Our Mission, Values & Beliefs
What we’re committed to…
 
Community Fellowship Church is all about helping people become a unified community of growing, multiplying Christ followers. (Matthew 28:18-20, Ephesians 4:12-13)
 
The Bible never describes the church as a place to go,  but as a people who are learning to love him and others..  At CFC , no matter what your past experience has been we want you to come as you are, with all your doubts and questions. Come connect with us and discover the life transforming love and power of God.
 
How we’re committed to doing it…
 
Loving God
 
The first and greatest commandment in the Bible is to love God with all our heart (Deuteronomy 6:5, Matthew 22:37).  We want to encourage people to enter into a very real relationship with a very real God, to taste him and see that he is good. The great thing about being in a relationship with God is that he is with you all the time. He actually sends his spirit to live within us, and we experience him working in us and through us (John 15:5-16, 1Thessalonians 5:17, Matthew 18:19).
  
Staying Connected: The amazing thing about being in a relationship with God is that He’s with you all the time. We can do life with Him moment by moment through His Spirit that actually lives within those who have a relationship with Him. When we choose to stay connected and follow Him we get to be a part of something so much bigger than ourselves and have an eternal impact (John 15:5-16, I Thessalonians 5:17, Matthew 18:19).
 
Following God’s Word: We believe that the Bible is the primary way God communicates with us.  It shows us how to grow in our relationship with him.  The Bible describes itself as more than an ordinary book, it’s the living, active Word of God. As we read it, his Spirit helps us understand it and how it applies to our everyday life (2 Timothy 3:16-17, Hebrews 4:12, Romans 10:17, Psalm 1:1-3). 
 
Worshipping God: We all worship something, giving our attention, and loyalty to someone or something we value.  God created us with that nature because he longs for us to spend time with him, to worship him.  Worship is primarily an attitude of reverence and love resulting in acts of service.  When we come together we express our love for God by encouraging each other and by building each other up in our faith (Acts 2:46-47, John 4:19-24, Colossians 3:16).
 
Loving People
 
Come As You Are: Everybody is welcome here.  We want people to experience the grace of God and the truth from God’s Word.
 
Growing in Small Groups: We believe real life change happens best in a small group, where we explore and discuss the scriptures, where we can build trusting relationships and feel safe enough to share our struggles, where we can pray for each other and encourage each other (Hebrews 10:24-25, Luke 6:12-13, Acts 2:44-46, Romans 12:3, Ephesians 4:11-16, 25-26).
 
No Perfect People Allowed: We believe authenticity, acceptance and truth-telling create the atmosphere where people can become whole (Romans 12:3, Ephesians 4:11-16, 25-26). There is no need to pretend we are better or worse than we really are, but as we accept each other and speak the truth in love to one another, we can help each other grow into whole people.
 
Building Character
 
Come as You are… but Grow to Maturity: We believe the more we choose to follow God’s words, the more we will be transformd.  We will love God and people more, and the fruit of the Spirit will develop in us.  The fruit of the Spirit being, love joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control.  It’s called the fruit of the Spirit because it’s what he develops in us, as we submit to him. It is not primarily our effort (Matthew 22:37-40, Galatians 5:23-23).
 
Being the Body of Jesus
 
To One Another:  Everyone has unique spiritual gifts that God gives us to serve each other and to build up His Church.  We discern our gifts and we serve each other and others observe how God is doing a special work through us (1Corinthians 12, Romans 12:3-8, Ephesians 4:11-12).
 
In our Community:  We can be the hands and feet of Jesus as we interact with our neighbours, caring for the poor, oppressed and marginalized (Deuteronomy 10:17-19, 15:7-11, Proverbs 19:17, Micah 6:8, 1 John 3:17, Matthew 25).
 
Why we do what we do…
 
The Bible
 
We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are given by God’s inspiration, and in the original writings they are without error. We believe the Scriptures were written by God through people and therefore speak with the authority of God while reflecting the backgrounds, styles, and vocabularies of the human authors. They are the unique and final authority on all matters of Christian faith and practice.
 
God
 
We believe in one God, creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
 
Jesus Christ
 
We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. We believe he was raised from the dead, ascended into heaven, and now acts as the only mediator between God and people.
 
The Holy Spirit
 
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit, as the third person of the Trinity, is to apply the saving work of Christ. He does this by bringing conviction of a person’s need for the forgiveness of Christ. He regenerates their heart and then permanently indwells them when they believe. His ongoing work is to guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.
 
Humanity
 
We believe that people were created in the image of God for a loving relationship with God. However, people have rebelled against God, actively or passively choosing to go their own independent way. As a result, we’re separated from God and suffer the corruption of our nature because of our sin. The effects of this fall from our intended relationship with God can be reversed through faith in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of our sins.
 
Salvation
 
We believe that Jesus Christ died as the substitution for the death penalty we owed. No amount of good works or human effort can restore us from our state of eternal alienation from God. It is only by God’s free grace that we are saved from this state of alienation, and this grace is appropriated by a change of heart toward God’s leadership in our lives and by faith in Jesus to forgive our sins.
 
The Church
 
We believe that there is only one true Church universal composed of all people who have asked Jesus Christ for forgiveness and made Him leader of their lives. The diversity of all believers working together, using their gifts to build up one another, form the parts of the body of Christ, the Church. The scripture commands believers to gather together to devote themselves to worship, prayer, the teaching of God’s Word, using our gifts to build up one another, outreach, communion, and baptism. Wherever God’s people meet in obedience to this command, there is the local expression of the church. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church.  CFC is affiliated and partner in ministry with the larger Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba and Canada.
 
Spiritual Growth
 
We believe that transformation, growth and life change are evidence of a person’s connection to God. As we continue to pursue a real relationship with God He will continue to change us to become more like Christ. But it requires our willingness and intentionality.