Cultivating Hearts of Compassion
Least of These
The Spirit of the Lord is
because he has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to release the oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.
God has called us to pray and believe in faith for those caught
in any form of bondage to be set free and experience the
grace and mercy of the one who gave Himself as a ransom
for the whole world that all people of all nations and races
may be reconciled to Him.
We believe the local church should be a community of
intercession and worship, a place where we stand before
God on behalf of others. Jesus always intercedes for us
and tells us to do the same. Therefore we encourage private,
family and corporate prayer and worship.
As a 'charismatic' church we acknowledge the presence
and activity of the Holy Spirit working in and through
believers today. This is seen not only in our worship,
but also in our daily lives as He empowers us to do His will.
At each service, we come to the Lord's table and know Him
in the breaking of the bread. All Christians baptized in the
name of the Trinity are welcome to participate
We encourage one another to believe in God's healing power
through Spirit led, faith filled sacramental prayer.
In a world lacking foundations we teach the truth in God's
word as it has been passed down from the apostles. Through
pulpit ministries, Sunday School, Children's programs and a
variety of other venues, we hear the truth, and are challenged
to live it out, impacting the world through the Kingdom of Christ.
Through various ministries at CCEC we gather together for
mutual encouragement, that we may bear one another's
burdens and grow in our love for one another in union with
At COTR we encourage all members of the body to seek God's
will for their gifts to be utilized in the Kingdom of God.