Community Fellowship Baptist Church
Curious

Hobart, IN

#61 Oct 19, 2012
When and how did community fellowship get it's start?
Member

Hobart, IN

#62 Oct 19, 2012
CFBC started around 12 years ago. It started with a group of people from Hickory Baptist Church. Rusty was the Pastor of Hickory and felt led to start a new church.
outsider

United States

#63 Oct 19, 2012
Well I had tried Trace Creek as well..didnt really care for it. People were nice but there were lots of things that raised an eyebrow. Not bashing it but questioned several things. THanks for the input though.
just me

Sedalia, KY

#64 Oct 19, 2012
outsider wrote:
Well I had tried Trace Creek as well..didnt really care for it. People were nice but there were lots of things that raised an eyebrow. Not bashing it but questioned several things. THanks for the input though.
I'm not trying to be rude, but if you are looking for the perfect church that meets all of your standards, you may have a hard time finding one. We do have classes during sunday school for all ages, and wed. nights is for all ages. During church service grades 1-6 and the teens stay in the main church area. That's just how we do things, obviously that doesn't meet your needs, but just because we have three services doesn't mean we are required to change our children's program. The kids that stay in the service are welcomed, and encouraged to worship. They do get something out of it, and the coloring and activity books that we offer are just a fun thing for them to do. Call me crazy, but I think it's a GOOD thing that kids are so loved and accepted there that they stay with their parents to hear the Word and worship. Some churches stick them in classrooms the whole time, and while they do benefit from it, being a part of regular church service after a certain age helps them to grow in the Lord, and teaches them how to behave and how not to behave during church. We love our kids there, all of them. I hope that you decide to give us another chance, but if that just isn't want you want to do, then I hope that you find a church that provides everything that you are looking for.
outsider

United States

#65 Oct 22, 2012
You may not have tried to be rude but felt you were. I am not saying that a church is going to fulfill my every needs, I know that is not possible and agree at a certain age that kids should be in church to worship but not at the age my child is. Evidentally you dont have a child that young to know any different and thats fine you are going to see it one way. You do have 3 services therefore you should have enough people to teach sunday school while church is going on up to a certain age.. Talk about growing.. that wont happen if you dont try it and see how it goes. I am not on here to gripe just voicing my opinion and try to see if that was an option but I see its not so thank you!
member

United States

#66 Oct 22, 2012
I agree,, I dont have small children but have had others ask about a childrens church as well doing service.. and they wouldn't have to offer it every Sunday but maybe 2 Sunday's out of the month.
Member

White Plains, KY

#67 Oct 22, 2012
outsider wrote:
You may not have tried to be rude but felt you were. I am not saying that a church is going to fulfill my every needs, I know that is not possible and agree at a certain age that kids should be in church to worship but not at the age my child is. Evidentally you dont have a child that young to know any different and thats fine you are going to see it one way. You do have 3 services therefore you should have enough people to teach sunday school while church is going on up to a certain age.. Talk about growing.. that wont happen if you dont try it and see how it goes. I am not on here to gripe just voicing my opinion and try to see if that was an option but I see its not so thank you!
Unfortunately members from other churches are lazy and don't work. Just because we have three services doesn't mean they are full of workers. why don't you come help us and quit complaining. I'm not trying to be rude. It's just an idea for you to ponder.
Wow

United States

#68 Oct 22, 2012
Are you talking about community fellowship or chief cornerstone? Cornerstone took way more from our church than community has. But God is still with GP. Amen
just me

Sedalia, KY

#69 Oct 22, 2012
actually I do have young children, but like what was said previously, stop complaining and come help, otherwise why bother discussing it? If our church doesn't meet your needs, than don't worry about what we offer. We have three services, but we barely have enough workers as it is, now, if people would step up maybe we could offer those things.
Member2

United States

#70 Oct 23, 2012
Member wrote:
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Unfortunately members from other churches are lazy and don't work. Just because we have three services doesn't mean they are full of workers. why don't you come help us and quit complaining. I'm not trying to be rude. It's just an idea for you to ponder.
I do help so get it straight. For someone to claim to be so Christian and try to get new members you sure dont have the the right attitude. This is a discussion board.. If YOU dont like it then dont come on here. Not going to be pondering on this at all. I can see its a true waste of time. Believe me, others feel the same, be careful what you say you may turn around and have noone. Others come on here and read as well as those arguing and they will decide if they come or not by how you handle things. So watch it.
Bryan

Owensboro, KY

#71 Oct 23, 2012
For those of you with concerns or suggestions on how we might improve the way we do ministry, I encourage you to either speak with any of the members of the leadership team, especially the at-large members.

