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Grow: Bible Studies and Classes

At Christian Fellowship Church, our heart is for transformative faith and authentic relationships.
One way we encourage this for adults is through environments of varied sizes such as:
groups and classes, Bible studies, workshops, retreats, and more.

These classes operate on a semester basis, usually beginning in the early fall and spring.
Groups and classes meet on Tuesday and Sunday mornings, as well as Wednesday evenings.

Build Community

Wednesdays at Christian Fellowship

Wednesdays @CF is our primary opportunity for people of all ages to eat dinner together, connect, and grow in their spiritual journey. In addition to various adult groups and classes, we also have cfKidz and cfYouth ministry time. 

Wednesdays @CF runs for eight weeks in the fall and spring.
See the list of classes below for more details.

Classes meet on Wednesday nights
Dinner at 5:30pm
Classes at 6:15pm

Registration is closed for this semester

Alpha Film Series

The Alpha Film Series focuses on connection, content, and conversation. In fact, Alpha is a series of conversations about things we all question in life:

  • Why do bad things happen to good people?
  • What’s the purpose of life?
  • What’s next?

If you’re looking for a judgment-free space to ask hard questions and share your own opinion, there’s a place for you.

Dates: January 31-March 20
Time: 6:15pm-7:30pm
Leader: Steve Boul

No Materials Needed

No need to register – join us on Wednesday nights!

The Art of Marriage

We invite you to attend The Art of Marriage, a video-based marriage series by FamilyLife, designed to explore how to have unwavering, resilient, selfless, forgiving, intimate, and missional love for one another. By reflecting on these six words, drawn directly from God’s Word, you can cultivate a practical, radical, and transformative power to your marriage.

Engaged couples who plan on marrying in the near future are also welcome to participate.

Dates: January 31-March 20
Time: 6:15 – 7:30pm
Leaders: Michael & Jill Acock

No Materials Needed

Registration is closed for this semester

Connected Families

Parenting challenges us in the deepest of ways and reveals our greatest strengths!

Using the Connected Families video course Discipline that Connects, we’ll grow in leading our families with grace and love instead of fear, even in the hardest moments.

With Christ-centered and evidence-informed teaching, Jim and Lynne Jackson help parents relate to their kids in ways that communicate these four essential messages:

  1. You are safe.
  2. You are loved no matter what.
  3. You are called and capable.
  4. You are responsible for your actions.

In this interactive class, we’ll discover ways to deepen trust with our kids and with God. 

Dates: January 31-March 20
Time: 6:15 – 7:30pm
Leader: Miriam Knight

No Materials Needed

Registration is closed for this semester

The Cure

The Cure offers an authentic experience in Christ that frees some from a self-rewarded righteousness, and others from a beaten down striving for a righteousness they can never seem to attain. It infuses a relational theology of grace and identity, which alone can heal, free, and create sustainable, genuine, loving, life-giving communities.

Dates: January 31-March 20
Time: 6:15pm-7:30pm
Leader: David Freeze

Materials: The Cure

Registration is closed for this semester

Designed with Purpose

You matter! God created you to be a unique reflection of his love. You are his masterpiece, designed long before you were born.

By discovering your special God-given passion to make a difference, the gifts with which he has equipped you, and your personal approach to life, you can find fulfillment in living out God’s purposes for you.

In this interactive connections course, we’ll discover together more of your unique design and ways you can lean into his great plan for you.

Dates: January 31-February 21 (4 Weeks)
Time: 6:15-8:00pm
Leader: Marc Galaske

No Materials Needed

Registration is closed for this semester

Financial Peace University

Struggling with finances? Say goodbye to debt with the proven plan from Financial Peace University. Learn how to budget, pay off debt, invest, plan for you’re future, and more in this 9-week video study featuring Dave Ramsey and his team.

Dates: January 31-March 20
Time: 6:15-8:00pm
Leaders: Ric & Bernie Hereth

Materials needed: Financial Peace University

Registration is closed for this semester

The Good and Beautiful You book study Wednesdays @CF

The Christian faith is not only about belief and practices, it is also about the kind of people that we become. Yet some of the biggest barriers to our transformation come from our toxic self-narratives. Theses narratives shape the way we interact in the world. In this book study, we’ll look at some of these narratives and look to God for the healing only he can provide.

