Christian Fellowship Church (CFC), Bangalore – Origin:
The church of believers that meets at Christian Fellowship Centre (CFC) today commenced with a few families that first met together in Bangalore, India in August 1975. Led by Zac Poonen and Ian Robson, they decided to first be disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ themselves, and then to make disciples in obedience to the Lord’s commission in Matthew 28:18-20. They emphasized new birth, holiness of inner life, mutual love, moral purity, financial integrity and sharing God’s truth with others – founding every aspect of their lives on God’s Word alone.
Starting as a small House Church, this body of Christ has grown steadily in the understanding and experience of the New Covenant Life in the Spirit. Right from the start, and through its growth over four decades the same set of distinctives has become the DNA of this Church.
Christian Fellowship Church (CFC), Bangalore soon felt a burden to share these wonderful truths that had transformed our own lives with others, starting with a monthly paper on the overcoming life and a tape ministry, and conferences for like minded disciples. In 1981 the growing Church moved into a meeting hall constructed at 40, DaCosta Square, in Bangalore.
1982-1989 marked the beginnings of the work of planting churches in other cities and states in India.
1989-1995 was a very productive period in Zac Poonen’s book writing ministry, and in the coming years he published more than twenty books.
By 1997 the audio tape outreach had reached many lands.
In 1999 at the age of 60, Zac Poonen gave up Eldership of CFC, Bangalore in order to travel with the Word.
The Internet outreach of Christian Fellowship Church (CFC), Bangalore started in 2003 and this period also saw planting of churches in other continents.
In 2014, Christian Fellowship Church (CFC), Bangalore at Bangalore, having completed forty years as a Church, and also having outgrown their old hall, moved into their current meeting hall at Paradise Enclave, Bellahalli, Bangalore.
Christian Fellowship Church (CFC), Bangalore – Vision:
To demonstrate and proclaim the new wine (the life of Jesus and the Divine nature) in a new wineskin (the local church as an expression of the Body of Christ, built according to the new-covenant pattern)