WHAT IS C3?
C3 stand for Christ Centered Community. It is the model of fellowship that we use at Molokai Baptist Church to edify the body by embracing the grace of the Spirit to live out the love of the Son in fellowship that glorifies the Father. This approach is twofold. First and foremost, it is centered and founded on Jesus Christ. These groups are designed to encourage and stimulate spiritual growth and maturity for a deeper enjoyment of all that God is for us in Jesus. Second, these groups are created to facilitate deep and meaningful relationships between believers in order to provide love, support, accountability, encouragement, and opportunities for service and ministry. Overall, C3 is meant to help believers imitate together the grace, love, and fellowship enjoyed by the Trinity (2 Cor 13:14).
WHY IS C3 IMPORTANT?
We believe that C3 is at the core of what it means to be the body of Christ. In order for believers to glorify God by display their love for God, they must be actively loving others. This intimate, Christ-modeled love can only take place completely when people are instructed in the truth through discipleship (Matt 28:18-20) and invited to apply those truths in relationship. C3 is critical to both disciple-making and loving others as Jesus commanded us. There are over 30 “one another” ministries referred to in the New Testament and and most of those cannot take place effectively at a Sunday morning worship service. Deep, soul-touching life-on-life ministry can only take place when people are doing life together and engaging with each other on a regular basis.