November 1, 2016
By Aaron Weaver
DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will commission new field personnel to serve in China and New York City at the upcoming 2017 General Assembly in Atlanta and seeks applicants for those assignments. This announcement follows a 20-month renewal process of CBF Global Missions and the CBF Missions Council to adopt and implement an innovative strategy to meet the needs of a new missionary situation through a commitment to the long-term presence of CBF field personnel around the world.
This new strategic vision — For the Joy Set Before Us — offers a simplified funding model that brings clarity to churches and equity to field personnel while reaffirming the Fellowship’s longstanding commitment to cooperative mission as CBF celebrates 25 years of faithful witness and spread the good news of Jesus Christ around the world. Watch a video to learn more about the renewal of CBF Global Missions here.
CBF Global Missions seeks an individual, couple or family to serve a long-term assignment in the People’s Republic of China as a Partnership Advocate. Over the past decade, CBF has established strong relationships and partnerships with churches and church leaders in Chengdu and the Sichuan Province. The types of ministries needed in China are those that expand and develop the local church and its witness in the community. There are numerous opportunities to establish education and training ministries in areas such as youth ministry and young adult ministry and to further develop children’s ministry as well as church planting. All ministries will be planned and developed in partnership with a local Chinese Christian church.
In New York City, new CBF field personnel will give a presence for CBF Global Missions by providing leadership to ministries of the Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries, a nonprofit community development organization, sponsored as the outreach center of Metro Baptist Church in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. Field personnel will have the opportunity to build relationships, connect with volunteers and CBF’s Student.Go personnel to assist in building relationships with sending churches and individuals, while being involved and coordinating a wide variety of ministries and community programs.
Sam Harrell, CBF’s associate coordinate of Global Missions, said these new appointments represent the Fellowship’s commitment to the long-term presence of field personnel and highlights the importance of mission partnerships.
“These two strategic appointments signal our ongoing commitment both to established work in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood in New York City and to new work in the Sichuan Province of China, each built on vital partnerships with local and global partners,” Harrell said.
To learn more about these new CBF field personnel positions, visit http://www.cbf.net/missions/serve/asyougo.
CBF is a Christian Network that helps people put their faith to practice through ministry efforts, global missions and a broad community of support. The Fellowship’s mission is to serve Christians and churches as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission.