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2016 Christ Church Historical Video

November 7, 2016

Our Vision - IMPACT

At Christ Church we believe God has called us to be change agents—to help shape society by serving His community and His people. IMPACT best sums up God-mandated vision. Integrate - Acceptance of all races, all cultures, all people is our calling and our passion. Our message of reconciliation and restoration is integrated throughout everything we do. Music - We magnify and praise the Lord! The arts, especially music, give Him the glory in a celebratory, prophetic and healing way. Our praise worship features a rich diversity of music styles. Prepare - It is our duty to prepare the next generation to reach their potential for Jesus Christ. We engage the children of our congregation to respond to the call of God and grow into gifted leaders. Academic - Educational advancement honors God. Programs such as The School of Prayer encourage ongoing biblical knowledge for members of Christ Church. Community - We have declared "war" against the social plagues of substance abuse, domestic violence, hunger and homelessness, Community service is a hallmark of the Christian faith. Train - The Great Commission must be fulfilled! We view ourselves as leadership developers and strive to train Christ followers to spread His teachings and do His will on earth. Mission Statement: Christ Church exists to Unite People to God and People to People.

The Christ Church Story

Christ Church is a non-denominational Christian congregation comprised of people from diverse racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. We are a community minded congregation with a global sensitivity. Christ Church exists to unite people to God and people to people. Here's our story...

Let Us Introduce Ourselves

Christ Church is a non-denominational Christian congregation comprised of people from diverse racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. We are a community minded congregation with a global sensitivity. Christ Church exists to unite people to God and people to people. The Lord continues to be a source of transformation for every person who comes through our doors. It is our hope that your spiritual needs will be met, and that your physical and emotional concerns are addressed as we seek God together through praise and worship. Christ Church came into existence in June 1986 when Pastors David and Marlinda Ireland joined hearts with six other adults who were committed to seeing the gospel of Jesus Christ heal broken lives. Throughout the years, as the congregation began to thrive, it became necessary to rent facilities to accommodate our growth. The rental of temporary facilities throughout New Jersey contributed greatly to our dramatic growth as well as to the diversity of our congregation. In 1994, our congregation reached approximately 500 members and after nearly eight years of renting, it became necessary to find a permanent home for our ministry. In October of the same year, we acquired and began restoration on our present facility, a 900-seat Romanesque Cathedral in Montclair, New Jersey. Pastors David and Marlinda's vision for the region increased over time. This led to the purchase of a 107-acre campus in Rockaway, New Jersey which was renovated and opened for worship in 2009; complimenting our metropolitan cathedral in Montclair. It is also the location of our Administrative Offices. To keep pace with the demands of the ministry, we have developed a full-time staff with responsibilities ranging from accounting and finance, community development, media production, counseling, administration of children's ministries to pastoral care. This broad-based staff, along with over 300 volunteer leaders, and hundreds of other volunteers affords us the opportunity to provide a myriad of services to our community and church family. Today, our church family has several thousand families, representing approximately 40 different nationalities. To accommodate the needs and schedules of our congregation, we offer a number of weekend worship services along with various classes and small group activities for weekly Bible-based instruction. Thank you for watching this video. We feel honored that you have given this moment of your time. We encourage you to review areas outlining our Vision and Focus, Beliefs and Worship Style on our website at: ChristChurchUSA.org Please feel free to contact us if you desire additional information. We look forward to the opportunity to further serve you in the Lord.