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.


Never Lost

Never Lost (Jersey Village)

Jersey Village Campus Choir and Worship Team

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13

Do you remember the story of Jericho? When the people obeyed, God showed up and the walls fell. What about Lazarus? It may have seemed that Jesus arrived too late, but He had greater plans than healing. Jesus called out to Lazarus and his life returned!

In 2 Chronicles 20:15, the spirit of the Lord speaks to all of Israel through Jahaziel and says, “Listen, all Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: Thus says the Lord to you, ‘Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours but God’s.” When God calls us to action, the power of success is in His hands, not ours. So let that encourage you today.

Our Jersey Village Campus choir and worship team remind us with this song & testimonies that our God has not lost a battle. He gives us the strength we need to fight each day’s battles!


Lyrics

Verse 1
Miracles when You move
Such an easy thing for You to do
Your hand is moving right now
You are still showing up
At the tomb of every Lazarus
Your voice is calling me out

Pre Chorus
Right now, I know You’re able
My God, come through again

Chorus
You can do all things
You can do all things but fail
‘Cause You’ve never lost a battle
No, You’ve never lost a battle
And I know, I know You never will

Verse 3
Everything’s possible
By the power of the Holy Ghost
A new wind is blowing right now
Breaking my heart of stone
Taking over like it’s Jericho
And my walls are all crashing down

Pre Chorus
Right now, I know You’re able
My God, come through again

Chorus
You can do all things
You can do all things but fail
‘Cause You’ve never lost a battle
No, You’ve never lost a battle
And I know, I know You never will

Bridge
You’ve never lost a battle
You’ve never lost a battle
You’ve never lost a battle
You never will

Chorus
You can do all things
You can do all things but fail
‘Cause You’ve never lost a battle
No, You’ve never lost a battle
And I know, I know You never will


The following is an update from the Pastor Search Committee

August 8, 2020

“Do you know of someone that you think would be a great candidate for the CFBC Senior Pastor role?
 
In the August 4, 2020, PSC update you were encouraged by The PSC to invite them to visit the Champion Forest Baptist Church—Senior Pastor Vanderbloemen Link to learn more about the position or to apply. 

Alternately

Now, there is a new option available for you to suggest a candidate if perhaps you would prefer the candidate not know about your recommendation.  You can email the person’s name and contact info to championforest@vanderbloemen.com. Recommendations sent to the email address will be a bit more anonymous to the candidate, and the Vanderbloemen Team will reach out to them.”

Thank you for making candidate recommendations.  Please continue to pray specifically for the candidate identification and screening process that is underway.

PSC Update 8.4.2020

The following is an update from the Pastor Search Committee. 
August 4, 2020

The “publicized notification of the search for candidates” (both internal at Champion Forest Baptist Church and external) for the Senior Pastor Role at CFBC has now officially begun. 
 
In the June 2020 Pastor Search  Committee(PSC) update to CFBC,  we reported that the PSC would  be asking the congregation and staff to take an important Church Survey.  That step has been completed.  In addition, we reported that we would be building an extensive Job Profile for our new Senior Pastor.  That step has also been completed.   
 
So, the PSC, in conjunction with our consultant, Vanderbloemen, is now officially seeking candidates for the Senior Pastor Role at CFBC.
 
If you know of someone who could be qualified and interested, direct them to this link to be prayerfully considered.

Champion Forest Baptist Church—Senior Pastor Vanderbloemen Link

In the coming weeks, candidate names will be received by Vanderbloemen, and screening will be underway, and that process will ultimately yield Vanderbloemen’s recommendation to the Pastor Search Committee of potential candidates.  Please click here to see a flow chart of PSC Key Milestones which describes the entire process to find God’s man to be the new CFBC Senior Pastor.  You will be able to see the numerous steps that have already been completed and the several steps remaining.  You will know how to pray for the PSC by following our progress on this chart as our progress is periodically announced to you in our updates.


 For sure, the PSC and the Vanderbloemen Search Group need the prayers of the congregation and staff.  Please pray specifically for the candidate identification and screening process that is now underway.
 
Thank you for your continual prayer support-

Champion

Champion (North Klein)

Caleb Bush and the North Klein Worship Team

“And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8: 30-31

Often times, we get held up in momentary things. We let the effects of our situations dictate our emotions and self-worth. Remember, you’ve been set apart by the transformative work displayed on the cross. We can live with confidence and victory because of our future glory.


Lyrics

Verse 1
I’ve tried so hard to see it
Took me so long to believe it
That You’d choose someone like me
To carry Your victory

Verse 2
Perfection could never earn it
You give what we don’t deserve and
You take the broken things
And raise them to glory

Chorus
You are my champion giants fall when You stand
Undefeated every battle You’ve won
I am who You say I am You crown me with confidence
I am seated in the heavenly place
Undefeated with the one who has conquered it all

Verse 3
Now I can finally see it
You’re teaching me how to receive it
So let all the striving cease
This is my victory

Chorus
You are my champion giants fall when You stand
Undefeated every battle You’ve won
I am who You say I am You crown me with confidence
I am seated in the heavenly place
Undefeated with the one who has conquered it all

Bridge
When I lift my voice and shout
Every wall comes crashing down
I have the authority
Jesus has given me
When I open up my mouth
Miracles start breaking out
I have the authority
Jesus has given me

Chorus
You are my champion giants fall when You stand
Undefeated every battle You’ve won
I am who You say I am You crown me with confidence
I am seated in the heavenly place
Undefeated by the pow’r of Your name
I am seated in the heavenly place
Undefeated with the one who has conquered it all


Build My Life on You

Build My Life on You (KPT Virtual)

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

This song was a part of our Virtual VBS 2020. Our children have missed being at church so much but have adapted to online and virtual in many aspects of their life. The Champions Campus Kids Praise Team has prepared a virtual recording of this song to share with you this reminder and message of hope.

If you feel afraid or like the walls are caving in around you, YOU are not alone. The ENTIRE world is going through something unprecedented and we are ALL walking in this together. We have had so many changes thrown at us one after another. So much information that that we don’t even know how to make sense of it all. BUT there is ONE THING in our life that will not change and will always ground us….ONE THING that will not waver…ONE THING that will not fall. No matter the schedule change….health crisis….job loss….emotional stress…or anything that is going on, if we are believers then we have the SOLID ROCK FOUNDATION of JESUS to stand on. We have HIS HOPE and HIS LOVE and HIS MERCY and HIS GRACE and HIS PEACE to get us through all of these changes. He is a God who keeps HIS PROMISES so hold on to HIS WORD and HIS TRUTH. He says in Isaiah that He will strengthen us and help us and uphold us, so believe in Him. Build your life on Jesus.


Lyrics

Verse 1
When I feel afraid
Like walls are gonna cave around me
I think about the way
Your love and grace and peace
Have found me
I remember what you said
You will never ever leave me
So I’m holding on to all your promises

Chorus
I build my life on you
On the strength of Your love
And Your mercy and truth
On this Rock I stand
Not on shifting sand
I build my life on you Jesus

Verse 2
When the wind and rain
Try to wash away my shelter
You will not be moved
The walls you built will stand forever
I remember what you said
You will never ever leave me
So I’m holding on to all your promises