At CBC, we love doing gospel life together as the family of God in Christ. We consider it a high honor to call one another “brothers” and “sisters” here! God in His sovereignty has placed people from various backgrounds, ethnicities, income-levels, marital statuses, and ages in CBC, and He has done so to show off His power and glory in the gospel of Christ! At CBC, we are a family of people who have had our lives forever changed by Jesus! Come do gospel life together with us and enjoy gathering around the “family table” with Jesus at the Head!
We also seek to honor King Jesus by obeying His Word when it comes to families. We believe God has ordained Dads and Moms to be the primary teachers and disciplers of their children (Deuteronomy 6; Psalm 78; Proverbs 1:8; Malachi 2:13-16; Ephesians 6:1-4). Thus, our ministries aim to equip parents and come alongside them to raise up a generation who, by grace, loves and serves Jesus passionately.
At CBC, we never expect parents to be separated from their children unless they choose to do so. While we have a nursery and Bible study classes for children, it is always more than acceptable for parents to keep their children with them in their own Bible classes.
The same is true for worship. We encourage whole families to worship together, and for parents to train their children in how to sing, pray, and listen to God’s Word being proclaimed. We do offer a separate time of worship for children up to age five, but on the 4th and 5th Sundays we all worship together as a way for us to continue to move towards the biblical pattern of worship (Deuteronomy 12:6-12; 29:10-11; 31:12-13; Joshua 8:30-35; 2 Chronicles 20:5-19; Nehemiah 8; Acts 20:7-12; Ephesians 6:1-4; Colossians 3:18-22).
Strong marriages that reflect the unwavering love of Christ for His Bride (the Church) are also very important to us at CBC (Romans 8:31-39; Ephesians 5:22-33). Throughout the year, we offer various small group studies aimed at building godly marriages, and we have biblical counselors who delight in saturating couples in the gospel of grace. While we pray for God to banish divorce among us, we also reach out to those who need the healing balm of Jesus due to brokenness in families.
In truth, we are all broken people in need of the Savior’s love and grace. This reality is what drives our Family Ministry as we seek to do home and church God’s way. We hope you find CBC a place where we actively and consistently train and encourage one another to be gospel-centered in our homes, workplaces, schools, shopping malls, and in our Sunday gatherings!