Christ Community Covenant Church (commonly known as 4Cs) is a church committed to developing
a warm and friendly church community, and a Sunday celebration experience in which you can
connect with and grow closer to God.
We have many areas for you and your family to connect.
There is worship and ministry geared for every age.
Our desire is that you feel at home, make new friends, and grow spiritually in new and
We envision Christ Community Covenant Church as a community of believers, but open to anyone
searching for the truth. Through the leading of the Holy Spirit, we desire to listen well to
the Lordís voice, through prayer and wrestling with the truths of His Word. As we listen, we
are drawn into the current of discipleship that gently carries us from newness in Jesus to
fullness in Jesus.
Our mission at 4Cs is to be a 100-fold, family-focused church.
The 100-fold church draws her inspiration from the Parable of the Seeds and Soil in Mark 4:3-20
and parallels. In this Kingdom parable, Jesus describes the spreading of the Word in the hearts
of mankind as the sowing of seeds onto various conditions of soil. Three conditions made it
impossible for the seed to grow and produce fruit: hardness of heart, shallowness of faith and
worries and deceit of the world. Contrasted with this sadness is the hope of good soil, hearts
prepared to enjoy a miraculous harvest of God; thirty, sixty to even one hundred fold. A great
good deed of divine proportions that none can mistake for anything but the handiwork of God.
A 100-fold Church is comprised of at least the following five paired characteristics.
- Christ-centered & Spirit led
- Externally focused & Kingdom driven
- Abounding in Grace & Bold in truth
- Socially concerned & Culturally transforming
- Loving unconditionally & Radically obedient
In May 1988, Arvada Covenant Church approved the planting of a new Covenant Church
to be located in the northwest Arvada area and that July, the founding pastor,
Gary Copeland, was named and the church plant temporarily began operating as Northwest Covenant Fellowship.
Weekly Friday Night Fellowships were held at Arvada West High School.
During this time, a group
of people interested in being part of the church began to emerge. In August, we selected
Christ Community Covenant Church for the church name and held our first Sunday morning
worship service at Arvada West High School on August 28th, with an initial attendance of 270.
By November of that year, we had doubled our attendance and moved into a leased space at
64th and Simms. The first service at our new 'home' was held on November 6th with an attendance of 557.
In June of 1989, Christ Community Covenant Church was officially received into the Evangelical Covenant Church.
In 1991, 4Cs purchased 10 acres with buildings at 82nd and Simms, in unincorporated Jefferson County.
The facility was built in 1973 for the Colorado Bible Church and the Arvada Christian School,
an elementary secondary school. The first worship service in the new building at its present
location was held on December 22nd.
Art Greco took over as our second pastor in September 1993 and served for eight years. Chuck Wysong
assumed the role of Senior Pastor in December of 2001.
Desiring to impact a wider community, we sold the property at 82nd & Simms to North Jeffco
Parks & Recreation in May 2002 and began the search for new property where a new church
facility will be constructed. In January, 2003, during a special congregational meeting, approval
was given by members for the purchase of the property on the northwest corner of 100th and Wadsworth.
In April 2005, Dave Scherrer assumed the role of interim Senior Pastor and was officially
installed in March of 2006.
The APEX Parks and Recreation District now occupies the east half of the building at 82nd and Simms with dance and gymnastics programs. In January 2011, 4C's completed an extensive
remodel of the west half of the building with the addition of office space, a remodeled auditorium and classrooms.
Rejoicing in God's provision in the past, we look forward to our continued journey with Him as He leads us into the future.
The Image of the Cross
Our logo, represented here in image of the cross on which Jesus died, has been a source of inspiration and comfort
for his disciples for 2000 years. The cross, once a terrible form of torture and execution, is
now a symbol of the sacrificial love of God who sent his son to save us from the penalty of our
sin. The cross is the one universal symbol recognized around the world as representing the good
news of Godís grace and mercy for us all.
The cross found in the logo Christ Community Covenant Church tells even more of this story. It
is made of stalks of wheat, and the grain or fruit of the wheat is prominently showcased as well.
Two verses come to mind:
The first is found in John 12:24-26
And Jesus answered them, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Truly, truly,
I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if
it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in
this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where
I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.'
To follow after Christ is our greatest hope at 4Cs. We seek to lose our lives for his sake
and to then live our lives for his sake. Christ died was buried and rose again from the grave
and is now glorified with the Father. We, too, seek to live our lives as faithful servants
that give glory to our King Jesus.
A second verse is symbolized in this wheat-stalk cross representation. It is found in Jesusí
words recorded in Mark 4:20
'But those [seeds] that were sown on the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept
it and bear fruit, thirty-fold and sixty-fold and a hundred-fold."
Every farmer throughout history has dreamed of a manifold crop with 30, 60 - , or even 100
times the return. What a joy that would be! However, such a bumper crop requires good soil.
In the same way, the Christ-follower also prays for the richest life lived for God, which
requires that God transforms us. Our passion at Christ Community Covenant Church is to be
transformed as individuals and as a community by living lives of intentionally yielded
participation through an intimate, joyful, healing relationship with the Trinity, who by
Godís grace progressively shapes us by the Holy Spirit more into the likeness of Christ.
Through this journey and process we grow in our capacity to receive God's unconditional love,
fall more deeply in love with God, and manifest more of God's love to the world, bringing glory to Him.
The Evangelical Covenant Church
Christ Community Covenant Church is a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) denomination.
The Evangelical Covenant Church is a rapidly growing multiethnic denomination in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents of the world. Founded in 1885 by Swedish immigrants, the ECC values the Bible as the word of God, the gift of God's grace and ever-deepening spiritual life that comes through a faith with Jesus Christ, the importance of extending God's love and compassion to a hurting world, and the strength that comes from unity within diversity.
The Evangelical Covenant Church is:
- Evangelical, but not exclusive
- Biblical, but not doctrinaire
- Traditional, but not rigid
- Congregational, but not independent
Identity and Biblical Mission
We are united by Christ in a holy covenant of churches empowered by the Holy Spirit to obey the great commandments and the great commission: to love God with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind, to love our neighbors as ourselves, and to go into all the world and make disciples.
Vision for Mission
We agree together to:
- Cultivate communities of worship committed to: prayer, preaching, and study of the word; the celebration of the sacraments; and fellowship across gender, race, age, culture, and class.
- Equip loving, giving, growing Christians to reach out with the good news of Jesus Christ - evangelizing the lost, ministering to those in need, and seeking justice for the oppressed.
For additional information, visit the Evangelical Covenant Church web site