Christ Church has the feel of a big happy family. A small reason for this feeling may be that there are several big happy families that call Christ Church home. Big families, small families, singles, and even DINKs (double income, no kids) find that the family atmosphere is what keeps them at Christ Church.
What do you mean by family? My family isn’t that great.
The word family can have many connotations – many positive. And many negative. Whenever you develop meaningful relationships and throw people into the mix (families, churches, etc.) you’re going to get your toes stepped on. Most of us spend a lot of time with our families, so we often get offended quite a bit by family members. And we don’t like to think about it, but we all do our share of offending as well. Churches are the same way. We spend a lot of time with our church family, so offense is an inevitability.
Offense is a normal occurrence in even the best of families and churches. When dealing with offense, the difference between a healthy family and a dysfunctional family is how the family members react. When we’re open with our family about how we feel when we’re offended, then reconciliation becomes much easier. If we talk to others instead of the offending party about the situation, then offense turns into resentment and hate instead of reconciliation and joy.
Christ Church isn’t perfect at this (what family is?), but you’ll find that you won’t be able to talk to too many Christ Church family members before one of them asks you, “Have you talked to So-And-So about this?”
And then there’s the fun stuff. Like Wednesday evening meals together at church, men’s and women’s ministry fellowship events, youth events (like sneaker hockey), developing friendships, and best of all: worshiping Jesus together.
Who is your pastor?
Pastor Tom Pitman has been pastor at Christ Church, EPC since August 2011 (confirm date). Pastor Tom received a B.A. in Greco-Roman History from California State University, Chico and earned his Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.
Pastor Tom is married to his wife, Diana. Together they have two children: Andrew and Anna. Pastor Tom enjoys spending time with people and his family. He also loves to read, watch movies, cook for family and friends, and overall have a good time.
He is a pastor who loves to invite people to follow God, and equip believers from the beginning of their faith in Jesus to seeing them move in the love and power of God. He does this through preaching, teaching, and times of discipleship.
You can listen to some of his sermons at the Christ Church website.
When can I visit?
Our Sunday services start at 9:30. We kick off with praise and worship and follow it with a sermon. Sunday School starts around 11:15 and usually wraps up at about 12:15. Most Sunday School classes include Munchkins and coffee.
Where are you located?
Our church building is located at 3120 N Highway 81, Anderson, SC 29621. Map it.