From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets,
    the name of the Lord is to be praised.
 
Psalm 113:3 (NIV)
 
 
 
 
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VISIT US
 
Sunday Services:
 
Christian Education: 10:00 AM
(Children, Youth and Adults)
 
Coffee Break: 10:45-11:00 AM
(Coffee and Snacks)
 
Worship Service*: 11:00 AM 
(Music, Prayer and Sermon)
 
*Note: The 3rd Sunday of each month we have a fellowship meal after the service.
CONTACT US
 
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 3369
Hickory, NC 28603
 
316ccc@gmail.com
 
Physical Address:
720 23rd Street Northwest, Hickory, NC 28601 (map)
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 Jesus is the center of our faith,
He is our Savior and Lord.
We strive to follow His teachings in our everyday lives.
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 Christ-centered community is the center
of our lives. Community members not only commit
themselves to Christ, but also to each other.
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 Reconciliation is the center of our work. 
Accepting Jesus as Savior and Lord leads to 
transformed living. Transformed people work to
reconcile people to God and to each other.
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“Church isn’t where you meet. Church isn’t a building.
Church is what you do. Church is who you are.
Church is the human outworking of the person of Jesus Christ.
Let’s not go to Church, let’s be the Church.”
                                                                 –Author Bridget Miller
 
“For where two or three are gathered in my name,
there am I in the midst of them.”
                                                         -Matthew 18:20
 
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*Statements excerpted from “What is an Anabaptist Christian” by Palmer Becker, 
published in MissioDei,volume 18, by the Mennonite Mission Network, Copyright 2008 (Revised edition, 2010).
 
 
Coming Events & Announcements
 
 
 
December 7th Women’s Christmas Brunch and            Christmas Decorating   
-Brunch at 9AM
-Decorating at 10:30
 
January 18th 2020 Trip to Fairplay Camp School
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Where Can I Serve?
 
Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of this church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Church members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as washing the church vehicles, to preparing the church bulletins.
Music & Worship
 
God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music ministry. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of our church, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.
Education
 

A central goal of our church is to help educate, equip, and empower individuals as they seek to learn and apply Biblical principles and Christian values for daily living.  Our vision is to do more than put together classes that merely educate the mind; we strive to have a program that touches the heart and encourages each member to grow in relationship with Christ and develop as active disciples for him.  The education ministry at 3:16 is comprehensive with opportunities for children, youth, and adults.

Local Outreach
 
Connecting with our local community is a primary focus of our church.  The purpose of our local outreach ministry is to model Christ’s concern for people, both individually and collectively in communities.  We believe we are called to help with the needs and concerns of persons beyond our congregation, relating the ministry of the local church to the needs of the world through compassion, support, and service.
Prayer
 
Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. Our Church is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. Throughout the week,  our Prayer Warriors pray for our community, our church leadership, a list of church members, our missionaries, and any special requests, 
Media & Technology
 
Using media to spread the gospel is an evolving process for our church. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. CD copies of any of our weekly sermons are available upon request.. We also maintain active Facebook and Instagram accounts for additional church communication.
Pastoral Care
 

Our Pastoral Care Team provides a vital service for the pastoral concerns of our congregation, their friends and families, as well as those in our community.  Although our church believes each of us is called to minister to those around us, this team is the organizational center of pastoral care.

Administration
 

The purpose of the Administration Team is to oversee the operational and financial aspects of our church.  In many respects, the Administration Team serves as the back bone of our church, providing much of the support necessary for many of our ministry groups to function effectively. 

Mission Outreach
 
We at 3:16 are thrilled to be part of the spread of God’s kingdom beyond our local community and are actively supporting missionaries throughout the world.  We encourage all of our people to respond to God’s call for laborers, whether it’s through prayer, service, or financial assistance. Click on the icons below for more information on many of the missionary activities we are supporting via the Mennonite Mission Network.  
Ministry Support
 
In addition to our in-house programs, we support a variety of ministries based “outside our walls”.  Click the tabs below to learn about a few of these ministries:   
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How Do I Meet People?
 
