CF North Miami FAQ

Christ Fellowship North Miami transition to Christ Centered Church FAQ

After months of prayer and discussion between Pastor Derek Allen and the Christ Fellowship Leadership Team, both parties have agreed that Christ Fellowship North Miami will transition back to Christ Centered Church.

Christ Fellowship North Miami Campus will meet for the last time on Sunday, March 4, 2018 and Christ Centered Church will reopen on Sunday, March 11, 2018.

We look forward to seeing Christ Centered Church’s impact on the North Miami community and will continue to have a close relationship with Pastor Derek Allen and the Christ Centered Team.

1) Who is Christ Centered Church?

Since 2013, Christ Fellowship has partnered with Pastor Derek Allen to reach people with the Gospel in the community of North Miami. Together, we were able to plant Christ Centered Church. Over the years, Christ Fellowship continued to support Christ Centered Church through prayer, encouragement, coaching, and resources. Last fall, Pastor Derek Allen and the leaders of Christ Centered Church decided to join Christ Fellowship as the Christ Fellowship North Miami campus.

2) Why is Christ Fellowship North Miami reverting back to Christ Centered Church?

After months of many conversations and much prayer, Pastor Derek Allen requested that Christ Fellowship release the campus back to him. Just as the Gospel accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Christ Fellowship and Christ Centered Church tell the same story, share the same message, and call for the same response but have different personalities. Christ Fellowship has accepted his request believing this is the best outcome for both churches. Christ Fellowship and Christ Centered Church will continue to serve alongside each other as two local independent churches in order to reach Miami for Christ.

3) How did this decision to release Christ Fellowship North Miami come about?

This is a discussion that Pastor Derek Allen and the leadership of Christ Fellowship has been having from the start. After months of prayer and discussion, both parties concluded this was the best outcome for both churches. Though both parties share disappointment, we are confident of God’s guidance in this decision.

4) What will happen to the Christ Fellowship attenders who joined Christ Fellowship North Miami?

They are free to stay at Christ Centered Church, but are also welcomed back into the Christ Fellowship family with a debt of gratitude for supporting the North Miami campus.

5) How will Christ Centered Church function after the release?

Pastor Derek Allen will lead as the senior pastor and continue serving as the primary teaching pastor at Christ Centered Church. Some staff members will continue with Christ Centered Church and some have asked to continue with Christ Fellowship. Christ Centered Church will also continue to offer kids, student and small group ministries.

6) Will Christ Fellowship and Christ Centered Church work together in the future?

Christ Fellowship will assist Christ Centered Church during the upcoming months to ensure that the transition is smooth. We will continue to serve alongside each other as two local independent churches in order to reach Miami for Christ. We look forward to seeing how God continues to use both Christ Fellowship and Christ Centered Church for His glory!

7) Where and when will Christ Centered Church meet?

Christ Centered Church will continue to meet at
Florida International University - Biscayne Bay Campus
3000 NE 151 Street
North Miami, FL 33181
Sundays at 10:45 am + 12:30 pm
For additional information on Christ Centered Church visit: www.c2church.org

8) How can we pray for Christ Centered Church?

Prayer Points:

  1. Pastor Derek Allen and the Christ Centered Church Leadership Team.

  2. For the Christ Centered Church congregation.

  3. For a smooth and seamless transition.

  4. For success in their vision in reach North Miami for Christ

For additional questions regarding this transition, contact communication@cfmiami.org