PSC Final Note – 1.20.2021

January 20, 2021

We, the Pastor Search Committee, want to express our deep gratitude to you, the members of CFBC. First, for allowing us to serve God in this way and second, for your continued intercession for us during the last 12+ months as we sought direction from God the Father for our new Senior Pastor.  It was always a comfort to know that so many were in the search with us through your prayers.  In the end, it is God alone, who deserves all the glory for bringing Dr. Jarrett Stephens and family to us.  There are too many details that were beyond anyone’s control except for God, and we believe it was because of the prayers of His people that He revealed those to us.  We were thrilled to be a part of the process and to see your overwhelming support for God’s man.  We are so excited for the future and join you in continued prayers that God blesses Champion Forest Baptist Church, Pastor Jarrett, Debbie, Riley, Kelsey, Cameron, Landry, and our incredible staff. 

“How, can I say thanks, for the things you have done for me. Things, so undeserved, yet you gave to prove your love for me.  The voices of a million angels, could not express my gratitude.  All that I have and ever hope to be, I owe it all to thee……To God be the glory, to God be the Glory, to God be the Glory, for the things He has done.  With His blood, He has saved me, With His power, He has raised me. To God be the glory for the things he has done. Just let me live my life and let it be pleasing, Lord to Thee and should I gain any praise, let it go to Calvary. With His blood, He has saved me With His power, He has raised me. To God be the glory for the things he has done.   — Andrae Crouch

Thank you!

Norris Crownover, Dianne Davenport, Nancy LeBeau, Sherri Sandifer, Becky Lanier, Mark Granquist, Ed Lara, Don Opera, Don Ingvardsen


PSC Final Update 12.13.2020

The following is an update from the Pastor Search Committee. 
December 13, 2020

We are beyond thrilled to bring you this final update. The church has overwhelmingly affirmed Jarrett Stephens as our next Senior Pastor. With a 98% vote, we are thanking God for bringing the church together in unity on this important next step in our history.

Our new pastor, Jarrett Stephens, will be here to stay on January 10, 2021. Praise the Lord!

It was an immense honor to serve our church in this special way. Champion Forest Baptist Church is a special place, and we can’t wait to see what God will do in and through us in the days ahead.

Sincerely,

The Pastor Search Committee
Norris Crownover, Dianne Davenport, Mark Granquist, Don Ingvardsen, Ed Lara, Becky Lanier, Nancy LeBeau, Don Oprea, Sherri Sandifer


PSC Update 12.5.2020

The following is an update from the Pastor Search Committee. 
December 5, 2020

On behalf of the nine-member Pastor Search Committee, we are excited to share with you a brief update on where we are in our process.

The CFBC Sr. Pastor candidate identification and screening processes were begun by Vanderbloemen, our PSC consultant, on August 4, 2020. We are pleased to report that 5,070 possible candidates showed interest in our senior pastor role, and of those, 128 candidates were worked with. That list was ultimately narrowed down much further to a final grouping. Then on October 8, 2020, Vanderbloemen presented to the PSC the list of names of their top five recommended candidates. This list included Pastor Stephen Trammell.

Then, in our October 15th PSC Update to CFBC, we noted that:

“the PSC Team has been given Vanderbloemen’s recommendations of potential candidates for the CFBC Senior Pastor. The PSC Team interview process for these candidates has now begun.”

Once the candidates were narrowed down to five, the PSC immediately began the extremely difficult task of learning everything we could about each of these godly men, and how God had prepared and gifted them to be our next Sr. Pastor. As part of our review process we watched introductory videos of the candidates and their wives, studied their credentials, viewed many sermons, and had multiple personal interviews to better understand their journey and overall experience. Each step of this process was bathed in prayer (including the extensive background check done on our top candidate).

Today, one year from the time our Pastor Search Committee began work, we are excited to announce that we believe we have found the new Senior Pastor that the Lord had already selected for CFBC. His name is Dr. Jarrett Stephens from Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX.

Our committee voted 9 to Zero to invite Pastor Stephens to come and preach on Sunday, December 13th in view of a call to become the Senior Pastor of CFBC.

We are doubly excited to tell you that Pastor Stephens has accepted our invitation, and he will be here to preach on December 13th. Then, subject to final affirmation by vote (also on December 13th) by you the church membership, Dr. Jarrett Stephens would become the 4th Sr. Pastor of Champion Forest Baptist Church.


Pastor Search Committee Process Flow Chart

Sundays in Kids Ministry

One Church. Four Locations.

Champions

9:30 | 10:45 | 12:15
Preschool*
(Babies-Kinder)
Children
(1st-5th Grade)
Special Blessings

Adult Worship
& Life Groups

5:00pm
RA’s & GA’s

*Registration Required

North Klein

9:30 | 11:00 | 1:00
Preschool*
(Babies-Kinder)
Children*
(1st-5th Grade)

Adult Worship
& Life Groups

*Registration Required

Jersey Village

9:30 | 11:00
Preschool

(Babies-Kinder)
Children
(1st-5th Grade)

Adult Worship
& Life Groups

Conroe

11:00 | English
Preschool
(Babies-Kinder)
Children
(1st-5th Grade)

1:30 | Spanish
Preschool
(Babies-Kinder)
Children
(1st-5th Grade)

Adult Worship
& Life Groups

See our COVID Safety Procedures to prepare your family for Sunday morning.

Photo Release: By registering your child, you give CFBC permission to take and use photos/video which may include your child. Contact your campus Kids Ministry with questions or concerns.


COVID Safety Policies & Procedures

If your child is showing any of the following symptoms they may not participate – cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste of smell, diarrhea, feeling feverish or temp greater than or equal to 100 degrees. Your child may not attend if they have been in close contact with someone who is lab confirmed tested positive for COVID19.

  • In case of emergency & unable to attend, email kids ministry 48 hours in advance so that people on the waiting list may attend.
  • Check in opens 15 mins before adult life group or worship services begin.
  • Temperature & symptoms will be checked before entering secured space.
  • If your child exhibits any symptoms please keep them home.
  • Parents please sanitize hands before entering secured space.
  • Only one parent/family member may enter secured space.
  • Parents may not enter classrooms.
  • Children will remain with the same group and hand washing will be part of our daily routine for the safety of your child.

Children May Bring:

  • Bibles
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Formula and bottle with water
  • Pacifier
  • Change of Clothes
  • Medically Necessary Items
    i.e. Epi-Pens and if personal snacks necessary for health reasons.

Children May Not Bring:

  • Toys
  • Sippy Cups
  • Stuffed animals
  • Cloth Diapers
  • Burp Cloth
  • Blankets
  • Purses
  • Personal snacks
  • Car Seats & Strollers must be left outside secured space.

PSC Update 10.15.2020

The following is an update from the Pastor Search Committee. 
October 15, 2020

On behalf of the nine-member Pastor Search Committee, we want to share with you a brief update on where we are in our process.

From our September 17th, update, we wanted to bring to your attention two items that are worth reiterating:

  1.  Since August 4th, Vanderbloemen, under the direction of the PSC, has moved from candidate identification to actively screening candidates via phone and personal interviews. This part of the search process will continue until God’s man for the Senior Pastor has been selected. Currently, PSC is awaiting Vanderbloemen’s recommendation of potential candidates to be interviewed by PSC. 
  2. The PSC Team is busy formulating key questions that we will want to ask each candidate in the PSC interview processes.  Major input to the Senior Pastor Profile and questions the PSC will be asking to each candidate in the interview processes, includes valuable and insightful information from the survey results provided by you, the congregation, and the CFBC staff. We want to thank you for your participation. 

We are pleased to report to you that both the above tasks have been completed, and the PSC Team has been given Vanderbloemen’s recommendations of potential candidates for the CFBC Senior Pastor.  The PSC Team interview process for these candidates has now begun.

We covet your prayers in the days ahead. We would encourage you to periodically check the website for additional progress reports.  Please view the updated Key Milestones Flow Chart below so you will know exactly how to pray for the PSC.

The PSC Team


PSC Update 9.17.2020

The following is an update from the Pastor Search Committee. 
September 17, 2020

On behalf of the nine-member Pastor Search Committee, we want to share with you a brief update on where we are in our process.

In our August 4th, update, we wanted to bring to your attention two items that are worth reiterating:

  1. The PSC, in conjunction with our consultant, Vanderbloemen, officially began “seeking” internal and external candidates for the Senior Pastor Role at CFBC.
  2. The PSC provided a Key Milestones Flow Chart describing the PSC’s overall process, along with the numerous steps completed and the remaining tasks, toward finding our next Sr Pastor.

Since August 4th, Vanderbloemen, under the direction of the PSC, has moved from candidate identification to actively screening candidates via phone and personal interviews. This part of the search process will continue until God’s man for the Senior Pastor has been selected. Currently, PSC is awaiting Vanderbloemen’s recommendation of potential candidates to be interviewed by PSC.  The PSC Team is busy formulating key questions that we will want to ask each candidate in the PSC interview processes. 

Major input to the Senior Pastor Profile, and questions the PSC will be asking to each candidate in the interview processes, includes valuable and insightful information from the survey results provided by you, the congregation, and the CFBC staff. We want to thank you for your participation. 

We covet your prayers in the days ahead. We would encourage you to periodically check the website for additional progress made.  Please view the updated Key Milestones Flow Chart so you will know exactly how to pray for the PSC.

The PSC Team


Into Faith I Go

Into Faith I Go (Jersey Village)

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” – Hebrews 11:1

When we read through Hebrews 11, we are given examples of those who have been defined by their faith: Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and many others. What was the measure of their faith? It was that they sought God and followed in the path where He directed them.

It can be hard to step out into the unknown, but there are times that God calls us to do just that: to be obedient and to go where he would send us, do what He asks of us, and become who He is calling us to be. You may not see the end of the road, but Psalm 119:105 tell us that he will illuminate our path every step of the way – “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

This song from our Jersey Village Campus worship team is an encouragement to seek the Father and follow in faith where He leads.