Dates: January 31-March 20
Time: 6:15pm-7:30pm
Leader: Aaron Freeman

 
Registration is closed for this semester

Life of the Beloved book study

Initially written for a Jewish friend, “Life of the Beloved” has become Henri Nouwen’s greatest legacy to Christians around the world. This sincere testimony of the power and invitation of Christ is indeed a great guide to a truly uplifting spiritual life in today’s world.

Dates: January 31-March 6
Time: 6:15pm-7:30pm
Leader: Lori Galaske

Materials Needed: Life of the Beloved by Henri Nouwen
 
Registration is closed for this semester

Spirit, Soul and Body

Have you asked yourself what changed when you were born again? The answer to that question is foundational for receiving from God. Spirit, Soul and Body will help you eliminate doubt-filled questions that destroy your faith.

This study is open to those with previous exposure to Andrew Womack and his work.

Dates: January 31-March 20
Time: 6:15pm-7:30pm
Leader: Karen Koller

Materials Needed: Spirit, Soul and Body by Andrew Womack
 
Registration is closed for this semester

Alpha Film Series

The Alpha Film Series focuses on connection, content, and conversation. In fact, Alpha is a series of conversations about things we all question in life:

  • Why do bad things happen to good people?
  • What’s the purpose of life?
  • What’s next?

If you’re looking for a judgment-free space to ask hard questions and share your own opinion, there’s a place for you.

Dates: September 6 – October 25
Time: 6:15pm-7:30pm
Leader: Steve Boul

No Materials Needed

Who will you invite?

Anticipating Antioch race & Christianity

In Antioch the disciples were first called “Christians” (Acts 11:26). The Church didn’t call themselves that. The people of Antioch did. Why? What did they do? How were they unique?

Join us for Anticipating Antioch, an 8-week class designed to awaken our hearts to the prophetic call on Christian Fellowship to be an Antioch church.

We’ll look at what Scripture has to say about God’s heart for oneness in Dr. Derwin Gray’s Building a Multiethnic Church while learning from others’ lived experiences and exploring race and Christianity. 

Dates: September 6 – October 25
Time: 6:15pm-8:00pm
Leaders: Nate & Lisa Buxman

Materials Needed: Building A Multiethnic Church by Dr. Derwin Gray.

Registration is CLOSED for Fall 2023.

Boundaries

The Boundaries class is a 9-week DVD series with small group participation that teaches participants Bible-based principles for setting and maintaining healthy boundaries with parents, spouses, children, friends, coworkers, and even yourself.

Dates: September 6 – November 1
Time: 6:15 – 7:30pm
Leader: Jo Scott

Materials Needed: Boundaries Participant’s Guide–Revised:  When To Say Yes, How to Say No, to Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud.

Registration is CLOSED for Fall 2023.

Building a Great Marriage
This class is for married couples who want to make a good marriage better or who want to improve a marriage that needs a bit of a “jump start.”

Through discussion, interaction, and watching videos of experts – all in a safe, positive environment – we’ll learn some key skills and tools to improve our marriages and to keep them strong.

Engaged couples who plan on marrying in the near future are also welcome to participate.

Dates: September 6 – October 25
Time: 6:15 – 7:30pm
Leaders: Dale & Tammy Willis

No Materials Needed

Registration is CLOSED for Fall 2023.

Connected Families

Parenting challenges us in the deepest of ways and reveals our greatest strengths!

Using the Connected Families video course Discipline that Connects, we’ll grow in leading our families with grace and love instead of fear, even in the hardest moments.

With Christ-centered and evidence-informed teaching, Jim and Lynne Jackson help parents relate to their kids in ways that communicate these four essential messages:

  1. You are safe.
  2. You are loved no matter what.
  3. You are called and capable.
  4. You are responsible for your actions.

In this interactive class, we’ll discover ways to deepen trust with our kids and with God. 