Our church is not a place for spectators. It is a place for team members. Whether you are a five-year old child, a ninety-five year old grandmother, a busy mom, or a businessman with big responsibilities, we want you to be a part of our vibrant church community. Here is how you can learn, serve, and grow at this church.
Small Group
 
Often, small groups of people are better able to interact and learn about a topic than larger groups are. For that reason, our church has small Bible studies held in member homes and at the church. The size of the group is anywhere from six to twelve people. At a time designated by your group leader you can participate in the small group study.
Youth Ministry
 
In addition to meeting each Sunday morning for class, the youth in our church participate in a variety of activities and programs intended for both fellowship and ministry.  Previous fellowship outings have included movie nights, trips to Dollywood and Carowinds, and a zipline excursion with Sky Valley Zip Tours.  Recent service activities include filling gift boxes for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child and collecting donations for the “Blankets and Bibles” program to help serve the less fortunate in our community.  Our youth leaders serve as mentors and are exceptional in their ability to relate to teens.
Children’s Ministry
 
Each Sunday morning, children get to participate in their own classes. Bible lessons are taught in such a way that every child gets to participate and learn. Each of our class teachers has a heart for young kids and provides an educational environment that encourages interaction. The children’s ministry of our church is recognized for their meaningful communication with kids.
Women’s Group
 
The women’s group gives the ladies in our church family special times of interaction. Our women’s groups are times of Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. This group provides a refreshing discipleship opportunity for the women in the church.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
 
Accountability among men is an act of integrity. Accountability is designed to protect, encourage, and develop men of all ages.  Our church hosts a weekly men’s breakfast that enables men to meet as peers and connect with one another. 
 

 A New Direction

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We at 3:16 Christian Community Church have moved into a new facility in Longview, NC.  The old Forest City Tool office building was purchased by the 3:16 congregation in the spring of 2016. For nearly sixty years our church family has served both our local and global community and we are excited to continue serving from our new location.  The address of our new building is 720 23rd Street Northwest, Hickory, NC 28601.  (Just look for the big, blue Longview water storage tower and we’re directly across the street)
 

3:16 CCC has an ongoing desire to connect with people by creating an environment for ministry that will segue into interactive relationships. These developing friendships create a natural avenue through which the gospel is communicated from friend to friend, establishing an ever increasing network of Christ-followers. We at 3:16 CCC are pursuing opportunities to better make this vision a reality. More importantly, we sense that we are responding to a call that is God-directed and must therefore be followed.

 

Thru the work of volunteers and staff we hope to transform a once thriving office space into an ever-growing fellowship of believers.  With any remodeling work, it comes at a price and until we can turn sawdust into 2×4’s and crayons into gallons of paint, we rely on the generous support of our church family and friends.

 
Donations are tax-deductible; any checks can be made out to 3:16 CCC Building Fund and mailed to: 3:16 CCC, 720 23rd Street NW,  PO Box 3369 Hickory, NC 28603.  Online donations can be made by clicking the link below.
 
 
Thank you for your prayers and support.  May God bless you.
 
We Want You…
3:16 Christian Community Church is a unique place where you are more than just a number…it is a place where you can make a difference!  For anyone with a passion to serve and use your God-given gifts in a setting where they will be both appreciated and recognized…we want you!
Be a part of a growing, Christ-centered church.  A place where the Bible is preached, Christ is Savior and each one of us has a purpose and place to serve one another in love.
 
 
 

