What We Believe
What is CWCF?
Covenant Word Christian Fellowship is a non-denominational Word of
Faith church founded by Pastor Samuel Goodman and is pastored by him
and his wife Noelene Goodman.
What makes CWCF unique?
CWCF Church adheres to a unique philosophy of ministry. Our Sunday
service present the timeless truths of Christianity in a way that
impacts people in their lives today. No matter where you are on your
spiritual journey, you can grow in your understanding of
Christianity at these services. In addition, we have home small
groups called “Covenant Groups’ that are designed for people who
wish to develop their relationship with Christ through worship,
communion, and in-depth biblical teaching. Covenant Groups meet in
homes throughout the community, fostering relationships and
What will the service be like?
Worship, drama, media presentations, contemporary
music, and practical messages are all elements of Covenant Word
Christian Fellowship weekend service.
Our worship services are
based on the scriptures. Here are Bible answers for some of the most
often asked questions:
Why does the whole
congregation pray at once for specific needs?
heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God.
“Sovereign Lord” they said, “you made the heaven and the earth and
the sea, and everything in them” (Acts 4:24).
What can CWCF do for me?
CWCF provides a
safe and loving environment where you can worship, fellowship, learn
and grow in the teaching of God’s Word. CWCF will seek to offer a
range of services to meet the needs of members and people within the
How can I get involved at CWCF?
By attending our Membership Class and signing our membership
covenant, which includes a commitment to support the vision of CWCF.
How do I get connected at CWCF?
monthly, Newcomers’ Connections meet on Saturday afternoon, one hour
before the Worship Service. The Newcomers’ Connection is a great way
to start to connect with people from CWCF, including the leadership
team and other newcomers. At the Connection, you can ask questions,
get a better understanding of the church’s ministries, discover
serving opportunities and much more.
Connection is your way to find out more about CWCF and get connected
with the people and events of the church. Call for information on
the next class.
Why does CWCF have small groups and
how do I get connected or attend a Home Group?
have small groups called ‘Covenant Groups’ for the purpose of
extending love and compassion to people all round the city and
connecting people and changing lives.
God’s word exhorts us
to “love one another”, to “pray for one another” and to “build up
one another”. Small groups offer us a better opportunity to fulfill
this calling as we form close relationships with each other, pray
for one another’s needs and ultimately help each other to become
mature disciples of Jesus Christ. (See Acts 2:42-47)
To get connected call
our church office at 519-650-5842 for details.
What is CWCF’s philosophy on missions?
is to penetrate every segment of the community. Reaching people to
Jesus and making disciples is a command that the Bible has given us
and we are determined to fulfill the Great Commission with an
emphasis on market place ministry, local and global outreaches.
Will there be any room for the ARTS in CWCF?
CWCF believes in the full expression of worship, whether it is
through music, drama, the arts and choreographed dancing to the
Glory of God.
What kind of music will I hear when I
come to your church?
Since our culture is so diverse
CWCF will have a variety of music that ranges from hymns, gospel and
contemporary music that brings Glory only to God.
Where does the ministry money come from?
donations of people just like you.
When are your
Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.
Do you have services for children? What about care for infants,
toddlers and preschoolers?
CWCF has a growing kids
ministry called CWCFKidz that will let kids ages 12 and under have
fun while being taught the fundamental principles of Christianity.
Bible truths coming to life through upbeat praise and worship,
puppet shows, drama and games.
CWCF will offer distinct
age-level programs, all in a safe and fun environment. While you
attend CWCF’s weekend service, your children – infants through fifth
graders – will participate in fun, age-focused learning and
Covenant Word Kid’s Ministry offers:
Friendly faces greeting your kids
Fun toys and activity stations
Caring teachers and leaders
Drama, music, video, puppets, games, and more.
Jesus in a way that they can understand, no matter their age.
What about teenagers?
Teens in grades 7-12
can indulge in the performing arts, snacks, upbeat praise and
worship and life changing messages from our youth leaders. Call the
church office for dates and times.
Why do I need to
belong to a church?
This is a question people often ask.
A church is more than a building; it’s a family. When you’re
hurting, when you’re in need, when you’re discouraged, where do you
go? You go to your family. We are to fellowship with those of like
precious faith (2 Peter 1:1). And as we do, we are blessed, others
are blessed, and the will of God is accomplished in the earth.
Tell me something about your pastor!
P. Goodman is the pastor and founder of “Covenant Word Christian
Fellowship’. His wife Noelene, who co-pastors with him has a heart
to see women come into their destiny in Christ. Pastor Goodman
completed his ministerial studies with Supernatural Ministries
Training Institute in the USA. He served for four and a half years
as Church Administrator for a large ministry in Phenix City,
Alabama. Pastor Goodman also graduated from his advance ministerial
studies with Ottawa School of the Bible, a ministry of the Life
Centre Christian Fellowship in Ottawa, where he also served as Home
Cell and Care Pastor for 3 years. Pastor Goodman plans to pursue his
Master’s Degree with Wagner Leadership Institute.
He loves to
preach and teach the Word of God and believes it is the roadmap to
success in life. Pastor Goodman has been in fulltime ministry for
over 15 years. He is ordained with Open Bible Faith Fellowship.
Who is CWCF affiliated with?
affiliated with Open Bible Faith Fellowship (see
I’m from another church – am I
welcome to visit CWCF?
Yes. We recognize that we are
part of the Body of Christ at large and love to have members of
other churches come and visit. We simply ask that you let your
pastor know that you are coming and that your attendance doesn’t
compromise your commitment to your home church.
do I become a member of CWCF?
We believe that membership
is more of a matter of function rather than title – it is when you
embrace what God is doing in CWCF and in your heart become a part of
it. We ask that all ‘members/partners’ of CWCF support the vision,
our core values and regularly attend weekly services.