Christian Fellowship Church Blog

Christmas, The Beast in Us, and Becoming Truly Human Again

December 12, 2018 By: Donnie Berry

“I was brutish and ignorant; I was like a beast toward you.” – Psalm 73:22These words, which the Psalmist prays in repentance to the Lord, are some I return to often in my own prayers of repentance. They capture well some of my actions and attitudes of my heart: beastly—like an animal.And this is o

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Famous Prayers

November 21, 2018 By: Phil Schaefer

When I first became a practicing Christian I was intrigued with the idea of informal, spontaneous prayers. I had grown up only hearing set prayers that were known by those in my liturgical setting. Praying your own words was a novelty, but I also thought it held a greater sincerity. When I came into praying in the spir

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The Election Matters, But Not That Much

November 9, 2018 By: Donnie Berry

I’m teaching the Christian Fellowship School seniors about worldview and culture, and we’ve been talking about the significance of stories in our lives. I’ve been trying to help them see that we all live out of a dominant narrative that provides meaning and gives shape to our lives. The story we live by forms t

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Making Culture or Counter-Culture

October 17, 2018 By: Phil Schaefer

As followers of Jesus are we meant to make the culture or are we meant to counter the culture? Is the goal to get more people to go to church or is it to be a church that stands as a thing set apart in the world? While there has been much outstanding thought on the various ways that the church is to be toward the wo

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Jesus Shows Us a Freer, Richer Way to Live

October 3, 2018 By: Donnie Berry

There are many stunning things about Jesus of Nazareth. He was so different, so unlike most of the people I know—so unlike myself—in ways that make him utterly compelling to me. The crowds were drawn to him, and for more than his miracles, I think. There’s something about him that draws us in and makes us want

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The Food Groups and Our Spiritual Growth

September 6, 2018 By: Donnie Berry

Do you remember the food pyramid? Most of us learned about it sometime fairly early in our schooling. It showed how many servings of the different major food groups—breads and grains, fruits and vegetables, meat and dairy products—we need each day. Though the consensus on what constitutes healthy eating changes

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What Does Christian Growth Look Like?

August 8, 2018 By: Donnie Berry

I had a conversation with someone last week who came to my office to talk about what God is doing in their life. We ended up talking about ways this person wants to grow spiritually, which led to the question, “What does it even look like to grow?” Have you ever asked that? How do we measure growth as followers of

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The Recap: Beth Moore

July 26, 2018 By: Deb Schaefer

On July 13 and 14, about 100 women from Christian Fellowship joined 5,500 women, from a multitude of denominations, to hear Beth Moore speak at the Mizzou Arena. The worship was amazing as were her teachings…but, then, it was Beth Moore, who in my humble opinion, sits at the right hand of God.Beth used a bow and

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“A Message and a Warning to the Men of Christian Fellowship”

July 19, 2018 By: Phil Schaefer

How’s that for a title! The Apostle Paul in giving instructions to his disciple Timothy, tells him, “Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.” Likewise, Peter tells the dispersed church to “be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil wa

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Christian Fellowship School is Making Changes for Growth

July 5, 2018 By: Scott Williams

This summer there is a lot of activity around the south end of the Christian Fellowship parking lot. In order to accommodate growth in the middle school and lower elementary, CFS is adding three additional modular classroom buildings. The current 4th and 5th grade classrooms are being moved slightly north (closer to th

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