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 we're off for summer break 
 – see you in the fall! 

community for all ages + stages

hosted at christ community church on the first Thursday of every month

Acts 2 tells how the early church devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, the fellowship, the breaking of bread, and the prayers. Everyone prioritized a regular rhythm of community, and it made all the difference.

 

 First Thursday will mirror the early church’s experience! It will be our monthly rhythm of community for all ages and stages of life.

 

Each First Thursday will include a shared meal around a table, the Lord’s Supper, God’s Word, interactive discussion, and a corporate challenge to reflect Jesus to the world for the month.

 

First Thursday is a monthly gathering where believers of all ages devote themselves to believing, belonging, being useful - and having fun!

what to expect

a quick look at the evening

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FIRST TH. Q&A'S

  • Leads His Family Well
    a. Marriage and parenting are a proving ground for Elder fitness A One-Woman Man Sexually faithful and free from habitual sexual sin Effective Physical/Spiritual Father Demonstrates effective shepherding (with his children or (if no children) in other ways) b. Elder's Wife (if married) Hospitable Reveals a kind, compassionate, and caring heart
  • Member of Christ Community Church
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  • Ability to Teach the Bible
    a. Knows scripture well and has demonstrated the ability to teach it to others (at home, one on one, at CCCM, and more) b. Mentoring spirit; desire to see others become more Christ-like
  • Exemplifies Godly Character
    a. Above reproach Free from conspicuous sin; someone who is respected at CCCM and in the community b. Self-Controlled Sober-minded, temperate, and disciplined, especially with alcohol and other addictive behaviors c. Gentle Not combative or aggressive; a good listener; peacemaker d. Not Greedy for Money or Power Generous with financial resources Regularly supporting CCCM through tithes and offerings
  • Aspires to be an Elder
    a. Sense of calling to be a shepherd
  • Established Believer
    a. No time requirement; must be “mature” b. Man of prayer c. While not perfect, a man worth imitating
  • Born a biological man
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  • What time does First Thursday end?
    First Thursday will wrap up promptly at 7:45 PM out of respect for parents with school-aged kids. For parents needing to leave sooner, check-out for your child will be available all evening allowing you to leave as needed.
  • What time does the teaching start on First Thursday?
    At 6:15 PM we will begin transitioning from dinner to teaching through interactive games and announcements. Teaching will usually begin around 6:30 with our key speaker of the evening.
  • Will there be childcare/kids programs at First Thursday?
    YES! We are excited to have offer a full kids program for kids birth through 6th grade with their own special dinner, activities, games, and a gospel lesson curated just for them. The check-in process for your child is the same as our Sunday morning drop off, ensuring the highest level of safety and security for your family throughout the night. Parents are encouraged to drop off your kids upon arrival to allow yourself the evening to connect with other adults kid-free.
  • What time is dinner at First Thursday? Is it free?
    Dinner is served as an open buffet from 5:45 PM to 6:15 PM and is FREE for the whole family! For our kids, they have special, kid-friendly dinner served in the Kids Crew Classrooms starting at 5:30 PM to allow parents the opportunity to connect with other adults during the dinner service.
  • Do I have to RSVP for First Thursday in order to attend?
    YES, RSVP-ing is mandatory to attend First Thursday to ensure that we have enough food, materials and childcare assistance to accommodate all the attendees. RSVP's will close each Sunday prior to the First Thursday event date. If you think you are attending, please RSVP ahead of time to help us prepare! We would much rather you RSVP and not be able to make it rather than arrive without RSVP-ing ahead of time.
  • 8:45//10:45 – Early Arrival + Parking
    The first faces you'll see upon arrival are our parking team! We have a place for everyone and our parking team ensures that each of us reaches a spot quickly and without fuss. We are located at 615 N Main Street in downtown Mooresville, North Carolina.
  • 9:00//11:00 – Worship Starts in the Sanctuary
    We start each service with worship as a way to celebrate and praise our God and to prepare our hearts and minds for the upcoming message. Worship begins promptly at 9:00 AM or 11:00 AM to kick off our Sunday morning services. Both services are exactly the same, so just choose the time that works best for you and your family!
  • 9:45//11:45 – Senior Pastor David brings the message
    Our sermon series change every 4 to 6 weeks and cover a wide variety of scriptural topics. Every sermon is biblically based, so we recommend you bring a bible (either physical or virtual copy!) to our services.
  • Got kids? Time to check them in!
    Do you have kids? Well, we have an awesome, interactive bible-based Sunday morning kid's program for newborns through 6th grade! Our check-in time stretches through the entire service so you don't have to stress on those running late mornings – we're ready for you! Children are more than welcome to sit in the Sunday morning service. For new and nursing moms, we have a Mommy & Me room stocked full of supplies to give you a private space to nurse, soothe and change dirty diapers.
  • 10:30//12:30 – Time to wrap things up!
    We usually wrap our mornings up before 1 pm to give you the rest of the afternoon free. Once our service is done, you can pick up your kids and roll on out. We'll see you next week!
  • Next, grab a free cup at our Community Coffee Co. counter
    Whether you're an early bird or a night owl, we've got a hot cup of coffee with your name on it! Our coffee team is set up and serving from 20 minutes before service and through the whole sermon to ensure everyone has a chance to grab a cup (or a refill). Our drip coffee is forever free, but if you need a drink with a little more punch (hello, espresso!) we also have curated drinks available. 100% of all proceeds go to support our partners in missions on a local, national and international level. Thanks for your support! We proudly serve locally roasted Defined Coffee in our brewed hot coffee.
