About Us

Praying for God's Leading

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Will you join with us?


We are asking you to pray for a new movement of the Spirit of God within His Church, and within our world, 

as we follow His leading to plant a new church in the Inland Empire. 

This church will be unlike any other church you have seen before, 

though you will be able to recognize it as a Church in:


Purpose - to know God, to make Him known, and to worship Him alone (Psalm 25:14, Isaiah 19:21 & Ephesians 4:1-16)

Focus - to fulfill the Great Commission by living out the Great Commandment (Matthew 28:18-20 & 22:36-40)

Name - we will be called "The Church", though our formal name is "The Church Family Fellowship" 

(Matthew 16:18, 18:17, Acts and throughout the New Testament)

As We Take Something Old

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Many church traditions, though powerful and precious, become objects of worship, especially when the tradition becomes the object of our worship more than the purpose of our worship, which is to direct our attention to the only One worthy of worship 

- Jesus Christ, the Son of God!


In fact, Mark chapter 2 offers us several examples of Jesus responding to the pharisees, who often placed a higher value on their traditions in worship instead of helping people focus their attention on the worship of God. 


At the conclusion of this passage we come across these final Q&A verses, in which Jesus explains the purpose of setting a day aside for worship and the overriding legal requirement within it...


"The Pharisees said to him, 'Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?'

Then he said to them, 'The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.'”

Mark 2:24, 27-28

And Breathe New Life Into It!

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Our focus, from the start, will be to bring new life into The Church by following the call of Jesus Christ, living for the glory of God the Father, walking in the power of the Holy Spirit, and serving together as one through His Body - The Church! 


We will accomplish this in many new and unique ways, with respect for the old, we will press on towards the upward call of Christ Jesus. For it was Jesus who, when speaking to the religious people of the day regarding their traditions, said the following...


“No one tears a piece out of a new garment to patch an old one. Otherwise, they will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old. And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins. And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for they say, ‘The old is better.’” 


Luke 5:36-39

So Church, get ready for SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!!!

About our location

And Now For Some PLACE Completely Different!

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On December 23rd 2018, we moved into our new location on the corner of Central and Victoria Avenue in Riverside. 

Select the link below for more information about our relocation!


We are not your typical church, and we will do our best to explain that difference below. However, you likely will not truly understand the difference until you experience it! So come check it out and see what all we are talking about.

Come Join Us!

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The Church Family Fellowship

5320 Victoria Avenue, 

Riverside, CA 92506

(951) 324-5330


Service Times:

Sundays 10:00 AM (for all ages)


Our new location is on the corner of 

Central and Victoria Avenue

at Mount Rubidoux 7th Day Adventist Church. 

The address is listed here below and a link to our map and directions are provided on the right…


For a Map of our Current Location & Directions, 

select the link below!

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Regular Sunday Services

As of November 4, 2018 we began holding Sunday Services as a church family and we have now moved into our new location as of December 23, 2018!!!


The Church Family Fellowship started meeting as a church on February 7, 2018 as a group of Christians who know that when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, the Spirit of God gives gifts to each one of us, "to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up." (Ephesians 4:12 NIV)


Therefore, we focus on serving together in ministry teams, exercising our gifts in service to The Lord for His glory, building up the Body of Christ by sharing God's love with one another and with the world.


Our Midweek Small Groups meet on Tuesdays 7:00 PM 

(For additional info on Midweek Small Groups 

Select the link below)

Two Great Books to help understand our Vision of Ministry

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"Sustainable Church" by Walt Russell

This is a great book to read if you want to understand more about the principles found in the scripture that have shaped the formation of The Church. It is an excellent Biblically based explanation for why we are using a Team Pastoring/Shepherding approach to church leadership but even more than that it explains the importance of every member's role in the building up of the Body of Christ.

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"Don't Rock The Boat Capsize It" by Rick Bundschuh

This is a great book to read if you want to understand more about the principles found in the scripture that have shaped the formation of The Church. It is an excellent Biblically based explanation for why we are using a Team Pastoring/Shepherding approach to church leadership but even more than that it explains the importance of every member's role in the building up of the Body of Christ.