Dates: September 6 – October 25
Time: 6:15 – 7:30pm
Leader: Miriam Knight

No Materials Needed

Registration is CLOSED for Fall 2023.

Designed with Purpose

You matter! God created you to be a unique reflection of his love. You are his masterpiece, designed long before you were born.

By discovering your special God-given passion to make a difference, the gifts with which he has equipped you, and your personal approach to life, you can find fulfillment in living out God’s purposes for you.

In this interactive connections course, we’ll discover together more of your unique design and ways you can lean into his great plan for you.

Dates: October 4 – 25 (4 Weeks)
Time: 6:15-8:00pm
Leaders: Marc Galaske and Tim Davis 

No Materials Needed

Register Online

The Good and Beautiful God

We all have ideas that we tell ourselves about God and how he works in our lives. Some are true but many are false.

James Bryan Smith believes those thoughts determine not only who we are, but how we live. The path to spiritual transformation begins with what we believe about God.

This deep, loving and transformative book will help you discover the narratives that Jesus lived by to know the Lord he knew and the kingdom he proclaimed and to practice spiritual exercises that will help you grow in the knowledge of our good and beautiful God.

Dates: September 6 – October 25
Time: 6:15pm-7:30pm
Leader: Aaron Freeman

Materials Needed: The Good and Beautiful God by James Bryan Smith
 

Registration is CLOSED for Fall 2023.

 

Now That Faith Has Come

Join us for an in-depth 6-week study of Galatians using Beth Moore’s videos and study workbook.

Galatians is one of the most passionate of Paul’s letters. He called believers “to stand firm in the truth and liberty of the gospel and to live for God’s approval rather than human approval.”

The eternal words God entrusted to Paul for the churches of Galatia are as needed today as they were when the ink was still wet on the pages.

Dates: September 6 – October 11
Time: 6:15pm-7:30pm
Leader: Sue Ann Moore

Materials Needed: The workbook- Now That Faith Has Come—A Study of Galatians by Beth Moore
 
Registration is CLOSED for Fall 2023.

The Cure

The Cure offers an authentic experience in Christ that frees some from a self-rewarded righteousness, and others from a beaten down striving for a righteousness they can never seem to attain. It infuses a relational theology of grace and identity, which alone can heal, free, and create sustainable, genuine, loving, life-giving communities.

Dates: September 6 – October 25
Time: 6:15pm-7:30pm
Leaders: Scott & Aileen Boyd

Materials: The Cure

Registration is CLOSED for Fall 2023.


Every marriage has its challenges – whether you’re struggling or want to enrich your marriage, this class is for you. This is a great way to meet others that are pursuing healthy marriages. It’s an 8-week class that includes Andy Stanley’s video series on “What Happy Couples Know,” as well as additional material.

Dates: February 1-March 22.
Time: 6:15 – 7:30pm
Location: Room 102
Leaders: Michael and Jill Acock

No Materials Needed

Registration is closed for this semester.

And in Antioch the disciples were first called “Christians” (Acts 11:26). The Church didn’t call themselves that. The people of Antioch did. Why? What did they do? How were they unique?

Join us for Anticipating Antioch, an 8-week class designed to awaken our hearts to the prophetic call on Christian Fellowship to be an Antioch church. We’ll look at what Scripture has to say about God’s heart for oneness in Dr. Derwin Gray’s Building a Multiethnic Church while learning from others’ lived experiences and exploring race and Christianity. Think of your favorite authors, pastors, and teachers. Have you ever learned from a person of color? Come learn to see the Scriptures in a new light, understand historical patterns, and learn to act in a way that ushers in a greater sense of intimacy, unity, and oneness that Jesus prayed we’d experience.

Dates: February 8 – March 22
Time: 6:15pm-8:00pm
Location: Auditorium
Leaders: Nate & Lisa Buxman, Marcus & Tamika Thornton

Materials Needed: Building A Multiethnic Church by Dr. Derwin Gray.

Registration is closed for this semester.

The Boundaries class is an 9-week DVD series with small group participation that teaches participants Bible-based principles for setting and maintaining healthy boundaries with parents, spouses, children, friends, coworkers, and even yourself.

