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A brief survey of Congregational history, church order, ministry, worship and sacraments with the Savory and 1833 Declarations of Faith.
Many people know little of the history and doctrinal basis of the church they attend. The word 'Congregational' on the notice-board has little meaning to them. Some think Congregational churches ceased to ...
Westminster Shorter Catechism
The latest translation of the Heidelberg Catechism (1975, updated 1988) approved by the synod of the Christian Reformed Church.
A Church Membership Guide for Churches in the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference.
Peter Murdy wrote Roots, Stem, and Flowers twenty years ago when he served as pastor of the Congregational Church of Eastford, Connecticut. He wanted a tool that would help meet the goal of the Cambridge Platform's standards for church membership...
Navigating a pastoral change is a challenging experience for any church, and can be a difficult journey for some. This comprehensive guide has been prepared by experiences leaders in the Conservative Congregational Conference to assist church leaders, pastoral search committees and transition teams step by step throught the process of finding ...
The purpose of the curriculum is to instruct the youth of the
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference with regards
to their Congregational history and polity and to trace the
backgrounds of our fellowship.
What can a church amount to if its first minister gets locked out of the meetinghouse? You'd be surprised! Founded in 1735, West Congregational Church went downhill fast, and by 1770 only a handful remained. Given the weeds of pastor-church relationships, parish politics, and theological conflicts, the countless wheat sheaves celebrated at its...
This handbook is designed
to help the local church leadership to think through critical considerations to write a constitution that is not only legally sound, but that provides timely and appropriate guidance to the congregation's life and ministry together.
Dr. Steve Gammon,
CCCC Conference Minister, 2003-2011
Dr. John ...
Those who follow this schedule of daily Bible readings will read
through the entire New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs every
year, and the rest of the Old Testament in three years. Each day's
reading consists of one or two chapters of the Bible, a modest
but steady commitment which, when coupled with daily prayer,
provides a structure ...
With wry wit, and quirky humor, these essays poke a finger in the eye of life. Sometimes playful, sometimes serious, always insightful -- the author aims his arrows at the heart of the human condition as he has experienced it. While you may roll your eyes at some, others will haunt you all day long as you ponder, with "The Thinker," on the mys...
In this summary of basic precepts of the Bible, the author gives a fresh approach to timeless truths. As a colleague commented, Jim Gustafson doesn't take anything out of the cookies - he just puts them on a lower shelf. In fifty-two brief modules, the major ideas of the Christian faith grab attention and stick in mind and heart. Informative...
"What is Truth?"
An ancient question that haunts the
minds of reflective people. How can we find a moral compass
for our lives? What can help us sort out the claims for our
allegiance? What ideas guide us in making sense of the swirling
currents in personal and political events? Are we on our
own, or is guidance available from somethi...
Are you a Tweeter? You'll enjoy these Psalm rewrites, and even if you're not, you'll find these squibs from the Psalms quick to read, and easy to digest. Maybe you're running away from problems or perhaps from God. Or maybe you're runing toward God. Would it surprise you that the original psalm writers faced similar situations? Find here a fre...
The CONSERVATIVE CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN
Members and Churches
Conference Reports, Constitution & By-Laws
Historic Documents of Congregationalism
The Church today sorely needs solid grounding in the basic tenets of the Christian faith. Sadly, many Congregationalists have lost sight of their doctrinal roots and know little about their common heritage with other Reformed churches.
The principles taught here are those generally promulgated and affirmed...
Congregationalism in America
Congregational Way of Life
This paper was first presented to the Spring Meeting of the Greater Hudson Valley Congregational Fellowship on April 3, 1993. This paper reflects the enthusiasm of fresh discovery. I hope that it will be the inspiration for others to embark on the journey of exploring our heritage as Christians of the Congregational persuasion.
- Alwyn York
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This course introduces students to the history, polity, and ministry priorities of the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference. Rev. Granitsas brings pastoral experience and a long history with the CCCC to his students and encourages them...
The Heidelberg Catechism with NIV Scripture Texts includes all supporting Scripture texts (NIV) printed out for easy reference. Ideal for anyone studying the scriptural sources of the catechism.
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