Who We Are

Christ Community Church, located in Southeastern Massachusetts, is a vibrant, growing, Bible believing congregation of all ages missionally seeking to reach this area with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our focus is on discipleship with accountability to each other and the inerrancy of the Word of God. People come together from about 48 different surrounding towns, various religious backgrounds, numerous cultures and walks of life to worship our Lord and Savior.

As you attend Christ Community Church, we pray you will experience the love of Jesus Christ, embrace the Word of God, and be empowered to serve and express His glory to others. 

Our Pastors

Gregg Caruso Intentional Interim Pastor
Matthew Thornton Associate Pastor
Conrad McKenzie Pastor of Student Ministries
Stephen Bailey Worship Pastor

Our Elders

Joshua Burnett Elder
Christian Dubay Elder
Erik Hohengasser Elder
Matthew Mansfield Elder

Staff

Bernadette Berube Children's Ministry Assistant
Tina Harlow Coordinator of Early Childhood Children's Ministry
Brianna Thissell Director of Student Ministries
Steve Walter Technical Director
Karlene Walter Director of Elementary Children's Ministry
Coordinator of Elementary Children's Ministry
Sarah Coleman Director of Administration, Upward League Director, and Missions Coordinator
Jill Wieliczki Tithes & Offerings
Jason Michael Director of Facilities
Lauren Howes Graphic Designer / Office Assistant
David Coleman Sunday School Assistant

What We Believe

The Word of God

We believe the Bible is the Word of God, verbally and fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. – 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21

The Trinity

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in Three Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; that these are equal in every divine perfection and they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption. – Matthew 28:18-19; 2 Corinthians 13:14

God the Father

We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. – John 1:12, 18; Ephesians 1:3-6

Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teaching. We believe in His substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, ascension to heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal visible return to earth. – Luke 1:35; John 1:1, 14, 18; Romans 3:24-26; 1 Corinthians 15:50-55

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment and to regenerate, sanctify and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit permanently indwells every believer in Christ and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide. – Matthew 28:19; Titus 3:5; 1 Corinthians 6:19; John 16:7-11 Creation

We believe that all things in heaven and earth were created by God out of nothing and exist by His power. – Genesis 1:1; Colossians 1:16-17

Man

We believe that man was created in the image of God, but fell from his original state through his disobedience to God in the garden and that all succeeding members of the human race are sinners by nature and by choice. We believe that man is separated from God by his sin and cannot by himself be rejoined to God. – Genesis 1:27; 2:17; 3:19; Ephesians 2:1-3

Salvation

We believe that salvation is the gift of God and is received by personal faith in Jesus Christ whose blood was shed for the forgiveness of sins. We believe that our redemption has been accomplished by means of the grace of God and is not the result of any human works. – Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12; Ephesians 2:5-6

The Church

We believe in the universal church, a living, spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the church the primary task of giving the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world. We believe in the local church, consisting of a body of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith and associated for worship, work and fellowship. – Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:42-27; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

The Ordinances

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church; Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the Name of the Triune God. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death, the elements being symbolic. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. – Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47,48; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Last Things

We believe that the next great event in the fulfillment of prophecy is the personal return of Jesus Christ to remove from the earth His church and to reward each believer according to his works.” – 2 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.“After the removal of the church, the righteous judgments of God will be poured out on the unbelieving world climaxed by the glorious return of Jesus Christ to the earth with His saints to establish His millennial kingdom. – Revelation 19:11-16; 20:1-6 Eternal State We believe that at death the souls of believers pass immediately into the presence of Jesus Christ. When Christ returns for the church they will be reunited with their glorified bodies and associated with Him forever in glory. At death the souls of unbelievers pass immediately into torment. At the close of the millennium they will be reunited with their bodies, judged before the Great White Throne, then cast into the lake of fire, not to be annihilated, but to be separated from God forever in conscious punishment. – 2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20:11-15

Core Values

Learning to live like Jesus and helping others to do the same.

GRACE
Gathering together regularly to learn and live God’s word 
Relating with Jesus and others in authentic relationships 
Adoring God through worship, prayer, and thankfulness 
Caring for each others spiritual, emotional, and physical needs
Engaging (sharing the Good News) with others through   serving their local community in the name of Jesus

Acts 2:42-47 NIV – “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching (Word)and to fellowship (koinōnia), to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common (in Christ).  45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need (cared for one another). 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts (engaging in authentic life), 47 praising God (Worship) and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved (Multiplying disciples).”

Our History

Christ Community Church, first known as Faith Chapel, was formed in January 1982, meeting in the home of Warren and Mary Ellen Churchill in Easton, MA. The number of attendees quickly grew and the church moved into the Route 138 Motel in Easton. Rev. Stephen Collins was the pastor of the church at this time. Outgrowing the motel, they then moved to the Easton Grange Hall. However, accommodations at the Grange Hall were not the best, so members began to look for either land to build on or for an adequate building.

In February 1985, Faith Chapel obtained the use of the Scotland Congregational Church building in Bridgewater. Because there already was a church in Bridgewater with the name Faith Chapel, the name was changed to Christ Community Church. Two years later, in March 1987, a disastrous fire struck the Scotland Church building and CCC was forced to be on the move again – first to the chapel of Trinity Baptist Church in Brockton, and for a few summer weeks outside at Asack’s Turkey Farm in West Bridgewater. Still, the church continued to pray for a suitable building or land to build on. It was an answer to prayer when in the summer of 1987, a member of CCC had a chance meeting with a member of the East Taunton Congregational Church. This chance meeting eventually led to ETCC offering CCC full use of their church building on Middleboro Avenue in East Taunton.

Starting in the fall of 1987, CCC and ETCC, sharing the church facilities, held separate worship services, but within a few months they began to hold combined services. This eventually led to the merger of the two churches in July 1988 under the name and by-laws of Christ Community Church. In May 1988, Rev. Steve Collins preached his last sermon as pastor of CCC, and in August 1988, Tom Stobie was selected as the new pastor of the combined Christ Community Church.