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Where do you meet?

We worship in Gaither Chapel on the campus of Montreat College.  The physical address is 310 Gaither Circle.  Because the chapel is located in the heart of the campus parking can be a challenge.  If you park in the lot near the Chapel of the Prodigal and Belk Student Center, just look for the CCCM flags or a friendly face to guide you.  Our Children and Youth Ministries meet in our offices located at 396 Geneva Place.   Click HERE for directions to the chapel and the church offices.  church offices.

What are your worship services like?

At 8:30am we worship in a contemporary style.  The music is lead by a praise team of instrumentalists and vocalists.  We’ll sing music ranging from current top 25 Contemporary Christian Music to the great hymns of our faith written in a more contemporary style.  At 11 am we offer a more traditional service that features classical hymns of the church as well as contemporary hymns.  We’ll follow a more formal style although are desire is always to be warm and welcoming.  Whatever the style, content is key.  The same message is preached in both services.  In every aspect of our worship we express praise and thank God for His gift of our salvation.

How do people dress?

On any given week you’ll find us dressed in anything from the suit your grandfather wore to church every Sunday to casual shorts and shirts.  We’re not concerned with dress, only with relationships.  During the summer months, cooler is always better.

What opportunities do you have for my children and youth?

We offer a wide range of ministry opportunities for children.  We serve children of all ages.  On Sundays, we offer nursery care for newborns through 2 year olds.  We also offer a full slate of classes for children through 5th grade.  We teach our children the Bible in creative and age-appropriate ways.  During the rest of the week and throughout the year we offer other opportunities for children ranging from a Wednesday night program featuring children’s choir and Bible stories to summer citywide Vacation Bible School to “nothing but fun” events like our annual community Easter egg hunt.  Visit Children's Ministry for more information. During the week, Montreat Morning School offers the finest age 2 through Pre-K program in the area and we have recently added a Mother’s Morning Out program.  

Our ministry to youth includes D-teams (small groups), Camp (a Wednesday night event) and youth Sunday School.  Our youth director oversees a program that seeks to partner with parents in championing the spiritual growth of their kids.  A highlight of each year is the Summer Mission Project, a mission trip to either a national or international venue.  While on SMP our students serve the community, offer Vacation Bible School and do other forms of evangelism.  Visit Youth Ministry for more information.

When was Christ Community Church Montreat established?

In 1897 Christ Community Church began as “Montreat Wayside Covenant of Christian Fellowship” a group composed of those moving into the Montreat Cove either year round or seasonally.  In 1902 the name was changed to “Montreat Church of Montreat, North Carolina.”  In 1906, when the interdenominational retreat center was purchased by the Presbyterian Church, U.S. (southern Presbyterian), the name was changed to “Montreat Presbyterian Church.”  In 2012, we changed our name to “Christ Community Church Montreat.”  So we’re a church with a rich history as well as a new beginning.

Are you a part of any denomination?

Yes.  Since 2007, we have been associated with The Evangelical Presbyterian Church, a denomination founded in 1981.  This is a growing denomination of people committed to spreading the message of Jesus throughout the world.  Check out their website.

Do you offer an introductory event for newcomers?

Yes, several times each year we offer our “Meet Christ Community” class.  It takes place on a Saturday morning and features a breakfast as well as an overview of our church, both where we’ve been and where we’re going.  It’s offered by our pastors and gives you an “up close and personal” opportunity to get to know them, learn about our church and ask any questions you may have.  For more information on the next class please contact Teresa Cox in the church office.


Last Published: July 25, 2014 2:47 PM