Global Missions Vision Statements We will become and be: A seamless link between the local church and mission action. An advocate and partner to live out the love of Christ among the most neglected in our own communities and around the world. Wise stewards of CBFs resources providing excellent service to our partners, constituents and staff. Effective communicators of the CBF Global Missions story to inform and inspire our partners and constituents to increasing levels of mission engagement. An excellent organization that makes an impact by employing strategic thinking, good planning, and implementation.
Global Missions Value Statements In being the presence of Christ, we endeavor to be… Christ Centered Cooperative Holistic Strategic, Innovative, and Responsive
What are holistic missions and ministries? Sustainable and appropriate actions that minister to the spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs of people.
Holistic missions and ministries In as many ways as there are cultures and contexts within which we work, we… Present the Good News and hope for change in individual lives and communities Demonstrate integrity in our daily ministry Recognize the dignity of and show respect for the people with whom we work Are faithful stewards of all personnel, material, physical, and spiritual resources Facilitate reproducing church-planting movements
Christ Centered – we are committed to… Biblically guided and centered ministry Investing the time to stay spiritually directed A prayerful approach to missions A servant model of leadership Expressing through words and actions the love of Jesus Christ
Cooperative – we are committed to… Work in a team structure within Global Missions, with decision making at the appropriate point closest to the action Network and partner with local churches throughout the world Partner with the most neglected people Build a participative, diverse, and inclusive community
Holistic – we are committed to… Present the Good News and hope for change in lives of individuals and communities Develop sustainable and appropriate actions that minister to the spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs of the most neglected people Demonstrate integrity in our daily ministry Show dignity and respect for the people with whom we work Be faithful stewards of all personnel, material, physical, and spiritual resources Facilitate reproducing church planting movements
Strategic, Innovative, and Responsive – we are committed to… Listen to our two main constituents – local churches and the most neglectedand understand their needs Respond to the needs of people Develop, initiate, and sustain strategic, relevant, and innovative missions and ministries
The Fellowship employs more than 150 Global Missions field personnel, serving in career, short- term, and affiliate capacities. To see the bios and locations of field personnel, visit www.thefellowship.info/fieldpersonnel www.thefellowship.info/fieldpersonnel
The work of CBF Global Missions is team driven. Some of our field teams include: Albania-Balkan Ministries/Ukraine Team Community, Agriculture Development/Arts, Development and Education Team Southeast Asia Team, Northern Thailand China Team India Team Middle East Outreach Team Urban Team Sub-Sahara Africa Team Latin America/Carribbean Team Internationals (East) Team Internationals (West) Team Gypsy Team Berber Team Internationals, Europe, and North Africa Team Transformational Development Team
Team Guiding Principles Consensus as our basic model for decision making Focus on catalyzing, mobilizing, and cooperation with other Christians. Decision-making as near to the points of accountability or impact as possible for effectiveness. Global, not provincial Respect and utilize each person's unique gifts Empower and equip basic field personnel units to be successful
You can participate in the work of CBF Global Missions
Praying You can pray for CBF field personnel through the online CBF Prayer Guide. www.thefellowship.info/Pray www.thefellowship.info/Pray You can also sign up online for, Prayer Associates, the monthly update of prayer requests from CBF field personnel.
Giving The work of CBF is supported almost entirely through the Offering for Global Missions. This Offering enables CBF to commission and send new field personnel, fund new ministries, and be the presence of Christ among the most marginalized people in the world. This years Offering goal is: $5.5 million www.thefellowship.info/give
Going You can participate in the work of CBF through group mission trips or individual opportunities to serve. For more information about a service opportunity that fits the gifts God has given you, visit www.thefellowship.info/Serve www.thefellowship.info/Serve
Learning You can also participate in the work of CBF Global Missions through a commitment to missions education at your church. You can order resources online at the CBF store, including CBFs own missions education curriculum for all age groups: Form, Spark, Ignite, and Affect www.missionseducation.org
Join a community of missional practice These are groups of people who have a common interest and intentionally come together to discuss this interest. Through these discussions, their knowledge grows, and they become more and more of an expert in this interest area. Current communities of missional practice include medical ministries, disaster response, church planting, economic development, peacemaking, and others.
Partnering Your church can partner with CBF Global Missions through a direct partnership with field personnel as an encourager church or through adopting a people group.
Gods Mission, Your Passion CBF Global Missions …being the presence of Christ