At CRC we welcome people from every background and every stage in their journey with Christ. CRC is comprised of people that are committed followers of Jesus as well as those just investigating. Wherever you might find yourself, there is a place for you at CRC.
In light of this, many times, people ask, “How exactly should I go about getting involved at CRC?” Below is a description of what this might look like, depending on the stage you are at in your journey with Christ. If you need help in this process, just ask a friend at CRC or contact the church office.
If you are just investigating the Gospel of Christ, there are several points of connections you might find helpful:
- Worship: Every Sunday morning at 10:00AM, you’ll find ample opportunity to learn about Jesus and what He has done for us.
- Sunday School: We offer classes for all ages including classes for adults. In these classes you are welcome to jump into the dialogue or just sit and listen. More information is available under our Ministries link.
- Various Other Ministries: For Men (Men’s breakfasts, Men’s small groups, retreats, etc.), Women (Bible studies, retreats, etc.), Youth, Work Place (e.g. work place Bible studies and prayer groups).
For more information, see the links above or the Upcoming Events listing on the sidebar to the right. If you can’t find exactly what you are looking for do not hesitate to contact the church office.
Desiring a Greater Level of Participation?
If you are investigating what it means to be a Christian, or have been a Christian for awhile but are new to CRC, we strongly recommend that you become a participant in the life of the community. Experiencing life in the body of Christ is the best way to learn what the Gospel is all about. Here are two key opportunities:
- Sunday Service Rotation: At many churches, opportunities for personal involvement are limited. At CRC, however, we take a very different approach; we invite anyone who considers CRC their “church home” to serve and participate in the life of the body. One of the practical ways that we do this is to schedule every individual or family for a “service Sunday” approximately twice every three months in order to assist the leaders in each of the various responsibilities (i.e. setup and takedown for the worship service, greeting, and the children’s ministries). Through this service rotation, we are not only working to accomplish these tasks, but also learning what it means to live together as the “family of God”.
- Community Groups: It is our belief and experience that a servant-hearted community is the essential fruit that grows from believing the gospel. “Christianity means community through Jesus Christ and in Jesus Christ” (Dietrich Bonhoeffer). Therefore, the backbone of CRC is a network of small groups, each designed to be a mini-Christian community. Comprised of 8 to 14 people, they meet regularly during the week in individual homes. Trained leaders who are given on-going support lead each group. The groups are open to both believers and seekers—to anyone who wishes to grow in their understanding and experience of the gospel. Through Bible study, prayer and serving others, participants are able to come to know and to experience life in Christ for themselves, at their own pace. If you would like to join a group, please contact the church office or ask a friend if you can attend theirs. If you consider CRC your “church home”, you should make faithful participation in one of these groups a top priority.
Desiring To Become a Member?
At CRC we take church membership very seriously. For a person to be a follower of Christ, we feel it is necessary to be committed to a local church. If you have been a Christian for a long time but are new to CRC or if you have recently become a Christian, and so would like to become a member, join us for our Introduction to CRC Seminar, which is offered a couple of times a year, or talk to one of our pastoral staff.
Desiring To Lead And Serve Others?
God calls many to be not merely faithful members in His church but also to serve the church through leadership. If you have traveled the path outlined above but are still looking for something more, we’d love to talk to you about opportunities for developing leadership skills and serving. In the meantime, you can also check out our page on How to Serve Locally & Globally.