The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Missions Council met this week (Jan. 29-30) in Decatur, Ga. Discussion at the meeting focused on preparation for the CBF Global Missions strategic planning process, which was launched at a Jan. 23 meeting of the CBF Governing Board. At this recent meeting, the CBF Governing Board announced the formation of an ad hoc committee to support this strategic planning process of CBF Global Missions and the Missions Council.
In case you missed this news, read the news release below:
DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Governing Board announced at its January 22-23 meeting the formation of an ad hoc committee to support the strategic planning process that the CBF Missions Council launched in September 2014 in conjunction with the CBF Global Missions staff. The ad hoc Committee on Global Missions Structures and Staffing (CGMSS) will shepherd through the Governing Board any personnel policy and funding matters that emerge from the strategic planning process to ensure seamless planning and implementation.
The CGMSS marks the first collaborative venture between two of CBF’s new governance structures — the Governing Board and Missions Council.
CBF Global Missions Coordinator Steven Porter emphasized that today’s fast-paced world as well as faithfulness to the gospel necessitates a reimagining of the Fellowship’s mission structures.
“What started 25 years ago as a life raft for missionaries became a launching pad for Cooperative Baptist Global Missions with 125 field personnel in 30 countries,” Porter said. “That same passion to serve churches and Christians as they pursue God’s mission now invites us to reimagine the structures of CBF’s mission enterprise for a rapidly changing 21st century world. Indeed, faithfulness to the gospel of Jesus Christ demands it.”
Be sure to check out photos from the CBF Missions Council’s first meeting in 2015 here.