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"Rock (Jesus) Around the Clock" 12-Hour All-Church Prayer

posted Dec 10, 2018, 2:05 PM by Cf Church   [ updated Jan 9, 2019, 8:31 AM ]

ALL CHURCH PRAYER 
"ROCK (JESUS) AROUND THE CLOCK" 12-HOUR PRAYER
FOR PASTOR TIM, PASTOR BRIAN, ELDERS AND STAFF 
Prayer Day: January 7, 2019 • 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM 
Everyone, please sign up by January 4, 2019. 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084BAAAE2FA6FE3-rock
(You can sign up for as many 15-minute slots as you like,
but please do not double up until all time slots are filled) 


Following are some suggestions, but please pray as the Spirit leads for the Spirit, Soul and Body:

For Protection from Satan

In light of the challenges of ministry especially when moving in to the calling God has for CF concerning the 400, there has been some attacks that need prayer. Especially for the Pastors, but also for the elders and staff. As the word says in 1Peter 5:8 we need to be praying for protection from Satan in such a time as this more than any!  “Be sober-minded; be watchful.  Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour”. And we all know,he comes to kill, steal and destroy Spirit, Soul and Body.

 Father, please protect our pastors, elders and staff from the attacks of Satan. Give them the strength to endure temptation and stand firm against the accusations Satan loves to whisper in their ears. Help them to stand firm in your service, always fighting for the faith and for the church body.

Please Pray For A Healthy Physical Body

But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified (1 Corinthians 9:27).

Ministry can take a tremendous toll on the pastor’s, elders and staff’s body in this time of change. Yes, our bodies are temples,but they are often broken temples. Long nights at the hospital, high-stress situations, and ever-present discouragement can quickly lead to burnout and body betrayal. Not only do we need spiritual strength, we need physical strength as well. Pray for your pastors, elders and staff that they would be sustained in body and mind.

 

Father, please give my pastorals supernatural strength. Protect them from sickness and disease. Give them your energy to keep serving faithfully. Help them to find periods of rest and recovery. Guide them to still waters. 


For A Strong Marriage and Family

Therefore, an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church(1 Timothy 3:2-6)

Church history is littered with the skeletons of pastors, elders and church staff whose marriages and families fell apart under the strain of pastoral ministry.  Especially Pastors, and as 1 Timothy states, if a pastor can’t manage his family, how can he manage the church of God? Satan loves to sabotage a pastor’s family, and your pastor needs prayer that God will give him a healthy marriage and family.

Father, please give our pastors, elders and staff supernaturally healthy marriages. Strengthen the bonds between them and their wives. Encourage them all in ministry. Give them all wisdom to manage their family and to keep you at the center, not ministry. Also pray for their children that you would let them know you and follow you. 

Sustained By Prayer

1Thessalonians5:25 “Brethren, pray for us”.

In some ways, pastors are sustained by the prayers of their people. Obviously, God is the one who ultimately sustains pastors, but one of his primary means is through the prayers for pastors.

When it comes to why you should pray for your pastors, take the words of Charles Spurgeon to heart:

No man can do me a truer kindness in this world than to pray for me.

Do your pastors and their families a true kindness today! And please also pray for the elder board and staff.


PASTORS

Pastor Tim & Annette Rice

Pastor Brian & Sandy Erickson

ELDERS

Duane & Lorraine Lindsay

Lonnie & Linda Perrine

Bruce & Mary Beckman

STAFF

Cory Oswald

Sally Stiele

Dinner in December

posted Nov 9, 2018, 11:18 AM by Cf Church   [ updated Nov 30, 2018, 9:16 AM ]

Saturday, December 1st, 2018 

6:30 p.m. 

Event 34 in Detroit Lakes 


You are invited for a evening of fun and fellowship featuring a catered dinner and variety show.


Cost: $20/person

Tickets must be purchased in advance.


Seating is limited, so don’t wait! Tickets are available now in the church foyer.

Presented by Cowboy Church and Christian Fellowship

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Gift Outreach

posted Oct 26, 2018, 2:37 PM by Cf Church   [ updated Nov 16, 2018, 9:05 AM ]


Operation Christmas Child
Shoebox Mission Outreach 

Please return filled boxes by this Sunday, November 11th! 

Fill a box with gifts to bless a child, and return with $9 to cover shipping costs. 

    • 1. Girl or Boy? Decide whether you will pack a box for a girl or a boy, and the age category: 2–4, 5–9, or 10–14 
    • 2. Fill with Gifts: Select a medium to large “wow” item such as a soccer ball with pump or stuffed animal, then fill with other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies. 
    • 3. Pray: Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift. You can also include a personal note and photo. 

"Network" Spiritual Gifts Study

posted Oct 5, 2018, 12:31 PM by Cf Church   [ updated Nov 7, 2018, 10:01 AM ]


Wednesdays

6:30-8:00 p.m.


Discover your spiritual gifts, personal style, and God-given passion for serving in the body of Christ.

All Welcome!

C.F. Movie Night: "This Day Forward"

posted Sep 19, 2018, 10:21 AM by Cf Church   [ updated Sep 28, 2018, 7:49 AM ]


 Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 
Reserve your tickets now for the "This Day Forward" movie event at CineMagic Washington Square 7 in Detroit Lakes on September 22nd, 2018. $10 package deal includes movie, small drink & small popcorn; and a meet & greet and Q&A time with Brian Ide, the director of the movie and actress Jennifer Jensen, on whose family the movie is based.

