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Community Bible Church
424 Lakewood Rd.
Neptune, NJ 07753

Sunday
Morning Worship 10:30 AM
Adult Bible Class
Mid-Sep to Mid-Jun 9:15 AM

Wednesday
Prayer 7:15 PM

Home Fellowships

WHAT ARE HOME FELLOWSHIPS?

Home Fellowships are groups of about 8-12 CBC members or regular attendees, meeting bi-weekly in a host home for fellowship, mutual encouragement, prayer and praise, and a discussion time focused on applying God’s word to their daily lives. Groups typically meet for about 1.5 hours, followed by an informal refreshment or meal time. Meeting times are designed to foster meaningful Christian friendships—friendships that go beyond the “hi, how are ya” to relationships that inspire godly maturity and the pursuit of Christian service through the identification and use of our spiritual gifts.  Home Fellowships aren’t Bible studies; they’re a “team huddle” for setting personal spiritual goals and helping each other achieve them; they’re “family” meetings that help us to recognize and meet one another’s physical and spiritual needs.

WHY HOME FELLOWSHIPS?

The Bible teaches us that spiritual growth is a community project.  The Christian life is not meant to be lived in solitude. We find throughout the New Testament instructions to believers to “love one another,” to “be devoted to one another,” to “accept,” “encourage,” “forgive” and “serve” one another. The local assembly of believers is a divinely ordained context for building Christ’s body, the Church, not just in numbers, but in maturity and devotion to God and one another. Ephesians 4:16 tells us that “From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” We have been empowered and gifted by God to work together in His service and to show His grace to the world in how we are devoted in love to each other, the local body of believers.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

MEMBERS - Home Fellowships are expressly designed  to be a primary means by which members may fulfill their commitment to local church membership at CBC. They are vital to our church’s plan for building and sustaining a healthy Christian community.  We ask that each member seriously consider joining a Home Fellowship in their neighborhood.
REGULAR ATTENDERS - If you have not yet made a commitment to membership at CBC, but are a regular attendee considering membership, you are welcomed and encouraged to be a part of this ministry.
YOUNG ADULTS - A Sr. High/College-age group is also available.
VISITORS (with a regular group member)
Please check with the HF Coordinator beforehand.

HF LOCATIONS

BRICK
LONG BRANCH
POINT PLEASANT
SHARK RIVER HILLS (NEPTUNE)
WALL

WHEN?

Home Fellowships currently meet the first and third Sunday evenings of each month, unless otherwise cancelled for holidays or re-scheduled by agreement of the group.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

To join a small group in your area, just contact any of the CBC elders. Group assignments are generally made by geography, but we will also take into consideration maximum group size and a beneficial mix of gifts, ages, etc. Every effort will be made to provide you with transportation and/or child care, if you should need them.

QUESTIONS?

If you have questions regarding a Home Fellowship, please call or email the elders at cbcelders@visitcbc.org

Unity in Christ . . .

  1. Be at peace with each other (Mk 9:50)
  2. Love one another (Jn 13:34)
  3. Be joined to one another (Ro 12:5)
  4. Be devoted to one another (Ro 12:10)
  5. Honor one another (Ro 12:10)
  6. Rejoice with one another (Ro 12:15)
  7. Weep with one another (Ro 12:15)
  8. Live in harmony with one another (Ro 12:16)
  9. Accept one another (Ro 15:7)
  10. Counsel one another (Ro 15:14)
  11. Greet one another (Ro 16:16)
  12. Agree with each other (1 Co 1:10)
  13. Wait for one another (1Co 11:33)
  14. Care for one another (1Co 12:25)
  15. Serve one another (Gal 5:13)
  16. Carry one another’s burdens (Gal 6:2)
  17. Be kind to one another (Eph 4:32)
  18. Forgive one another (Eph 4:32)
  19. Submit to one another (Eph 5:21)
  20. Bear with one another (Col 3:13)
  21. Teach, admonish each other (Col 3:16)
  22. Encourage one another (1Th 5:11)
  23. Build up one another (1Th 5:11)
  24. Spur one another on (Heb 10:24)
  25. Offer hospitality to one another (1Pe 4:9)
  26. Minister gifts to one another (1Pe 4:10)
  27. Be humble toward one another (1Pe 5:5)
  28. Confess your sins to one another (Jas 5:16)
  29. Pray for one another (Jas 5:16)