  • About God the Father...
    God the Father is the Sovereign Designer and Ruler of the universe. He is the source of all things and has eternally existed. He is co-equal with God the Son and Holy Spirit within the Triune Godhead. Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22 • Psalm 90:2 • Matthew 28:19 • 2 Corinthians 13:14 • 1 Peter 1:2
  • About Eternity...
    People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. Heaven and Hell are real and literal places of eternal existence. John 3:16; 14:17 • Romans 6:23; 8:17, 18 • I Corinthians 2:7-9 • Revelation 20:15
  • About Eternal Security...
    Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security. John 10:28, 29 • II Timothy 1:12 • Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14 • I Peter 1:3-5
  • About the Bible...
    The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by men under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is totally and completely inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. Psalm 12:6; 119:105, 160 • Proverbs 30:5 • II Timothy 1:13; 3:16 • II Peter 1:20, 21
  • About Human Beings...
    People were made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life. Genesis 1:27 • Psalm 8:3-6 • Isaiah 53:6a; 59:1, 2 • Romans 3:23
  • About the Holy Spirit...
    The Holy Spirit is co-equal with God the Father and God the Son. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer at least one spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under his control daily. John 14:16, 17; 16:7-13 • Acts 1:8 • I Corinthians 2:12; 3:16 • II Corinthians 3:17 • Galatians 5:25 • Ephesians 1:13; 5:18
  • About Salvation...
    Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. John 1:12; 14:6 • Romans 5:1; 6:23 • Galatians 3:26 • Ephesians 2:8, 9 • Titus 3:5
  • About Jesus Christ, God the Son...
    Jesus Christ is God the Son. He is co-equal with God the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords. Isaiah 9:6 • Matthew 1:22 • John 1:1-5 • John 1:1-5; 14:10-30 • Acts 1:9-11 • Romans 1:3, 4 • I Corinthians 15:3, 4 • I Timothy 6:14, 15 • Titus 2:13 • Hebrews 4:14, 15
  • Slovakia Mission Trip 2024
    Every year, CCCM member Slavka E. leads a mission trip to the nation of Slovakia to minister to communities through VBS and other outreach opportunities. Don't miss the Slovakia 2024 interest meeting on Feb. 5th! Applications for 2024's Slovakia Mission Trip are currently OPEN.
  • Mission Trip Application PDF + Other Forms
    Applications for all our 2023 missions trips are currently closed.
  • Mexico Mission Trip 2024 (*9th – 12th Grade Students Only)
    Each year, our High Schoolers travel down to Ensenada, Mexico to participate in hosting a summer camp for orphaned children to help create new, fun memories that heal. To learn more about the Mexico Missions Trip or to support a student, click here. Applications for the 2024 Mexico Missions trip are open! Don't miss the interest meeting on January 21st!
  • Do I have to pay for this event? What is the cost?
    This WKND conference is FREE for you to attend!  We kindly ask that you register and RSVP so we can ensure we have enough food and supplies for all attendees.
  • Is the facility handicap accessible/wheelchair-friendly?
    Yes! Our church building is fully handicapped/wheelchair accessible in accordance with the ADA guidelines. If you have further questions regarding our facility or if you need special accommodations, please reach out to Kayla at kaylas@cccmooresville.com.
  • Will food/meals be included at Women's WKND?
    Yes! Our team will be providing the following meals: Dinner on Friday Night Late Night Snacks at the After Party Friday Night Brunch on Saturday Morning Variety of Snacks throughout the WKND If you have a food allergy or dietary restriction, please indicate that on the registration form so we can best accommodate your needs.
  • Will childcare be provided for the WKND?
    No, childcare will not be provided for the WKND conference.
  • What time does the WKND start and end?
    On Friday, doors open at 5:30 pm and we are planning to wrap things up around 9:00 pm with the after party kicking off right after Friday's wrap up! On Saturday, doors open at 8:00 and we are planning to finish the conference around noon. Since we won't be dining together Saturday afternoon for lunch, we encourage you to grab a bite out with some of the ladies from the conference to keep the party going!
  • Who can attend Women's WKND?
    All ladies in high school and older are invited to join us for the WKND. We do our best to ensure the contents of the WKND are multi-generational, so we would love for your family to join us!
  • Where is the Women's WKND going to be?
    Women's WKND 2024 will be hosted at Christ Community Church in Mooresville, North Carolina. The address to our facility is 615 N Main Street, Mooresville, NC 28115. We have plenty of parking available on our premises, so don't worry about rushing to claim a spot!
  • Will there be food/drinks/snacks?
    Yes! We will have a free hot dog supper as well as tasters of a variety of chilis from our chili competition (scroll down to enter). Additionally, we will have a full hot-drink bar with coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Also, we will have a ton of candy for children attendees!
  • Will photos/videos be taken during the event?
    We will be taking photos and videos at this event and may use them in our social media and marketing for this event in the future. If you do not want your image being used, please let our check-in coordinators know upon your arrival.
  • Who can attend this event?
    EVERYONE is invited – whether you attend Christ Community Church or not, we would love for you to come and have fun! This is a community-focused event and we would love to host you.
  • When and where is Harvest Fest?
    Harvest Fest will be on Sunday, October 29th from 4pm to 7pm. The whole event will be hosted in the parking lot in front of Christ Community Church located at 615 N Main Street in Mooresville, NC.
  • Are there any costs/fees to attend this event?
    No – this event is FREE for you and your family to attend! There are no entry fees or costs to participate in any game/activity. We will also be serving a FREE hot dog dinner for all attendees.
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