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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 Atmosphere Increasing Our Capacity (IOC) Building Project (16:35) Project Update and Timeline New Building Planning and Design Finances (30:30) 2017 Cash Analysis 2017 Statement of Income and Expenses 2017 Balance Sheet Our 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 Involved Closing 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 Exhortation God 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 prayer That 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)
November 2017 Leaders Meeting
November 02, 2017 - Michael Acock and Clay Spencer
Listen as Pastor Michael Acock leads us through discussing rascism and how we react to it, and to end, Pastor Clay Spencer talks on how shame comes into play in this discussion. You can refer to Pastor Mike's and Pastor Clay's slides as resources below.  
October 2017 Leaders Meeting
October 05, 2017 - Phil Schaefer
Listen to the audio from our church's Leaders Meeting on Oct. 5th. The handout and videos referenced in the audio can all be found as resources below.
September 2017 Leaders Meeting
September 07, 2017 - Phil Schaefer
Hear the latest updates on what is happening in and with the leadership of Christian Fellowship Church during the Fall of 2017. Updates Include: Video Production Long Term Leadership Celebrating Our 3rd Service Opportunities for Small Groups
2017 Church Family Meeting Recap
March 02, 2017 - Phil Schaefer and Michael Acock
This year's Church Family Meeting reviews the major happenings in our church in the past year (31 Days of Prayer, 3rd service, Racial Reconciliation efforts, Increasing Our Capacity campaign, and others) as well as our church finances. Pastor Phil Schaefer and Pastor Michael Acock lead us in reflecting on what God has done among us, but they also help us seek the Lord for the coming year. Please see slide resources and video links below.
February 2017 Leader's Meeting
February 02, 2017 - Scott Mehl, Donnie Berry
Donnie Berry and guest speaker Scott Mehl have a discussion on Biblical Counseling.
Healing Prayer Discussion
November 03, 2016 - Tom and Pamela O'Brien and Phil Schaefer
Tom and Pamela O'Brien discuss one of our new ministries, Healing Prayer, with Pastor Phil at our 2016 November Leaders' Meeting.
Black History Is All Our History
October 06, 2016 - Dr. and Pastor Caroles Taylor and Phil Schaefer
Why does Black History matter? Listen in on a conversation between Pastor Caroles Taylor from Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and Pastor Phil Schaefer on how Black History is really everyone's history. You can also watch the entire conversation on YouTube using the link below.