As part of the Toward Bold Faithfulness initiative, a team representing the breadth of CBF life has spent more than six months leading the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship through a season of discovering where God would have the Fellowship focus its energy, so that congregations can thrive and Christ’s mission can flourish.
This Discovery Team will release its findings through a series of videos and an online report beginning June 1 and will seek feedback from across the Fellowship through numerous video conference engagement opportunities June 8 to June 17.
The work of the Discovery Team and its report are based on the prayerful exploration of a series of essential questions that flow from the conviction that calling emerges at the intersection of the gifts and graces given by the Holy Spirit, the needs of congregations and the world, and the opportunities for growth and expansion.
The report’s launch on June 1 is only part of the work that the CBF Governing Board and CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley began in October 2019. The work of prayerful discovery of the urgent needs and gifts of congregations and communities is distinct from the work of faithful response, which will guide the Fellowship’s future focus and priorities. After the discovery findings are announced, a season focused on response will commence where the Fellowship seeks to align its gifts, resources and structures for a bold future guided by the Holy Spirit.
Registration is open now for the nearly two dozen sessions that will be led by members of the Discovery Team to provide the opportunity for Cooperative Baptists to provide feedback on the report of the findings of the discovery phase. The sessions will be conducted via Zoom between June 8 and June 17.
Sign up today for a Zoom session between June 8 and June 17 to respond to the report. We value your feedback!
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship 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. Learn more at www.cbf.net.