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Serve

At Christian Fellowship, serving is part of who we are as followers of Christ.  Our focus is to use our combined resources and God-given gifts to serve needs in the community. Together we work to share the love of God in a variety of ways for the sake of neighbor and nation.

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Serve our Church

We have found one of the best ways to build relationships and strengthen your connections within the church is to serve alongside one another! God has given each of us talents and skills for the purpose of blessing and building His church. Here are some easy and fun ways to start serving.

Not sure where you fit? We offer a class called “Designed with Purpose” several times a year. This fun, interactive class will help you discover your personality, spiritual gifts, and passion and connect you with a place to start serving. Classes are offered several times a year as part of Wednesdays at CF.

Ways to Serve at Christian Fellowship

We exist to support families in the mission of leading children on the adventure of knowing Jesus. Opportunities exist to serve in classrooms such as the nursery, preschool, and elementary grade levels in both our contemporary and African Multi-Lingual services. You can serve regularly, once a month, or as a standby volunteer. If you’d rather not work directly with children, we also have monthly opportunities to assist at the cfKidz registration desk.

Our youth ministry at Christian Fellowship meets each week for games, worship, and teaching. If you want to have some fun while seeing God move in students’ lives, this is for you! Opportunities are available for mentoring, leading a small group, leading worship, and organizing games and activities.

If you enjoy meeting new people and serving others, this serving area could be a great fit! On Sundays, usher, greeter, and connection center teams serve on the front line while the coffee and volunteer break room teams serve behind the scenes. There are also a large variety of special events throughout the week for those who like to cook, decorate, clean, or organize to help with.

It takes many people to host our worship services each weekend. Not only do we need people who can sing and play instruments, we need skilled individuals to run audio, lighting, video, and manage the stage. We’re looking for people who are committed and passionate about using their talents to seek God’s presence and lead the congregation in worship.

Prayer is the foundation for everything we do at Christian Fellowship. We do not take the Lord’s presence or the work of the Holy Spirit for granted. Dedicated members of the Intercessory Prayer Team take turns praying for the church on Sunday mornings during the teaching times. There are also opportunities to pray for the church before the first service on Sunday mornings at 6 am.

As a non-denominational church, we want to come alongside people both in their relationship with God, but also their practical needs. We have opportunities to help the homebound through food deliveries and or friendship. We are also blessed with a steady stream of refugees from a variety of African countries that we can help with things we often take for granted. Such as providing them with transportation, helping coordinate apartments, teaching English and finding jobs.

Learn more about these opportunities and more by signing up for our Practical Needs Newsletter.

Serve our Neighbors

Just as Jesus looked with compassion on others, our desire is to follow Him in sharing our hearts and time in practical ways to bless the city of Columbia. If you feel led to volunteer locally and aren’t sure where to start, check out this list of our partner agencies and ministries caring for the people of Mid-Missouri in specialized ways.

Ways to Serve our Neighbors

Anchor of Hope is a non-residential support community for those struggling with addiction. View Facebook Page.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) provides a stable and consistent presence representing a child’s best interest in court and the community. Learn more about volunteering on their website.

Training and ministry opportunities for peer counseling, leading Bible studies, and support groups. Learn more about volunteering on their website.

Help the refugees and immigrants go to the doctor, find jobs, learn how to drive, open bank accounts, get cell phone plans, apply for college, get clothing and household goods, etc. Learn more about volunteering on their website.

Work with kids, events, or facility upkeep/building projects. Learn more about volunteering on their website.

Extra Mile Homes is a program that works alongside families to help them get back on their feet. Learn more here.

Christian after-school program/outreach to children and moms in public housing. Learn more about volunteering on their website.

Help create videos about important information for non-native English speakers. Topics range from public health to education and beyond. Languages currently being translated are Kinyarwanda and Swahili. Email Caritas Habimana.

A Christ-centered home for ex-offenders returning to Columbia. Learn more about volunteering on their website.

An evangelical ministry for international college students in Columbia. Email Sonya Satterwhite.

Life Network is a pro-life crisis pregnancy located in the heart of Columbia. You can join them in the incredible mission of saving lives, protecting futures, and restoring hope to those in Mid-Missouri! Learn more about volunteering on their website.

Love Columbia is a clearinghouse for churches to pool resources and strategize together to serve those in need in Columbia. Learn more about volunteering on their website.

Help with a discipleship program for the inmates at the Jefferson City Correctional Center. Call Gary Dietrich at 573.445.3603.

Mission is to promote and restore dignity and hope among Columbians who are facing the possibility of a housing crisis or who are currently experiencing homelessness. Learn more about volunteers on their website.

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Local Missionaries

Nathan and Lisa Buxman at Mizzou (athletes)

Rod and Julie Casey at TEI

Megan and Adam Leong at InterVaristy

Chris & Kristin Gadsden at Cru City

Sonya Satterwhite at InterVarsity

Joe Belzer – CoMo Evangelist/Discipler

Missionary Support Team

This is a team to help come alongside and support our local and international missionaries. This goes beyond financial support and focuses on missionaries having the spiritual and relationship support they need while serving our neighbors and the nations. Learn more about how you can help this team using the link below. 

Current Long-Term International Missionaries

Serve the Nations

As a non-denominational church we are also involved in reaching the nations for Christ in several different ways, including short-term mission teams and long-term missionaries. Use the button below to learn more about getting involved with missions today.

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Current and Upcoming Short-Term Mission Trips

Ukraine Mission Trip:

April 30-May 10, 2023

We will be taking a trip to Ukraine in late April/early May 2023. The trip has a number of goals, including construction, spiritual and emotional support and caring for churches and pastors in the area. 

 

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