Meet & Greet - 6:15 P.M.
Movie - 7:00 P.M.
Q&A Session - 8:40 P.M.

“This Day Forward” tells the true story of a wife and mother of three, struggling to keep her family and her faith intact after her husband is diagnosed with a stage three brain tumor. The event at CineMagic Washington Square 7 in Detroit Lakes includes a meet & greet and Q&A time with Brian Ide, the director of the movie, and actress Jennifer Jensen, on whose family the film is based.

Feed My Starving Children Event

posted May 25, 2018, 12:48 PM by Cf Church   [ updated Sep 14, 2018, 12:07 PM ]


C.F. is now raising funds for the F.M.S.C. “MobilePack”
happening in Detroit Lakes in September. Funds raised will go toward buying supplies for the MobilePack event coming up at the Community Center in Detroit Lakes on September 15th, where volunteers from our community will pack 100,000 meals to be sent around the world to those in need.

Please give and volunteer today here:

"Higher Ground" Summer Church Meetings

posted May 21, 2018, 11:33 AM by Cf Church   [ updated Sep 7, 2018, 11:01 AM ]

The "Higher Ground" Chapel on the Hill at Forest Hills Golf and RV is open for worship on Sundays this summer, and welcomes area visitors and residents!

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Every Sunday from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day.

Everyone is Welcome!
Golf Cart Trail Available. 

See you at the church on the hill!

Directions: Turn right on the frontage road outside of Forest Hills Golf & RV Resort, along Highway 10 west of Detroit Lakes. Follow frontage road to east side of miniature golf course, which turns into 230th Avenue. Turn right and head one mile to 175th Street. Turn right and find Higher Ground.

Ladies "Lighten Up" Exercise Group

posted Mar 23, 2018, 8:43 AM by Cf Church   [ updated Oct 26, 2018, 2:32 PM ]


Monday Now Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:00 at the church building.


Women's walking exercise group, utilizing Leslie Sansone videos.
Ladies of all ages are welcome!





30-day Ladies’ Lighten-Up Challenge II


Starts Monday, September 17th


Need a little motivation? Come join us Tuesday evenings at the Christian Fellowship Church.

Weight loss challenge, we go by percentage so it's fair for everyone.

$10 Entry fee

- All entry fees go in a cash pot for the 1st place winner
- Last month's challenge cash pot was $250!

1st place winner - A monthly care package (over $100 value)
plus cash pot 

2nd place winner - $25 Applebee's or Spanky's gift cert

3rd place winner - Whichever gift certificate the 2nd place winner doesn't choose


 

Questions? Contact Wendy Wallace, 701-212-9726


Church Security Seminar

posted Mar 7, 2018, 10:41 AM by Cf Church   [ updated May 4, 2018, 1:30 PM ]

Church Security Seminar

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Christian Fellowship Church, Detroit Lakes
Cost: $45 individual or $150 per church


Each individual payment includes the book, “Countering the Mass Shooter Threat” ($35 value) or one book included with each church purchase.

Regsiter Here

  • Part I: What We’ve Learned Since Columbine
    Included are definitions, frequency of events in USA, mass shooting locations, police response times, firearms legislation, Run-Hide-Fight, and other issues important to know.
  • Part II: Countering the Threat
    Includes knowing the signs; creating & implementing an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP); planning an armed response; triage and treating the wounded; special considerations for houses of worship; plus more.



Presenter:

Kevin L. Norton
has been a chaplain with the St. Louis County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy (SLCLEC) since 1993, and in 2012 was appointed to serve as the SLCLEC Executive Director, managing 15 chaplains and connecting with multiple law enforcement agencies in the largest county in the USA east of the Mississippi. His membership and training is with the International Conference of Police Chaplains. Kevin has been ordained with the Christian & Missionary Alliance since 1982, and has served churches in Bena, MN; Sisseton/ Peever, SD; and Duluth, MN; and has been with the Hibbing Alliance Church since 2003.

Work As Worship Retreat

posted Jan 3, 2018, 9:21 AM by Cf Church   [ updated Feb 26, 2018, 9:24 AM ]


God has a purpose for us on this earth. That calling is to be on mission for God where He has placed us. And since many people spend the majority of their waking hours on the job, we have to stop compartmentalizing life into “spiritual activities” and “work activities.” How are we living examples of the gospel while we work?

You’re invited to the 2018 Work as Worship Retreat, where eleven influential business leaders and pastors will discuss what it looks like to connect faith and work. Taking place as a 1–Day Local Church Retreat on February 23, 2018, the live event in Dallas will be web-streamed to over 2,000 churches around the world. Christian Fellowship will be the satellite site for this area.


Join Patrick Lencioni (Author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team), Joel Manby (CEO, SeaWorld), Phil Vischer (Creator, VeggieTales and Jellyfish Labs), Wendy Davidson (President, US Specialty Channels Kellogg Company), Matt Chandler (Lead Pastor, The Village Church), and others in a day filled with real-life stories, biblical teaching, and practical wisdom that will equip believers in the marketplace to see their work as an opportunity to care for their families, fulfill their calling, and bring glory to God.

Click HERE to register for the Retreat!

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