GENERAL FAQs

IS PASTOR ROBERT COMMITTED TO REMAINING AT CCC?

Absolutely. He loves you, this incredible Mission and wants God to keep him here for the rest of his ministry. Jesus would likely have to appear in person to get him to leave!

ARE THERE PLANS TO CONTINUE THE UPPER ROOM, SACRAMENTAL SERVICE OR JAZZ & SOUL EXPERIENCE AT THE NEW FACILITY?

In short – Yes, at the appropriate time. We love our Upper Room, Sacramental and Jazz & Soul Experiences and recognize how many of our people love and value them too! We are committed to these unique ways we worship together at CCC!

 Initially, our plan is to consolidate our resources and staff to focus on three Worship Center service times (5:00pm Saturday, 9:00am & 11:00am Sunday) as we settle in and learn to live in our “new home”. As we grow – and as resources and timing allow – we plan to add back other service options.

 In the meantime, we will seek to incorporate meaningful elements from these alternative services into our Worship Center services.

 

WILL WE LOSE THAT “FAMILY FEEL” BY MOVING INTO A LARGER FACILITY?

Our “family feel” will become one of a bigger family! We also recognize the value of connecting in smaller settings for community and friendship. We have plans to refocus energy on creating more small-group opportunities to stimulate connection and relationship.

ARE WE UNDER CONTRACT TO PURCHASE THIS FACILITY?

Yes. As of May 15, 2018 we once again went under contract with the owner. Update: We closed on the facility on Friday,  June 22, 2018. 14000 E. Jewell Avenue is now the “future home” of Colorado Community Church!

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO OUR CURRENT LOCATION?

We currently lease our East Building (aka: Upper Room) from Goodwill. This lease ends in November of 2019 at which time the monies current being paid in rent will be redirected toward our new mortgage. We plan to sell or lease the West Building (aka: Main Building) which we presently own. We have already received contacts from a number of interested parties. Any monies received from the sale or lease will be used to help pay down or service debt on the new location.

WILL YOU HIRE NEW STAFF AS WE GROW?

Yes, but as we also live out our conviction that, “Every member is a missionary!” – someone God has created for ministry. Therefore, we hire staff when needed but always with the primary purpose to, “Equip the saints for works of service.” (Ephesians 4:12)

WHO IS OVERSEEING THIS PROJECT?

Your board of directors is providing oversight and is helping to lead many individual teams. Pastor Doug is working day-to-day as “flight-deck coordinator” along with our hired Project Management Company, Development Advisors. These leaders are working with a variety of other teams comprised of church staff, volunteers from the congregation and outside companies and service providers.

WHERE WILL THE MORE LIFE COMMUNITY CENTER BE LOCATED?

To begin with, we will continue to operate the More Life Community Center from its present location. It has a great location and reputation in our community. In the long run, we will choose the most strategic location for our MLCC. This might include bringing a version of the MLCC to the new facility on the weekends or carving out a space for it in our future expansion (or perhaps one day even purchasing one of the nearby restaurants and converting it into the MLCC! Dream big, right?). Regardless, we are committed to continuing and developing this amazing outreach arm – and additional “front door” – to our church.

FINANCIAL FAQs

SHOULD I REDIRECT MY TITHE OR REGULAR GIVING TO THE GROWING TOGETHER VISION?

No. We ask that all Growing Together giving be above-and-beyond your regular 5+5 giving.

HOW DO I MAKE MY COMMITMENT TO GROW TOGETHER?

During our worship services on May 5/6, 2018, we will come together as a church family for a Commitment Weekend as we take the next step toward God’s vision for our church. That weekend we will invite the congregation to do two things:

  1. Complete a “Growing Together Commitment Card” which indicates that household’s sacrificial commitment toward this vision. This three-year pledge is be over-and-above the household’s regular 5+5 giving.
  2. Come prepared for a “First Fruits” offering toward that commitment. This is each household’s largest possible gift toward their overall Growing Together commitment.

WHAT IS A “FIRST FRUITS” OFFERING?

This concept comes from the bible (Proverbs 3:9-10). The idea being that God’s people brought the best (or the first) of their crops or herds as an offering to the Lord. One way we worship the Lord is by making a sacrificial commitment to His expanded work through Growing Together. First Fruits is the opportunity we have to bring our largest possible gift toward our identified three-year commitment. These gifts will help position us to begin construction in a timely fashion when God opens to door to this new facility.

IS MY GROWING TOGETHER COMMITMENT CONFIDENTIAL? CAN I CHANGE IT IF NECESSARY?

All giving to Colorado Community is completely confidential including any gifts toward our Growing Together Vision. If necessary, you can increase or decrease your commitment. We would advise anyone who is considering changing his or her commitment to do so only after a season of prayer and clear leading from the Lord.

WILL I BE BILLED MONTHLY FOR MY GROWING TOGETHER COMMITMENT?

No. We trust you will meet any commitment you have made in a timely manner. You can give by mail, the weekly offering, through our online giving portal or through other means (see our Creative Giving suggestions). If you give by check, please be sure to designate your checks by writing “Growing Together” on the memo line.

WHAT IF PEOPLE GIVE MORE THAN OUR STATED GOAL?

There are two primary intentions should we receive more than $4 Million in Growing Together Giving. The first would be to build out any remaining square footage of the new facility (our phase 1 plan calls for renovating 75K of the 91K square feet of the facility). After that, our next aim would be to reduce our mortgage.

WHAT HAPPENS TO DONATIONS IF WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACQUIRE THE BUILDING?

We will notify anyone who has given to Growing Together and they would have the option to have the monies given returned to them or put into a Future Facility Fund. We would ultimately use all donations to help us continue to grow as a church, whether that be by renovating parts of our Iliff & Chambers location (i.e.: lobby expansion, renting more space, etc.) or to pursue a new growth opportunity the Lord brings our way.

WHAT DO I DO FROM HERE?

Ask questions, get informed, and most importantly – seek God and listen to Him! Take time to consider prayerfully what kind of sacrifice God is leading you to make. The biblical concept of, “Not equal gifts, but equal sacrifice” best describes Colorado Community Church’s understanding of biblical stewardship (2 Corinthians 8:8-15). Not everyone can make a million-dollar gift, but everyone can make a sacrificial one.