Updated: May 24, 2020
Church Update: This church was originally checked under "C3 Church" but has since changed their name to "Awaken at C3 Church". Their logo and website address have both changed, and so we've updated that information as of 5/24/20.
Basic Church Information
Old site: https://c3saltlakecity.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AwakenChurchSLC
This church stonewalled every attempt I made to speak with someone. Whether it was Facebook Messenger, email, or even calling their church office, I couldn’t get anyone to respond to me. So, as usual, let’s see what we can find out on our own in regard to the Questionnaire.
It took a few weeks, but campus pastor Vince Craig with C3 (Awaken) Finally PM-ed me back on Facebook. He suggested I text him, so I did. The conversation that followed only confirmed the initial stonewalling of this church.
Me: Hi Vince. This is Sarah Young. You asked me to text you regarding some questions I have about your church?
Vince Craig: Yeah, do you have any?
Me: Yes, several actually. I tried emailing them but I don't think anyone saw them. Here they are: 1. What is your church's official position on tithing? 2. Do you have church membership and are there requirements for someone to become a member of your church? 3. Is your church transparent with its financial information? Can you provide how much they bring in through donations and how that money is distributed? 4. Which denomination does your church align with the most, if any? 5. If a member has a disagreement with the pastor or leadership on a non-essential or other issue, how is it handled? 6. Does your church require that it's members be baptized? 7. How many people do you have on staff, both paid and volunteer? 8. What is the pastor's educational history? 9. How does the church discipline it's members with their sin? 10. How is the pastor compensated? (Income, benefits, bonuses, housing, etc) 11. What is the size of your church and any other space the church owns for meetings and services? Thanks! Vince: Hey Sara, have you been to the church yet? Me: Not in person. I've just listened to sermons online. Vince: I see. I'm happy to answer questions to anyone who is genuinely seeking to find a church home or has questions about the church after they've attended a service with the intention of connecting to God and a church family. However, I don't feel comfortable answering a list of questions like the above. As it feels very impersonal and could unintentionally end up religious, and divisive. I trust you'll understand my heart. Thanks for understanding. Me: I'm asking these questions primarily in a genuine search to help other Christians find a church home. These are questions that many Christians have about their church and I'm asking them to provide them with the information they have trouble finding just by attending services. My intention is not to be religious or divisive, but to find the truth about churches so Christians can know more about the church they seek to attend. I really just want to know the truth and the facts about your church. Does it really matter if it's my church home or not? Vince: I don't doubt your heart, thanks for understanding my position. Me: Yes, I think I do understand.
Anyway, here's what we're able to find out on our own.
1. What is your church's official position on tithing?