our Mission & Vision
mature members in ministry with a mission for the glory of god
Our mission is to be a church that, out of its love for God and love for others, is committed to bringing people from diverse cultures to Jesus, helping them to grow, equipping them to serve and guiding them in their mission to share Christ with those around them.
ccp is a church that believes in jesus, a church that loves god and people..
We are a contemporary Christian church who have encountered the love of Jesus and are living out the gift of salvation in Him. We believe in the local and global church as the body of Christ who is empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Through Jesus, we are no longer slaves to sin but have freedom in Christ! Now we are free from condemnation and separation from God. Come to Him and be free too.
We are loved by our God, He so loved the world that gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. Through His love we love others. God is always with us. He never leaves us.
We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He came to redeem humanity from a lost eternity, to seek and to save which was lost and proclaim release to the captives. We believe Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the third day and one day, He will come back!
The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is the third person of the trinity, He is equal with the Father and the Son, as God. He lives in us and He is a advocate, a helper, and a guide into the truth. We believe in His spiritual gifts and fruits described on the Bible. He comforts us and lead us to Jesus Christ.
“From the beginning, the vision of Christian Community Presbyterian Church (CCP) was to be a church that is faithful to the Bible and relevant to the city of Newark. Its initial strategy was to focus on the Portuguese speaking community, but CCP grew, and now aims to serve the entire city through its ministries.. “
– Pastor Renato D Bernardes
Who We Are
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
As a staff team, we work to serve God, under His word, serving our people and investing in His kingdom to build a great community to worship Jesus.
OUR SENIOR PASTOR, RENATO D. BERNARDES
Renato Bernardes and his wife, Claudia, came to the United States in 1973. They are the proud parents of 3 children and 3 grand children. After earning degrees from Montclair State College (BA) and Princeton Theological Seminary, (MDIV). Renato was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1985 and joined the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in 1989. That same year, he began serving as assistant pastor of CCP church (Comunidade Crista Presbiteriana) in Newark, New Jersey, and became senior pastor in 1993. He continues to serve there today. Renato was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1985 and joined the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in 1989. That same year, he began serving as assistant pastor of CCP church (Comunidade Crista Presbiteriana) in Newark, New Jersey, and became senior pastor in 1993. He continues to serve there today.
Guilherme & Tiffany Oliveira
CCP Kids Director