The three E’s (Exaltation, Edification, and Evangelization) CBCCP’s mission is to bring glory to God through the exaltation of Jesus Christ, the edification of believers, and the evangelization of the world.
Our Vision and Values
CBCCP’s vision is to carry out our mission through producing generations of Christ’s disciples who bring God’s blessings to the community and the world. We will do this through strategic ministries built on our core values of:
Majoring on God’s inerrant Word (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We will always be committed to the inerrant, inspired Word of God revealed in the OT and NT Scriptures as the ultimate instruction and authority for Christian faith, life, and ministry. We strive to be Bible-centered, emphasizing what the Bible emphasizes. We recognize that while there is a diversity of theological perspectives within orthodox Christendom, there is also unity around the primary doctrines embraced by evangelical Christians. We choose to major in the primary/essential areas of unity in the Christian faith as reflected in our broadly evangelical statement of faith, and we are committed to consistently teaching and upholding these without compromise. In secondary areas/doctrines (including those for which we may have a church position/policy such as spiritual gifts or gender roles within the church), we prefer not to expend energy to fight over different orthodox views, but instead we strive to work together with love and respect.
Magnifying God with whole life worship (Romans 12:1)
In a sense, for a Christian and for a Christian church, all life is worship. Worship as such is most central to the church, for our purpose of existence is to glorify God and to enjoy His presence forever. On a particular level, the worship service, more than any other activity, brings God’s people together to meet with Him, to glorify Him, and to receive blessings from Him. We will endeavor to make our worship services a place of active participation and life transformation that complements whole-life worship.
Mirroring our triune God with our love and unity (John 13:34-35)
We consider that a life of love and unity is one of the most central issues in our value system, for it is not only the new commandment the Lord gave to His church, but is also at the center of our witness to the world, that they may know we are disciples of Christ. We are to mirror our Triune God’s unity within our diversity, living as one church in three congregations, with healthy relationships promoted and cultivated across generations and congregations. The testimony of love and unity must first be demonstrated in the leadership, and then flow to the whole congregation. It is to be reflected in how we relate to, care for, walk, and work with one another. Joint activities are secondary to sharing the same purpose, faith, hope, love, and ministry. The spirit and life experience of God’s love and unity within our church community is of higher priority than outward activities.
Making multiplying disciples of our members (Matthew 28:18-20, 2 Timothy 2:2, Ephesians 4:11-13)
Making generations of multiplying disciples and equipping the saints for maturity (Christ-like character in real life) and the work of service are the basic commission of the Church. The end product of church ministries should not be a set of activities, but lives maturing in Christ-likeness as multiplying disciples. As such, our teaching and ministries will focus on discipleship and life-change in Christ (spiritual growth in maturity, service, and reproduction). We will seek to maintain only those programs which have the necessary structure, training, equipping, accountability, and supervision to foster genuine discipleship and spiritual multiplication in the present and future generations of our church.
Ministering the Gospel holistically to our community and world (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, 2:42-47)
We must reach out holistically to our community and the world with the Gospel. We as the Body of Christ are called to minister to the whole person just as Christ and the early Church did since both our spirit and our bodies are included in the accomplishment of God’s salvation in Christ. This is not the same as preaching a “social gospel”, but it is recognizing that our participation in local and global mercy, justice, and other physical ministries can and should rightly complement our efforts to spread the Gospel message of salvation. This Gospel outreach consists of two geographical spheres: local ministry and missions ministry. Our church must mobilize our members and work together for both local evangelism as well as global cross-cultural missions. We are to help our members live as senders and/or goers in the Great Commission locally and globally.