MISSIONS

God has equipped all of us for service in His Kingdom. We value the giftedness He grants all of us, and seek to recognize and use those gifts to fulfill our purpose within the Great Commission. CBF members have served in short term missions around the world and the church family supports full-time missionaries both here and abroad. Various short term trips around the world are made available for Junior High students through adults.


Missions Team Members :

Margi Steffen, Chair

Alan Steffen

Annie Fehr

Tom Hand

Debbie Hand

Ed Hodel

Linda Hodel

Marcia Dudley


Community Bible Fellowship (CBF) supports missionaries who work with a variety of important ministries around the globe. In addition to sending financial resources to the mission field, CBF periodically sends work teams to the mission field on short term trips. CBF attenders have ministered in Russia, Belgium, Puerto Rico, England, North Africa, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Brazil, Japan, Kenya and St. Vincent as well as in the US in local prisons, Tennessee, Kalamazoo, New York City through Spread Truth and the Pontiac Caring Pregnancy Center.

john and linda berger

John and Linda Berger are full-time staff members of International Students Inc., an organization committed to reaching international college students who are here in the U.S. getting their education. John and Linda's mission field is Illinois Weslyan University and Illinois State University where they welcome students as they arrive at school, disciple them toward a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and encourage American students to reach out to the internationals that God places in their path. The Bergers work in cooperation with local evangelical churches who assist with hosting weekly dinners, fellowship time and Bible studies for the students. They also plan various activities to expose the international students to American culture. 


The Bergers contact information:

John & Linda Berger  

2902 East Oakland Avenue  

Bloomington, IL 61704-5901

jwberger@ilstu.edu


Amy (Hohulin) Mammadi also serves on campus staff with International Students, Inc.  Inspired by the unique perspectives she received from international students while volunteering for International Talk Time (ITT), Amy sensed God calling her to befriend and witness for Christ to international students on the ISU campus. 

SCOTT AND ALDINE BLUNIER

Scott and Aldine Blunier and their three girls work in support ministry for Project Amazon in Brazil. Scott is the mission accountant and office administrator as well as building maintenance coordinator. Both Scott and Aldine work in counseling, discipleship and small group ministry at the mission. 


The Bluniers contact information:

Scott & Aldine Blunier  

CP 232  

68005-080 Santarem Para'  

Brazil South America

blunier@projectamazon.org

MEGAN HARTMAN

Megan grew up in CBF and has seen God preparing her heart to love the people of South Africa, particularly children with special needs. After several short term mission trips, she heard God’s call to be a long-term missionary and began serving in August 2012. She is now working with two ministries, Bizweni Centre for Disabled Children and HIS ARK SA, both based near Cape Town. HIS ARK is a children’s ministry based in a slum, hosting weekly programs including kids club, where the children participate in worship songs and dances, memory verses, Bible stories, and a warm meal for about 200 children each week. In addition, sports programs and Bible studies throughout the week are provided for the children. 

 

Megan's contact information:

Commission To Every Nation  

PO Box 291307  

Kerrville, TX 78029-1307  


Online Donations at: www.cten.org/meganhartman

mihartm87@gmail.com

STEVE AND NANCY JEFFREYS

Stephen and Nancy Jeffreys are charter members Of Community Bible Fellowship of El Paso, initiating the first public meeting to identify needs and the possibility of establishing a new Bible Church in El Paso, Illinois. After serving in missions with a mission agency for nine years they founded Kingdom Seeker Ministries, Inc., a 501(c)3 non profit organization in 2004.

Steve is a graduate of Lincoln Christian College earning a BA in General Ministry and Nancy has completed graduate level courses in Old Testament and New Testament from Trinity Seminary, Urbana, Illinois. They have also earned certificates in the Perspectives in World Missions Program.


Concerned with the immense cost of sending missionaries to foreign fields only to see them step away from career assignments, they determined to mentor and disciple missionary candidates and others in personal spiritual growth. Adapting material from a missionary colleague, Steve and Nancy formed a team, developed and now use "The Glory of the Gospel: A Study in St Paul's Epistle to the Galatians" as their primary discipleship tool.

In addition their discipleship, mentoring, and coaching efforts, they speak at churches and mission committees, conduct workshops, retreats, prayer walks, visit missionaries in the field and generally offer spiritual support. Among these areas of mission work, they have discipled and worked with missionaries in the Dominican Republic and several other Caribbean Islands, Italy, France, Russia, India, China, Tunisia and Kenya Africa, England, and Canada. 


