures as originally given; in the substitutionary atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ; in the eternal salvation of all who believe in Him and the eternal punishment of all who reject Him.
  4. Show full sympathy with the mission and core values of The Christian and Missionary Alliance, and cooperation by systematic support of its work.
  5. Attend a membership seminar, complete an application, share your testimony with an elder, and sign our Membership Covenant Agreement.

If you would like to become a member or learn more about it, please contact the elders via the button below.