Our Fellowship

Building Community in the Body of Christ

Acts 2:42 tells us that the early church devoted themselves to the Apostles' teaching, to the breaking of bread (or the Lord's Supper), and to prayer. These three are commonly recognized and practiced in today's churches. But a fourth practice is also listed: fellowship. The Christian life is not a private enterprise reserved for one or two hours each Sunday. Certainly preaching, teaching, practicing the sacraments and prayer are integral to healthy Christian living. But these are all re-inforced by our relationships in the church. It is in our relationships in the body of Christ that we experience one of the ways God helps us to walk faithfully before him.

Proverbs 27:17 tells us that "Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another." Herein is the beauty of true Christian fellowship. Fellowship at Cliffwood nurtures fellowship in its body by providing:

Wednesday Night Prayer and Study

Each Wednesday we meet for a meal, prayer and study. Our meals start at 5:45 p.m. and the study begins at 6:30 p.m. Right now we are working through Ligonier Ministries' video series on Christianity in America. If you've never visited Cliffwood and would like to come as a guest feel free to visit us on Wednesday night. We would be happy to have you join us.

Agape Meals

Every time a month has five Sundays, we have a meal together following our morning worship service on the fifth Sunday. These meals are a great way to build relationships with the other members and visitors of Cliffwood. Everyone brings enough food for their family and a little bit extra to share, so all should feel welcome to stay and enjoy fellowship.

Shepherding Groups

Four times per year each elder at Cliffwood gathers the people assigned to his shepherding group for a meeting.  The format and time of the group will vary, but the intent is the same: to be able to share time with each other, to pray, and to consider something from God's word.
Fellowship also happens informally as we linger after worship to talk and share with each other, or as we visit each other in our homes and practice hospitality.

Cliffwood Presbyterian Church values and cultivates these kinds of interactions. We believe the body is strengthened by our relationships with one another. These allow us to comfort, encourage and, if needed, correct each other as we seek to glorify our great God together.