Cary First Christian Church is a congregation committed to engaging every aspect of our community through our ministries. View the vision and mission statements of each ministry below to see how you can connect with us.
Scripture: But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. 2 Peter 3:18 (NRSV)
The vision of the Cary First Christian Church Sunday School Department is to have all who would come to be like-minded having the same love and being of one accord through fellowship with one another and with Jesus Christ our Savior.
The mission of the Sunday School Department at Cary First Christian Church is to build the faith of each participant through the learning and studying of God’s Holy word. Students are encouraged to Engage in conversations that involve God experiences in their personal lives. Through God’s Holy word, the Sunday school lessons Empower and Equip participants to walk, talk and live by faith and not by sight.
Scripture: All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching for reproof, for correction and for training in righteousness , so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NRSV)
To actively engage individuals so that they may develop a passion for God’s word.
The mission of the Bible Study is to prepare individuals to be educated disciples of Jesus Christ through in-depth Biblical studies that emphasize our need for God and one another.
Scripture: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NRSV)
To extend our reach to women who have not heard about the glory of God. To develop creative ways to attract women of all ages to the teachings of Jesus Christ through our actions and words, and let women know they have not been forgotten. God is just waiting for them to acknowledge him.
Our mission for the Women’s Ministry is to prepare to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ and to become disciples who will spread the “Good News” and provide knowledge, mentoring and encouragement to other women, the church family, and the community
Scripture: Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16: 13-14 (NRSV)
To develop Biblically-grounded men of faith.
The mission of the Men’s Ministry at Cary First Christian Church is to create opportunities to fellowship, to encourage, and to inspire men and young males to become faithful servants of the Lord in addition to enhancing their knowledge of the Christian faith.
Scripture: Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. I Timothy 4:12 (NRSV)
To form a Christ-like reaction to the needs unique to our youth within the church and community, whether it be emotional, spiritual or communal, by providing supportive venues that will allow them to have a strong base for their faith that enables them to edify and express God using their own language, actions, and deeds.
The mission of the Youth Ministry of Cary First Christian Church is to develop fundamental and foundational platforms in the lives of our youth to help them cultivate Christian character, morals, values, and behaviors.
We will guide our youth in developing their own personal relationship with Jesus Christ, teaching them the importance of worship and service to others.
We will utilize imaginative and modern methods to bring, inspire, build, lead and equip our young people for Jesus.
We will explore our faith and equip the youth with the tools and support needed to flourish in a Christian life.
Scripture: See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to ll. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:15-18 (NRSV)
To reach our Young Adults and those in the world with the Gospel, to build them spiritually through biblical and practical teaching in an accepting, loving environment and to help them discover how God wants to use their gifts for ministry and their lives for reaching and winning lost souls. Our young adults will recognize that Jesus Christ is our reason for life and will give all praise and thanks to our Savior.
The Young Adult Ministry of Cary First Christian Church strives to provide spiritual and social outreach to young men and women.
We will promote honorable and spiritual structure to align and live our lives as disciples of Jesus Christ.
We will encourage young adults to be committed to godliness by studying, applying and walking in God’s word through fellowship, discipleship, worship, and outreach.
Scripture: In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 (NRSV)
To provide a beautiful communication tool to inform about the news and works of Cary First Christian Church and to facilitate connection between the members of the congregation and the community.
The Mission of Cary First’s DOVE NEWSLETTER is to engage the church community by highlighting events, celebrating historical moments, and detailing the works of our church ministries.
Scripture: I will call to mind the deeds of the Lord; I will remember your wonders of old. I will meditate on all your work, and muse on your mighty deeds. Psalm 77:11-12 (NSRV)
Vision Statement: To confirm the foundation and the beginnings of Cary First by keeping track of past, current and future milestones of the church.
The mission of the Church History ministry at Cary First Christian Church is to preserve and maintain the rich history of the church through oral, written, and pictorial records.
Scripture: Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that need not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 1 Timothy 2:15
To acquire and make available to the children and adults of Cary First Christian Church, Christian oriented books and materials to help inspire, comfort and affirm our faith.
The mission of the Burwell Educational Resource Center library is to provide for all ages, the tools for reading, studying, understanding and living in the word of God.
Scripture: We will not hide them from their children; we will tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done. Psalm 78:4 (NRSV)
To empower VBS participants to be a light that shines beyond our walls as they live lives of service and sharing their experiences with others.
The mission focus of Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Cary First embraces a thematic outreach ministry that deepens the faith and knowledge of the children, youth, and adults in the congregation and throughout the communities that will equip them to love, know, serve, and share God better by engaging them in fun-filled, creative experiences.
Scripture: Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. Luke 15:7 (NRSV)
Vision Statement: To reach people for Christ.
Mission Statement: Cary First recognizes that apart from Christ people are lost. The mission of the Evangelism Ministry is to lift up Christ by reaching the world with the good news of Jesus Christ and giving ourselves to support the Great Commission.
Scripture: So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to all generations to come. Psalms 71:18 (NRSV)
To engage, assist, support and educate in health and well-being. As we care for our physical being, we will use our wisdom and experiences to inspire and empower those around us in their faith and spiritual growth.
The mission of Cary First Christian Church is to meet the physical, spiritual and social needs of the senior adults. The essence of the G.E.M.S. Ministry is to extend and enhance fellowship, encouragement, compassion and outreach.