“BUT WHO AM I, AND WHO ARE MY PEOPLE, THAT WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GIVE AS GENEROUSLY AS THIS? EVERYTHING COMES FROM YOU, AND WE HAVE GIVEN YOU ONLY WHAT COMES FROM YOUR HAND.”
— 1 Chronicles 29:14 (NIV)
THE C3 VISION
C-3 is the way we plan to move forward in our efforts to minister to the hurting and the lost in our world…Here, Near, and Far! We have a rich heritage of making a difference in our community and around the world, but we should not rest on past accomplishments. There is still much work to do!
The church is a movement of people, restoring broken hearts in a broken world. We must continue to be the church! We’ve determined to do this through three vital components: Campus, Community and Compassion.
In a little house on Bird Street, a movement of people pursuing God started meeting in 1936. It could have ended there, but it didn’t. God was already at work in a bunch of risk takers who never settled for anything less than obedience and the pursuit of God.
From that little house to the Rock House, to the Church on Washington Avenue, to our current location on Monte Vista, we continue to see God at work, changing our community “one life at a time.”
As a movement of people we are well known for our generous giving to global interests. We will continue this long and faithful legacy by finding a place in the world where we can invest ourselves and continue to make an impact for Jesus.
C3 isn’t new. It has been ongoing since 2010. In that time many have faithfully and sacrificially given beyond their normal tithes and offerings, to see the vision of C3 become a reality.
To those who have watched, waited, prayed and given through this time, we say thank you! Thank you for your involvement, for your patience as we waited on God, and now for your faithfulness to realize the fulfillment of a dream. We have been on an adventure, and it’s now time to celebrate. We celebrate the way that C3, through you and so many others, has not just met, but exceeded our wildest dreams. And we look forward to the things that God will continue to do through the faithful giving of His people.
Our current building is used every day for all kinds of ministry. The facilities are used for Fall Festival, Upward Basketball, and as a Red Cross shelter. It is used as an emergency evacuation facility for Las Plumas High School and for countless other community needs. We hope to discover ways to better utilize, expand and develop our current campus to better meet the growing needs of our fellowship and our community.
The primary place our community funds go are to the Hope Center. Four years ago the Hope Center moved into its current location at 1950 Kitrick Avenue. Amazing things have taken place over the years. 500 people have turned their lives over to Jesus. Last year 123,000 pounds of food went out to 18 organizations. 250 thousand pounds of clothing were given out. So far this year there have been 16,606 meals served. The Hope Center has developed into so much more than what its original dream envisioned, a dream which continues as more people are helped, served and ministered to. God is at work at the Hope Center!
We partner with a Nazarene church on La Gonave, an island off the Haitian coast in a little town known as Plaine Mapou. Five teams over the past four years have been sent to assist with projects. Recently, we went to finish a school and bring funds to purchase a herd of goats. The milk and meat from the goats will pay teacher salaries over the next year.
Plans are in development to send two more teams, one in March and a second in September of 2014. The opportunities are endless, and the needs are great.