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Celebration Christian Church
Before you take anyone elses opinion as your own, check out this church for yourself!
Celebration has changed my family's lives! There is not a day that goes by that I am not thankful for that! Our lives are rich because of the friendships we have made there and the truth that we have been given to have successful lives. My life is better financially, physically and spiritually! Celebration and it's leadership team are AWESOME!
I love this church! Because of Celebration, I've been introduced to a God that can absolutely change and transform your life. The staff, leadership, and volunteers have made me feel welcomed from the moment i stepped foot in their building. I've been to both campuses and the way they connect and truly care about people is unreal. My family, my finances, MY LIFE is so much better as a result of connecting myself to this church. They speak the truth of the Word in all its entirety and I'm so grateful for that. I would recommend this church to ANYONE!
Celebration has been a God send in my life and the lives of my family. Never have I felt so loved and welcomed. The pastors love people and want the very best for them. Celebration Church is a great place to learn from the bible, make new friends and get equipped for a better life!
As you enter and start listening to them talk about the tithe listen to how they make you feel bad if you cant afford to give. It breaks my heart that because of this very thing i have met many people that say when they dont have money they just dont go to church because they dont want to walk out feeling condemned! Read it for yourselves in Pauls scripture below! Obviously God goes to and fro searching the hearts of men and if all you have is a penny to give because of your situation and cannot afford to give God will take what you give out of the kindness of your heart and multiply it! He wants you blessed and as you are blessed and have more He wants your thanksgiving to Him and want to give more! But not under compulsion as they do hear!
5 So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to visit you in advance and finish the arrangements for the generous gift you had promised. Then it will be ready as a generous gift, not as one grudgingly given. 6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:5-8)
Come just as you are and you will experience the life God has for you. The people here are so loving. The staff has helped me in so many situations. I'm thankful to be a part of a church that cares about people and loves God. I watched my neighbor's kids get backpacks from this church when the mom couldn't afford to get them. I love this church!
A note to the wise... beware of Christians who just cannot stand for a pastor to be paid well. It's funny that we go to expensive restaurants, leave huge tips (20%) and never once think about what kind of home and car the waiters and restaurant owners drive and live in? Why is it that when it comes to attending church where all giving is completely voluntary... all of a sudden you want to know where the cash is going! The god of this world is money, and you can see it in the various posts here with bitter people who want to tell the pastor what he can drive and where he can live...etc. One of the most difficult and thankless jobs in the world is pastoring a church... and some of these posts are a testimony as to how thankless it is. I pastored a church myself for nearly 20 years and I grew so tired of this kind of criticism that I decided to join the work force and leave the pastoring to those who were tough enough to continue it. Guess what, I've made much more money doing meaningless things in the work force than I was ever paid for saving souls! Go figure!! Now I work for my cash... making more and living in an even bigger house and driving my dream BMW... and I don't have anyone complaining that I'm living lavishly off the church. I do my ministry free of charge and and happier than ever. A person with the skill and talents of someone like Pastor Randy Hand would make millions in the real world of business. He is being paid probably much less than he's worth in the business world. I know I was and when I defended myself, nobody believed it until I decided to show them. Those people are probably still complaining about their new pastor... it never stops with those who love money. To all you who attend Pastor Randy's church... give as unto the Lord and he will bless you for your giving. Don't listen to the bitter money lovers... they will always try to cast doubts while serving their money. Remember, giving is voluntary... don't give unless you want to. The Word doesn't say how much to give, it just promises that if you do, it will be "pressed down and shaken together, and given back to you!" Believe the Lord on giving and your life will be fabulously blessed! Don't bother with the nay-sayers... They are always around contributing nothing but bitterness. God bless you all abundantly! With all that said; I don't believe in a "prosperity" gospel at all... the point of the gospel only promises prosperity for your eternal soul. But God is good to givers and gives back... that's a promise... and it works... but the gospel is not about your financial prosperity... it's about your salvation and your place in the life to come. Keep your eye on the prize (that heavenly city)! Nathan Reynolds / Lathrop, CA, former pastor of Hayward Christian Life Center in Hayward, CA.
Yes money is a big issue here but money is what we all need ! We love money all of us without its hard to survive. This church was meant to grab the next generations attention. If you look at today's generation they are intrigue by modern society and what's in style in order to capture that you have to look at a young persons perspective. Everyone as their opinion and taste I prefer this church. It's awesome I drive from kingsburg to this church.
Please pray before visiting this place. If you are a regular attender, it might be a good idea to take a step back and really see if what is going on here is really biblical.I think a lot of the positive reviews are probably from Celebration staff members. I attended Celebration for over 2 years. At first I thought it was the most awesome place. It is true that the music is great. The diversity of the people is great. The messages demand attention. I didnt begin to sense something was off until I started serving and really reading the scriptures for myself. In full. One thing I noticed, that someone else mentioned, is that you hardly ever saw Pastor Randy. How is he leading a congregation when he only carries on with the &quot;elite?&quot; Also, I think a lot of what they say are half-truths. They read from the bible but will often times take things out of context. For instance,they would say &quot;God wants us abundantly blessed with perfect finances, health, relationships...etc.&quot; While all of that sounds good, the bible is clear that this life is not all there is and we are to have hardships so that we mature, and grow spiritually. I can honestly say while my time at Celebration made me &quot;feel&quot; good, it was just that. A feeling. This church is very &quot;self&quot; oriented. If you want to learn how to get rich, dress well, and hear great music, you will love it. If you want to become more like Jesus, please keep looking.