The purpose of the at-large members is to represent the rest of the congregation on the leadership team. Their job is to voice concerns/suggestions/etc from everyone in the church that they can.

We want to operate the best we can as a church to connect people to Christ, and to the body of Christ, which is the rest of the Church. If there is a way we need to be doing that better, please please please let somebody on the Leadership team know. We don't want to ignore or alienate anyone.
visitor

United States

#72 Oct 23, 2012
Bryan wrote:
For those of you with concerns or suggestions on how we might improve the way we do ministry, I encourage you to either speak with any of the members of the leadership team, especially the at-large members.
The purpose of the at-large members is to represent the rest of the congregation on the leadership team. Their job is to voice concerns/suggestions/etc from everyone in the church that they can.
We want to operate the best we can as a church to connect people to Christ, and to the body of Christ, which is the rest of the Church. If there is a way we need to be doing that better, please please please let somebody on the Leadership team know. We don't want to ignore or alienate anyone.
Very well said Bryan. The first thing you need to do is get rid of "just me" speaking for your church. He or she is not making a good name for you or your church. This is the first time I have commented on any of this but will say very interesting and does raise an eyebrow of whether I would visit your church. We do have a church home but do like to go and visit. Church can be a touchy thing for alot of people, you really have to look at who is speaking for you, hope it all works out for everyone involved.
just me

Sedalia, KY

#73 Oct 23, 2012
visitor wrote:
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Very well said Bryan. The first thing you need to do is get rid of "just me" speaking for your church. He or she is not making a good name for you or your church. This is the first time I have commented on any of this but will say very interesting and does raise an eyebrow of whether I would visit your church. We do have a church home but do like to go and visit. Church can be a touchy thing for alot of people, you really have to look at who is speaking for you, hope it all works out for everyone involved.
I apologize if you feel like I have made a statement that you felt didn't represent our church well. I think that if you read this thread in it's entirety. you will notice that I have encouraged everyone to come visit our church, and made sure that it is well known that anyone is welcomed. As for the comments made regarding the children having Sunday School during worship time, I agree that it is a very touchy subject, it is however also very frustrating when it is implied that we should be able to do something simply because we have increased the amount of services that we have. I think that it's not always easy to see how things truly are, or solutions to problems when you are not an actual member of a church. It is easy to visit a church and think of ways for it to improve. That is why we NEED people to suggest these things, but we also NEED people who are willing to not only suggest it, but volunteer and make it happen! I don't have a problem personally with how things are run in that ministry, but I also wouldn't see a problem with adding a class for the kids during worship either. It's a simple matter of addressing it, and having the people to make it happen. I also think that you will notice if you read the entire thread, that I am not the only one that has addressed this. I never meant to poorly represent our church, and I hope that you will reconsider visiting with us as I know that you will feel welcomed. I apologize for any comment that may have made you or any one else think otherwise. I also apologize if any of my comments that came across as rude, it is hard for me to convey my true intent on here. I love community fellowship, and would love to see it grow.
Bryan

Henderson, KY

#74 Oct 23, 2012
visitor wrote:
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Very well said Bryan. The first thing you need to do is get rid of "just me" speaking for your church. He or she is not making a good name for you or your church. This is the first time I have commented on any of this but will say very interesting and does raise an eyebrow of whether I would visit your church. We do have a church home but do like to go and visit. Church can be a touchy thing for alot of people, you really have to look at who is speaking for you, hope it all works out for everyone involved.
Such is the nature of forums like these, where you can remain anonymous, I suppose. People's inhibitions as to what they will say seem to come down.

