CBF Global Missions
A New Missionary Situation We stand committed to answering Godâ€™s call to mission in the midst of major global shifts:
CHRISTIANITY The majority of Christians no longer live in North America and Europe.
CHURCH The missional church movement and increased short-term missions changed how congregations practice mission.
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowshipâ€™s mission is to serve Christians and churches as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission. At the forefront of the modern missionary movement, Baptists have been forming together for more than two centuries to make disciples of all nations. The Fellowship supports long-term field personnel serving in 30 countries, Student.Go interns and hundreds of short-term mission teams annually.
CULTURE Religious and cultural diversity in the United States is rapidly increasing.
These shifts and our current global context require unprecedented clarity and focus.
Clarity through Our Commitments
Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we cultivate beloved community, bear witness to Jesus Christ and seek transformational development among people and places otherwise forgotten or forsaken.
CULTIVATING BELOVED COMMUNITY: We cultivate communities of reconciliation and hospitality that serve as signs, instruments and foretastes of the kingdom of God.
BEARING WITNESS TO JESUS CHRIST: We bear witness to the gospel through words that invite faith in Jesus and actions that embody the way of Christ.
SEEKING TRANSFORMATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: We seek to transform systems that suppress the capacity of individuals and communities in order to recognize, claim and celebrate the God-given gifts of all people and places.
PLACES WE SERVE INTERNATIONAL Antwerp, Belgium • Belmopan, Belize • Phnom Penh, Cambodia • Siem Reap, Cambodia • Chengdu, China • Macau, China • Czech Republic • Ethiopia • Paris, France • Strasbourg, France • Grand Goave, Haiti • Indonesia • India • Kanazawa, Japan • Lebanon • Skopje, Macedonia • Malaysia • Middle East • Westervoort, Netherlands • North Africa • Bucharest, Romania • Košice, Slovakia • Albacete, Spain • Barcelona, Spain • Bangkok, Thailand • Chiang Mai, Thailand • Lomé, Togo • Turkey • Kampala, Uganda • Kiev, Ukraine
Our Global Work
Focusing on the 3 contexts of our day: • GLOBAL POVERTY • GLOBAL MIGRATION • GLOBAL CHURCH
Facilitating Together for Hope partners in 26 rural communities in the U.S.
Serving immigrant communities in Western Europe
UNITED STATES Perry County, AL • Lee County, AR • Phillips County, AR • Cochise County, AZ • Fremont, CA • Waterbury, CT • Homestead, FL • Miami, FL • Orlando, FL • St. Petersburg, FL • Atlanta, GA • De Soto, KS • Louisville, KY • McCreary County, KY • Owsley County, KY • Powell County, KY • Somerset, KY • Stanton, KY • East Carrol Parish, LA • Tensas Parish, LA • St. Louis, MO • Bolivar County, MS • Holmes County, MS • Sharkey County, MS • Sunflower County, MS • Halifax County, NC • Raleigh, NC • Scotland Neck, NC • Shelby, NC • Quinton, NJ • New York, NY • Allendale County, SC • Buffalo County, SD • Mitchell, SD • Oglala Lakota County, SD • Todd County, SD • Ziebach County, SD • Dimmit County, TX • Hidalgo County, TX • Houston, TX • Fort Worth, TX • Maverick County, TX • McAllen, TX • Presidio County, TX • San Antonio, TX • Starr County, TX • Willacy County, TX • Zavala County, TX • Danville, VA • Fredericksburg, VA
Serving Bosnians in St. Louis, Mo.
Working in the world’s great cities
WE FULFILL OUR GLOBAL WORK THROUGH FIELD PERSONNEL, VOLUNTEERS, STUDENTS, PARTNERS AND LOCAL CHURCHES.
Advocating among the most economically marginalized peoples such as the Roma and Syrian refugees
Starting new churches and training lay and pastoral leaders
Translating the Bible into previously unwritten languages
Working through Transformational Development from Togo to Uganda
Combatting human trafficking
Responding with disaster relief
Sending teams to Sub-Saharan Africa
WE SERVE GRATEFULLY THROUGH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM CBF CHURCHES AND INDIVIDUALS.
How we innovate in the 21st Century
“In a new missionary situation, CBF is committed to long-term missionary presence that can change the world.” – Steven Porter Coordinator of Global Missions
A NEW FUNDING MODEL The new funding model allows churches and individuals to support missions strategically through offerings and direct gifts that sustain all the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s work around the world. ABOUT 2/3 OF FUNDING
ABOUT 1/3 OF FUNDING
OFFERING FOR GLOBAL MISSIONS FOR MISSION PRESENCE:
PARTNER SUPPORT FOR MISSION PROGRAMMING:
The annual Offering for Global Missions secures the long-term presence of all CBF field personnel.
All CBF field personnel will raise support primarily from friends-and-family networks to fund their personal mission programming budgets.
MISSION ENDOWMENT FOR INNOVATION:
EVERY UNDESIGNATED GIFT:
Global Missions will adopt an intentional strategy to grow its endowment to fund mission innovation and undergird CBF’s mission budget over time.
A percentage of every undesignated gift to CBF supports our mission work on the field through member care, administration and church engagement.
ABOUT 10% OF FUNDING BY 2020
WHEN WILL THE NEW STRATEGIC PLAN BEGIN? Much of the new vision plan is already active. Field personnel will begin raising financial support for mission programming among friends and family in the fall of 2016. All field personnel will transition into the new funding model by October 1, 2017.
WHAT ARE MISSION PRESENCE AND MISSION PROGRAMMING IN THE NEW MODEL? Mission Presence secures long-term presence through salary, retirement, insurance, housing and child education support through the Offering for Global Missions. Mission Programming includes the daily ministry expenses of field personnel such as curriculum, travel and event costs, as well as funding for projects.
Check out more engagement opportunities and resources at www.cbf.net
Our Horizon Establishing new 2-year mission apprenticeship program
Receiving missionaries in the U.S. to serve global diasporas
Deepening global partnerships
Forming new church mission networks
Learn about CBF missions in your small group using OGM curriculum www.cbf.net/OGM
Pray with and for our field personnel and global ministry partners www.cbf.net/pray
Serve the most neglected through mission trip opportunities www.cbf.net/serve
ENGAGE Pivot: Turning Teams Towards Godâ€™s Mission Near and Far
Become an Encourager Church partnering with field personnel and the work around the world
The Short-term Mission Handbook by CBF
PilgriMission: Transforming by being Transformed
FormTM Missional formation curriculum for preschoolers
Summersalt: Missional formation lessons and activities for children and preschoolers
Mission Distinctives: Adult small-group Bible studies on mission
SparkTM Missional formation curriculum for children
Mission Collective: Regional, church-based training events that gather collective wisdom for collective action.
GIVE Help end poverty, transform lives and share Christâ€™s love with the world. www.cbf.net/give
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