We ask that anyone desiring to get involved in any area of ministry here, attend CCLE for at least 6 months first. This gives you a chance to get to know the church, the teaching, and the leadership. It also gives us an opportunity to get to know you. Most of the time, when we have a need in a particular ministry, we will make an announcement and provide a way for you to contact us if you are interested. However, if there is an area of ministry that you feel God leading you into, feel free to just ask one of the pastors, or ministry leaders about it. You can find more information about who heads up each ministry by going to our Staff & Leadership page, or just send an email to email@example.com You will be asked to fill out a Ministry Application and return it to the church office. As part of our regular policy, we perform a background check on all applicants. If you have any questions about this process, please ask to speak to one of the pastors.
We have no set schedule for baptisms. However, we try to plan at least 2 through the summer months, and 1 during the winter, in which anyone who wants to can be baptized or come and witness those who are. We will announce when a baptism is scheduled several weeks in advance so that you can make plans. If you feel the need to be baptized sooner, please let us know. We will do our best to accommodate you. The only requirement that we have for baptism is that you be a believer in Jesus Christ, and have come to a saving knowledge of Him. We believe that the very nature of what baptism is requires that the person know and understand the reasons why they are to be baptized and be able to make that decision for themselves. Therefore, we do not baptize very young children. We leave the decision up to the parents when a child is over the age of 5. Please contact us if you have further questions, or see one of the pastors.
What we offer is biblical discipleship. We believe Jesus is the only answer to any problems we may face, and that He has given His Holy Spirit and His Word to help us along the way. The same is true for marital counseling. Please call the church office if you would like to talk with one of the pastors, or feel free to approach them at the church after a service.
You should first talk to Pastor Steve if you want him to perform your wedding. Secondly, you will need to pick up a set of forms at the church office for pre-marriage counseling, or download them here. You will need one for each of you. You will also find further explanation of what is required on the pre-marriage counseling forms.
You simply need to fill out a baby dedication form and then turn it in to the church office. You may pick one up at the church office or download it here. Please check with the office as to the availability of a particular date, or if you would like to do it at another time. The only age requirement we ask is that your child is old enough to hold their own head up, (generally 3 months or so). Older children are fine, and you may also have them stand with you for the dedication of your younger child if you desire.
Please see the Kids page to read our policy on kids in service. As to siblings together, our policy is that children must attend the class that is designed for their age group. If however, there is a legitimate problem or disability that you feel is an exception to this, please speak with the children's church director or the person overseeing at your particular service.