What We Believe

We are CHRISTIANS. We believe that the claims of Christ distinguish us from other world religions and cults. We find help from historically orthodox statements of faith and therefore submit to both the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds.

We are EVANGELICALS. We stand in agreement with the doctrinal statement of the National Association of Evangelicals.

We are REFORMED. We believe that God is at the center of all things and created us for his glory. Life therefore is not about us, but is about Him. God's passion is to declare His glory and to possess a people who have discovered the all-satisfying joy of delighting in Him. Therefore, we believe that the chief end of man is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever.

We are BAPTISTS. We affirm the historical positions on baptism, the Lord's Supper, and church discipline. God has graciously given us these institutions through His Word to identify and maintain the church, a plurality of male elders to lead the church, and a body of deacons to serve the church.

We are MISSIONAL. We believe that Jesus' incarnation modeled what it means to be missional. God the Father sent God the Son into culture on a mission to redeem His church by the power of God the Holy Spirit. We believe that the mission of Christ continues through the mission of His Church.

For a complete statement of our beliefs, read our Elder Affirmation of Faith.

What We Value

"C3 exists for the glory of God and the good of all peoples through the gospel of Jesus Christ."


in Christ, Community, and Culture.

For a fuller picture of the kind of commitment C3 members make, check out our Member Covenant.