Christ Community Church began in summer 2001 when a group of area residents felt the call to plant a new church in Bartlesville. The congregation made plans for several weeks before holding its first service Sept. 9 in the commons area at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. From the beginning, C3 was committed to sharing the hope of Christ with the world through contemporary worship and outreach missions in the community.
The church began with a core group around 50 people and grew and developed through the years. The congregation moved its Sunday services from the university campus to Bartlesville’s Community Center and then to the Seventh Day Adventist Church building. With more growth came a move to Tri County Technology Center campus and a few years later to Eastland Shopping Center. In March 2014, C3 purchased a permanent church home at 5210 SE Washington Blvd.
Programs for C3 Kids and C3 Youth have always been an important part of C3, which has from the beginning been devoted to providing an upbeat Bible-based curriculum from infant through high school years. Early missions giving from C3 focused on youth organizations in the community.
Christ Community Church is led by Pastor Jason Petermann who answered a call to come to the congregation in December 2011. Jason is passionate about teaching God’s word in a way that promotes understanding and everyday life applications. C3 is excited about developing new chapters in our church story and we invite you to come be a part of our growing congregation.
What we believe...
- We believe in one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. God is all powerful and all knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future, including the future decisions of His free creatures. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
- We believe Jesus Christ alone is Savior and Lord. He is not one of many ways to God, nor simply a cultural expression of God, but the unique Son of God who makes God known to us and who alone can provide for our forgiveness and salvation. The assurance of these truths is given to us in the historical event of Christ’s sacrificial death and bodily resurrection.
- We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Triune God. His work in our lives makes us aware of our need for God, calls us to humble repentance and so renews our hearts as to reproduce the likeness of Christ in us. He provides each person who becomes a child of God with gifts by which we can serve God, advance His Kingdom and strengthen His people.
- We believe the Bible to be the inspired and infallible Word of God, true in all that it intends to teach. The Bible, while given to us through human instrumentation and within human culture, is so overseen by God that what is given in it can finally be said to be an inspired, divine product and, therefore, fully trustworthy.
- We believe a person becomes a child of God by the grace of God through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. No one is excluded, no matter how great they believe their sin to be. Yet it is only to those who turn to Christ in genuine faith that forgiveness is promised.
- We believe in the Church, which consists of all true believers in Christ. The Church finds its visible, yet imperfect, expression in local congregations where the Word is preached in its purity and the sacraments administered in their integrity; where scriptural discipline is practiced and loving fellowship is maintained.
- We believe the Great Commission to be central to the purpose for which God has called every Christian and church. By His authority, we are to proclaim His gospel throughout the world making disciples of “all nations”. When such a task is ignored or dismissed, we fail to fulfill the purpose for which God has redeemed us and we diminish the spiritual blessing and work of God in our lives.
- We believe in the visible, bodily return of Jesus Christ to the earth. At this time He will judge the living and the dead; history will be brought to a close; all who belong to Him will experience the fullness of God’s Kingdom, according to His eternal plan.
- We believe Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead.
- We believe the Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
- We believe God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption.
- We believe marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. It is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race.
- We believe the husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God’s image. The marriage relationship models the way God relates to His people. A husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church. He has the God-given responsibility to provide for, to protect, and to lead his family. A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ. She, being in the image of God as is her husband and thus equal to him, has the God-given responsibility to respect her husband and to serve as his helper in managing the household and nurturing the next generation.
- We believe children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God’s pattern for marriage. Parents are to teach their children spiritual and moral values and to lead them, through consistent lifestyle example and loving discipline, to make choices based on biblical truth. Children are to honor and obey their parents.
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