Road to Regathering (Update #7)

Road to Regathering Update #7.
Published June 25, 2020 at 1:00pm

OVERVIEW:

1. COVID Uptick in Our Area. Masks Required
2. Road to Regathering Under Construction
3. Video Update from Pastor Stephen Trammell


1. COVID Uptick in Our Area. Masks Required

God is working in the midst of COVID and He is stretching our faith. In this season, we have learned the value of being flexible. Thank you for staying adaptive and connected.

Because of the uptick in COVID cases in our area, we are doing everything we can to keep our campuses safe environments for in person worship. Please help us Sunday by maintaining 6 feet of social distance, and wearing masks

We are in close contact with medical professionals and local officials, and your health and safety are our top priority.

Of course, thousands of you are continuing to connect every Sunday online in worship. If you’re not ready to come back, we encourage you to join us as each campus continues live online. Click here to see your campus’s times and ways to watch.

Thank you for staying consistent in your generosity. Because of your faithful giving, CFBC is able to stay on mission. If you’re unable to join us in person, you can give through PushPay at championforest.org/give.


2. Road to Regathering Under Construction


Our Road to Regathering is “under construction”. What this means is that while we continue to worship in person and online, any of the other on-campus programs, groups, and activities that were scheduled to roll out in July are on hold. 

Church, these are unprecedented days. Let’s take heart, remain faithful and stay diligent to all God has called us to. You are loved and valued. Let’s continue walking in the light that God gives us and invite others into the journey!

Following Jesus Every Day,
Pastor Stephen Trammell


3. Video Update from Pastor Stephen Trammell

Road to Regathering (Update #6)

Road to Regathering Update #6.
Published June 17, 2020 at 2:00pm

OVERVIEW:

1. NO RSVP required on Sundays
2. Updates to our Four Phases
3. Summer Plans for Kids and Students


1. We’ll See You Sunday! No RSVP Required.


2. Updates to Our Four Phases


PHASE ONE – May 11th

  • Online Worship Continues 
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues 
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Staff Return to Offices at Each Campus 

PHASE TWO – June 2020

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Offices Open at Each Campus 
  • June 7 – Services Restart On Campus / Student Activities Outside Only
  • June 14 – Expand RSVP to 50% / Offices Open to Scheduled Appointments
  • June 21 – Remove RSVP for Services / Only Temp Check Staff & Volunteers

PHASE THREE – July 2020

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • July 1 – Mid-Week Services Resume On Campus (No Disciple Groups or Childcare)
  • July 8 – Kids Ministry Family Events (Wed. Nights – Outside)
  • July 8 – Adult Choir Resumes (Worship Center)
  • July 19 – Start Adult Life Groups, RSVP Preschool Starts (Worship Hours only)
  • July 26 – Start Student Life Groups (Sundays, 6-12 Grade) 

PHASE FOUR – August 2020 

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • August 2 – Event Childcare (RSVP only)
  • August 2 – Limited On Campus Events
  • August 9 – Promotion Sunday, All Life Groups Resume, NO RSVP 

3. Kids and Students Summer Programming

This Summer is still going to be AWESOME for our next generation! We have an exciting lineup of experiences for our kids and teens that your family will love!

KIDS

Virtual VBS – Happening Each Day until the Drive In
https://www.championforest.org/updates/kids/vbs/

VBS at the Drive In! June 18 & 19
https://www.championforest.org/updates/kids/vbs/

Pre Teen Camp is ON! July 12-15
https://www.championforest.org/guide/kids/events/preteencamp/


STUDENTS

Middle School & High School Camp IS ON!
July 26-29
championforest.org/camp

Road to Regathering (Update #5)

Published June 11, 2020 at 4:00pm

OVERVIEW:

  1. Reunion Sunday was awesome! RSVP for this Sunday.
  2. Updates to our Four Phases explained.
  3. Summer Plans for Kids and Students

1. Are you ready to gather this Sunday?

Sunday is on the way! Please RSVP to let us know you’re coming.

Champions:
English – 8:15am *Traditions in Chapel
English – 9:30am Worship Center
Spanish – 11:45am Worship Center

Conroe: 
English – 10:00am Worship Center
Spanish – 6:00pm Worship Center

Jersey Village:
English – 8:15am *Traditions in Chapel
English – 9:30am Worship Center
Spanish 11:15am Worship Center

North Klein:
English – 9:30am Worship Center
English – 11:30am Worship Center
Spanish – 1:30pm Worship Center

* You will notice we are providing two Traditions services for our Senior Adults who feel led of the Lord to experience in-person worship within CDC guidelines. Just as many businesses provide designated shopping times for Senior Adults, we are providing options for in-person worship. 


