The idea of a cooperative Christian ministry began in 1968 when a group of ministers in the Hickory Ministerial Association suggested the formation of an organization to help individuals and groups for crisis assistance. Churches were interested in making sure that their resources were used to provide maximum assistance to those in need and that through cooperation these resources would provide for greater numbers being served. Matthew 25 was the guiding principle for the establishment of Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry (GHCCM) as a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. Our goal is to practice what Jesus taught.
The two requirements to be a member church, in our founding documents, include acceptance of Jesus Christ and financial support. Most member churches have GHCCM as a line item in their budget as an outreach arm of their ministry.
We welcome churches to consider supporting GHCCM! We are pleased to be available for presentations at our supporting churches and those interested in finding out more about what we do. Contact us for more information.