What we are all about
A lot of people have perceptions and opinions about Church and some of them quite frankly, are true. But is that really what the church is about, the real church?
Despite popular opinion, the Church is not actually a place for perfect people. In fact, it is purpose-built for imperfect people. Jesus didn’t come for the self-righteous but the soul-sick, the down and out, the broken and rejected, the good, the bad and the ugly things in our lives. He is all about people no matter who, what or where they came from, and he proved that through the Cross.
We are a STRICTLY INCLUSIVE church. What does that mean? It means we believe that The Church shouldn't be a country club for the morally elite, but rather a hospital of hope for humanity - a place where people can come just as they are and find acceptance, belonging, genuine friendship and ultimately, Jesus.
C3 Cronulla is all about discovering Jesus in a community of people who all have unique stories, challenges and experiences but share a desire to do the journey together.
We believe that The Gospel is for everyone, regardless of background, upbringing or church 'experience' , and that real message of Jesus is one of relentless grace, unconditional love and authentic community.
James & Alanna
James and Alanna are the Lead Pastors of C3 Cronulla.
James and Alanna have pretty much grown up in C3 Church at Oxford Falls. James took over the High School’s ministry when he was 17 and then came on staff full time at age 21. At 24, James and Alanna became the Youth Pastors at Oxford Falls for eight years before moving to C3 San Diego, where they served as Associate Pastors under Ps Jurgen and Leanne Matthesius.
They were in San Diego for three years but returned in August 2013 to start C3 Cronulla. They feel a strong affinity for Cronulla and the Sutherland Shire region, and are incredibly excited to see what God will do.
James and Alanna have three children (or ‘cubs’, as they are referred to) and live in Cronulla with the desire to build a Church that is, at its core, strictly inclusive.