2. Updates to Our Four Phases


PHASE ONE – May 11th

  • Online Worship Continues 
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues 
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Staff Return to Offices at Each Campus 

PHASE TWO – June 2020

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Offices Open at Each Campus 
  • June 7 – Services Restart On Campus / Student Activities Outside Only
  • June 14 – Expand RSVP to 50% / Offices Open to Scheduled Appointments
  • June 21 – Remove RSVP for Services / Only Temp Check Staff & Volunteers

PHASE THREE – July 2020

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • July 1 – Mid-Week Services Resume On Campus (No Disciple Groups or Childcare)
  • July 8 – Kids Ministry Family Events (Wed. Nights – Outside)
  • July 8 – Adult Choir Resumes (Worship Center)
  • July 19 – Start Adult Life Groups, RSVP Preschool Starts (Worship Hours only)
  • July 26 – Start Student Life Groups (Sundays, 6-12 Grade) 

PHASE FOUR – August 2020 

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • August 2 – Event Childcare (RSVP only)
  • August 2 – Limited On Campus Events
  • August 9 – Promotion Sunday, All Life Groups Resume, NO RSVP 

3. Kids and Students Summer Programming

This Summer is still going to be AWESOME for our next generation! We have an exciting lineup of experiences for our kids and teens that your family will love!

KIDS

Virtual VBS – Happening Each Day until the Drive In
https://www.championforest.org/updates/kids/vbs/

VBS at the Drive In! June 18 & 19
https://www.championforest.org/updates/kids/vbs/

Pre Teen Camp is ON! July 12-15
https://www.championforest.org/guide/kids/events/preteencamp/


STUDENTS

Middle School & High School Camp IS ON!
July 26-29
championforest.org/camp

PSC Update 6.7.2020

The following is an update from the Pastor Search Committee. 
June 7, 2020


Norris Crownover

All nine members of the Pastor Search Committee bring greetings to the faithful members and attenders of Champion Forest Baptist Church.  We have been diligently meeting as a full committee at least one or two times per week since January, and we have also been operating with as many as four separate subcommittees that have been meeting twice and sometimes three times per week.  We all know each other’s hearts; we are working in harmony, testing each other as we go; and bathing our processes in prayer as we collectively seek God’s wisdom.  We are all totally dedicated to finding the man that God has already selected to become our Senior Pastor.  This is the latest update from the 9 of us.

Nancy Lebeau

During the month of January beginning on the 9th, the PSC team met each week for focused prayer.  We prayed for each other, the needs of the church and most of all for God to use us in any way He saw fit to find the man of God’s choosing as our new pastor.   The overarching theme of our prayers was for God to lead, guide and direct us in this monumental task ahead.  We all felt the weight of the task that laid before us.

We chose many scriptures and prayed those scriptures over you (the congregation), over leadership and over us as we began this journey.

We knew the job ahead of us was impossible on our own…. but over and over God reminded us, “Nothing is impossible with God”. 

Sherri Sandifer

To present candidates an accurate view of our church we needed an updated profile on who we are as a church. We established several subcommittees within the PSC as an effective way to divide up the many tasks before us. While one subcommittee was gathering information about various ministries and life groups, another was working on a written communication to be released, and yet another was assessing metrics about our church’s growth and outreach. Knowing who we are as a church we will be better equipped to recognize the right person to lead our growing multigenerational, multisite, multicultural church. All of this groundwork is important to prepare us for the next steps in finding our senior pastor. 

Ed Lara

One of our early plans was for a five-week visitation schedule to each campus going to the Life groups and the worship services.  Two Sundays were needed for the Champions campus.  Each member had been assigned Life Groups to visit.  The first campus was to be Conroe on March 13th.  We wanted personal contacts as much as possible with the congregations.  Needless to say, those plans didn’t work due to COVID-19 lockdown.  The plans all had to be redirected with a lot of thinking outside the box.

Mark Granquist

One of our recent activities has been the development of some of the components in a church profile.  The profile is targeted to be shared with potential candidates so they can understand our church.  A core part of that is the development of a ‘Ministry Health Assessment’. The team has been working with church staff members to compile by-campus both English and Spanish ministry statistics and trends over the last few years; examples include:

  • Worship and Life Group attendance (Adult, Youth and Children) 
  • Number of baptisms
  • Number of First Time Visitors 
  • Annual Membership additions

But a key part of the health assessment lies in the ministries of our church. The ministry assessment has been a major focus of our work. 

