Mar 04, 2019

At C3, we have ten core values and the one for this month is We Focus on the Unchurched.

Vision provides direction. Values guide us and keep us on track.

The value that we talked about last month was We Are Holy Spirit Led. We aren’t led by traditions or popular opinion but by the Holy Spirit.


Our vision has never been to try and reach people who already go to church. Our vision is to reach people who aren’t involved in church and may not know who Jesus is!

Outward focused church not an Inward focused church.

We must live our lives focused on others. It’s not about you. Yes God wants to work in your life and bless you, but He wants us to make a difference with our lives!

Small people think only of themselves and their needs. People that live BIG think of others.

C3 is a church that focuses on reaching the unchurched

Our vision has always been to provide Real hope for Real People in a Real World.

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Feb 25, 2019

Last week I shared in Part 1 how as we get healthier our relationships will get healthier. As I focus on myself rather than trying to fix other people, that’s when my relationships become healthy.

I compared working on relationships to how Chip and Joanna Gaines fix up houses. 

Many relationships need to be:

  • Fixed
  • Sanded down
  • Stained
  • Painted
  • Sealed in the purpose



In this post, we're going to look at the next two ways to work on our relationships. 


Ephesians 3:20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,”(NIV)

Give God the brush. He is our creator and knows his creation better than any of us. When we give him the brush, He will do more than we could ever do in our own power. When we give Him the power to fix the other person, He can do it in a much more gentle and effective way than we...

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Feb 18, 2019


How many of you know as we get healthier our relationships will get healthier.

As I focus on myself rather than always trying to fix other people, that’s when my relationships become healthy.

Many relationships need to be:

  • Fixed
  • Sanded down
  • Stained
  • Painted
  • Sealed in the purpose

One of Martha's favorite shows is Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna Gaines and I find myself watching it with her sometimes. I love seeing the before and after footage of the homes they fix.


What about before and after you get married? Before you are married, there's a date night planned with reservations and flowers. After marriage, you're like where you wanna go? Or take out tonight?

Before you are married, the gentleman opens the car door and makes sure you're good. After marriage, they can’t even get both legs in the door before you drive off!

Before marriage, you could easily pick out a movie and agree on what to watch because you just want...

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Feb 11, 2019

It is important to have both vision and values in our lives. Vision provides direction. Values guide us and keep us on track. We have 10 Core Values at C3 and one of those is We Are Holy Spirit Led. 

We aren’t led by the past.

We aren’t led by traditions.

We aren’t led by popular opinion.

We are led by the Holy Spirit.

Colossians 2:8, “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.”(NIV)

The Holy Spirit guides us into all truth. He will never tell you to do something that is contrary to the world of God.

John 16:13, “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.”(NIV)

  1. We need to listen to the Holy Spirit.
  2. We need to pray and fast to hear from...
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Feb 04, 2019

Who’s First?

Is it possible to live a life that is Blessed?

Blessed - Held in reverence. Honored in worship.

Everybody wants to be a champion. Everybody wants to get First Place. No athlete says my goal is to win a silver medal.

Anyone who wants to be successful doesn’t strive to be second place. Every football team wants to win the Super Bowl. Then they will hang a flag over their arena and let everyone know that they got FIRST PLACE! Nobody hangs a banner that says "We finished 5th Place in the Tournament."

For us to live BLESSED we must understand this principle that God Must Be FIRST!

If you want to be a champion for God the key is making sure that HE is FIRST PLACE IN YOUR LIFE

We see the principle of First-Fruits and Giving throughout scripture. It’s one of the first principles we need to understand after conversion.  

The word "faith" or its variations is used 246 times in the Bible. “Without faith it’s...

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Jan 28, 2019

How you start the year impacts how the rest of the year goes. We are a triune being - mind, body and soul. It's important to invest in each area of your life to live your best life! Which is why in the month of January, we took 21 days to pray and fast to put our focus on God. 

Jesus was asked what is the greatest commandment, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind.”

Matthew 22:36-38“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment.”(NIV)

Stats:  Average American lives to be 74 years old.

24 years sleeping. We sleep 1/3 or our life.

24 years working. We work 1/3 of our life.

10 years of our life watching tv. 1/7 of our life. 2,000,000 commercials.

That’s 58 years… That only leaves about 16 years. What do we do with...

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Jan 21, 2019
Today, we honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. He was someone who believed what the truth of God's Word said and obeyed it. He lived out the Word no matter what it cost him. He preached Galatians 3:28 ESV tells us: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” As we remember this faith-filled man, let's commit to living a life that believes the best in others and builds one another up. 
The C3 Family is on Day 16 of 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting! It is the final week and I have been praying for each of you that you would experience God's love and presence in a new way.
Each day we are premiering videos on Facebook Live at 6am where one of our leaders share a 3 minute devotional and lead us in prayer. And Saturday from 9am - 12pm, we are having our very first Dream Team Conference where we will conclude these 21 Days of Prayer...
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Jan 14, 2019

We have completed Week 1 of 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting and onto Week 2 this week! We believe the prayers you're praying and the miracles you're believing God for are going to be answered according to His will. Don't give up, keep praying, keep pressing in, because we're just getting started!

This Thursday, January 17th at 7pm is the ARC Night of Prayer at C3 Church! This is a unique and powerful time of prayer and worship as we gather churches from all over our state together under one roof to pray for our communities, state, nation, and world. Join us for this very special and important service. It is not limited to ARC churches, so all are welcome. Bring your family and friends!

We will continue to have Facebook Lives everyday at 6am and that same prayer video will be posted on all our social media platforms, so be sure to watch it, like it, and share it! Use the hashtag #21DaysAtC3 when posting!

Click HERE for today's video!


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Jan 07, 2019
Today is Day 2 of 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting. Each day we will be premiering videos on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram from leaders in our church who will be sharing a devotional and leading us in prayer. Be sure to check those out on social media Monday-Friday for the next 21 days! Click the image above for the first one!
Prayer and fasting help us get into spiritual order and hear clearly from God. When we are in spiritual order, we choose to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit. Our body and soul (mind, will, & emotions) are no longer in control. The Bible also says that there are some things we can only know through prayer and fasting, so when we fast we can receive great revelation!
We encourage everyone to do the Daniel’s Fast, which is basically eliminating meats and sweets. There is a list of recommended food below.
Let’s start the New Year by putting God first and believing that He is going to do exceedingly and...
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Jan 04, 2019

Starting Sunday, January 6th through January 26th, our church family and many other churches around the world are taking 21 days to seek God through prayer and fasting. Join us for our prayer gatherings throughout the week on January 12th at 9am, January 17th at 7pm, January 19th at 9am and then join us for the last Saturday of the 21 Days for our Dream Team Conference at 9am on January 26th. 

We will also have Facebook Live happening at 6am Monday - Friday with a 3 minute devotional and prayer. This will be our daily time of prayer together, so be sure to join us for this on Facebook!

Below are the Daily Prayer Focuses:

Day 1 – Church Services

Day 2 – Our Leaders – Nation, State, and City (1 Timothy 2:1-2)

Day 3 – Our Pastors, church staff, connect group leaders, dream teamers, overseers, trustees

Day 4 – Our City – Clayton, Garner, Smithfield, Raleigh, and surrounding cities

Day 5 – Our Nation – national missions...

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