Shape the Future of Our Fellowship

From CBF For congregations to thrive and Christ’s mission among us to flourish, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has entered a season of discovering where God would focus our work together. Now through Feb. 2, take CBF’s online survey about your church and your personal ministry aspirations. Learn more about this process of prayerful discovery leading…

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Seeking Hope and Peace at the Border

by Nell Green, CBF Field Personnel She just wanted to get to a Texas city where her husband and other child were waiting. The threats and violence in her home country were more than a single mom could handle. It took her weeks to make the journey, having to give birth to a baby along…

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Missionaries vs. Mission Trips: Not Either/Or

As a child, I was taught to study missions, to pray for missionaries, and to give generously to missions (especially at Christmas and Easter). Yet, other than possibly becoming a vocational missionary someday, being involved in missions was not emphasized. In college, I took my first mission trip—to New York City. It was transformative. In…

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Cultivating Christian Leadership

Leadership development has been a priority for CBFNC throughout our 25-year history. In our previous governance structure, we had a Leadership Development Task Force, which became the current Leadership Development Council. For the past ten years, we have invested, on average, $350,000 annually on leadership development ministries with a majority of those dollars going to…

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What is a CBF Church?

How many CBF churches are there in North Carolina?” is a question I am often asked. There is no simple answer to that question. The problem is with defining what is meant by “CBF church.” In Baptist polity, each church is unique and determines with whom and to what extent it affiliates with other organizations.…

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