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We are a reformed evangelical congregation worshipping the Triune God.

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We are located in the heart of Cary in the Commonwealth office park, right behind Goodberry’s. Though we are located in Cary, North Carolina we have members who live in neighboring cities such as Raleigh, Durham, Apex, Moncure, and Fuquay-Varina.

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In Praise of Bookish Christians

One of the most popular criticisms made against Reformed Christians and pastors is that they put way too much emphasis on learning, reading and teaching and way too little emphasis on “real ministry”. Now “real ministry” is defined in a number of ways by these critics, but the allegation routinely leveled against us from many quarters of Christendom is “there is no problem too big for us to recommend a book for.”nerd

Is there any merit to this charge, and if so, how should we answer it?

My first response is that I really wish it were true. I am afraid that the stereotype of the well-read studious Reformed Christian is nothing more than a gross caricature. There are a few men and women I know who might fit that description, but I fear that the reality is that only a fraction of people in the Reformed world really care about or make the time to pursue any kind of study outside of Sunday morning worship. It is obvious that for the most part, people are not reading, they are not making time for any extra pursuit of Biblical or theological knowledge and they are satisfied to drift along not growing or maturing in any significant way. Read more

Cheap Happy Endings

I think I’m ready to come out and say it. I don’t like stories with happy endings. If you know me, you know I love stories. I really enjoy novels, and movies, and even well-done television series. I have have argued for the indispensable value of stories and defended fiction in many places. Students of the Bible and pastors especially must embrace and enjoy good stories. Stories train us to understand the narrative of the Bible. They stretch our imagination in all kinds of helpful ways. They allow us to live out other people’s lives, to syThe_Dangers_Of_Artificial_Sweeteners-mpathize with other sinners to see and appreciate God’s creation at different levels and from different angles. Stories are good for us.

But I’ve gotten to the place where I’m bored with stories that have happy endings. I don’t mean that you have to agree with me, or that you can’t enjoy them, and I may come back around and find some enjoyment in them some day. Yet for now I’ve come to the conclusion that most of today’s stories that have happy endings are false stories. They don’t picture the world the way it really is. They don’t properly account for the wickedness and the depravity of man. They don’t deal with the depth or the width or the height of God’s mercies because mercy in these stories, when it comes, is trite. Cheap grace is easy and light. It’s never painful, and never demands anything of anyone. Read more

Upcoming Events

GenNXT – Christian Student Camp

June 13, 2016 1:00 pm

4th Annual Wrenn Drive Block Party

June 18, 2016 12:00 pm

Christ Church Annual Picnic at Jordan Lake

September 17, 2016 11:00 am

2016 Harvest Ball

October 22, 2016 6:30 pm

The Spirit-Filled World – Duane Garner

Luke 14:8-17, 25-27

God is imminently creative and playful when it comes to His creation and His people. He is a God who takes great delight in joy and festivity, recreation and rest, which is evident in the great festival calendar He gave Israel, and the fact that even He rests after His work. Jesus told His apostles in John’s gospel that after He departs, Read more

See, the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph – Duane Garner

Luke 24:36-53

When Jesus’ apostles saw Him after His resurrection, Luke tells us that they could not believe that it was Him because that reality was just too good to be true, too good to be real. As He teaches them, and then ascends to His Father, their disbelief turns to understanding, and their understanding turns to deep joy.

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