This is an awesome place of worship. The people who go here find acceptance from everyone. No one is judged by their appearance. They are loved and accepted. I have learned so much about scripture which has encouraged me to get into God's Word daily for the past 4 years. Every morning I get into the Word of God (Bible) and I am able to share with others who need to know what God has for them. the music is great and the place is filled with young people who love God and have given their lives to Jesus. I have seen more people commit their lives to serving Jesus in these past few years than in all the years I have been a Christian. Celebration Church, from Pastor Randy and Cherie and all the Campus Pastors and leaders have been awesome people who serve Jesus and love Him. I have fallen in love with Jesus all over again!
People please be aware of this place. My husband and I had a good marriage and money in savings before we started going to this church. After two years attending this church our marriage has been put through ultimate test due to financial stress caused by fraud from members of this church. Our savings are gone. We were approached by the members of this church who are on the board of the church as well to loan them money for short term. They are personal friends of pastor Randy. Pastor had them over and over stand on stage talking about financial prosperity after service. They gained our trust through this. They defaulted on the loan immediately and did not want anything to do with us after that. Our money is gone and now we are in the middle of law suits with fraud allegations with them and the fact that they personal friends of Pasor Randy Hand is sickening. Stepping foot into this church was the biggest misfortune and curse that happened in our lives. Make sure this will not happen to you.
Celebration is a generationally driven movement committed to turning the heart of the older generation(the fathers) to the hearts of the younger generation (the sons/daughters) this is a place that you can come and just be YOU. YOU are welcomed with open arms just as you are.. Broke, hurting, pierced, tattooed, divorced, alcholhic.. YOU are welcomed. In this place I found life, joy, restoration, a family and a place I can call home. If it wouldn't had been for the staff and leadership of this place I dont know where I'd be.. Probably lost, broken and messed up.
All I can really say is every weekend I am seeing lives changed and transformed for the better.. And what can speak more volumes than that?
There's no other place I'd rather be! All that I know is that I came into this place 4-5 years ago knowing absolutely NOTHING and the leaders here took the time to teach me what I needed to learn. I started off as a teenager who was half in and half out (drinking, partying...being crazy) and now, in my early 20's, I am a leader of many young people helping them to overcome what I've overcome. I encourage anyone who has never been, but is reading these reviews, to try it out. What's the worst that can happen?? There are many great churches in this valley, but God just so happened to lead me to this one and if the curiosity is there I challenge you to check it out :) saturday nights in the clovis location @6pm and 10am sun. mornings ...then 8:30 and 11:30am in the fresno location .... celebrationchurch.cc is the website
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Posted by debycontrestano on 11/14/2011
Celebration Church is a multi campus generational church. What's that mean...well there is more than 1 campus to choose to attend, and all ages of people go. What I love about my church is that you &amp;amp;amp;quot;come as your are&amp;amp;amp;quot; in your dress, your attitude, lifestyle and you are welcomed with a smile:) The worship band &amp;amp;amp;amp; singers are not only cool but you &amp;amp;amp;quot;feel&amp;amp;amp;quot; the presence of god. I love that I am going to hear and experience a relative sermon that I can apply to my life right now! I will connect with other people and some will be life long friends. What else is cool about Celebration Church is when I invite other people to come and meet me there, I am confident that they will experience a lasting and unforgetable service, and I won't be embarrassed by anything presented at my church...wow...that's huge! I have been attending my church, Celebration, since 1998 ~ and I still come expecting and excited every service I go. My family has truly been impacted by the family of Celebration Church! We invite you to come and experience one of our weekend services! Saturday 6pm or Sunday 10am. And because you know there is more...come check us out!
I love Celebration.. It's awesome! Not only did I come here and meet real people who love God, but I've been introduced to a REAL GOD who loves me and has a great plan for my life. Celebration is a place where you can come as you are, hear the Truth of the Word of God and be radically changed. Every volunteer and staff member is committed to one goal... SEEING SOULS SAVED! That's why I'm here and that's why I can confidently recommend this place to anyone and everyone! From the parking lot to the auditorium, you will feel loved, not judged. Every area of my life (finances, health, relationships, etc.) is better and Celebration is a HUGE part of that!
This place rocks!! The praise and worship is like nothing else I've experienced. It allows the congregation to really reach out and touch God. There are so many different types of people, it's impossible not to fit in! Everyone there is friendly and they seem to have time and interest in each person there. The word is preached and there have been many things we've learned since attending. I would highly recommend this church to anyone - young or old, mature or seeker.