Christ Community began in 2001 with a simple purpose — to create a new place for God to bring glory to Himself in the Sumter area. So in 2001, a group of Jesus followers began meeting for prayer and fellowship asking the Lord this question from Exodus 33: “If your presence doesn't take the lead here, call this trip off right now. How else will it be known that you’re with me and your people? Are you traveling with us or not?” So after praying and surrendering the future of this small group of believers to the Lord and His purposes, they sensed together that God wanted them to plant a new churching the Sumter area - a place where the Lord can change lives. The priorities for this new collection of Christ followers was outreach, a high view of Scripture and a hospitable and loving fellowship.
From the beginning of the church, God has been gracious to continue to use the people of Christ Community to share the love & grace of Christ and invite people into gospel community. CCC was a mobile church for the first decade and a half, renting spaces to setup and take-down weekly, owning only an office building on Miller Road from 2004 - 2016.
In 2016, we moved into our permanent location at 320 Loring Mill Rd. We praise the Lord for the faithfulness he has shown to our church — and we’re grateful to see the Lord build us from a small collection of families to a church of over a thousand people committed to Christ — many of whom have come to faith through relationships and ministries of CCC.
This is just the beginning of following what God wants for us. We'd love for you to come alongside us as we continue to grow in Sumter and soon a new campus in Camden, SC. You can learn more about taking your next step at CCC by joining the next Discover CCC class.