About Copper Creek Church
Our church started in 2007 as a satellite campus of First Presbyterian Church in Champaign. After 5 years, we felt led to establish the satellite campus as a new church plant. And on September 9th, 2012 Copper Creek Church was officially commissioned as a new church. Our story has been a story of God constantly doing surprising new things in our midst. We look forward to seeing where the Spirit of God leads us going forward.
Our Vision and Mission
Vision: To be a home for those who have given up on church.
Mission: To create environments where people are inspired to pursue Deep Faith, Deep Relationships, and Deep Impact
Who We Are
Know your own story. What difference has Jesus made in your life?
Share your story. Build relationships with people outside the church and pray for a chance to tell them about the hope you have because of Jesus.
Find a way to expand your story by serving. We are about making a real difference that is lasting and life-changing.
We have one core value: Jesus Christ. We are Jesus people who are doing our best to know, love, and follow him, and to love the world like he did. Everything else we do flows out of that! Because Jesus is worth living for, there are several things worth fighting for. We call these things the “Main Things.” There are certainly other things that are important to us. It’s just that these are the things that matter most.
The Main Things
What makes us unique?
One of the things that we think is unique is that CCC is a church where generations and different demographics worship and grow together. We celebrate being the FAMILY of God by meeting together in Community Groups that combine kids, parents, singles, young married, retired, you name it. This way, we all benefit from the wisdom, gifts, and energy of every different person.
Church in a box:
Our Sunday morning worship service meets at 10am in the YMCA on Windsor Rd. We set up and tear down every part of the church experience every week. We love meeting in a “public” space that we don’t own. It’s a way of reminding ourselves that church isn’t a building. It’s the people. And church happens whenever and wherever we gather.
CCC is governed by a body of 9 ordained elders, elected from among the church members. This group meets at least monthly to pray, study, and discern what God is leading us to do and to be. Elders are elected to 3 year terms with 3 elders rotating on and off each year. Our current elders are Karen Decker, Steve Hankel, Jenn Hinds, Dan Kaste, Debra Larson, Lanee Reichert, Dan Ryan, Jeff Scott, and Drew Tyler.
CCC is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, USA (PCUSA) and is a member of the Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois.
If you decide to visit on a Sunday morning be sure to say hey to one of our staff members. They're a lot of fun and will be thrilled to meet you and hear your story. If you would link to contact one of them directly, feel free to send an email by clicking the corresponding button below.
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2500 Galen Drive #13
Champaign, IL 61821