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.
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 happens for eight weeks in the fall and spring.
Starts September 6, 2023Dinner at 5:30pmClasses at 6:15pm
Registration is CLOSED, except for Designed with PurposeStarting October 4
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:
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 25Time: 6:15pm-7:30pmLeader: Steve Boul
No Materials Needed
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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 25Time: 6:15pm-8:00pmLeaders: Nate & Lisa Buxman
Materials Needed: Building A Multiethnic Church by Dr. Derwin Gray.
Registration is CLOSED for Fall 2023.
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 1Time: 6:15 – 7:30pmLeader: 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.
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 25Time: 6:15 – 7:30pmLeaders: Dale & Tammy Willis
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:
In this interactive class, we’ll discover ways to deepen trust with our kids and with God.
Dates: September 6 – October 25Time: 6:15 – 7:30pmLeader: Miriam Knight
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: 6:15-8:00pmLeaders: Marc Galaske and Tim Davis
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 25Time: 6:15pm-7:30pmLeader: Aaron Freeman
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 11Time: 6:15pm-7:30pmLeader: Sue Ann Moore
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 25Time: 6:15pm-7:30pmLeaders: Scott & Aileen Boyd
Materials: The Cure
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 – 7:30pmLocation: Room 102Leaders: Michael and Jill Acock
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 22Time: 6:15pm-8:00pmLocation: AuditoriumLeaders: Nate & Lisa Buxman, Marcus & Tamika Thornton
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 29Time: 6:15 – 7:30pmLocation: Office 171Leader: 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.
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 22Time: 6:15pm-7:30pmLeader: Aaron FreemanLocation: Room 103
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.
Childcare is available.
Materials needed: The Helper by Catherine Marshall & The Bible.
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
We offer a variety of classes available on Sunday mornings.
Sunday morning classes start October 1, 2023. Class descriptions, times, locations and registration links are below.
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: October 1 – November 19Time: 10:00amLocation: Room 102Leaders: CF staff
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, 2023Time: 10:00amLocation: Church OfficeLeaders: Jo Scott
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.
Dates: October 1 – 29, 2023Time: 9:00amLocation: Room 102Leader: Dan Barraco
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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 morningsDates: April 16-May 21Time: 9:00amLocation: Room 162
Leader: Dale Willis
Date: March 5-April 30 (no meeting on Easter)Time: 10:00amLocation: Room 102Leaders: CF staff
Dates: Begins March 5
Materials needed: The Cure: What if God isn’t who you think He is and neither are you? by Trueface
Date: March 5-April 2Time: 10:00amLocation: Small ConferenceLeaders: Jo Scott
Date: March 5-April 2Time: 9:00amLocation: Room 102Leader: Dan Barraco
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