Ways to stay connected during COVID-19 with Christian Fellowship Church

Staying Connected During COVID-19

During this time of social distancing our heart is to stay connected as a church family as much as possible. See ways you can stay connected below. Please note we will be adding more opportunities as they arise. If you are unfamiliar with the Zoom platform we encourage you to check out their help center.

Adult Groups

cfCollege: College Students + Young Adults led by Donnie

Christian Fellowship College Group with Donnie BerryLeader: Donnie Berry
Time: Fridays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Platform: Zoom – click here to join during group time
Description: Weekly time to connect, share encouragement, pray together, and help each other not go crazy during social isolation!
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Old Testament Bible Reading Plan Discussion Group led by Donnie

Old Testament Bible Reading Plan Discussion Group with Donnie BerryLeader: Donnie Berry
Time: Tuesdays, 12 to 12:45 p.m. (starting Tuesday, March 31 for 8 weeks)
Platform: Zoom – click here to join during group time
Description: Join us over the lunch hour on Tuesdays to discuss the strange, wonderful, and sometimes downright confusing stuff we’re reading in the Old Testament as part of our Bible Reading Plan. We’ll share insights, ask questions, and encourage each other as we read God’s word together.
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Women's Book Discussion: Invitation to Silence & Solitude led by Beth and Deb

Women's Online Book with Beth and Deb Leaders: Beth Bramstedt and Deb Schaefer
Time: Tuesdays, 9-10:30 a.m. (starting March 31 for 6 weeks)
Platform: Zoom – click here to join during group time
Description: This book and discussion is an invitation to meet God deeply and fully outside the demands and noise of daily life. It is an invitation to the adventure of spiritual transformation in the deepest places. We’ll read two chapters each week, follow the suggested practices, and then discuss the material and our experiences together.
Materials Needed: Invitation to Silence & Solitude by Ruth Haley Barton which is available at thriftbooks.com and christianbook.com.
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Christian Philosophy Book Discussion: The Hiddenness of God led by Kenny

Christian Philosophy Discussion Group with Kenny BoyceLeader: Kenny Boyce, Philosophy Professor at MU
Time: Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. (starting March 31)
Platform: Zoom – click here to join during group time
Description: If God is perfectly loving, why does God sometimes seem so distant? If God wants people to know him, why doesn’t he make his existence more evident? Is God really like a loving parent even when we don’t see him? For many of us, these are not merely philosophical questions. Join us on Tuesday evenings as we go through a book by a Christian philosopher who tackles these subjects.
Materials Needed: The Hiddenness of God by Michael Rea is available in audiobook and e-book format at Amazon.
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Parents Discussion Group: Praying God’s Word Over Your Kids led by Jo

Parents Discussion Group: Praying God’s Word Over Your Kids with Jo ScottLeader: Jo Scott
Time: Saturdays, 8 a.m. (Starting April 4)
Platform: Zoom – click here to join during group time
Description: We are going to spend 3 weeks leaning into scriptures we can pray over our children through a 3 part (7 days each) devotional study. We will each read the devotions through the week separately with a time on Saturday mornings to reflect and share how praying through these scriptures is impacting our hearts for the children we love. “Praying for our children is instinctual as parents. We are constantly praying for their health, wellbeing and happiness. All of those are great, but let’s go deeper in our prayers for them. As Jesus followers, the Word of God is our foundation for truth and because of that, it makes sense that we should use it as our guide. Join Cindy as she shares prayers with you that she has prayed over her three sons and walk in faith that you will see it all come to pass in your own children’s lives.” -description from The Bible App
Materials Needed: You can access the reading plan at Bible.com. Please note we encourage you to start the plan March 29 so that we can discuss together on April 4.
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Moms Group: Overwhelmed by my Blessings led by Jo

Moms Group: Overwhelmed by my Blessings group with Jo ScottLeader: Jo Scott
Time: Saturdays, 10 a.m. (Starting April 4)
Platform: Zoom – click here to join during group time
Description: We are going to spend 12 weeks resting in the encouragement of the Word of God as well as the wisdom of veteran mom, Robin Meadows. This is a 12 part (5 days each) devotional study in which we will each read the daily devotions separately with a time on Saturday mornings to reflect and share how we are walking through this time as moms and women of God. “Encouragement for moms from a mom who launched her 7 children and lived to tell about it. This is part 1 of 12 devotions in this series from Robin Meadows!” -description from The Bible App
Materials Needed: You can access the reading plan at Bible.com. Please note we encourage you to start the plan March 31 so that we can discuss together on April 4.
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Pastor’s Pick Book Discussion: On the Road with Saint Augustine led by Donnie

