About

Mission Statement

Christian Expeditionary Force was formed in 2005 by Matthew Edmund. Over the next 8 years a small idea turned into one of the most successful, developed, stable, and altogether blessed in-game fellowships. We are set apart by other Christian gaming clans in that our sole focus is fellowship and discipleship. We provide a safe-haven for Christians to rejuvenate and be lifted up. As the body has many parts, so does the Body of Christ, as is demonstrated in 1 Corinthians 12:

12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.

15 Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.

21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.

27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.

We believe that by providing this safe haven in a community that is generally unfriendly to Christians we are allowing Christians the opportunity to recuperate from their difficult days where they are reaching out to the lost. As a result, we further the kingdom by helping prepare more effective, committed, and more emotionally and spiritually sound Believers.

Second to this goal of being a safe haven is our goal to achieve in-game accomplishments that require an organized effort. We play in multiplayer games, many of which who offer challenges that can not be completed by an individual nor an unprepared team. We hope to offer a place where people seeking the fun and challenge of video games can meet with other like-minded players to develop the skills and teamwork necessary to accomplish those goals.

Environment

The natural result of fellowship-minded group is that many of our members are much more than names on a roster. Although not required, most of us address each other by our real first names. We are not just remote character names, but real people looking to develop real friendships. Every new member is greeted with the same enthusiasm. We want to meet new people and we work very hard to ensure that all–especially those who give it an honest effort–are included in our family.

Our Code of Conduct and leaders ensure and promote an atmosphere based on love and respect for one another. Insults and demeaning remarks have no place in our group. Swearing is uncommon and–generally–gently rebuked. Guild chat is appropriate and edifying. Out group events (think raids) are self-controlled and you will never have to worry about what you or your kids will hear while playing with us.

This doesn’t mean that we’re by any means perfect. As with any group of people, disagreements do happen and sometimes arguments. For this, we have a “Conflict Resolution Guide” that we encourage all members to follow to help promote reconciliation, unity, and eliminate drama.

Ultimately, we believe our clan environment should be dictated by this verse:

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”  – John 13:34 (NIV)

Legal

Christian Expeditionary Force is a private, not-for-profit organization. We are not affiliated or funded by any outside source. We are not affiliated with any church, denomination, or ministry.

The Christian Expeditionary Force name, logo, and website are copyright © 2005-2013 of Matthew Edmund. Using our name as your own is a violation of U.S. and International laws. Please don’t do it.

We do not own or imply ownership of ANY of the games in which we have a presence or mention on this website. NO INFRINGEMENT INTENDED.

As with any online community, practice common sense safety. We do not conduct background checks on our members or leaders. Do not share personal information! You access our community at your own risk.

We never sell our users information to anyone. Your contact information will never be used for third party solicitation.

Recognition

The website is designed, maintained, and hosted by Matthew Edmund.

Our hosting provider is Reliable Webs; A Christian owned business that has been very gracious to us over the years.

This website utilizes open source software including:

Most graphics are designed by Matthew Edmund using Photoshop 6. Many graphics on this website utilize Creative Commons content and are free to re-use under the Creative Commons license.