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Cascade Christian Church in Grand Rapids, MI has been open for over 150 years since it was founded in 1864. We are a community of real people, learning about a real God and we welcome you to come check us out!

As members of the Christian Church, we confess that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world. In Christ's name and by his grace we accept our mission of witness and service to all people. We rejoice in God, maker of heaven and earth, and in God's covenant of love which binds us to God and to one another. Through baptism into Christ we enter into newness of life and are made one with the whole people of God. In the communion of the Holy Spirit we are joined together in discipleship and in obedience to Christ. At the Table of the Lord we celebrate with thanksgiving the saving acts and presence of Christ. Within the universal church we receive the gift of ministry and the light of scripture. In the bonds of Christian faith we yield ourselves to God that we may serve the One whose kingdom has no end. Blessing, glory, and honor be to God forever. Amen.

Vision Statement
Open doors, open hearts, and open minds for
Christ, Communion, and Community.

What are our beliefs?

Opening doors, hearts, and minds for Christ, Communion and Community.

The Weekly Observance of the Lord's Supper

Disciples' life is centered at the table. Through communion we are connected to one another and to God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Believer's Baptism By Immersion

We demonstrate our commitment to God in public through baptism. It symbolizes the burial of our "old life" in the water, and arising in the new life through Jesus.

Open Membership

Membership is open to all person are willing to accept the responsibilities of membership.

Attitude Of Tolerance And Rejection Of Creeds As A Test Of Faith

We celebrate diversity as a strength rather than a weakness. We do not accept everyone's interpretation of the Bible or Christian life to be identical.

The Importance Of Scripture

The Bible is the inspired word of God which is best heard and understood in the community of faith with the diverse insight that context provides.

Congregational Yet Voluntarily Connectional

Our local congregation has the authority over their life and ministries at CCC, however we share resources freely with a connected church, our denomination, and knowing that the mission of the church is not just local.

The Inclusion Of The Leadership Of Women

God provides spiritual gifts to all therefore we do not restrict any office or role in the life of the church by gender.

Emphasis On Lay Leadership

The congregation is permitted and encouraged to participate in all church activities. This includes presiding and offering the Eucharistic prayers at the Lord's table.

Educated Clergy

We have set education and professional standard for our ministers - licensed and ordained, therefore we hold our clergy to ethical accountability through denominational oversight.

Priority On Ecumenical Life

Disciples earnestly pray and strive for the unity of church. We attempt to work in ways that bridge the separation of Christ's body.