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Volunteer Appreciation Banquet

posted Feb 28, 2020, 1:57 PM by Cf Church   [ updated Mar 20, 2020, 2:42 PM ]

2019 C.F. Volunteers
Appreciation Banquet 
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This meal is a thank-you gift for all C.F. volunteers,
in heartfelt appreciation for your service to the body of Christ! 

Menu: Chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, salad, vegetable, dessert 

— Live Entertainment & Games — 

Please sign up by the entryway,
call 847-3482
or email info@cfcdl.org
to RSVP no later than Sunday, March 15th.
All Volunteers & Spouses/Significant Others Welcome!

The Skit Guys are Coming to Detroit Lakes!

posted May 24, 2019, 7:26 AM by Cf Church   [ updated Sep 23, 2019, 9:11 AM ]


An Evening with The Skit Guys 

with a Special Appearance by Kent Dudley & Bended Knee 

Saturday, September 21st, 2019 
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Historic Holmes Theatre 
806 Summit Ave, Detroit Lakes, MN  map 


Tommy Woodard and Eddie James are The Skit Guys. For over twenty years they have been creating and performing captivating drama and clean comedy that has become a staple at faith-based youth conferences and church related events. Their family friendly live performances feature sketch comedy and improv, along with hilarious musical bits and audience participation.

Tommy and Eddie have been best friends since high school. Think of them as the wise guys in class who had everyone laughing and managed to make a career out of it. They fell in love with acting in their school’s theater productions and had a knack for making people laugh. The Skit Guys were born when their youth pastor asked them to write and perform a skit for the youth group. Eddie explains, “We’d steal everything from Saturday Night Live and try to make it Christian or give it some ‘God message’.”

Since then, they’ve been writing and performing hilarious and poignant skits live and on screen. Tommy and Eddie have traveled the world performing at events, churches, and conferences. They have grown SkitGuys.com into a media resource with countless videos and scripts that are used in churches all over the world. When they’re not performing or shooting new videos, both guys serve in their local churches, enjoying good food (especially pizza and fries!), and loving life with their families.

Interestingly, the pair settled with their families in different states. Eddie resides in Texas and Tommy in Oklahoma, but according to Tommy, they stay in constant contact. “We talk on the phone like sisters. We are on the phone every day and what we do is an extension of our friendship, so it’s really just like getting together with your best friend.” 

Come enjoy an evening of laughs with this outrageous Christian comedy duo!  www.skitguys.com


With a Special Appearance by Kent Dudley & Bended Knee Band Original music rooted in country style, focusing on faith and family. Kent and his wife Shantel make their home near Bemidji, Minnesota, along with 17 children, 5 grandchildren, 2 horses and 1 dog!

Tickets are $15.

Get your tickets here!


This show is brought to you by Christian Fellowship Church of Detroit Lakes.

Work as Worship Retreat 2019

posted Feb 1, 2019, 12:40 PM by Cf Church   [ updated Feb 22, 2019, 9:27 AM ]


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd, 2019 • 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM


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 2019 Work as Worship Retreat, where 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 22, 2019, 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.

Cost: $30 (includes lunch).


Francis Chan

Francis Chan

Church Planter and Bestselling Author

Megan Alexander

Megan Alexander

Correspondent at Inside Edition

Jon Acuff

Jon Acuff

New York Times Bestselling Author

Jeffrey Wright, Esq., MBA

Jeffrey Wright, Esq., MBA


Steve Green

Steve Green

President of Hobby Lobby

Andrew Wexler

Andrew Wexler

CEO, Herschend Family Entertainment

Helen Mitchell

Helen Mitchell

Director for Faith, Work, and Economics at Biola University

Chris Patton

Chris Patton

CEO, His Way At Work & Partner, Mike Patton Auto Family

Liz Bohannon

Liz Bohannon

Founder & CEO, Sseko Designs

Click HERE to register for the Retreat!


"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 ]

Prayer Day: January 7, 2019 • 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM 
Everyone, please sign up by January 4, 2019. 
(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.


Pastor Tim & Annette Rice

Pastor Brian & Sandy Erickson


Duane & Lorraine Lindsay

Lonnie & Linda Perrine

Bruce & Mary Beckman


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 ]


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 23, 2019, 9:12 AM ]

Join in the F.M.S.C Detroit Lakes “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 14th, where volunteers from our community will pack 100,000 meals to be sent around the world to those in need.

Please give today here:


Click the links below to pick your shift time and save a slot.
Don't wait! Public registration opens August 1st and will fill up quickly. Don't miss out on your chance to help pack 100,000 meals for hungry children around the world!

Saturday, September 14th, 2019
Detroit Lakes Community Center

9:00-11:00 AM

12:00-2:00 PM

2:30-4:30 PM

"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.

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