Don Oprea

As part of our process to assess the health of our church in fulfilling our mission to reach the lost, both as a church and as a member, one of our tasks was to determine all ministries involved and supported at each of our four campuses. Due to the volume of ministries across the CFBC campuses, it would have been a daunting task without the assistance of various staff members who lead the ministries at each campus. For example, ministries related to Worship, Life Group, Missions, Students, Children, Deacons, Choir and more. 

Once we defined all the ministries, we wanted to link each of the ministries by CFBC’s Statement of Mission categories. These include

  1. Worshipping /exalting Jesus
  2. Edifying the Body of Christ
  3. Equipping the Body of Christ
  4. Evangelizing the lost in our community
  5. Evangelizing the lost in all nations.

As we walked through this task, we found the same ministries at each campus, some similar, some crossover ministries (i.e. Christmas Spectacular) and some unique to a specific campus. Overall CFBC has over 78 different ministry programs that support the mission of our church.

Becky Lanier

Studying our church’s Bylaws and our Statement of Mission at the beginning of the year gave us real insight into the reasons we exist as a church.  We have recently focused on the amazing ways that you—the congregation—devote yourselves to the principles set forth in our Mission:  to glorify God and share his word with people in our community and throughout the world.

Now we want to hear directly from YOU.  The PSC has been working hard on a survey that will help us understand the heartbeat of our church—the ways you serve people and share the good news.  In the next few weeks, we’ll be asking you to help us in our search process by taking this survey.  Your answers will help us understand how our church body is fulfilling our Mission through involvement within CFBC ministries, non-CFBC organizations, and personal activities.  Additionally, this will be an opportunity for you to share your opinions.

Don Ingvardsen

From the early days of our meeting as a committee, we studied the roles of pastor search committees and discerned the possibility of utilizing a search firm that specializes in helping churches, big and small, in their search for a senior pastor. As we near completion of some critical milestones and by the leading of the Holy Spirit, we have contracted the “Vanderbloemen Group” to come along beside us and help us manage each phase of the process.  For over a decade, the “Vanderbloemen Group” has assisted in over a thousand searches for churches throughout the country. That includes senior pastor searches for Mega churches like ours and many in the Southern Baptist Convention.

To be clear, The Vanderbloemen Group will be helping us identify and review potential candidates.  They will not be selecting our new senior pastor candidate. That responsibility lies with this group of 9 people. Then you will have the final vote to approve God’s man to lead us into the future. 

Dianne Davenport

So, what happens next?   We will continue to covet your prayers as we build an extensive profile of our new Senior Pastor.  Over the next several weeks, we will work on and complete the survey.  Please help us with the job ahead…. by taking the survey when it is released.  This information is so important for us…. as we seek to understand the congregation’s sense of what’s needed in a new pastor.  

You can expect a prayer calendar to help you pray for the process and follow where we are in our journey, as periodic updates are given.

 It is an honor to serve each of you and an honor to serve the Lord in this pivotal assignment for our congregation.  We look forward along with YOU, in seeing what the Lord has for the future of CFBC.

New Name

New Name (Virtual)

This Worship Moment was a fun one to put together!

Our Worship Team from each campus collaborated to come together and proclaim truth! There is a new name written down in glory… and it’s mine!


Lyrics

I was lost in shame
Could not get past my blame
Until He called my name
I’m so glad He changed me

Darkness held me down
But Jesus pulled me out
I’m no longer bound
I’m so glad He changed me

See I’m now a new creation in Christ
The old has gone, there’s new life
I live by faith, not by sight

There is a new name written down in glory
And it’s mine, yes, it’s mine
I’ve met the author of my story
And He’s mine, yes, He’s mine

Sin had left me blind
But Jesus opened my eyes
Now I can see the light
I’m so glad He changed me

Now I’m walking free
I’ve got the victory
See it’s all over me
I’m so glad He changed me

See I’m, now a new creation in Christ
The old has gone, there’s new life
I live by faith, not by sight

There is a new name written down in glory
And it’s mine, yes, it’s mine
I’ve met the author of my story
And He’s mine, yes, He’s mine

I am who I am because the I Am tells me who I am
I am who I am because the I Am tells me who I am
I am who I am because the I Am tells me who I am
I am who I am because the I Am tells me who I am

There is a new name written down in glory
And it’s mine, yes, it’s mine
I’ve met the author of my story
And He’s mine, yes, He’s mine

I am who I am because the I Am tells me who I am
I am who I am because the I Am tells me who I am
I am who I am because the I Am tells me who I am
I am who I am because the I Am tells me who I am

Road to Regathering (Update #4)

Published May 31, 2020 at 11:00am

OVERVIEW:

  1. We are BACK! 😀
  2. Regathering Sunday June 7, Limited Capacity
  3. RSVP Encouraged

After saturating the Road to Regathering in prayer and intricate planning, we are ready to begin the RSVP process to help us navigate our 25% capacity guidelines at each campus. 

