WHO WE ARE?
We want to INVITE people to be on a journey with Jesus, INVEST in their lives, assist them on their journey with Jesus, and INVOLVE them in the lives of others on this journey.
The Cascade area of Valley County consisted of a group of small communities like thunder City, Crawford, Van Wyck and others when the Community Methodist Church was started around 1907-08 in thunder City. The church was organized and a chapel built by the Klints, Herricks, Readys, Logues, and other ranchers in the area. This all changed when the railroad pushed through from Smiths Ferry in 1912.
The Community Methodist Church and its building was moved to Cascade-where the action was. The members used the chapel until 1924, when it was sold to the Catholic Church. A new building and parsonage was built by the Methodist. The Community Methodist Church remained a part of the Cascade Community for three more decades when in 1953, because of struggles and a declining membership, it was decided the church would close. God has a different plan – Harry Bean, Glen Morris, Rev. Harzell Cobb of Boise First Christian Church, and others worked out the financial arrangements to assume the debt and purchase the building. Thus the Community Christian Church of Cascade was charted on 12/20/53.
In 1991, our name was changed to Cascade Community Church which has served to continue the emphasis on serving the community for Christ. In 2005, with the 82 year old building in need of repairs and with the increase of attendance, the Lord opened the opportunity to either remodel the old building or build a new one.
The decision was to rebuild on the same site, so the old building was torn down and the new one went up. We moved in the new building in May of 2006.
Our church has been led through Pastors DePortee, Davidson, Hannaman, Johns, Patton, Morgan, Wilson, Neumann, Farmer, Hoekstra, Thibodeaux, Gough and Andy Wegener as of Feb. 2011.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
The Scriptures We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God.
2 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Pet 1:20-21
God We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son & Holy Spirit.
Mt 28:19; 1 Pet 1:19-20, Jn 10:30
The Deity of Jesus Christ We believe in the Deity of Christ, His virgin birth [Jn 1:1; 1 Jn 5:20; Lk 1:26-35], His Shed blood for forgiveness of sin [Mt 26:28], His bodily resurrection [ 1 Cor 15:3-4], and His personal pre-millenial return [1 Thes 4:10-18].
The Holy Spirit We believe the Holy Spirit came to convict the world of sin, or righteousness and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, teach, and comfort those who believe in Jesus Christ
[ Jn 16:8-11; Titus 3:5].
The Fall of Man We believe that all men are by nature sinful and lost and that for salvation, regeneration is absolutely essential
[Rom 5:12, 3-10, 3:23, 3:10-12; Titus 3:5].
Redemption From Sin We believe that all men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ
[Rom 5:6-11; Heb 9:22].
Salvation By Grace We believe that faith in the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation from sin and this salvation is wholly by grace
[Eph 2:8-9; 1 Pet 1:23].
The Church We believe that a New Testament Church is an organized body of believers practicing Scriptural ordinances and actively engaged in fulfilling the Great Commission
[Mt 16:16-18; Eph 1:22-23].
The Resurrection We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of like and the lost unto the resurrection of the damned
[Jn 5:28-29; Mt 25:46].
Eternal Security We believe in eternal security of truly born again believers
[1 Jn 5:11-13; Jn 10:29-30; 1 Pet 1:3-5;
Jn 3:3-8; Eph 1:13-14].