Welcome to CCM

Welcome to the Christian Church of Midland’s website.  Look around.  You’ll notice several articles, links, and pages.  After you’ve finished your online visit, I hope you’ll give us the opportunity to meet you personally.

The first thing that you’ll notice when you visit us in person is how friendly, vibrant, and engaged in ministry we are.  Faith is important.  Love, grace, and forgiveness matter here.  Our love and faith overflow in Midland through our involvement in our schools, neighborhood, and community.

Thank you for visiting our website.  We look forward to meeting you soon.

In Light Of 
     If you are a Christian, then you are living in light of the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. In the book of Titus, the apostle Paul says this is our “blessed Hope”. This word for blessed means a hope that brings about happiness in  life. If there was every anything needed in our daily life, it is something to bring us a deep sense of happiness and joy. Since Jesus is returning to this earth for us, this brings us a happiness that can see us through the toughest of days. 
     With ever increasing wickedness around us, an ever encroaching secular culture that seeks to sexualize our children, a more intense hatred for the truth and for those who hold to that truth, Jesus’s return is the hope to anchor and sustain us throughout all the trials we now and will face. 
     Living in light of the return of Christ means practicing personal holiness, it means do everything required of me to the glory of God, it means that my purpose and life transcend the grave. Living in light of His return means that I am going to be intentional in my relationships, intentionally sharing the hope of the Gospel, intentionally prioritizing my time so that I can be more available to fellowship with the people of God and to learn more about this Savior who is coming for us.        
     When my family and I lived on the mission field, as anywhere you have to do the normal, everyday, tasks of life. Getting the groceries, taking and picking the kids up from school. One major difference that was monumental while living on the mission field, was that every 2 years meant you were coming home to visit churches. As that time approached, our home was always abuzz with activity. Writing emails to churches, trying to fit everything we needed for 3 months in the U.S, and my least favorite, making sure all of the suitcases were not overweight. We were living in light of our return to America for the summer. 
     In the same way, we are living in light of Jesus’s promised return, our lives should be abuzz with kingdom work. are we living in light of the return of Christ? We know that He is coming, but here we eagerly, anticipating the trumpet sound. When we pray and ask the God to send His son, do we pause to hear the trumpet? 
Chris Sanford