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

– Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV)


How to Prepare for Sunday June 7th Regathering Day

Option 1: Enjoy the Service Live Online 

Now at championforest.org, when you click “Church Online” you can select your campus. All 4 campuses will go live each Sunday morning. By God’s grace, we are able to leverage technology to give you live stream access to the campus and venue of your choice. 

Option 2: Enjoy the Service Live On-Campus (In-person) 

Now at championforest.org, you’ll see a button at the top which says “Reserve Your Seat”. Select your campus and venue to help us navigate our 25% capacity guidelines. For your safety and protection, we will abide by CDC guidelines at each campus and worship venue. More details are provided online.

Champions:

Conroe: 

Jersey Village:

North Klein:


Please RSVP (English RSVPSpanish RSVP) to help us ensure a meaningful experience within our 25% capacity guidelines if you plan to attend a service live on-campus (in-person).

* You will notice we are providing two Traditions services for our Senior Adultswho feel led of the Lord to experience in-person worship within CDC guidelines. Just as many businesses provide designated shopping times for Senior Adults, we are providing options for in-person worship. 


As you know, we will continue assessing the details on our Road to Regathering and make adjustments to comply with the most recent data we receive from the medical community, the CDC, and the multiple layers of our government. 

May God be glorified as we gather to worship Him! Invite someone into the journey! 

Following Jesus Every Day, 

Pastor Stephen Trammell


FAQs

Q: What safety measures are in place?
Your health and safety are our top priority. In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, we are implementing the following measures at each campus:

  • Staff and Volunteers will be wearing facemasks in common areas.
  • Everyone, including staff, volunteers, and congregants, will have their temperature taken to ensure no one with a fever (100° or higher) enters the building. 
  • Facilities staff will perform a deep clean of the building between services, including disinfecting every seat in the worship center.
  • Everyone will maintain 6-feet social distancing throughout the experience.
  • Congregants will be dismissed from the worship center by row.
  • Bathrooms will be cleaned regularly throughout the morning.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the building.

Q: Will I be required to wear a facemask?
In accordance with CDC and local health guidelines we are encouraging all congregants to wear masks, especially in common areas.

Q: Is RSVP required?
We are highly encouraging RSVP so that we can best prepare for your arrival. If you arrive without an RSVP, we will kindly ask for your contact info at the door. The main reason behind this is to be able to communicate with those who attended a service. Thank you!

Q: Is there anything for my kids?
For now, our Sunday services are “Family Worship”, meaning that the whole family is invited to come and sit together. Our kids area and programs are not open yet.

Q: Are the seats assigned?
Good question! No, there is not assigned seating, our ushers will guide you and your family to seats maintaining 6 feet of social distance.

Q: Is the 8:15am Traditions Service only for Senior Adults?
Yes. We wanted to offer a service only for those who are at risk and our vulnerable population. Much like some stores who are offering earlier opening times for Senior Adults.



PHASE ONE – Begins Monday, May 11th

  • Online Worship Continues 
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues 
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Staff Return to Offices at Each Campus 

PHASE TWO – Begins Sunday, June 7th

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Offices Open at Each Campus 
  • Sunday Family Worship in Person at Each Campus (by RSVP) 
    • Select campus and select venue
    • 25% Capacity, 6 feet social distancing, alternating rows
    • Families can sit together as a unit
  • Sunday Watch Parties in Homes

PHASE THREE – TBD

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Offices Open at Each Campus 
  • Sunday Family Worship in Person at Each Campus (by RSVP) 
    • Select campus and select venue
    • 50% Capacity, 6 feet social distancing, alternating rows
    • Families can sit together as a unit
  • Sunday Watch Parties in Homes
  • Wednesday Night Family Worship in Person (by RSVP) 
  • Limited On-Campus Adult Life Groups by (RSVP) 

PHASE FOUR – New Normal 

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Offices Open at Each Campus 
  • Sunday Family Worship in Person at Each Campus
  • Sunday Watch Parties in Homes
  • Wednesday Night Family Worship in Person 
  • On Campus Adult Life Groups Fully Resume
  • On Campus Kids/Student Ministry Fully Resume 

A Message from Pastor Stephen

May 30, 2020

Dear Champion Forest Family, 

Our Nation is in a crisis that is deeper than COVID-19.

