Our team has now spent the past 5 years planning and dreaming what this home looks like. Having a permanent home means more time to impact people. It means taking off the limitations for gathering, praying, worshipping and growing. It means having a consistent environment of hope for us to belong, be made whole and meet Jesus. A permanent home provides us with opportunities to live-stream our services and reach people beyond this valley with omni-channel, media opportunities. Our new home will also be a training center for children, youth and adults.
We want to establish a home for God to dwell. We want to have a home base that can be used daily for ministry. And even though buildings are important for stability and growth, such plans represent changed lives.
We have been renting our Sunday morning facilities at Diablo View Middle School for 23 years. Each week, a faithful team begins setting up our church at 6:00am, and then stays until 1:00pm to take it all down. We pay over $60,000 a year in rent and could be evicted by the school district with only 30 days notice.
To imagine the “more” that God has for us will require more from us in our faith, in our funding of this incredible dream and in taking the next steps to make this dream a reality. We are asking everyone who calls CCC their home to pray and ask God how He wants us each to be involved in this journey. We have been looking for a permanent church home since 2006 and when we obtained our latest property in 2013, we knew we finally had a home on which to build.
“I will always remember our first Sunday at Clayton Community Church. Pastor Shawn was standing at the front entrance with a big smile on his face. As we walked up he said “Hey! You look new!” and he made us feel so welcome, along with so many others as we made our way in. The following Sunday Pastor Shawn met us with once again a warm welcome and even remembered our names! He especially wanted to make sure he knew our children’s names so he could pray for them by name. Right away we knew this church family is what we wanted to be a part of. The love of Jesus is so evident in Pastor Shawn and so many others we have come to know and love at Clayton Community Church.”– Ryan Jensen
“When I first arrived in Clayton, I began attending CCC, as it was where my husband’s new job was. As lovely as I found CCC, to me it was just another nice church. I was afraid to drive there, since my car had no clutch (mainly Manual cars in England), I was seated on the wrong side of it and had to drive on the wrong side of the road. The pastor’s wife, Patty Robinson began picking me up every week and bringing me to church. The love, the time and the effort she poured into me made me feel so loved and welcomed and showed me what a home looked like. Now, almost 6 years later, I am proud to call CCC my home.”– Nicola Wakefield
“I began attending CCC fourteen years ago. This church has changed my life. I am so thankful for the many people that are CCC. I tried many churches after moving back to the Bay Area before choosing this one because at the time, my husband was not a believer and I wanted to find a church that if I could get him to come to, he and my stepdaughter would feel comfortable at. I knew after hearing Shawn’s first sermon, that my husband would like him, and feel comfortable. Both my stepdaughter and daughter had Mary Bagno as their Sunday School Teacher and Summer Camp Leader. Her passion for Jesus and children opened their hearts to choosing to be baptized. I was also able to join a small group with Raimee Gould, Emily Graham, Jaime Lisle, and Melanie Parker. We did a study on the book, Captivating, which was about Jesus’s love for us. It was life changing. I then met Chris Boone, who taught me about the Holy Spirit. It was soon after attending a life changing conference with her, that my husband chose Jesus as his Lord and Savior and was baptized by Shawn. My husband’s life changed that day. Shawn, saw the man God had created him to be and continually called that out in him. My husband now attends church and serves faithfully. He also attends a Thursday night mens bible study, has made amazing friends, and his love for the Lord has changed our family. This is just a small part of so much more that this church has been in my life. I am forever grateful that God blessed me with CCC.”– Kimberly Anderson
We believe that God is calling those who call this church their home to participate in raising $1.5 million towards this endeavor. We also seek to raise additional funds from CCC alumni as well as those in our community who appreciate the value of our church.
With an estimated overall cost of $3,000,000 we know that any endeavor of this nature is way beyond our reach. This is why we dare to imagine more, believing that our God is alive and will work in people’s hearts to fulfill this amazing dream.
We recognize that in order to build a permanent church home, many partners will be needed who will make a commitment that is “over and above” their regular giving if we are ever to see a home for generations to come. We have broken down this need over a two-year pledge that shows what will be needed to achieve our goal.
As you pray about how God would ask you to give during this time, use this gift chart as a tool. Allow it to inspire and challenge you towards greater generosity as we
If you would like to join us on this journey as we learn how to grow in our faith just as Abraham did. Please join one of our small groups or simply download this study guide and follow along with us.
A 5 Week Journey of Growing in Faith like Abraham
October 20th – Week of November 17th
Things never discovered or heard of before, things beyond our ability to imagine—these are the many things God has in store for all his lovers. I Corinthians 2:9
Abraham was a person just like you and me. But he dared to believe God. We want everyone in our church to join us for an in-depth 5-week study on the life of Abraham who grew from a person with regrets and compromises to a godly person of incredible unwavering faith.
“Imagine More” for our church, your personal lives, your children and grandchildren, and your local community and beyond. The Youth are getting involved, the Children are getting involved, Women and Men’s ministry are getting involved. Will you?
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