Made A Way

Made A Way

In today’s worship moment, we are singing “Made A Way” by Travis Greene.

As stock markets crashes, jobs disappear, and the economy tumbles, there may seem to be no path forward. But the God above it all will make a way. Let’s hold on to His truth as we navigate uncertain waters.


Lyrics

Standing here, not knowing how we’ll get through this test,
but holding on to faith You know best.

Nothing can catch You by surprise;
You’ve got this figured out,
and You’re watching us now.

And when it looks as if we can’t win,
You wrap us in Your arms and step in.

And everything we need You supply.
You’ve got this in control, and now we know that

You made a way.

when our backs
were against the wall,
and it looked as if it was over.

You made a way,
And we’re standing here,
only because You made a way.

Now we’re here, looking back on where
we’ve come from.
Because of You and nothing we’ve done
to deserve the love and mercy You’ve shown.
But Your grace was strong enough
to pick us up.

You made a way,
when our backs were against the wall,
and it looked as if it was over. You
made away.
And we’re standing here, only because
You made a way…
You made a way, when our backs
were against the wall, and it looked
as if it was over.

Youmade a way.

And we’re standing here, only because You made a way.

You move mountains,
You cause walls to fall.
With Your power, You perform miracles.
There is nothing that’s impossible.
And we’re standing here only because
You made a way.

You move mountains,
You cause walls to fall.
With Your power, You perform miracles.
There is nothing that’s impossible.

And we’re standing here only because
You made a way.
You move mountains,
You cause walls to fall.
With Your power, You perform miracles.
There is nothing that’s impossible.
And we’re standing here only because
You made a way.

You move mountains,
You cause walls to fall.
With Your power, You perform miracles.
There is nothing that’s impossible.
And we’re standing here only because
You made a way.
And we’re standing here, only because

You made a way….

standing here, only because
You made a way.
You made a way.
You made a way.

Daily SOAP with the Student Staff: #8! Mark 4

Join us for Mark 4 today! Get out your Bible and journal and let’s read God’s Word and allow the Spirit to make us more like Jesus today! If you need a reminder about what the SOAP method is, see below:

  • Scripture: write out all of the words in each verse that stuck out to you the most.
  • Observation: write down several things that you noticed while reading.
  • Application: how can you apply what you read to your life today? The more specific, the better!
  • Prayer: tell God what you are thankful for, confess any sins, and ask Him to give you all that you need to be able to apply His Word to your life!

At 3pm today we gathered on ZOOM! If you missed it, check out this video and join us on our next live gathering as we let the word of God continue to shape us and mold us into more of the image of Jesus! Join us weekdays at 3pm here: https://zoom.us/j/9187062349

Parent Resources For Quarantine

Champion Forest Student Ministry wants to partner with parents to disciple their students in order to see them follow Jesus for the rest of their lives!

Below are some helpful resources to help you disciple your student well during the current global pandemic.

Establish Rhythms

You’re probably navigating how to help your student do school at home while juggling a million other things. Daily rhythms and routine can be a tremendous help!

  • Daily Bible Reading and Prayer– Join the rest of our church and read a chapter of Mark each day. Find the time that works best for your family to read Scripture and pray together. Find the daily devotionals here!
  • CFSM Daily Bible Reading Discussion– At 3pm each weekday we are jumping on a Zoom call to discuss the daily reading. Make this a part of your daily homeschool routine. This is a great way for your student to connect with the Word and other brothers and sisters. Join us here!
  • Worship on Sundays– This is a weekly rhythm we already have! Even though we might not be able to gather, let’s continue to make it a part of what we do each week. Join us on Sundays at 10am in English and 11:30 in Spanish. Our friends at The Village Church put together some helpful best practices for family worship here! Check them out.
  • Life Groups on Sundays– Our Life Groups are still meeting via Zoom! Be sure your family is connected to life groups during this time
  • Worship On Wednesdays– Join your campus pastor at 6:45 and then the student ministry at 7:15 each week via Facebook live and/or Instagram live.