Dates: February 1-March 29
Time: 6:15 – 7:30pm
Location: Office 171
Leader: Jo Scott

Materials Needed: Boundaries Participant’s Guide–Revised:  When To Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud.

Registration is closed for this semester.

You matter! God created you to be a unique reflection of his love. You are his masterpiece, designed long before you were born. By discovering your special God-given passion to make a difference, the gifts with which he has equipped you, and your personal approach to life, you can find fulfillment in living out God’s purposes for you. In this interactive connections course, we’ll discover together more of your unique design and ways you can lean into his great plan for you.

Dates: February 1-February 22 (4 Weeks)
Time: 6:15-8:00pm
Location: Mosaic Room
Leaders: Marc Galaske and Tim Davis 

Registration is closed for this semester. Designed with Purpose will be offered again in June.

No materials needed

“The Good and Beautiful You” book study will help you discover what false narratives have led you away from the truth of who you are in Christ – forgiven, redeemed, and holy – and help you more deeply embrace his love. Consider this invitation to take care of your soul as James Bryan Smith guides you to the truth only found in Jesus.

Dates: February 1-March 22
Time: 6:15pm-7:30pm
Leader: Aaron Freeman
Location: Room 103

Materials Needed: The Good and Beautiful You by James Bryan Smith
 
Registration is closed for this semester.

Tuesday AM Bible Studies

The Helper, Tuesday AM Bible Study

The Helper, Part 2
February 13 – March 26  |  10:00am

Using the book, The Helper by Catherine Marshall as a resource, this class will focus on how to live each day being in tune to the Holy Spirit, how to be led by the Spirit, and how to be fulfilled by the Spirit. In essence, the class will be the lab in which we practice the reality of knowing the Holy Spirit.

This class is open to those who have previously studied the The Helper and also to those who have not studied the book, but who wish to learn more about the Holy Spirit.

Leader: Sue Ann Moore
Childcare is available.

Materials needed:  The Helper by Catherine Marshall & The Bible.

Women's Bible Study: Jude

Women’s Bible Study: Jude
February 13 – March 26  |  10:00am 

While often overlooked, the Book of Jude remains as relevant today as the time it was written. In this 7-session video study from Jackie Hill Perry, we will dive into themes of being called, loved, and kept, and learn how to point others to Jesus in grace and truth.

Leaders: Beth Bramstedt & Jo Scott

Materials Needed: Jude: Contending for the Faith in Today’s Culture by Jackie Hill Perry

Take Courage Women's Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study: Take Courage
February 13 –  |  10:00am 

Do you ever feel like the happy ending of your story is a million miles away?

Then you know how the Jewish people felt when they returned to their wrecked land after exile and began rebuilding the temple. They were distracted, discouraged, and ready to throw in the towel. But the prophet Haggai reminded them they could find courage in the God who had never left them.

In this 7-session study on the Book of Haggai, learn to walk confidently in your calling, stay motivated despite opposition, and courageously invest your life in God’s purposes, trusting Him for results you may never see in this lifetime.

Materials Needed: Take Courage by Jennifer Rothschild

Sunday Morning Classes

Discovering CF, Sundays at 10am starts March 3, 2024

Discovering CF
March 3 – April 28  |  Sundays, 10:00am 

Would You Like To Know More About Christian Fellowship’s History, Beliefs, Leadership, And Doctrine?
If So, Discovering CF Is For You!

Discovering CF is a seven-week class taught by our pastoral staff. During the class, we cover the core distinctiveness of our vision and values as a church. It is a great class to take whether you just want to learn more about Christian Fellowship or are looking for a church in Columbia, Missouri to call home. We understand not everyone will agree with every topic discussed; however, our goal is to express the calling God has given us as a church and to live together as a community.

We believe this course is a way for you to not only expand your knowledge of Christian Fellowship’s history, beliefs, leadership and doctrine, but to also grow in your personal faith. As a church, our main goal is to encourage you in your faith journey and your relationship with God. Discovering CF helps you to lay down a foundation of knowledge in order to strengthen your understanding of God in the context of community.

