The Christian Community of God's Delight (CCGD) is a catholic charismatic covenant community whose members have responded in faith to God's call to support each other in living an authentic Christian life together. We have sealed this decision by making a covenant to faithfully live our Christian lives together in full communion with God and each other as disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. CCGD is in full communion with the Catholic Church, submissive to our bishop and respectful of the other Christian relationships of our members.
Catholic — We are a body of Christ, a people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life who desire to live an authentic Christian life of commitment and service to the Lord, our families, one another and to the Church. We are a founding member of the Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowships, a worldwide private association of the faithful of pontifical right, recognized by Pope John Paul II on November 30, 1990. Our Community is itself a private association of the faithful of diocesan right recognized by a Decree from our bishop based on his review of our Statutes.
Charismatic — The Community of God's Delight developed from a prayer group that began in 1970 as inspired by the Pentecostal Renewal. Each Community member is baptized in the Holy Spirit, understood as an actualization of the graces of Baptism and Confirmation. We acknowledge the God-given grace of a personal relationship with our Triune Godhead through Jesus Christ and the power of his Holy Spirit’s presence manifested through his spiritual gifts or “charisms” operating daily in our lives.
Covenant — During a retreat on March 24, 1973, 73 brothers and sisters made a solemn covenant to the Lord and to one another. We made this commitment in obedience to what we believed the Lord had told us to do. We continue to grow in understanding and living this covenant and welcome others to discern with us a call to join in this Covenant.
Community — The Lord himself prophetically named us “God's Delight” (cf. Is 62:4) and blessed us with a special gift of praise and worship. He has used this gift to influence the Catholic Charismatic Renewal throughout the world. Tens of thousands of people have experienced personal conversion and the presence of God through our conferences, prayer meetings and television programs.
The personal witness of individual Community members and their families are a vital accompaniment to this effort. Our life as a community strives to foster, promote and live the committed Christian life prescribed in Sacred Scripture and the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Our vision is to be a particular people of God, dedicated in spirit and in truth to the pursuit of holiness through imitation of our Lord Jesus Christ empowered by the Holy Spirit so that we may be used by God the Father to be his salt and light to one another, our families, the church and the entire world.
Our mission and ministry is to participate by the guidance of the Holy Spirit in the Great Commission to bear witness to the entire world of the fullness and truth of the Gospel of Jesus through the example of lives lived together in communal love, worship, prayer, sacrifice, and service. We are totally committed individually and as a community to the mission of evangelism.