Home Church community Church in West Virginia changes name to fit with the times

Church in West Virginia changes name to fit with the times


Do you know what “covenant” means?

WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – A Wheeling church is changing its name after leaders decided it was time to adapt to the times.

Covenant Community Church, or known only as “C3”, retains the acronym but swaps out one of its “C’s”.

Reaching 20e anniversary of being a church, Pastor Ted Dodd says the word “covenant” was used for his time, but now he feels the term is falling on deaf ears.

Dodd explained that a “covenant” is an unbreakable contract with God, but most of the younger generation don’t know that.

As a non-denominational church, Pastor Ted says fighting to bring in the next generation has been difficult. So they replace “covenant” with a word that they think is more relevant to their message.

“Christ Community Church has a lot more meaning to who we have become and how we have grown to see what is really central to people here at C3”

“I think churches today can seem very intimidating to people. Especially in the last two years, it feels like churches can be a place of division. But I think as long as we are here by focusing on the main elements of our faith, it creates an opportunity for people to come.

Ted Dodd, co-pastor at C3

He says, shockingly, that church elders welcomed the change.

Christ Community Church is already living up to its name with the fifth annual “Mudlympics” held on Saturday where children rolled in mud and ate pizza. A fellowship like this is what Pastor Ted says shows the true message of their church.