Dates: March 3 – April 28
Time: 10:00am
Location: Room 102
Leaders: CF staff

Changes that Heal Sundays at 10am starts March 3, 2024

Changes that Heal
March 3 – April 7  |  Sundays, 10:00am 

Dr. Henry Cloud presents Changes That Heal, one of the most in-depth examinations of the personal and spiritual growth process. Changes That Heal addresses the developmental steps that affect every area of life. It is essential to understand the ingredients of growth and the four areas mentioned: bonding, separating, accepting good and bad, and adulthood. God designed people to grow in a specific way, but a number of circumstances can interfere in that process. Applying these biblical principles will help you finish your development and live life victoriously.

Dates: March 3 – April 7
Time: 10:00am
Location: Church Office
Leaders: Kathryn Clevenger

Materials needed: Changes that Heal by Dr. Henry Cloud

Discovering CF, Sundays at 10am starts March 3, 2024

Would You Like To Know More About Christian Fellowship’s History, Beliefs, Leadership, And Doctrine? If So, Discovering CF Is For You!

Discovering CF is a seven-week class taught by our pastoral staff. During the class, we cover the core distinctiveness of our vision and values as a church. It is a great class to take whether you just want to learn more about Christian Fellowship or are looking for a church in Columbia, Missouri to call home. We understand not everyone will agree with every topic discussed; however, our goal is to express the calling God has given us as a church and to live together as a community.

We believe this course is a way for you to not only expand your knowledge of Christian Fellowship’s history, beliefs, leadership and doctrine, but to also grow in your personal faith. As a church, our main goal is to encourage you in your faith journey and your relationship with God. Discovering CF helps you to lay down a foundation of knowledge in order to strengthen your understanding of God in the context of community.

Dates: March 3 – April 28
Time: 10:00am
Location: Room 102
Leaders: CF staff

Register Online

Changes that Heal Sundays at 10am starts March 3, 2024

Dr. Henry Cloud presents Changes That Heal, one of the most in-depth examinations of the personal and spiritual growth process. Changes That Heal addresses the developmental steps that affect every area of life. It is essential to understand the ingredients of growth and the four areas mentioned: bonding, separating, accepting good and bad, and adulthood. God designed people to grow in a specific way, but a number of circumstances can interfere in that process. Applying these biblical principles will help you finish your development and live life victoriously.

Dates: March 3 – April 7
Time: 10:00am
Location: Church Office
Leaders: Kathryn Clevenger

Register Online

Materials needed: Changes that Heal by Dr. Henry Cloud

Discovering CF, Sundays at 10am starts March 3, 2024

Would You Like To Know More About Christian Fellowship’s History, Beliefs, Leadership, And Doctrine? If So, Discovering CF Is For You!

Discovering CF is a seven-week class taught by our pastoral staff. During the class, we cover the core distinctiveness of our vision and values as a church. It is a great class to take whether you just want to learn more about Christian Fellowship or are looking for a church in Columbia, Missouri to call home. We understand not everyone will agree with every topic discussed; however, our goal is to express the calling God has given us as a church and to live together as a community.

We believe this course is a way for you to not only expand your knowledge of Christian Fellowship’s history, beliefs, leadership and doctrine, but to also grow in your personal faith. As a church, our main goal is to encourage you in your faith journey and your relationship with God. Discovering CF helps you to lay down a foundation of knowledge in order to strengthen your understanding of God in the context of community.

Starts March 3, 2024
Time: 10:00am
Location: Room 102
Leaders: CF staff

Register Online

Changes that Heal Henry Cloud

Dr. Henry Cloud presents Changes That Heal, one of the most in-depth examinations of the personal and spiritual growth process. Changes That Heal addresses the developmental steps that affect every area of life. It is essential to understand the ingredients of growth and the four areas mentioned: bonding, separating, accepting good and bad, and adulthood. God designed people to grow in a specific way, but a number of circumstances can interfere in that process. Applying these biblical principles will help you finish your development and live life victoriously.