Just know that if you ever see someone, anonymous or not, speaking hate or judgement, that person does not represent our church in any way. Jesus didn't preach hate, and neither do we.
just me

Sedalia, KY

#75 Oct 23, 2012
I sincerely hope that my comments have not been misconstrued as hate or judgement. That was never my intention, and I do apologize if any comments I have made have offended anyone, that truly was not what I wanted.
visitor

United States

#76 Oct 23, 2012
just me wrote:
I sincerely hope that my comments have not been misconstrued as hate or judgement. That was never my intention, and I do apologize if any comments I have made have offended anyone, that truly was not what I wanted.
My suggestion would be for you to be very careful in what and how you comment. You may not feel it comes across as being rude or want people to take it that way but it did seem a little harsh. You have to remember the church is made up of a whole lot of people and you were speaking for the whole church. Again, lots of people read this forum so choose your words wisely. Just saying! Know hard feelings for me but again I am not the only one that is on this forum. Again, hope everything works out for everyone involved.
just me

Sedalia, KY

#77 Oct 23, 2012
visitor wrote:
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My suggestion would be for you to be very careful in what and how you comment. You may not feel it comes across as being rude or want people to take it that way but it did seem a little harsh. You have to remember the church is made up of a whole lot of people and you were speaking for the whole church. Again, lots of people read this forum so choose your words wisely. Just saying! Know hard feelings for me but again I am not the only one that is on this forum. Again, hope everything works out for everyone involved.
Well again, I wasn't the only one addressing these issues, and I feel like there were some comments that have been made on this thread that were clearly hateful. I am a little confused as to why I am being singled out, but that is okay. I have apologized if anything I have said seemed offensive to anyone, but I have also defended our church's view on welcoming everyone and encouraged others to visit. I did see some obvious hate slinging on here between others, but I cannot speak for anyone else for their intentions. I can see how at least one of my comments seemed harsh and I believe that I spoke in the heat of the moment, and not with love as I usually always try to make sure that I do. I think that everyone that is a part of a church family that they love, can become defensive when discussing certain things, and I did in this case. That doesn't make it right if I offended anyone though. Very sorry!
Bryan

Owensboro, KY

#78 Oct 23, 2012
just me wrote:
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Well again, I wasn't the only one addressing these issues, and I feel like there were some comments that have been made on this thread that were clearly hateful. I am a little confused as to why I am being singled out, but that is okay. I have apologized if anything I have said seemed offensive to anyone, but I have also defended our church's view on welcoming everyone and encouraged others to visit. I did see some obvious hate slinging on here between others, but I cannot speak for anyone else for their intentions. I can see how at least one of my comments seemed harsh and I believe that I spoke in the heat of the moment, and not with love as I usually always try to make sure that I do. I think that everyone that is a part of a church family that they love, can become defensive when discussing certain things, and I did in this case. That doesn't make it right if I offended anyone though. Very sorry!
I was just speaking in general terms, not to single you out in particular.
Thank you for being humble enough to apologize. It's a good way to represent Christ.
just me

Sedalia, KY

#79 Oct 23, 2012
Oh I know, I was confused about me being called out in a previous comment by another poster, but I also appreciate it because it gave me a reason to go back and reflect on what I had said and realize that I was mistaken. We all need to be made aware of when we are being anything less than Christ like and I certainly was in one or two of my comments!
follow the word

Chicago, IL

#80 Oct 23, 2012
outsider wrote:
Well I went and they told me that they didn't have a childrens program during church time so we never went back. He is 8 yrs old and knows whats going on to a certain extent but is coloring or drawing while church is going on so therefore he is not getting anything out of it.
IF THE PASTOR IS PREACHING FROM THE BIBLE your child will get something out of it. I suppose I am one of the few people who feel this way anymore but I want my child to stay with me during the preaching service. I am not calling out any specific church but it seems like some children's programs are just a babysitting service/play time for the kids. That is not why I take my child to church! An hour or hour and a half once a week of sitting still and paying attention is good for any child! Up until age 6-7 I allowed mine to play quietly during service. After that age play was over and time to pay attention to what the pastor was saying then asking questions later to see if they were paying attention. If they couldn't tell me a little something I would encourage them a little more and when they did get it right, praise them for it! It really does help your kids. Dry Cheerios and plain water in a cup helps A LOT and neither will make a mess you can't get up pretty easy.

Don't doubt for one second that the Holy Spirit can speak to a child! The Holy Spirit spoke to me during a revival service when I was 7 years old and I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. It really shocked my mom but it was for real! Nobody had ever tried to persuade me that I needed to be saved. What happened was strictly between me and the Holy Spirit.

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