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 :: About CCF

Statement of Purpose

We exist to glorify God by obeying the great commandment and the great commission in the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Great Commandment:
"'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the great and foremost commandment. And the second is like it, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'" Matthew 22:37-39

The Great Commission:
Jesus said "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." Matthew 28:19-20


Mission Statement

Our mission is to make Christ-committed followers
who will make
Christ-committed followers.
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations..."

-- Matthew 28:19


Vision Statement

Our vision is to see a movement of millions of committed followers of the Lord Jesus Christ meeting in small groups;

  • Transforming lives
  • Transforming families
  • Transforming communities
  • Transforming nations

for the glory of God!


Our Strategy
Our strategy is to help people develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, to edify them through the study of the Word of God, and to train them for godly living and service.
Our goal is to see them become committed followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, with Christ-like character; abounding in love for God and others.
To do this we will...

Evangelize - Communicate God's Word/Bring people to Jesus
Edify - Demonstrate God's love through mutual ministries
Equip - Disciple God's people to Christ-like maturity
Empower - Send them to their mission in the world
Exalt - Glorify God through worship


Our Core Values

Sacrificial Love for God and Others
Evangelism and Equipping
Reliance upon the Holy Spirit and Prayer
Volunteer Lay Leadership
Authority of the Scriptures and Leaders
Nurture Family Relationships - Husband-Wife Ministry Teams
Truthfulness and Integrity
Small Group Discipleship


Statement of Faith

God

We believe that there is only one sovereign God eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the independent Creator of the heavens and the universe and is all-knowing, all-powerful, just, loving, completely truthful and holy (Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Isaiah 6:3; Titus 1:2; John 3:16; 1 Chronicles 29:11-12).

The Bible

We believe that the Bible (66 books: 39 Old Testament books and 27 New Testament books) is the Word of God, supernaturally inspired, inerrant and infallible. It is our supreme authority in all matters of faith, doctrine and conduct. We also affirm its sufficiency, clarity, and necessity for genuine Christian living (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Pslams 119:105; Pslams 19:7-11; Proverbs 30:5).

Salvation

We believe that salvation, with its forgiveness of sins, impartation of a new nature and eternal life, is a free gift from God received when a person trusts in Jesus Christ to be his only Savior and Lord. Salvation is given by God's grace and cannot be earned by man through good works, baptism, church membership or any other means (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; John 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1).

Baptism

We believe that water baptism by immersion is an act of obedience to Christ's command. It is a public confession of our personal faith in Jesus Christ. As Christ died for our sins, we raised from death, we walk in newness of life with Him (Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9; Colossians 2:12; Romans 6:3-4).

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ in the flesh was both God and man, that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He lived a sinless life. He was crucified and He died to pay the penalty for our sins. By His blood, the Lord Jesus Christ made a perfect sacrifice for sin once-and-for-all time and was raised from the dead on the third day. Later, He ascended to the Father's right hand where He reigns as the Head of the Church and intercedes for believers. We believe He is coming again to the earth bodily and visibly to set up His Kingdom (Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5,14; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13; Ephesians 1:22; Hebrews 7:25).

Every Christian's Mission

We believe that it is God's will and command for every Christian to be actively engaged in telling others how to establish a personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ and in discipling those who respond to the good news of salvation ( 2 Timothy 1:7-8, 4:2; 2 Corinthians 5:19-20; Matthew 28:19-20).

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is God and possesses all the Divine attributes. He indwells all believers, baptizes all believers at the moment they trust in Jesus Christ to be their only Savior and Lord. He controls and empowers all true believers to live the Christian life in response to their obedience, confession of sins, and submission to Him (Romans 8:9-11; 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18).

Good Works

We believe that good works are not the means to salvation but are the expected by-product in the life of a true believer in Christ. The evidence of true salvation and true faith is repentance, good works, and change lives. It is every believer's responsibility to pursue a life of good works through the power of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 2:8-10; Galatians 6:9-10; Matthew 5:16; 1 Timothy 6:18).


The CCF Story

In the early 1980s, Peter Tan-Chi began an evangelistic home Bible study in Brookside Subdivision, Cainta. Only three couples attended that first Bible study in the home of Ike and Del Punsalang. But as they began to invite their friends, the Bible study grew and moved to San Juan to the garage of Loreto Carbonel.

A core group of 40 people -- businessmen, professionals, and their families -- emerged from these Bible studies. In 1984, they met at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) for their first Christ's Commission Fellowship Sunday worship service.

Since then, CCF's continuous growth has caused its worship services to move from place to place. From AIM, services moved to Greenbelt then to the Conference Room of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) and then to the PICC Plenary Hall. Worshippers then split in order to attend at two different venues: one in Sucat, and one at the Valle Verde Country Club. Eventually in 1997, CCF settled at St. Francis Square in Ortigas Center. Last May 2013 marked the inauguration of the new CCF Center at Fontera Verde, Ortigas.

Today by God's grace, CCF is a thriving church of approximately 30+ outreaches here in the Philippines and abroad. It is a unique fellowship composed and led by lay men and women, all of whom still share God's love and the Gospel in the style of the first century Christians: in small groups, in their homes, communities, and workplaces. It is an indigenous church which operates without foreign affiliation or financial assistance.

The vision that the Lord gave to the leaders of CCF is to establish a church patterned after that of the New Testament. CCF places emphasis on the active participation and ministry of lay people committed to obeying Christ's command as given in Matthew 28:19-20:

'Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you....'

This command is often dubbed the Great Commission; hence, the church is named Christ's Commission Fellowship. According to Scripture, all Christians are called by the Lord to be ministers, to make committed followers of Jesus Christ.


 
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