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Leaders Meeting: Lessons on Leadership Part III
June 06, 2019 - Phil Schaefer
Exodus 18:14-23
2019 cfWomen's Retreat: Beth Bramstedt
May 04, 2019 - Beth Bramstedt
In our 2019 cfWomen's Retreat Saturday message, Beth spoke on disappointment and unmet dreams.
2019 cfWomen's Retreat: Jill Acock
May 03, 2019 - Jill Acock
In our 2019 cfWomen's Retreat Friday night message, Jill spoke on overcoming the obstacles to your dreams.
2019 cfWomen's Retreat: Kim Stewart
May 03, 2019 - Kim Stewart
In our 2019 cfWomen's Retreat Friday night message, Kim spoke on Dreams.
Leaders Meeting: Lessons on Leadership Part II
May 02, 2019 - Phil Schaefer
In our May Leaders' Meeting, Pastor Phil continues in Part II of "Lessons on Leadership" subtitled: "What It Looks Like to Lead (Around Here)" or "I Don’t Have the Goods to Be a Leader So Why Me?" See the notes for the evening in the resources, bonus files, show notes, etc. below. As a side note, you can now subscribe to our Podcast including sermons, leaders' meetings, classes on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other podcast collections.
April Leaders' Mtg: Lessons on Leadership
April 04, 2019 - Phil Schaefer and Dan Barraco
Jeremiah 1:4-8, Hebrews 10:31, 2 Timothy 1:6, 1 Timothy 4:14, Ephesians 4:11-16,
Due to technical difficulties, the audio recording's quality is not as good as we typically aim to produce, but you can still hear the excellent word and teaching from Pastor Emeritus Dan Barraco and Pastor Phil Schaefer on what it means to be a leader. As an additional resource, you'll find the meeting notes in the resources below. Thanks for listening!
2019 Family Meeting
March 07, 2019 - Phil Schaefer, Mike Acock, Scott Williams
Habakkuk 2:1-4
Below, we've included a summary of what was covered in the 2019 annual family meeting. We've included timestamps for the major sections to help you find each item addressed in the audio, and you can also follow along with the PowerPoint slides that we've included here. If you have any questions, we're happy to help at the church office by email, phone, text or in person (see contact page).Intro - [0:00] 2018: Year in Review - [5:36]40th Anniversary Review - [5:40] 10 Prophetic Words from 2018 - [7:00] Financial Overview - [8:48]Thank You to Financial Team General Budget Increasing Our Capacity Wrapped UpChurch Life at a Glance - [27:49]Snap Shot of Where We Are Attendance Attendance in Relation to Active AttendanceChristian Fellowship School Review - [31:08]CFS Gala Update South Modular Expansion Budget Adjustments to Cover Overhead Maintain High Quality of Education CFS's Role in the CommunityMissions Review - [40:26]Smiths ASELSI in Guatemala Phil and Debbie Douce - Casa Adalia and Casa Gabriel Missions in the U.S. Pastoral Relationships Anne Beshears2019 Looking ForwardNew Initiatives in 2019 - Involvement & Engagement - [45:26]Community Compassion Ministries Unbound Book Festival ForColumbia 2019 Formal Marriage Ministry Support Groups Mizzou Service Learning Students for 3rd Service 50 Days of Prayer Crisis Management Development New Missions Receiving and Engaging Our Reality Envisioning the FutureIncreasing Our Influence - [52:27]Vision Casting Gatherings in Homes Public Launch this Weekend (March 10th) Financial Goals 2019 African Conference Inspiring, Igniting, Inviting (Imparting) Vision Team It's Not a Vision from God Unless It's ImpossibleWrap Up [1:01:45]Leadership Retirements and Transitions Fiscal Goals Prayer
September 2018 Leaders Meeting
September 06, 2018 - Phil Schaefer and Tara Freeman
1 Thessalonians 1: 2, 5: 12-22
At our September 2018 Leaders Meeting, Pastor Phil Schaefer gave the leaders of our church 3 goals, and each goal was related to our Grow initiative. The three goals were the following:Goal #1 - To create a layer of church leaders such as greeters, ushers, event volunteers, small group leaders under the age of 40 by the end of the year Goal #2 - For each leader to add one new person into their ministry Goal #3 - To be a tithing church not as individuals or leaders but as an entire church.Pastor Phil went into more detail for each of these goals, and he gave some of the vision or "why" behind all three. Then we discussed how we can Grow as a church by hearing some of the vision behind Grow from Tara Freeman, our Director of Member Care. To close the meeting, we discussed the goals Pastor Phil had given us as leaders around our tables, and we also shared how we felt called to step into growth this year.
2018 Family Meeting
March 01, 2018 - Phil Schaefer, Mike Acock and Jeff Moe
In this year's Family Meeting (or as Phil has called it, our church's state of the union address), Pastor Phil and Pastor Mike reviewed what God did in our midst over the course of 2017, where that puts us today, and where we feel God is leading us in the future. Jeff Moe also weighed in as one of the senior members of our Financial Advisory Team. Below we've listed the major points that were addressed, and we've also included the slides in the "Additional Resources" section below so that you can follow along with the presentation. Lastly, we included the time each section begins in the audio recording.Intro and Prayer (0:00) Markers and Milestones (3:25)Our Prayer History African Conference Transition in Office Personnel Seeking to Support Our Community More Broadly Racial Conversations A Prophetic Sense in the AtmosphereIncreasing Our Capacity (IOC) Building Project (16:35)Project Update and Timeline New Building Planning and DesignFinances (30:30)2017 Cash Analysis 2017 Statement of Income and Expenses 2017 Balance SheetOur Church at a Glance - Attendance (55:20) Transitions in Leadership (57:09) 40th Anniversary (1:02:39)List of Celebration Events Celebrating the Past & Hope Filled for the Future Our Role as a Church Prophetic Word Opportunity to Get InvolvedClosing and Prayer (1:14:25)
February 2018 Leaders Meeting
February 01, 2018 - Phil Schaefer
Notes:Young Professionals Small Group Intro Announcements, Opportunities and Updates Phil's ExhortationGod is doing something in our midst and is going to do something in our midst Things to pray into and allow faith to arise in us this year.Where there is no way He makes a way. God calls those things which do not exist as though they do (Romans 5) No one is beyond hope. The prophetic is going to come as a sense of God's presence. The presence of God both personally for you and corporately for us as a church will be experienced. Our singing will be empowering. Our dancing will be empowering. Our waiting is empowering. There are going to be personal stories of healing of wounds in the depth's of people's hearts. There will be a connection to Grieving and the removal of Shame.Time of prayerThat God would seal the previously listed things into our hearts and cause faith to arise. That we would not let go of God until He blesses us. (Genesis 32: 22-32)