CBF Global Missions mobilizes 125 field personnel who work in over 30 countries, collaborating with partners worldwide. From short-term endeavors to life-long commitments, we empower individuals and churches to participate in cross-cultural service.
We stand with and among the most neglected and least evangelized persons throughout the world, sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with those who have never heard it. This work is done through Mission Communities and networks that emerge out of our God-given passions, and in partnership with the global church. We strive to serve among the most marginalized in holistic, sustainable and transformational mission and ministry.
Here you can:
- Learn more and connect with the great work that we are doing.
- Join a network and learn how to advocate in your community.
- Learn more about opportunities and apply for service through CBF or one of our partners.
Connect with the ministries of CBF Global Missions that you are most passionate about. Then, join God and others in transforming the world.
Below is a list of our 8 mission communities. Visit a community site today and join CBF field personnel, churches and other Baptists across the Fellowship in being the presence of Christ around the world.
Shifts in our global context mean that mission engagement must be agile but not fickle, responsive but not reactive, consistently present but not controlling.
Our global engagement is focused around eight mission communities:
- Poverty and Transformation Ministries
- Medical Ministries
- Disaster Response Ministries
- Church Starting and Faith-Sharing Ministries
- Justice and Peacemaking Ministries
- Ministry with Internationals
- Education and Training Ministries
- Economic Development Ministries
You can join networks within each Mission Community where you can connect with others who are passionate about ministry in similar ways as yourself. CBF follows an abundance model approach to mission, which is Christ-centered, collaborative, holistic, innovative, inclusive, asset-based and contextualized. We utilize networks of churches, individuals, field personnel and partners to accomplish our mission.
CBF Mission distinctives
Our Mission Distinctives offer Cooperative Baptists common language for our common witness to the Triune God. The commitments reflect the values inherent to the Fellowship’s mission engagement, while the contexts focus more intentionally on the work of our Global Missions field personnel. Since the world has come to the doorstep of many of our communities, CBF field personnel live out the following commitments alongside CBF congregations within the contexts of global poverty, global migration, and the global church.
Our mission commitments
1. Cultivating Beloved Community
We cultivate communities of reconciliation and hospitality that serve as instruments, signs and foretastes of the kingdom of God.
2. 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 Jesus.
3. 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.
cbf mission contexts
1. global poverty
In a world where 1 in 8 persons suffers hunger, 2.8 billion live on less than $2 per day, 1 billion lack access to clean water, and 35.8 million are enslaved, Cooperative Baptists seek sustainable responses to systems of poverty that devalue life and diminish the image of God.
2. global migration
With over 232 million migrants in the world, including 16.7 million refugees, we live in an age of unprecedented human mobility. Such movement affords Cooperative Baptists the opportunity to extend hope and hospitality to those who are driven by circumstance or drawn by opportunity away from their homes.
3. global church
We live in the era of a global church where no single tradition or culture can lay claim to the center of Christianity. Cooperative Baptists befriend Christians from around the world to share and receive gifts and to engage in God's mission together through worship, fellowship, education, and service.
Learn more about our Mission Distinctives and some of the ways we already see them working around the world here.