Sermon Archive


Dec 8, 2019
The Near-Sighted Christian
The Near-Sighted Christian
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  • Dec 8, 2019The Near-Sighted Christian
    Dec 8, 2019
    The Near-Sighted Christian
    The Near-Sighted Christian
  • Dec 1, 2019To Wrestle With God is to See His Face
    Dec 1, 2019
    To Wrestle With God is to See His Face
    To Wrestle With God is to See His Face
  • Nov 24, 2019I Will Write It On Your Heart
    Nov 24, 2019
    I Will Write It On Your Heart
    I Will Write It On Your Heart
  • Nov 17, 2019A Bruised Reed and Smoldering Wick
    Nov 17, 2019
    A Bruised Reed and Smoldering Wick
    A Bruised Reed and Smoldering Wick
  • Nov 10, 2019You Can Forget the Bread, Just Don’t Miss the Point
    Nov 10, 2019
    You Can Forget the Bread, Just Don’t Miss the Point
    You Can Forget the Bread, Just Don't Miss the Point
  • Nov 3, 2019Thank God for Unanswered Prayers
    Nov 3, 2019
    Thank God for Unanswered Prayers
    Thank God for Unanswered Prayer
  • Oct 27, 2019When the Church Looks in the Mirror, What Does it See?
    Oct 27, 2019
    When the Church Looks in the Mirror, What Does it See?
    When the Church Looks in the Mirror, What Does it See?
  • Oct 20, 2019Church Plant in Winston-Salem
    Oct 20, 2019
    Church Plant in Winston-Salem
    Church Plant in Winston-Salem
  • Oct 13, 2019Unexpected Humility
    Oct 13, 2019
    Unexpected Humility
    Unexpected Humility
  • Oct 6, 2019Of Stubborn Horses and Stubborn Men
    Oct 6, 2019
    Of Stubborn Horses and Stubborn Men
    Of Stubborn Horses and Stubborn Men
  • Sep 29, 2019Every Life is a Plan of God
    Sep 29, 2019
    Every Life is a Plan of God
    Every Life is a Plan of God
  • Sep 22, 2019I Want You to Understand What Really Matters
    Sep 22, 2019
    I Want You to Understand What Really Matters
    I Want You to Understand What Really Matters
  • Sep 15, 2019From One Dinghy to Another
    Sep 15, 2019
    From One Dinghy to Another
    From One Dinghy to Another
  • Sep 8, 2019Thank God for the Little Blessings of Life
    Sep 8, 2019
    Thank God for the Little Blessings of Life
    Thank God for the Little Blessings of Life
  • Sep 1, 2019A Time for Reflection
    Sep 1, 2019
    A Time for Reflection
    A Time for Reflection
  • Aug 25, 2019Communication Breakdown
    Aug 25, 2019
    Communication Breakdown
    Communication Breakdown
  • Aug 18, 2019Holy Living
    Aug 18, 2019
    Holy Living
    Holy Living
  • Aug 11, 2019Two Types of Lost
    Aug 11, 2019
    Two Types of Lost
    Two Types of Lost
  • Aug 4, 2019Overcoming Opposition and Winning the Prize
    Aug 4, 2019
    Overcoming Opposition and Winning the Prize
    Overcoming Opposition and Winning the Prize
  • Jul 28, 2019Take a Purse, Leave a Purse: The Changing Advice of Jesus to His Disciples and How That Applies to us Today.
    Jul 28, 2019
    Take a Purse, Leave a Purse: The Changing Advice of Jesus to His Disciples and How That Applies to us Today.
    Leave a Purse, Take a Purse:  The Changing Advice of Jesus to His Disciples and How That Applies to us Today.
  • Jul 21, 2019The Danger of a Bad Reaction
    Jul 21, 2019
    The Danger of a Bad Reaction
    The Danger of a Bad Reaction
  • Jul 14, 2019Worship In Holiness
    Jul 14, 2019
    Worship In Holiness
    Worship in Holiness
  • Jul 7, 2019No Cameras in Heaven, No Choices in Hell
    Jul 7, 2019
    No Cameras in Heaven, No Choices in Hell
    No Cameras in Heaven, No Choices in Hell
  • Jun 30, 2019A Whole Heart Confession
    Jun 30, 2019
    A Whole Heart Confession
    A Whole Heart Confession
  • Jun 23, 2019Waking Up to Life in the Spirit
    Jun 23, 2019
    Waking Up to Life in the Spirit
    Waking Up to Life in the Spirit
  • Jun 16, 2019Should I Stay or Should I Go?
    Jun 16, 2019
    Should I Stay or Should I Go?
    Should I Stay or Should I Go?
  • Jun 9, 2019More Lessons from the Farm
    Jun 9, 2019
    More Lessons from the Farm
    More Lessons from the Farm
  • Jun 2, 2019A Community of Believer’s
    Jun 2, 2019
    A Community of Believer’s
    A Community of Believer's
  • May 26, 2019Christ is Superior
    May 26, 2019
    Christ is Superior
    Christ is Superior
  • May 19, 2019Creation Proclamation
    May 19, 2019
    Creation Proclamation
    Creation Proclamation