With millions of people in our region who don’t know Jesus, we must continue to go and grow. So we’re all about creating places for people who are waiting to find the life-giving relationship that only comes from Jesus. God has given us bold vision for 2019. If no eye has seen it and no ear has heard it yet, we’re going to need to do some things we haven’t done before. We need to reach beyond our current places and spaces to provide a home for people to belong and find the love and hope of Jesus.
We will be taking Our Heart for the House offering during service the weekend of May 18 & 19. But you can give online anytime. SEE PDF VERSION >
November 2018 we launched Christ Fellowship Belle Glade in the heart of the city. After 25 years of serving in the community of Belle Glade, we held our first worship service with over 320 people in attendance. We’re sharing the love and hope of Jesus in Spanish, English, and Creole. Since our launch, 53 people have chosen Christ as their Savior! Maria and Gus Guerra, who live in Pahokee, have been attending Christ Fellowship for 10 years and have been praying for us to launch a campus in Belle Glade. They have tried to invite their friends and family to church but the drive was too far for them.
God is doing awesome things at our Port St. Lucie location as people are finding hope, freedom, and new life through Christ. Now that our new auditorium has opened, we’ve seen our parking lots overflow with people coming each week and bringing their friends. We have to make space for them to park easily.
This year we want to develop the land adjacent to our building from a grass and dirt field into easily accessible parking spaces.
Florida ranks third in the United States for the largest prison system. We’ve had the opportunity to reach into prisons all over our region and be the light in an otherwise dark reality. Each week Christ Fellowship men and women are meeting with inmates, leading Bible studies and praying with people to receive Christ. God has positioned us to be an answer to an epidemic that has plagued our judicial system by bringing the hope and message of Jesus Christ to men and women who are in prison. This year, we will launch two Christ Fellowship campuses within these prisons. Our partnership with the prison system will allow us to increase the frequency and depth of what we get to do as we bring the Gospel, resources, and encouragement into prisons all across Florida.
In partnership with Southeastern University in Lakeland, an accredited university, Christ Fellowship launched CFSEU in 2016. CFSEU is affordable and offers degrees in business, psychology, education, ministry, and worship. We’re able to invest in students’ character while they’re preparing for their career. We’ve already grown to 120 undergraduate students. This year we will be expanding to include master’s level degrees and we’re positioning ourselves to extend the invitation for quality education to students at other churches in our region.
Our CFKids Ministry in Boynton Beach is thriving as new families continue to connect to the campus. We love that so many children are hearing that Jesus is their forever friend and that He has a special purpose for their lives. As the number of children attending has grown, so has the need for refreshed and expanded environments that will ensure that families experience quick and friendly check-in, age-appropriate resources, and life-changing programs.
We’re challenging you to ask God the same two questions we’re asking ourselves:
“What’s my responsibility for Your House?” “How do You want to use me and my gifts to build Your House and make it ready to reach more people?”
Here’s what we know: eternity will be forever changed by our commitment to pray and sacrifice to build a home where more people can come and find the grace and truth of Jesus Christ.
We love you,
Todd & Julie