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 :

Marcia Dudley

Annie Fehr

Tom Hand

Debbie Hand

Ronalee Henry

Linda Hodel

Rebecca Oltman


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


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 Community Bible Fellowship and has loved Africa since 7th grade without  knowing what kindled the fire, but now can see that God was preparing her heart to love South African children, particularly those with special needs, “the least of these".  Since 2007, she has been on several short term trips to South Africa and returned for full time ministry in 2012, partnering with several schools and children’s ministries to vulnerable and disadvantaged children living in slum areas. Until July 2017, Megan was serving Bizweni Centre for Children with Disabilities, near Capetown, putting her Special Education degree to use through teaching the children, designing curriculum, and training local teachers, as well as instilling the love Jesus has for them and their families and building their self-worth. Upon returning to the United States, it was clear there was a God orchestrated, unique opportunity to serve within CBF’s Youth Ministry, IMPACT, to help minister to the pre-teens and teens in our communities. The youth group has seen a growing number of students with special needs attending their weekly programs and so a large part of Megan’s focus is to help them to continue developing ways to creatively teach and promote inclusive participation opportunities for everyone attending IMPACT.

 

Megan's contact information:

Community Bible Fellowship

Student Ministries

282 W Main  

El Paso, IL   61738

megan@cbfministries.org

STEVE AND NANCY JEFFREYS  

(ON SABBATICAL UNTIL OCTOBER 2018)

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 have moved their ministry to West Lafayette, IN. They still serve with TEAM North American Ministry Area by working with staff at Salt and Light Christian Fellowship and reach out to International students at Purdue University, IN. Joel's passion is evangelism and Sally's teaching English and friendship evangelism. They rejoice that the Lord has totally healed their daughter, Abby, after suffering from a bad car accident about 1.5 years ago. Their son Joey and his wife are teaching in Japan. Ruthie is going back to college for further education and Essie(Logan) serves as a nurse in CA. They now live near their son Sam(Kaitlin) and 2 grandchildren. This brings much joy to them! Continue to pray for smooth transition back into the US as they were serving Christ in Japan for the last 43 years.


Joel and Sally's contact information:

email at jskaufman@slcfworld.com

AMY HOHULIN MAMMADOV

Amy (Hohulin) Mammadov 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. 


Amy's contact information:

ahohulin@isionline.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. 


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

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.


In 2017, CBF members also served in New York City with SpreadTruth and Louisiana with Samaritan's Purse. 


Our IMPACT youth group students served on a mission trip to Haiti and Kalamazoo, MI.


In 2018, we look forward to some more mission trips being offered to anyone who feels called to this ministry.


Community Bible Fellowship

1131 State Rt. 251

El Paso, IL   61738

309-527-6321


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