  Their ministry continues to grow as they develop leaders and many more groups of people realize the Gospel is not only for salvation but for joyful living in freedom in our every day lives as well.


Steve and Nancy now reside in Normal, Illinois, have three grown children and three grand children. 


Steve & Nancy's contact information:

Kingdom Seeker Ministries

P.O. Box 1401

Bloomington, IL 61702

TEL: 309-310-4248

stephenj@ksm-intl.org

nancy.jeffreys@yahoo.com

JOEL AND SALLY KAUFMAN

Joel and Sally Kaufman and their five children have served as missionaries in Japan. They have worked toward bringing untouched souls to the Lord for many years through church planting, street evangelism, coffee house ministry, small group ministry, and English/Bible studies. Now three of the Kaufman children are in the US working and in college, one is in Nepal in the mission field, and one works in Japan. Joel and Sally Kaufman are acting as directors of the Karuizawa Retreat Center in Karuizawa, Nagano-prefecture, where they continue a street ministry to business owners and Japanese and international tourists.


Joel and Sally's contact information:

email at jskaufman@teamjapan.org

eric and audrey olson

Audrey grew up at CBF, and now, with her husband Eric teach, coach, and mentor the students of international missionaries and businesspeople as well as local Hungarians at the International Christian School of Budapest. They love to work with these diverse kids and serve their families as the gospel goes out from Hungary to the ends of the earth. TeachBeyond is their sending agency.


Eric & Audrey Olson's contact information:  

Eric and Audrey Olson

c/o International Christian School of Budapest  

Ifjusag utca 11  

H-2049 Diosd  

HUNGARY

audrey.ooms.olson@gmail.com

Tom and jennifer roth

The mission of Can Do Kids International (CDKI) is to help children experience God’s love, know the Bible and live out Biblical values through children’s clubs and projects. This ministry started at Community Bible Fellowship in 2008 with the support and input of many in the CBF family but quickly grew beyond the local club. In addition to clubs in central and western Illinois, Can Do Kids International has started clubs in partnership with churches in Kenya. CDKI also works with schools in Kenya to provide clean water, school supplies, self-sustaining work projects, and student sponsorships. Can Do Kids International leads short term teams to Kenya on a regular basis that are open to CBF attenders. Tom and Jennifer Roth, charter members of Community Bible Fellowship, lead the ministry.


Tom & Jennifer Roth’s Contact Information:

Tom & Jennifer Roth

One West Front Street

El Paso, Illinois 61738

309-533-4047

jroth@candokidsinternational.org

www.candokidsinternational.org


short term trips

The CBF Missions Team and Youth Ministry Staff organize various short term trips around the world for ages Junior High through adult. In addition, many members of CBF join teams organized by other churches and missions groups. In 2014, CBF members served in South Africa, Kenya, New York City, Kalamazoo, and Costa Rica.


In 2016 we are organizing several trips.


God has given the opportunity for several members of CBF to serve in Kenya this June.  

The main objectives of this trip are to :  


  • Bring encouragement and support to schools in the Murang'a area on behalf of Can do Kids' Class2 Class4 Kenya program.  
  • Provide teaching on sermon preparation, leadership, and other relevant topics.
  • Interact with Can Do Kids Club members and leaders in the Nakuru area.


We have a trip to New York City again in July with Spread Truth. Contact Luke Holderby at luke@cbfministries.org for more details. 


Our IMPACT youth group students have a couple mission trips planned also.  The senior high students will be serving in Haiti this June/July.  The junior high students will be serving in Kalamazoo, MI this summer.




Past mission events

"The World's Fair 2016" Mission Conference

 

The CBF Mission Committee will be hosting a Mission Conference

Saturday, July 30th and Sunday, July 31st

at CBF


The main emphasis of the conference is to get to know our regular supported CBF Missionaries & treat them as our guests. 

We have several coming from out of country and have planned this conference around their travel schedules.


Saturday Evening, July 30

5:00 Talk Time

5:30 Meal

6:30 Music & Mingle

7:00 Keynote - Eric/Audrey Olson


Sunday Morning, July 31

10:00 - Regular service time

Keynote - Austin/Anna Hand



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El Paso, IL   61738

309-527-6321


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