CCW began in 2001 after Phil and Megan Pechonis felt the call of God to move from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to reach out and make disciples here in North Devon. It was around the principles of outreach and discipleship that the church began to grow. Phil and Megan have since moved on, but these are principles that the present leadership desires to continue in. We want to make disciples who will make disciples.
We subscribe to the basis of faith of the Evangelical Alliance of which CCW is a member.
Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life; therefore we want to know Him.
Jesus said to His disciples:
“the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to remembrance all the things I said to you.” – (John 14:26)
After praying for His disciples, He said:
“I do not pray for these alone, but for those that will believe in Me through their message…” – (John 17:20)
We believe this message has been passed on to us in the bible, which we accept has been given to us by the inspiration of God (2 Timothy 3:16). Therefore, we look to the bible to inform our worship and shape our practice. Our desire is to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus, so we try to be teachable and approach His word with honesty. We have found His truth to be liberating and transforming, and that this change should be marked by these two things; the love of God and the love of our neighbour.
Our mission is to build one another up, employing the gifts that He has given us to encourage growth towards God, and to enable the body to fulfill the commission to ‘go out and make disciples of all nations’.
Our heart is to make disciples who will make disciples. We want to engage with the local community and establish relationships upon which we can build and invite them to explore the Christian Gospel.
As an autonomous local church we are self-supporting financially and never make appeals to non-members for money. However, visitors and friends who wish to make a donation may do so by using the offerings box upstairs in the main meeting room or through a standing order (ask for details).
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