FAQ

Are you part of a particular denomination?

Christ Community Church was known as Waseca Evangelical Free Church from its founding in 1962 and up until July 2004. We are affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America.  

We think you’ll find that these beliefs are pretty standard to the Christian faith but if you have any questions you can email us: .

What time are Sunday services?

We meet for Sunday morning worship at 8:30 and 10:30  for the Worship Service.  Check the home page for any updated service times for this week.  We are currently live streaming our Sunday morning 8:30 a.m. worship service on Facebook and YouTube.

Can I watch a service?

 We livestream our services every Sunday on Facebook or YouTube. We invite you to check out past services to see what we’re like. But you won’t get the full picture until you join us in person!

What does a Sunday morning look like?

We do our best to show everyone how much Jesus loves them. We try and be welcoming and inviting, friendly and personal. We sing mostly contemporary and modern worship songs with the lyrics displayed on screens. We invite you to sing along as you know the songs! We also have a prayer time where we pray for needs in the congregation, community, nation, and world. Our messages range anywhere from 25-35 minutes, hopeful being relevant and applicable to your life! See our current and past series here (link to message page).

 A typical morning service begins with music presented by a worship team of four to six people.  The music is typically contemporary praise songs of the type heard on KJLY or KTIS radio stations.  A pastor will ordinarily provide a brief greeting, followed by congregational singing, with words projected on two large screens in the front of the worship center.  Again, the music is generally contemporary, although traditional hymns are sometimes included in the morning worship service.  A pastor or elder will spend some time praying for requests that have been emailed or otherwise delivered to the church office before the service.  Offering plates are passed by ushers, providing members and regular attenders an opportunity to present tithes, offerings, and requests for staff prayer.  The fourth Sunday of every month we also pass our collection plates to receive a family care offering.  The morning message typically lasts for 30 to 40 minutes, exploring a section of the Bible in profound detail.  The service typically will last about 55 minutes.  Elders are available after the service if individual prayer is desired.

What should I wear?

 The average person wears jeans and a collared shirt here. We have people who dress in shorts and t-shirts and others who wear a suit. Bottom line is we want you here and we won’t turn you away, so come in what you’re comfortable wearing.

Do my kids sit with me?

 Attending attending a new church for the first time can be intimidating for you and your little ones. We have a few different options for you. They are always welcome to attend main service with you in the worship center. You are also free to sit with them in the “Fireside Room” where we have a TV for you to watch the service. Or, they can go to Kid’s Church (during second service when we have 2 services).

How can I know God?

  1. Realize that you are a sinner.
    No matter how good a life we try to live, we still fall miserably short of being a good person.  That is because we are all sinners. We all fall short of God’s desire for us to be holy.  The Bible says, “No one is good—not even one” (Romans 3:10 NLT).  This is because we cannot become who we are supposed to be without Jesus Christ.
  1. Recognize that Jesus Christ died on the cross for you.  
    The Bible tells us, “But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners” (Romans 5:8 NLT).  This is the Good News, that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die in our place when we least deserved it.
  1. Repent of your sin.
    The Bible tells us to “repent and be converted” (Acts 3:19 NKJV).  The word “repent” means to change your direction in life. Instead of running from God, you can run toward Him.  Becoming a Christian is not merely believing some creed or going to church on Sunday.  It is having Christ Himself take residence in your life and heart. Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door [of your life] and knock.  If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in....” (Revelation 3:20 NKJV).
  1. Receive Jesus Christ into your life.
    If you would like to have a relationship with Christ, simply pray this prayer and mean it in your heart.  Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins.  Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life.  I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior.  Thank You for saving me. Amen.

If you just prayed that prayer and meant it, Jesus Christ has now taken residence in your heart!  To put your faith into action, be sure to spend time with God by reading your Bible, praying, going to church, and telling others about Christ.  If you would like some free information about your new life as a Christian, just let us know.

Written by Greg Laurie

Would you pray for me?

We would love to pray for you, and can do so in one or more ways.  We can pray for you during a Sunday morning church service, we can meet with you after a morning service, or we can pray for you in our weekly church staff meeting.  Click here to send your request to us by email, and please note whether you wish to have us pray privately in the weekly staff meeting or publicly at a morning worship.

Do you have something just for women?

There are frequent, if not continuous, Bible studies designed for and conducted by women.  Browse the calendar to find the locations and times for these studies.  Also check the dropdown menu item on our Home page under ministries to find " Our Women's Ministries" newsletter.

Do you have something for all adults?

Adult Discipleship Classes meet Sundays during the Sunday School hour. These classes offer opportunities for Bible study, building relationships, discussing current events, prayer, and various other studies that draw us closer to God.  Classes are available from early September until our Summer break. Contact the church office to find specific topics and meeting times for these classes.

Do you have something just for men?

Men's Groups provide an opportunity for men to meet with other men and to benefit from the support and counsel they can receive from one another.  The Bible is used as the authority and the goal is to help men become better husbands, fathers, and spiritual leaders in the family, church, and community. Contact the church office to find specific meeting times and places.  Please visit the Mens Ministry page.

How can I volunteer for a worship team?

If you like to sing or play an instrument, worship team may be the place for you. The team normally meets on a week night, the scheduling of which can be found in the calendar.  The practice time is spent in devotions, prayer, and practicing music for the morning worship services.  Contact the Worship Commission for more information.

Are there missions events?

Opportunities are offered occasionally for groups to visit foreign or cross-cultural missions to offer their skills in various forms of work.  Groups have gone to Ghana, Bolivia, New Orleans, and Papua New Guinea.  For information about our short-term missions opportunities, contact the church office.  Please see our missions page.

Do I have to be a member to receive communion?

About once a month we partake in communion. Currently we distribute pre-packaged juice and wafers. We have both regular and gluten-free options.

At Christ Community Church we practice open communion, which means: If you have asked Jesus to forgive your sins and come into your heart and if you understand, acknowledge and accept his sacrificial death, then you are invited to join us in remembrance of Him as he instructed at the Lord's Supper.

What is Faith-Promise?

Our missionaries are supported financially through faith-promise giving.  In the fall of each year, information is provided to the congregation, indicating the names and financial support requirements of each sponsored missionary. Individuals consider how they can participate in meeting these needs, and then make a commitment for that amount.  A faith-promise pledge form is used for this purpose, and the form can be completed at any time during the year.  More information can be obtained from the Missions Commission.

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