God tells us in His Word to “weep with those who weep” (Rom. 12:15). This week many of us found ourselves weeping with the family and friends of George Floyd. His tragic death reminded all of us that racial tension and injustice are still a reality in our Country.  May the Church arise to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world in order to reverse the decay and to invert the darkness. 

God has given us divine direction through His Word: 

“He has told you, O man, what is good; and  what does the  Lord  require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8 (ESV) 

“If my people who are called by my name  humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 (ESV) 

Jesus exemplified the Golden Rule and the Greatest Commandment: 

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is  the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 7:12 (ESV) 

“‘And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’  The second is this:  ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment  greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31 (ESV) 


How Should We Respond? 

#1: Let’s Place the Same Value on Others that God Places on Them! 

The sanctity of life has already been established by the Creator and Sustainer of life. We are designed by God and made in His image for His glory. God established our value by allowing His One and Only Son to die on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin. It’s our turn now to demonstrate the value God has placed on others by loving others the way God has loved us!  

#2: Let’s Be Courageous and Contagious as Christians! 

As followers of Jesus Christ, it is time to be courageous in our Christianity by confronting the erosion of ethical behavior and the evaporation of morality in our society. Being peacemakers doesn’t mean being passive or idle, but rather confronting injustice with the truth of the gospel. Our Christianity must be contagious as we continue the ministry of Jesus on the earth to reverse the curse. 

#3: Let’s Dispense God’s Grace in the Midst of Everything We Face! 

In Christ, we have been given what we do not deserve. We have been graced with the gift of eternal life, the Indwelling Holy Spirit, forgiveness of our sin, eternal security, and the keys to the kingdom. God has graced us with His gift of grace so we can be grace dispensers. When you put God’s love into action by loving others the way He has loved you, then you activate your assignment from God as a grace dispenser.  


Join me in praying for George Floyd’s family! Join me in praying for all those impacted by incessant injustice! Join me in praying for a spiritual awakening in America! Join me in praying for revival to come to each of our 365,000 churches in America! This is no time to “be at ease in Zion” while our Country is in crisis. Let’s rise up Church!  

Following Jesus Every Day, 

Pastor Stephen Trammell 

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

The Champions Solid Rockers Choir shares a testimony in song

The hymn Great is Thy Faithfulness was written in 1923 as a simple reminder that our God is always faithful. Each verse of this song contains a reminder of His faithfulness. In the first verse we are reminded that He doesn’t change and He never fails. The second verse describes how the rhythm of the natural world bears witness to his faithfulness. And the third verse declares the faithfulness in the forgiveness of sin and hope for tomorrow in Christ.

Hebrews 10
22
let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.

Consider the steadfast nature of God. When things are changing rapidly in the world around us, we can rest in the reality that we are children of a faithful God who holds our future in His hands. The price for salvation has been paid and that can give us strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow!


Lyrics

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Road to Regathering (Update #3)

Published May 22, 2020 at 11:25am

OVERVIEW:

  1. Reopening Date Moved to June 7
  2. Important Lessons Learned this Past Sunday
  3. Measures to Protect the Ongoing Ministry of the Church

Please watch this video from Pastor Stephen Trammell, and read the below information.


OVERVIEW:

  1. Reopening Date Moved to June 7
  2. Important Lessons Learned this Past Sunday
  3. Measures to Protect the Ongoing Ministry of the Church

– – – – –

1. Reopening Date Moved to June 7

As you know, we originally planned to transition into “Phase Two” on May 31st enabling us to gather for the first time. We have decided to move opening day to Sunday, June 7. 

  • New Service Schedule Beginning June 7:
  • (On Campus and Live-Streamed Online)
  • Champions: 9:30am English / 11:45am Spanish
  • North Klein: 9:30am English / 1pm Spanish
  • Jersey Village: 9:30am English / 11:15am Spanish
  • Conroe: 10am English / 6:00pm Spanish


2. Lessons Learned So Far in Our COVID Journey

This past Sunday, CFBC staff at all four campuses had full service “rehearsals”. We practiced taking temperatures of all who entered, performed deep cleans of the facilities in between services, ensured the technology worked to stream all four campus’s services online, and practiced social distancing in the Worship Center. It was incredible to finally worship together again as a staff. 

