Getting connected to a new church can be a challenge, especially if you have never been part of a church before or have just moved to the Daytona Beach area, leaving behind a tight-knit church family back home. We want you to get connected and feel at home here for the sake of our mission, so there are four steps we like to steer people toward to help:
1. Come to Starting Point
Starting Point is simply an opportunity to meet the pastors of Christ Community Church face to face. You get to hear a little bit about us, our values and our stories, and we get to hear a little about you and your story. This gives you the chance to ask questions and we are often able to point you toward groups or ministries to get involved in. It meets the second Sunday of each month at 12:15 pm (just after the 2nd service) in Pastor Larry's office. We keep it brief, informal and relaxed.
2. Take the Discovery Class
The Discovery Course is our class for new members. It is a six-week course that covers everything from our doctrinal convictions to our vision and values and how the church is governed. The course is required if you want to become a member of the church, but even if you are not sure you want to take that step, it is an excellent way to learn more about our church and Christianity in general. We offer this course at least three times a year either on Sunday mornings or on Wednesday evenings.
3. Get in a Group
Small groups are a crucial aspect of our discipleship, because it is in and through small groups that Christians are able to encourage one another and be encouraged, hold one another accountable and be held accountable—in short, love and grow together. At Christ Community Church, Groups are central to our vision for discipleship, so we have a wide variety available located all over Volusia County. We find that people rarely feel genuinely connected to the church and cared for outside of a group of like-minded Christians to walk through life with. If you are interested in getting in a group, contact the church office.
4. Serve in a Ministry
Finally, Eph. 4:16 says, "the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love" (ESV). We believe that a healthy, connected church sees all members contributing towards its mission. Furthermore, when believers serve together they feel the unity of Christ through the Holy Spirit and this develops a sense of ownership and belonging. It is never too early to serve. If there is a particular ministry or manner in which you feel led to serve, or if you'd simply like to find out where the needs are, you can contact the church office. You can also take a look at some of the needs in our community on the Hope for Daytona page.