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Our Purpose and Mission

We exist to make much of Jesus. We want to partner with parents and train volunteers to guide students to experience freedom in Christ, discover their place in His family, and together advance His kingdom. We do this by getting together to hang out, studying the Bible, worshipping and serving together.

Bible Study at 9:15am

In a pluralistic culture, we need to be prepared about differing perspectives and how to articulate our faith. This Bible Study will effectively equip you to explain why you believe what you believe.

Family Worship

Parents with middle school and high school students are encouraged to worship together as a family during our weekend worship service at 10:30 a.m.

Student Connect

Our weekly gathering takes place on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Student Room at Cypress Family. Students gather corporately for a time of games and Bible teaching, followed by small discussion groups. We end the meetings by joining back together for a time of corporate prayer and worship. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Stay in the Loop

You can get announcements and details on CFF Student Ministries by following us on the various social media below or by signing up for our weekly text updates. If you just have general questions that aren’t covered here, feel free to email us and we’ll get back to you.

Parents

Partnership

Sociologically, parents hold the greatest force of impact on how a child develops. No one leaves an imprint on a person as much as a parent. It’s no surprise then that science proves God’s wisdom and design.Scripture clearly shows God’s design and intention for parents. One such place is Deuteronomy 6:6-7 where the Lord tells His people: “These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up”.

God is clear in His Word that Christian parents are to be the primary disciplers of their kids. The trend for the past 100+ years has unfortunately not been this structure. The norm now is that the church is responsible for all spiritual growth that happens in the family. In the history of Christianity, this has never been the case and it never should be. God has created the family to be the center of discipleship and the church to be the ultimate place of worship.

Parents, you hold the key. God has called you to disciple your child into a mature faith in Jesus Christ. God has called pastors in the church to help you do this. The Student Ministry is not your student’s primary discipler. If we tried to fulfill this role then we would have students walking away from their faith as they graduate out of Student Ministry. Consequently, if their faith was solely nurtured in CFSM they would not just be graduating out of the ministry, but out of their faith as well.

How do I stay in the communication loop at CFSM?

There are many ways to stay connected with CFSM. Instagram is our primary social network, which we keep updated weekly. Are you an avid Facebook user? Go and find us on Facebook here and like our page. This is where photos and events will be promoted. Email is still part of our world, so signup for our monthly newsletter here. Finally, text message updates! I am fully aware that emails, FB, and calendars go unnoticed for long periods of time, so we have provided a way for you to subscribe to text updates! It is standard texting and is easy to use. Sign up here to get @CFFparent text updates.

How can I become involved in helping with CFSM?

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES – We love when a parent is interested in ministering to students on a weekly basis. If this is something you are interested in, then please let us know by contacting us, so we can start the process of plugging you in as a Small Group Leader or a discipler of one of our Small Group Leaders.
ANNUAL EVENTS – We also have annual events that require extra volunteers. As these begin to creep up on the calendar, we send out emails calling for parent volunteers. Events like Dnow, Lock-In and Winter Retreat could not happen without a core team of parents who are willing to invest in the Student Ministry.

How can my student get connected with CFSM?

This is definitely the most frequently asked question from parents. The tough part is, there is no one right answer for every student. One of the most important ways to get your student connected is to get them involved in a small group that meets on Monday nights from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Another way to get your student involved in CFSM is to simply come to an event, because for some students it is a lot less threatening to come to an event rather than a church service or Bible study.
We want to do whatever is possible in order for your student to get involved in the ministry. It is important that you, as the parent, understand the cycle your student gets caught in when they are too scared to come to CFFSM services/events, because they don’t have friends there when in reality they will never have friends in CFSM until they start coming. Please let us know how we can help your student avoid this cycle.