Forming Together with Courage and Honesty
Forming Together is more than our new tag line. It's a new way to share the CBF story. It's a deliberate decision to live in to the six attributes (below) that we have discovered about ourselves.
"Partnering in renewing God's world" is the vision that is bubbling up everywhere in CBF life. Jesus, in Mark 9 tells his disciples not to hinder the good work of others, just because they are not in your group, "whoever is not against us is for us."
So in churches, states and regions we repeatedly see evidence of shared endeavors whether in ecumenical efforts, with other non-profits or with advocacy groups like Interfaith to combat payday lending or in holding government officials accountable for poisoning our environment at Camp Minden.
It takes courage and honesty to be in authentic relationships. Change can be scary and exhilarating. We are building community to sustain us for the days ahead. Our excitement builds as we welcome our new Together for Hope Missionary/Director Marc Boswell. We as staff, council and officers pledge to listen to you as we journey together through this new chapter and seek to be formed together in the image of Christ.
SIX ATTRIBUTES OF OUR CBF WALK
CHRIST-LIKE First and foremost, we witness God's work in the world, both as a witness to others for Christ and an observer of God's grace.
GLOBAL Our impact reaches every corner of the globe, with a CBF presence spanning from rural villages in Thailand to the United Nations office in Switzerland.
EXCELLENCE The Fellowship is raising the bar with inspiring partnerships, ministries and missions and insisting on integrity in our work and in our being.
DIVERSE Cooperative Baptists are strongly committed to hearing and respecting different perspectives, and to creating sacred space to hear God in multiple ways.