Community Fellowship Church is a local body of believers committed to the Lord Jesus Christ. We are a vast mixture of ordinary people who share the common desire of being changed into the likeness of Christ. Ephesians 2:10 states, “We are God's workmanship.” Another translation says, “We are God's work of art.” In other words, in every body of believers God wants to produce an artistic masterpiece that will glorify Him!
We believe our first priority in life should be to seek God and His rule in our lives. Together, we desire to be a caring community of Christians who are growing in their love for God and for one another. We welcome those who hunger and thirst after the Living God to join us as we seek to grow in His grace.
We believe CFC is only one part of the entire body of Christ in the Staunton area: “The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body.” (I Cor. 12:12) We believe we are to respect and cooperate whenever possible with other born-again believers in our community. Our pastors regularly have fellowship with other local pastors, and we have cooperated in community-wide evangelistic efforts. We recognize God’s work in Staunton and beyond is much larger than our local assembly.
We believe God has called us into fellowship with Himself and with each other. This means more than attending a meeting once a week; we are to personally share our lives with each other and bear one another's burdens. In the body of Christ we are not ‘Lone Rangers’ – we need each other! “The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you!’ And the head cannot say to the feet, ‘I don’t need you’ . . . The parts [of the body] should have equal concern for each other.” (I Cor. 12:21-25)
To help us grow in fellowship, we encourage the practice of hospitality and meeting in homes. We also have a Wednesday night Bible Fellowship in which we offer a variety of classes with an emphasis on interactive discussion. We seek to be a church emphasizing personal relationships in a God-centered context.