OUR VISION

 

We are Cedar Grove Community Church, a church in Livermore, California that follows Jesus Christ as Lord and joins God in the work he is doing in our world today. We are here to help others encounter God, grow together, and make a difference.

 

STATEMENT OF FAITH

 

THE BIBLE 


We believe in the Bible as God’s Word, inspired by the Holy Spirit and inerrant and authoritative for all of life. God’s Word is complete in the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments.

 

GOD 


We believe in one God, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 

JESUS CHRIST 


We believe in Jesus Christ, born of the virgin whose name was Mary. The Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures. He rose bodily from the dead. We believe that all who trust only Jesus for forgiveness of sin are reborn and permanently indwelt by His Holy Spirit. Such people are called to submit to Jesus Christ and to be His true disciples and witnesses.

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT 


We believe the Holy Spirit is the teacher, encourager, and enabler of every believer. We serve using spiritual gifts that the Holy Spirit provides for strengthening others.

 

MANKIND 


We believe humans are a unique creation of God. Humans sinned by choice and brought upon themselves both physical death and spiritual death, which is separation from God. All people are born with this sinful nature.

 

SALVATION 


Salvation comes only by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, apart from any human merit. Salvation is a free gift of God brought to us by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ whose precious blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins. Every believer’s salvation is secure, being kept by the power of God.

 

THE CHURCH 


We believe the church is comprised of believers in Jesus Christ. He is the head of the church. The local expression of the church is directed by elders.

 

THE ORDINANCES 


We believe Jesus directed the church to practice two ordinances: baptism and communion (the Lord’s Supper). Baptism is by immersion in water and testifies of one’s faith in Jesus Christ as Savior. Communion declares Jesus’ sacrifice for sin and dramatically reminds us of our union with Him and other believers. These ordinances are acts of obedience and do not accomplish our salvation.

 

THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST 


We believe in the bodily ascension into heaven of the Lord Jesus Christ and in His visible, personal, imminent return to the earth when he will bring all things under His perfect will.

 

THE ETERNAL STATE 


We believe in the bodily resurrection of all people; the believer in Christ to everlasting blessedness in the presence of God, the unbeliever to everlasting punishment, separated from God.

HISTORY


Cedar Grove Community Church is a non-denominational church located in Livermore, California.  Founded in 1946 as First Baptist Church of Livermore (North American Baptist Association), CGCC has a long history of making disciples of Jesus while being fully engaged with our local community.

 

In 1946, the pleasant farming community of Livermore boasted a population of 3900 and a small group of Christians answered God’s call to plant a church. From the very beginning the focus of Cedar Grove has been to reach, teach and release disciples of Jesus.


The church has gathered at our current location since 1968. Nestled in a neighborhood behind a large lawn and majestic trees we deeply desire to bless our community. We continue to serve alongside other local ministries as we strive to reflect Christ and share the hope we have in Jesus.


Originally planted as First Baptist Church, in 1981 we removed affiliation with American Baptist Convention becoming a non-denominational body and in 1995 changed our name to Cedar Grove Community Church.

 

Through the years we have experienced both blessing and hardship, yet through it all we continue to see God’s faithfulness. Our church family is just that “family” with ministry to all ages, helping people to encounter God, grow together, and to make a difference as we build God’s Kingdom both here in Livermore and across the globe.