June 22, 2017
By Carrie McGuffin
DECATUR, Ga. — Over forty unique artisan items will be auctioned during the 2017 CBF General Assembly June 26-30 in Atlanta, Ga., with proceeds benefiting the mission and ministry of field personnel serving around the world.
The CBF Silent Art Auction began in 2002 as the dream of field personnel — with the hope to showcase high-quality, hand-made art while also telling the stories of ministry partners and marginalized people around the world. The stories behind the pieces in the auction are more priceless than the items themselves, and one way you can continue to support the ministries represented by the art pieces is through prayer for field personnel serving across the globe.
Pieces available range from visual arts and small textiles to a full kilim rug from Turkey, and proceeds will support 16 different field personnel units.
Auction organizer and CBF field personnel in Bali, Indonesia, Tina Bailey expressed her excitement for the diversity of the artwork available at this year’s auction.
“The diversity of items this year makes the auction unique, but we also have a number of items that have been donated by Cooperative Baptists,” said Bailey. “We also have several Cooperative Baptists who donated their own hand-made artwork to support field personnel. I am truly thrilled this partnership is happening.”
While benefitting the work of field personnel, the auction also helps to support the work of the artists creating pieces around the world.
“The auction at its core is empowering to those we work with,” said Bailey.
Bidding will take place throughout the 2017 General Assembly in The Gathering Place, located in the Grand Hall of the Hyatt Regency on Lower Level 2. Bidding will end on Friday June 30 after evening worship, and you must be present to win.
Find a complete listing of all auction items available here.
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.