More General Info About The Church

What are Service Times & Locations?

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We have regular Sunday Services and mid-week (Tuesday night) services. Select the link below for more info...

Who Are We?

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The Church Family Fellowship is a group of believers gathering together with a common faith in Jesus Christ as both our Savior and Lord. He is our Chief Shepherd and we serve Him, and one another through Ministry Teams, as individuals gifted by the Spirit of God our calling is... 

"Building Believers 

to Serve and Glorify God"

What Do We Believe?

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Our Statement of Faith clearly identifies declaration of The Church’s position on matters that pertain to the essentials of historical Christianity.  Select the link below to see our our Statement of Faith.

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Overview of What We Believe

Our Statement of Faith - Overview

One God

Eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit


Our Lord Jesus Christ, 

God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and His Personal return in power and glory…


The Holy Spirit, 

By whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ…
 

The Salvation,

Of lost and sinful man through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit…


Holy Scriptures,

We hold the Holy Scriptures, as originally given by God, to be the inspired and only infallible, authoritative Word of God. Entirely trustworthy; and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct...
 

The Unity, 

Of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ… 


Resurrection & Things to Come,

Of both the saved and the lost: they who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation…


Baptism and Communion,

It is important to uphold the scriptural practices of the early church. Therefore, we hold to the practice of water baptism and the regular taking of Communion…


Holy Bond of Marriage,

Is designed by God to unite one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. It is God's natural design and reveals the union of Christ and His church…

A More Detailed Explanation

A Statement of Faith is a written declaration of The Church’s position on matters that pertain to the essentials of historical Christianity. On this current page you see a brief overview of The Church's Statement of Faith. However, the link below provides you a concise look at the details and supporting scriptural references that comprise The Church's overall Statement of Faith: 

Current Sunday Sermon Series

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Forging A Firm Faith: Summoning the Courage for Faith

7/07/19 – Pastor Lenny will be sharing from Luke 8:26-39, which offers us a contrast between those who have faith and those who deny the working of God before them. Here's how you can learn from the latter to become more like the former. Forging a Firm Faith will be a four-part mini-series taught on Sunday mornings based on the eighth chapter of the Gospel of Luke.

Forging A Firm Faith: Revealing Fulfillment in Faith

7/14/19 – There are two needs from two different people brought to Christ. Pastor Lenny shares how Jesus handles these in Luke 8:40-56 and reveals more than you may think at first blush. See how Jesus's actions tell us something about God's plan for the world. As he continues his series on Forging a Firm Faith in this four-part mini-series taught on Sunday mornings based on the eighth chapter of the Gospel of Luke. 

Previous Sunday Sermon Series

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(11/25/18) What is the Local Church? (Part 1)

Pastor Lenny will be speaking out of 1 Peter 2:1-10 to bring us a deeper understanding to questions regarding what is the local body of the church and what is the difference between the local church and the full body of Christ?

(12/2/18) What is the Local Church? (Part 2)

Pastor Lenny will be following up on the second half of his sermon out of 1 Peter 2:11-17 to bring us additional insights into what is the local body of the church and what is the difference between the local church and the full body of Christ?

(12/9/18) The Local Church and its Membership

Pastor Tom will be addressing Church Membership and the various responsibilities it carries: the responsibilities of the local church to its Christian congregation, the responsibilities of the congregation to the church organization, and the responsibilities of the congregation to one another.

(12/16/18) The Local Church's Impact on the Body of Christ

Pastor Cleve will take us on an in-depth look into how the local church should support other Christian churches, and how it should support the full body of believers.

(12/23/18) Special Christmas Message

Pastor Tom will be sharing a special message "What Is Christmas Really All About?"

(12/30/18) The Local Church's Influence upon the World

Pastor Lenny will be wrapping up our series on "What is The Church?" by sharing with us the local church's responsibility to the local community, the nation, and internationally.

Mid-Week Small Groups

Let's Study the Word of God Together

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Enjoy a great time of question and answers in God's Word as we explore it together!