The rehearsals acted precisely as they were intended – they helped us find potential areas that needed attention in preparation for our official regathering. 

On Tuesday, we got word that one of our praise team members at the Jersey Village campus tested positive for COVID-19. This person spent Sunday morning in the vicinity of most of our JV staff and other volunteers. I have personally talked and prayed with this individual and ask you to join me in prayer for a speedy recovery. 

We immediately began working with local officials, the CDC, epidemiologists and other medical professionals to respond appropriately. The Harris County Public Health Department assigned us a specific Team Leader from their Contact Tracing Team whom we have been working with very closely. 

Anyone who was within 7 feet of this praise team member for at least 5 minutes on Sunday morning has entered a 14-day quarantine period which involves four of our Jersey Village staff members and 14 volunteers. Because this 14-day quarantine extends through May 31, we will continue church online and move our timeline back one week to June 7 for all four campuses.


3. Measures to Protect the Ongoing Ministry of the Church

In addition to the measures we already had planned (temp check, masks, social distancing, cleaning, etc.), we are putting in place additional layers to avoid disrupting our ongoing ministry.

  • All staff is divided into two teams and will alternate when each team is on-campus.
  • Full-time ministry staff capable of FULLY working from home are encouraged to do so.
  • Staff from each campus will be “firewalled” from any other campus.
  • Preachers at each campus will keep 7 feet of social distance on Sunday mornings.

FAQs

Q: How are the JV Staff and volunteers doing?
A: Great, none have experienced symptoms so far. Please continue to pray for them as they quarantine.

Q: How do I RSVP for June 7?
A: One week before, a link to RSVP will be emailed out and also made available on our website.

Q: Is there anything for my kids on June 7?
A: During this season, our Sunday services are “Family Worship”, meaning that the whole family is invited to come and sit together. We have an exciting summer planned for our next generation!



PHASE ONE – Begins Monday, May 11th

  • Online Worship Continues 
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues 
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Staff Return to Offices at Each Campus 

PHASE TWO – Begins Sunday, June 7th

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Offices Open at Each Campus 
  • Sunday Family Worship in Person at Each Campus (by RSVP) 
    • 10am in English and 12:30pm in Spanish
    • Select campus and select venue
    • 25% Capacity, 6 feet social distancing, alternating rows
    • Families can sit together as a unit
  • Sunday Watch Parties in Homes

PHASE THREE – TBD

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Offices Open at Each Campus 
  • Sunday Family Worship in Person at Each Campus (by RSVP) 
    • 10am in English and 12:30pm in Spanish
    • Select campus and select venue
    • 50% Capacity, 6 feet social distancing, alternating rows
    • Families can sit together as a unit
  • Sunday Watch Parties in Homes
  • Wednesday Night Family Worship in Person (by RSVP) 
  • Limited On-Campus Adult Life Groups by (RSVP) 

PHASE FOUR – New Normal 

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Offices Open at Each Campus 
  • Sunday Family Worship in Person at Each Campus
  • Sunday Watch Parties in Homes
  • Wednesday Night Family Worship in Person 
  • On Campus Adult Life Groups Fully Resume
  • On Campus Kids/Student Ministry Fully Resume 

Church family, these are unique days we are navigating. Please know that our number one priority is to ensure your health and safety. I know this… God is on His throne, and He is faithful. 

“God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” 1 Cor. 1:9

Thank you for staying connected. We will get through this together!

Following Jesus Every Day,

Pastor Stephen Trammell

Call Upon the Lord

Call Upon the Lord

CFBC North Klein Band

“He said, “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.”
‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭22:2-4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Did you know that our Heavenly Father is always present and available to hear our every cry? Often times, we think we can handle our own struggles until we are so weighed down with shame and guilt. Take it the One who brings us freedom and salvation. 

“For freedom Christ has set us free.”
Galatians 5:1a


Lyrics

We need no other hiding place
Our hope is safe within Your name
This we know
This we know

You promised never to forsake
What You began You will sustain
This we know
This we know

I will call upon the Lord
For He alone is strong enough to save
Rise, your shackles are no more
For Jesus Christ has broken every chain

All of the heavens and the earth
Announce the fullness of Your worth
This we know
This we know

And every enemy will flee
As we declare Your victory
This we know
This we know

Jesus Name will break every stronghold
Freedom is ours when we call His name
Jesus name above every other
All hail the power of Jesus name