Podcasts

What a perfect time to listen to some podcasts! Here are some of our favorites:

YouTube Channels

Did you know YouTube is the most popular form of social media for the youngest generation? Let’s follow some solid channels that produce good and Godly content like:

Helpful Articles and Other Resources

Champion Forest Update

Published March 25, 2020 at 7:30am

Dear Church Family,

 As we make adjustments to align with our stay-home-work-safe order, let’s be intentional to Stay Connected! Our launching pad for Staying Connected and Helping One Another is our new Champion Forest Homepage. Even though our daily rhythms have shifted, the church is still the church!  Let’s commit to stay connected while we are apart.  On the homepage you’ll find plenty of resources and tools, but I want to point out a few:

  1. Church Online
    During this current season we are navigating, we’ll have Sunday and Wednesday experiences online. The easiest way to get there is through championforest.org.
  2. Daily Bible Reading
    We want the entire church family to walk together through the book of Mark in our Bibles. Click “Devotionals” on the homepage and get started today.  You can even sign up and get it delivered to your email every morning.  Invite others into the journey!
  3. Life Groups
    YES, our Life Groups will continue to meet virtually.  Kids Ministry, Student Ministry, and Adult Ministries are staying connected!  Find more info at championforest.org and make the connection.
  4. Get Help / Give Help
    Our Community Ministry Center continues to operate, it is essential! On our homepage you’ll also find a section where you can request help from your church family.  If you’re in need of assistance in this season, please visit the site and let us know how we can come alongside you.  If you’ve been looking for ways you can serve others in our church family and community, visit the homepage and click “I can help” to see how you can meet needs. 

Let’s be intentional so that when we look back on this season it will be a time where we grew in our love relationship with Jesus. God spoke to my heart this morning through our Daily Reading together in God’s Word from the gospel of Mark:

“And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.” – Mark 4:39 (ESV)

Together, let’s keep praying fervently, reading our Bibles daily, encouraging one another, serving others, and gathering online to worship together. 

Let’s stay connected!
Pastor Stephen Trammell

Daily SOAP with the Student Staff: #7! Mark 3

Join us for Mark 3 today! Get out your Bible and journal and let’s read God’s Word and allow the Spirit to make us more like Jesus today! If you need a reminder about what the SOAP method is, see below:

  • Scripture: write out all of the words in each verse that stuck out to you the most.
  • Observation: write down several things that you noticed while reading.
  • Application: how can you apply what you read to your life today? The more specific, the better!
  • Prayer: tell God what you are thankful for, confess any sins, and ask Him to give you all that you need to be able to apply His Word to your life!

At 3pm today we gathered on ZOOM! If you missed it, check out this video and join us on our next live gathering as we let the word of God continue to shape us and mold us into more of the image of Jesus! Join us weekdays at 3pm here: https://zoom.us/j/9187062349

Build My Life

Build My Life

In today’s worship moment, we are singing “Build My Life” by Pat Barrett. Especially in this season, it is clear that we must focus on what matters, and to build the foundation of our life on Christ!

On March 19, our good friend Mark Lanier allowed us to come record this from the Lanier Chapel, and introduces the song. Lift your voice and worship with us…


Lyrics – “Build My Life”

[Verse 1]
Worthy of every song we could ever sing
Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring
Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe
We live for You

[Verse 2]
Jesus, the name above every other name
Jesus, the only one who could ever save
Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe
We live for You

[Chorus]
Holy, there is no one like You
There is none beside You
Open up my eyes in wonder
Show me who You are
And fill me with Your heart
And lead me in Your love to those around me

[Verse 1]
Worthy of every song we could ever sing
Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring
Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe
We live for You

[Verse 2]
Jesus, the name above every other name
Jesus, the only one who could ever save
Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe
We live for You

[Chorus]
Holy, there is no one like You
There is none beside You
Open up my eyes in wonder
Show me who You are
And fill me with Your heart
And lead me in Your love to those around me
(2x)

[Bridge]
I will build my life upon Your love
It is a firm foundation
I will put my trust in You alone
And I will not be shaken
(2x)

[Chorus]
Holy, there is no one like You
There is none beside You
Open up my eyes in wonder
Show me who You are
And fill me with Your heart
And lead me in Your love to those around me
(2x)

[Bridge]
I will build my life upon Your love
It is a firm foundation
I will put my trust in You alone
And I will not be shaken

Daily SOAP with the Student Staff: #6! Mark 1 + 2

Join our Student Ministry intern, Braden Condray, for Mark 1 + 2 (we had to catch up) today. Get out your Bible and journal and let’s read God’s Word and allow the Spirit to make us more like Jesus today! If you need a reminder about what the SOAP method is, see below:

  • Scripture: write out all of the words in each verse that stuck out to you the most.
  • Observation: write down several things that you noticed while reading.
  • Application: how can you apply what you read to your life today? The more specific, the better!
  • Prayer: tell God what you are thankful for, confess any sins, and ask Him to give you all that you need to be able to apply His Word to your life!