Lyrics

Verse 1
I’ve never been good at change
If I’m honest, it’s always scared me
But I can’t deny this stirring deep inside me
Now I know it’s time to stop resisting

‘Cause I’m not getting any younger
Fear is a such a sad way to live a life
So face to the wind, I’m jumping out, I’m walking in
Every single thing You want to show me

Chorus
To the ups and downs, the highs and lows
The taking in, the letting go
To tears and laughter, the great unknown
To the open journey, into faith, I go
Into faith, I go

Verse 2
Nobody said this would be easy
Anyone who did never went through anything painful
But faith is not some fragile thing that
Shatters when we walk through something hard
So, we walk on whatever may come

Chorus
To the ups and downs, the highs and lows
The taking in, the letting go
To tears and laughter, the great unknown
To the open journey, into faith, I go

Bridge
Running like a child in an open field
Stepping off the edge, I’m facing all my fears
If this is what it feels like to be born again
I’ll be born again

Verse 3
So when I feel like giving up
When I feel like throwing it all away
I look back over my shoulder
And I can see Your goodness
Every single step that I have taken

And it beats like a drum
And it rings like a bell
And it sings like a choir
And it’s leading me on my way
Oh, You lead me on my way

Chorus
To the ups and downs, the highs and lows
The taking in, the letting go
To tears and laughter, the great unknown
To the open journey, into faith, I go
Into faith, I go
Into faith, I go


Do It Again

Do It Again (Champions)

“Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”  Deuteronomy 31:8  

Waiting is hard.  It is not an easy task.  Right now we are surrounded by so many troubles and trial that we can lose sight of what the Lord is doing in our lives and how He is working.  Well….today we want to remind you that GOD is a FAITHFUL GOD!!!!  God will not fail you……His promises are true….He will never leave you….He has gone  before you.  We serve a God who has proven Himself time and time through  scripture and throughout our lives.  His plan may not be in our timing and it certainly may not be the way we thought things would work out.  Deuteronomy reminds us to …not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.  Put your faith in the knowledge that you are safe in His hands as He works all things out for good for those that are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).  Worship Him and Believe that He will get you through this trial or journey.  He has walked with you and pulled you through before and He will DO IT AGAIN. 


Lyrics

Verse 1
Walking around these walls
I thought by now they’d fall
But You have never failed me yet

Waiting for change to come
Knowing the battle’s won
For You have never failed me yet

Chorus
Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness,
Faithfulness
I’m still in Your hands
This is my confidence,
You’ve never failed me yet

Verse 2
I know the night won’t last
Your Word will come to pass
My heart will sing Your praise again
Jesus, You’re still enough
Keep me within Your love
My heart will sing Your praise again

Chorus
Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness,
Faithfulness
I’m still in Your hands
This is my confidence,
You’ve never failed me yet

Bridge
I’ve seen You move, come move the mountains
And I believe, I’ll see You do it again
You made a way, where there was no way
And I believe, I’ll see You do it again

Chorus
Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness,
Faithfulness
I’m still in Your hands
This is my confidence,
You’ve never failed me yet


Gotcha! Registration

GOTCHA! is a student ministry-wide game we launched Wednesday, August 19th! Essentially, it’s a giant game of tag…just a whole lot more fun! There will be two divisions (split by gender). Each week you will receive a new “target” to “tag” with SILLY STRING. So yes, there is some stealth and strategy involved…which makes this all the more FUN! If you get tagged with silly string, you’re out! Last one standing in the end, WINS!

Click here to register!

Road to Regathering Update – August 16, 2020

We’re back.

August 16, 2020

Snapshot:

  1. CFBC is shifting from Orange to Yellow Phase on 8/23.
  2. In-Person Worship Gatherings, and Kids Ministry Resuming 8/23. (Hallelujah!)
  3. Brand New Service Schedule Begins 8/23 for the Champions Campus.

CFBC is moving from Orange Phase to the Yellow Phase. Next Sunday, August 23, you will have the option to worship in-person or worship online.


CURRENT PHASE: YELLOW (beginning 8/23)


To God be the glory! We’ve kept a close eye on the data and the progress being made in our area, which triggers this change in our phases. We can’t wait to gather at each of our four campuses in just 7 days!

What about my kids?

Our Kids Ministry is excited to offer preschool and children’s ministry on Sunday mornings by reservation only during each worship hour. Babies – kinder will have fun learning about Jesus while building, painting, exploring, and playing in their life groups. 1st -5th graders will experience games, Bible study & life group hang outs in our new outdoor Kids Quest adventure.

Space is limited so be sure to visit championforest.org/kids for registration & more information.

New Sunday Schedule – Champions Campus

Please note the newly revised Sunday schedule for the Champions Campus (attached). Our main English service will move to 10:45am, and our main Spanish service will move to 12:15pm. We believe this change will best position us for future growth as we reach our community.


Church family, as you know, these past few months have taught us the importance of daily surrender. What does God have in store for us on the other side of this pandemic?

As we continue to coexist with COVID, know that next Sunday, August 23rd, will mark major progress as we gather in person to celebrate our Lord’s faithfulness. Invite someone into the journey!


Thank you for staying consistent in your generosity. Because of your faithful giving, CFBC is able to stay on mission. You can give through PushPay at championforest.org/give.