HERE IS SOME GOOD NEWS
Jesus came to our rescue! We declared our independence from God, and, instead of finding freedom in that independence, found ourselves trapped in spiritual darkness, eternally enslaved and condemned. Jesus came to our world, lived His human life in perfect dependence on His Father, then died a sinner and criminal’s death on the cross, not because He deserved that, but because we do. He died in our place. And then He rose again from the dead, willing and able to give His eternal life to whoever believes in Him. Jesus said that eternal life is knowing the one true God and Jesus Christ, whom He has sent (John 17:3). At CCC, we’re not so much practicing our religion as we are learning to trust in Jesus and growing in our relationship with God.
Christ Community Church was founded in 1967 by the Northwestern District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, an evangelical denomination. A building was purchased in those early years at 804 East Center Street in downtown Rochester. Like many churches, the congregation struggled to break through certain stages of growth, largely due to the restriction of its facility. For many years, it remained a church of about 100 people on a Sunday.
OUR GROWTH AND FUTURE
In 1993, the church made many dramatic changes. The name was changed … the church moved … the style of worship changed … the vision changed. Since then, God has rewarded those initiatives with dramatic growth. The church saw consistent growth to a weekend attendance of 1,600+. We have expanded the facility three times and are considering future relocation. Many people have given their lives to Christ, and thousands call CCC their church home.
Our history reflects our future. CCC has been one of Rochester’s many exciting church stories. And we believe God is not finished. In 2013, 30 acres of land was given to the church. Currently, we're assessing long-term plans for a new building as we continue to outgrow our current facility.
In 2020, God brought Darril and Marie Holden to Christ Community Church from Austin, TX. Under Darril’s leadership, our vision to honor Jesus by loving and serving the Rochester community is what we believe portrays CCC as a church of generous people.