Our vision at CCD is to be an Apostolic Hub, based on Acts 1:8. This vision is outworked as follows:
1. ENCOUNTERING JESUS
Being a Christian is to be sharing our faith. High quality Sunday services, invitational events, like Christmas services and Alpha, are all things we can invite people along to so they hear and meet Jesus for themselves.
2. BEING DISCIPLES
Being part of a community means and living out life together, a family on mission, walking alongside to encourage and challenge one another. Small groups, Riverside Communities and Life Transformation Groups equip and strengthen us to be and make disciples.
3. SERVING OTHERS
Jesus served wherever he went and we are called to do likewise; to serve the poor and welcome the stranger. Upbeat Communities projects, Storehouse, schools, parent and toddler groups enable us to reach out and serve our city and surroundings.
4. BRINGING INFLUENCE
We recognise that each of us is called and designed by God to influence in and outside our church. Raising up leaders to go, plant and build new communities, churches and sending teams out to the nations is all part of us giving beyond ourselves.
Vision to Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the ends of the earth
We believe that we are called to the city (our Jerusalem), to the East Midlands and to the Stranger in our midst (Judea and Samaria) and to the nations (ends of the earth)!