At 3pm today we gathered on ZOOM! If you missed it, check out this video and join us on our next live gathering as we let the word of God continue to shape us and mold us into more of the image of Jesus! Join us weekdays at 3pm here: https://zoom.us/j/9187062349

Get into God’s Word until It gets into you!

Greeting Church FAMILY!

So our building is closed, but the Church is still open and on mission! The Apostle Paul ministered with only pen, paper, and snail mail. So we’re going to leverage technology to continue to minister to you and provide community. Life may currently seem dark now, but remember that God’s Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. Allow His Word to brighten up your week! This season, I challenge you to get into God’s Word until it gets into you.

We speak to God through prayer, but God speaks to us through His word. And now more than ever we need to hear from God. God’s Word will provide us the all the wisdom, guidance, and comfort that we need. For all of life’s problems, God’s Word has the solution. Whatever you are dealing with, put the word on it!  I’ll make it plain & practical. If you’re struggling right now with fear, doubt, or worry I want to encourage you to do one of two things: Option 1: look up those words in a Bible Concordance or Option 2: google “what does God Word has to say about ‘fear, doubt, or worry’” and see what God’s Word specifically has to say about what you’re currently going through. 

God’s Word also helps us to know Him. In order to know God truly & intimately we must now His Word truly & intimately. The apostle Paul tells us in his 2nd letter to Timothy “ All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of Godmay be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” We have work to do, so keep digging into God’s Word. 

So, How to get into God’s Word until it gets into you? Here are some tracks to run on: 

  1. Read it: Join our church-wide reading plan!
  2. Hear it: You can do this through our online services and online life groups as well as utilizing podcasts and the audio Bible.
  3. Study it: Check out biblestudytools.com It has online Bible commentaries, concordances, and dictionaries to aid in deep Bible study!
  4. Memorize it: Consider trying the “Bible Memory App” as you use this extra time wisely and store up God’s Word in your heart and mind. Psalms 119:11 “I have stored up your word in my heart,that I might not sin against you.”
  5. Meditate on it: Joshua 1:8 “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”

Above all: apply & obey it God’s Word!

My prayer for you is that you would choose faith over fear and choose worship over worry as you devote yourself to God’s Word this week. Here’s the link to our Church-wide reading plan. https://www.championforest.org/devotionals/  As we engage in social distance let us also engage in spiritual closeness…Get into God’s Word until it gets into you

Sincerely, your brother in Christ Paul Calcote

Daily SOAP with the Student Staff: #5!

Join our Student Pastor, Alec Brunson, for Matthew 6:13 today. Get out your Bible and journal and let’s read God’s Word and allow the Spirit to make us more like Jesus today! If you need a reminder about what the SOAP method is, see below:

  • Scripture: write out all of the words in each verse that stuck out to you the most.
  • Observation: write down several things that you noticed while reading.
  • Application: how can you apply what you read to your life today? The more specific, the better!
  • Prayer: tell God what you are thankful for, confess any sins, and ask Him to give you all that you need to be able to apply His Word to your life!

At 3pm today we gathered on ZOOM! If you missed it, check out this video and join us on our next live gathering as we let the word of God continue to shape us and mold us into more of the image of Jesus! Join us weekdays at 3pm here: https://zoom.us/j/9187062349

Daily SOAP with the Student Staff: #4!

Join our Student Pastor, Alec Brunson, for Matthew 6:12 today. Get out your Bible and journal and let’s read God’s Word and allow the Spirit to make us more like Jesus today! If you need a reminder about what the SOAP method is, see below:

  • Scripture: write out all of the words in each verse that stuck out to you the most.
  • Observation: write down several things that you noticed while reading.
  • Application: how can you apply what you read to your life today? The more specific, the better!
  • Prayer: tell God what you are thankful for, confess any sins, and ask Him to give you all that you need to be able to apply His Word to your life!

At 3pm today we gathered on ZOOM! If you missed it, check out this video and join us on our next live gathering as we let the word of God continue to shape us and mold us into more of the image of Jesus!