Welcome to Cedar Grove
Cedar Grove Community Church is a Christ-centered family church. As disciples of Jesus we are a family of families seeking to be inter-generational as together we reach to know Jesus, teach to grow in Jesus, and release to show Jesus. With the Bible as our guide, each age is growing in application and understanding of living with Jesus in our fractured world. We are better together.
Nestled behind our large front lawn, palms and cedars, you will find our church building. But the building is not the church – the people are – people of all ages that truly consider this a family.
We look forward to getting to know each other better.
Who we are?
The narrative that Jesus told of the Good Samaritan (see Luke 10:25-37) reflects the values and mission of our church family. Jesus told the story after being prompted by a question that is so basic to humanity throughout the ages: “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus turned the question back on the man, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” The man responded, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And (Jesus) said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, you will live.”
Cedar Grove is committed to reaching, teaching, and releasing disciples of Jesus who love God with every aspect of their being and are compelled to love our neighbors the same way.
We value worship
Worship - it is about honoring God and declaring his value – his worth. We worship when we sing, when we pray, when we open God’s word and even when we engage with others as we bring Jesus into those moments and allow His spirit and His word to guide us.
We value community
With Jesus as the center of our community, our love for God better equips and changes us so that we can grow in our ability to love one another. We are not perfect, but we know that in our relationship with Jesus we are being transformed into His image.
We value Mission
In Luke 10 Jesus clarified who the man’s neighbor was by describing the victim of a robbery and beating. The Samaritan made significant sacrifice in order to care for the one forgotten, ignored, and hurting. Our mission is to continue with the work that Jesus started and love our neighbors.
We value freedom
As disciples of Jesus we live free in grace and peace because Jesus died on the cross for our sins and freed us from the penalty. In the culture of the day, the Samaritan was an outcast, not entitled to be God’s people, yet Jesus looks at the heart not at how we keep the rules. We seek to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God. (Micah 6:8)