“Let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.”
We offer Life Groups, groups for women and men, as well as accountability partnerships, and classes, seminars and individual training in biblical studies and leadership development. We are glad to help you find a group that’s right for you.
And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming ; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
A great way to live these instructions is to meet together in small groups as the early church did. We call these gatherings Life Groups.
Life Groups are groups of people who meet together in homes, the church buildings, or wherever once a week. Their goal is to do life together and as they do, grow together in Christ-likeness including Christ’s priorities of loving God, loving one another, and living the mission.
We offer mixed, ladies’, men’s, youth and children’s Life Groups. Each Life Group would love to have you check them out.
Adult Life Groups include:
Contact the office for information on off-campus locations.
Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple (large group), and breaking bread from house to house (small groups), they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart.
Our next Women’s event will be to Pt. Charlotte to hear Jennifer Rothschild on Febuary 2-3. The date to sign up for this trip has passed. Please consider joining us next time we head for a women’s conference!
On December 2, 2017, we were privileged to have Maria Shanks share with us during our Annual R.E.A.L. Women’s Christmas Brunch. (Pictures on Facebook.) Maria is married to Bryan, who directs our Student and Music Ministries. She has graciously allowed us to share her talk here. (The audio quality is poor, but the content is well worth overlooking that flaw. Our apologies… recording was a last minute thought.) We are so blessed to have this family at CPF!
At CPF ladies discover the quality of acceptance and love that results in lasting relationships. Singleness, marriage, divorce, widowed, family issues, childcare issues, employment issues, too much housework, body image issues, disease, chronic pain, abuse, addictions, grief, bitterness, loneliness – no matter what you’re going through or what season of life you’re in, there are ladies here who want to connect with you and journey with you through life.
Particularly in the “season” we have several women’s groups meeting during the week. Please join us – or considering starting antoher one!
We spend time together, share life together, laugh together, cry together and we want you to join us.
Please check our Life Group schedule for current opportunities.
We engineer stuff with you in mind. The teachings are relevant and quickly get to the point. We use language you’ll understand. We offer groups just for men. Training for husbands and dads. Leadership training. One–on-one mentoring. You will be challenged and maybe even offended, but you’ll get it. We do stuff like skeet shooting, boating, fishing, golf, softball, diving, and Community Center sports.
We are designed for adventure. Men are designed to follow Jesus. As such, we are designed for adventure and battle. Our nature is to rescue and protect. We are designed to significantly and eternally impact the world around us. This is the legacy of Jesus and of all who follow Him.
Think about it. Jesus was God in a body. He was no wuss as some would portray him. Jesus wasn’t nice, passive, effeminate, or politically correct and He is not calling CPF or you to be nice, passive, effeminate, or politically correct. Jesus was courageous, confrontive, powerful in every way, sacrificial in lifestyle, morally and spiritually rock solid, focused on the welfare of others, full of grace and humility. He is calling CPF and you to follow Him.
There is no more potent force on this planet than men who have been with Jesus.
Now as they observed the confidence of Peter and John and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed, and began to recognize them as having been with Jesus.
If you’ve felt out of place in church, you’re not alone. If you’ve felt that church is something just for the wife and kids, that’s understandable. We’ve thought the same thing. We get it.
We get stuff like…
- thinking no way God could ever use a guy like me
- feeling like a failure as a dad and husband
- inner rage
- financial stress
- the frustration of not getting enough sex or sleep
- the pressures of work, or lack of work
- the elusive male drive for significance
- the desire to gain your own father’s admiration
- the difficulty of trying to figure out how to be strong and sensitive at the same time
- the crazy juggling act of work, maintaining the house, cars and property, being attentive to your wife, helping friends, attending on time all the children’s recitals, games, plays, events and ceremonies
- struggling with lust, porn and adultery
- the grief, custody issues and ongoing financial devastation of divorce
- contemplation of suicide
- awkwardness in social settings – once we’ve talked about work and the game, what else is there?
- the fear of being put on the spot (which will not happen here)
The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
(2 Timothy 2: 2)
Partners are friends of the same sex who are growing in trust for each other and are helping each other grow in Christ-likeness including Christ’s priorities of loving God, loving one another and living the mission. They do this as they spend time together applying and living God’s Word in every area of life.
Partners maybe two or three people equal in Christian maturity who help each other through mutual encouragement and accountability. Or, partners may be a mentor helping a spiritually younger believer. Partners may also be two married couples of the same or different maturity levels.
We are glad to help you find a partner with whom you will feel comfortable. Please contact the adult discipleship team leader, the church office, or one of our pastors for help in finding a partner(s).
If you feel God may be calling you into leadership such as a Life Group leader, deacon, pastor, missionary, etc., please contact one of our pastors. We would love to mentor you in your journey no matter your history or education.
Classes, seminars and individual training in biblical studies
Current and planned topics include:
Ministry A to Z
Hermeneutics (how to interpret the Bible)
Old and New Testament Survey
How to Share the Gospel
How to disciple Apologetics (evidence for the faith)
International missions and ministry
Persecution and poverty studies
Ministry A to Z