The key verses shaping our vision for Community Covenant Church (CCC) are John 15:5. Here Jesus says, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” We are therefore compelled to remain in Christ, remain in His love and lay down our lives for each other!
This then leads to our strategic vision:
to be a contagious community of Christ's love
helping people discover, live and share the love of Jesus
- Discover the love of Jesus: When people discover God's love, they discover how they were designed to be and gain the confidence to be themselves.
- Live the love of Jesus: When people live the love of Christ they are living out their design. 1 John 3: 23-24 says: And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. The one who keeps God’s commands lives in him,and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.
- Share the love of Jesus: When we share the love of Christ we live out our design. 1 John 3: 17-18 says: If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.