Online Pastor's Pick Book Discussion with Donnie BerryLeader: Donnie Berry
Time: Sundays, 4 to 5 p.m. (starting Sunday, April 5 for 8 weeks)
Platform: Zoom – click here to join during group time
Description: I love Saint Augustine. I love the stuff James K. A. Smith writes. And I’m loving this book. We’ll let Augustine (and Smith) guide us into the depths of our restlessness, our longings for something more in this life, our deepest fears and hungers and hopes, and ultimately to the place where we can find real rest. Grab a copy and let’s discuss it chapter by chapter together.
Reading Schedule: For the first discussion (on April 5) we’ll discuss the first 35 pages (includes the Introduction, Heart on the Run, and Augustine Our Contemporary)
Materials Needed: On the Road with Saint Augustine: A Real World Spirituality for Restless Hearts by James K. A. Smith is available in a variety of formats on Amazon or free using your library account on Hoopla.
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Book Discussion for Parents: Long Days of Small Things led by Kaylyn

Book Discussion For Parents Long Days Of Small Things Led By KaylynLeader: Kaylyn Briscoe
Time: Every other Tuesday, 8 to 9 p.m. (April 7, 21, May 5, 19, and June 2)
Platform: Zoom – click here to join during group time
Description: “Offering rich, soul-inspiring practices, Catherine McNiel invites you to connect with God right here, in the sacred mundane of every mothering[parenting] moment.” This book is intended for mothers who are at home with their children. In this unique state of social distancing, this resource can awaken us to the spiritual disciplines that come in parenting. I would encourage mothers and fathers to join this discussion together. The plan is to read the chapters prior to meeting time. Then share and discuss your insights and experiences in the group.
Materials Needed: Long Days of Small Things: Motherhood as a Spiritual Discipline by Catherine McNiel is available in a variety of formats on Amazon.
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Youth Group

Twelve30 for grades 6-12 led by Marc

twelve30 youth group remote meeting with Marc GalaskeLeader: Marc Galaske
Time: Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
Platform: Zoom – click here to join during group time
Description: In lieu of our in-person gatherings, Pastor Marc will lead students in a time of teaching, discussion, and prayer.
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cfKidz Groups

SOAK: 3-5 years old led by Kaylyn and Jo

Christian Fellowship Churches online children's ministry Soak groupLeaders: Kaylyn Briscoe and Jo Scott
Time: Mondays, 11 a.m.
Platform: Zoom, click here to join, meeting ID is: 476 368 061
Description: Part 1:TV show/live stream show that corresponds with the lesson we will discuss together. Watch this show within 24 hours before the interactive portion of the lesson. Show for Monday, March 30 can be found here. Part 2: Scheduled ZOOM Interactive class. (Adults are not required to participate, but are always welcome.)
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CLIMB: 6-8 years old led by Kaylyn and Jo

Christian Fellowship Churches online children's ministry Climb groupLeaders: Kaylyn Briscoe and Jo Scott
Time: Tuesdays, 1 p.m.
Platform: Zoom, click here to join, meeting ID is: 681 032 611
Description: Part 1:TV show/live stream show that corresponds with the lesson we will discuss together. Watch this show within 24 hours before the interactive portion of the lesson. Show for Tuesday, March 31 can be found here. Part 2: Scheduled ZOOM Interactive class. (Adults are not required to participate, but are always welcome.)
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LAUNCH: 9-11 years old led by Kaylyn and Jo

Christian Fellowship Churches online children's ministry Launch groupLeaders: Kaylyn Briscoe and Jo Scott
Time: Thursdays, 1 p.m.
Platform: Zoom, click here to join, meeting ID is: 476 079 292
Description: Part 1:TV show/live stream show that corresponds with the lesson we will discuss together. Watch this show within 24 hours before the interactive portion of the lesson. Show for Thursday, April 2 can be found here. Part 2: Scheduled ZOOM Interactive class. (Adults are not required to participate, but are always welcome.)
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Prayer

Prayer Trios

Prayer trios are groups of three people who pray together weekly. Once you have two others to pray with, you can pick a time and platform (phone, text, zoom, Facebook messanger, etc.) that works for you. The idea is to pray together for one hour, once per week. However, you can make this what you want and do what works for you. As Phil mentioned, “though we are limited in direct contact, we are not limited in our prayers.” Let’s pray.

If you want help getting connected with others to form prayer trio please click the link below.
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Prayer Requests

Weekly Prayer RequestsYou can also stay connected by joining us as we pray over our prayer requests throughout the week. You can use the link below both to get to the prayer requests as well as submit a prayer request you have. Please note we remove names for privacy purposes before posting prayers online.
Prayer Requests