Dates: October 1 – 29, 2023
Time: 10:00am
Location: Church Office
Leaders: Jo Scott

Register Online

Materials needed: Changes that Heal by Dr. Henry Cloud

The Gift of Prophesy Today

What does the New Testament teach about the spiritual gift of prophecy? What is it? How does it function?

Understanding of the gift of prophecy shows us how the body of Christ may enjoy one of the Holy Spirit’s most edifying gifts without compromising the supremacy of Scripture.

Join Dan Barraco as he digs into this spiritual gift.

Dates: October 1 – 29, 2023
Time: 9:00am
Location: Room 102
Leader: Dan Barraco

Register Online

No materials needed

diverse group

Find Community in Columbia, Mo

Not sure how to get connected at Christian Fellowship? We want to help. Contact us in the church office using the button below.

During this six-week class, we will hear from a different guest each week, who will share his or her ‘God Story’ with us. Guest speakers will tell about one or more experiences they have had with Jesus, which have changed their lives in meaningful ways. This will serve as a springboard for discussion, as class participants will be encouraged to ask questions and to reflect on the issues that are presented.

Sunday mornings
Dates: April 16-May 21
Time: 9:00am
Location: Room 162

Leader: Dale Willis

Register online

Would You Like To Know More About Christian Fellowship’s History, Beliefs, Leadership, And Doctrine? If So, Discovering CF Is For You!

Discovering CF is a seven-week class taught by our pastoral staff. During the class, we cover the core distinctiveness of our vision and values as a church. It is a great class to take whether you just want to learn more about Christian Fellowship or are looking for a church in Columbia, Missouri to call home. We understand not everyone will agree with every topic discussed; however, our goal is to express the calling God has given us as a church and to live together as a community.

We believe this course is a way for you to not only expand your knowledge of Christian Fellowship’s history, beliefs, leadership and doctrine, but to also grow in your personal faith. As a church, our main goal is to encourage you in your faith journey and your relationship with God. Discovering CF helps you to lay down a foundation of knowledge in order to strengthen your understanding of God in the context of community.

Date: March 5-April 30 (no meeting on Easter)
Time: 10:00am
Location: Room 102
Leaders: CF staff

Registration is closed for this semester.

The Cure offers an authentic experience in Christ that frees some from a self-rewarded righteousness, and others from a beaten down striving for a righteousness they can never seem to attain. It infuses a relational theology of grace and identity, which alone can heal, free, and create sustainable, genuine, loving, life-giving communities.

Dates: Begins March 5

  • March 5 – Two Roads
  • March 12 – Two Faces
  • March 19 – Two Gods
  • March 26 – Two Solutions
  • April 2 – Two Healings
  • April 30 – Two Friends
  • May 21 – Two Destinies
  • Monday, May 22, 6pm (Potluck at Kilmarnock Abbey)
  • Time: 11:00am
    Location: Room 102
    Leaders: Scott and Aileen Boyd

Registration is closed for this semester.

Materials needed: The Cure: What if God isn’t who you think He is and neither are you? by Trueface

Dr. Henry Cloud presents Changes That Heal, one of the most in-depth examinations of the personal and spiritual growth process. Changes That Heal addresses the developmental steps that affect every area of life. It is essential to understand the ingredients of growth and the four areas mentioned: bonding, separating, accepting good and bad, and adulthood. God designed people to grow in a specific way, but a number of circumstances can interfere in that process. Applying these biblical principles will help you finish your development and live life victoriously.

Date: March 5-April 2
Time: 10:00am
Location: Small Conference
Leaders: Jo Scott

Registration is closed for this semester.

Materials needed: Changes that Heal by Dr. Henry Cloud

What does the New Testament teach about the spiritual gift of prophecy? What is it? How does it function?

Understanding of the gift of prophecy shows us how the body of Christ may enjoy one of the Holy Spirit’s most edifying gifts without compromising the supremacy of Scripture.

Join Dan Barraco as he digs into this spiritual gift.

Date: March 5-April 2
Time: 9:00am
Location: Room 102
Leader: Dan Barraco

Registration is closed for this semester.

No materials needed