Since our beginning in the Fall of 1990, CFC has changed and grown in a number of ways. If you have a question not found on our website, please feel free to contact us.
How and when did CFC start?
After graduating from Biblical Theological Seminary (Hatfield, PA), Rev. Min J. Chung returned to Champaign-Urbana with his wife Gee and one-year old son Joshua, to plant a campus church at the University of Illinois. CFC’s first Lord’s Day service was in August 1990 in the Great Hall at Wesley Foundation in Urbana. Rev. Min J. Chung is still the senior pastor and married to Gee, but their family has grown to five children (Joshua, Daniel, Ruth, Hannah, and Sarah). CFC’s staff has also grown to include five associate pastors. Click here to meet the pastoral staff.
Is CFC only for college students?
No. CFC began as a campus church with a predominantly undergraduate population. Since then it has grown into a diverse and multi-ethnic (largely pan-Asian) community, ranging from nursery-aged children to working professionals. Over the years, groups and programs have been specifically developed to focus on ministering to each of these different populations (children, students, singles, married, working professionals, internationals, etc.).
What is the vision of CFC?
The vision of CFC is based on Matthew 9:37-38, when Jesus says to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” We believe that the word “few” is not just talking about the quantity of workers, but also the quality. The heart of CFC’s ministry is thus to produce Kingdom workers, trained to take the Gospel into all the nations, and who will in turn, produce more workers. Click here for a list of sermons addressing the core values of CFC.
What does CFC believe? Click here for a detailed statement of faith.
What kind of meetings do you have during the week?
We have a number of different weekly meetings. Small groups meet weekly for Bible study on Monday through Wednesday evenings. There are also regularly scheduled prayer meetings: Wednesday nights (10 p.m.-3 a.m.), Thursday nights (7-9 p.m.), and a Missions Prayer Meeting on Sunday nights (7-8 p.m.). Larger group meetings include: Friday Night Large Group (7-9:30 p.m.) and Sunday Lord’s Day services (9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.). Click here for locations and directions.
How large are the large meetings and small the small meetings? Friday Night Large Group is a more informal time of worship, with a full band and topical sermons. On average there are about 5-600 people who come out each Friday night. On Sundays, CFC has two Sunday services at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Lord’s Day services average around 750-800 people between the two services, including Sunday School children, youth group and nursery.
Is childcare available at these meetings?
At Friday Night Large Group, there is no formal childcare service provided. However, the Youth Group does join the congregation for Large Group. On Sundays, there is a nursery (1-2 year olds), Sunday School program (3 year olds to 5th graders), and youth group (6th graders to high school seniors) which coincides with the second service.
Where is CFC located?
Currently, CFC does not have its own building. Therefore, we are in fact like nomads, moving from place to place, meeting to meeting. Some meetings are in more regular locations, but please check the updates section on the website in case there are last minute changes. Click here to check out the announcements.
In addition to these different meetings, are there other opportunities to get involved?
There are a number of different ways for people to get involved. In addition to small groups, there are seminar-style classes on a number of topics offered each semester and different ministry groups that people can join, to name a few. Click here for more information about getting involved.
I am an international student. Are there any groups for international students?
There are a number of different groups for international students to get “plugged in”. If you are interested in developing your English language skills and building relationships with a few native speakers, International Student Connections is for you! However, if you are an undergraduate, graduate or exchange student, and interested in joining a small group, there are also different Bible study groups available. Contact us for more information on International Student Connections.
Click here to find out about small groups.
I have a question that was not answered here. Is there anyway or anyone I could contact?
Yes. Please feel free to submit your question here. It will be forwarded to the person that can best answer it and you should get an email response back.