POVERTY & TRANSFORMATION and JUSTICE & PEACEMAKING
The KBF Missions Asset Map (launched August 17, 2012) functions as a tool to better enable us to realize the Great Commission. The Missions Work Group of the KBF Coordinating Council believe that as people we are integrated wholes - body, mind and spirit. As such, we are to share our gifts and abilities in order to be the face of Christ to a world in need.
Beginning at Spring Gathering of this year (April 2013), the KBF Missions Work is focusing our attention on two of the eight categories (Missional Communities) that are utilized by the Missions Asset Map - Poverty & Transformation and Justice & Peacemaking. Over the next twelve months, KBF will utilize the weekly "Three Things To Know From KBF" email along with this website to highlight how KBF congregations are engaging missions through the lens of Poverty & Transformation and Justice & Peacemaking locally, in the state, and globally. Our hope is to provide another layer of resources for congregations regarding missions.
Poverty & Transformation - What Do We Mean?
From an orphanage in the Ukraine to a rural village in Thailand, the CBF Poverty and Transformational Mission Community is coming alongside people living in poverty worldwide. Together – as a community of individuals, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel, churches and partner ministries – we help meet physical, emotional and spiritual needs while addressing systemic causes, building capacity, and being advocates. Click here to read and learn more.
Justice & Peacemaking - What Do We Mean?
From preventing human trafficking and religious persecution to combating child labor and war/genocide, the CBF Justice and Peacemaking Mission Community is working together for social justice in the world. Together – as a community of individuals, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel, churches and partner ministries – we are helping promote equal rights, peace and reconciliation. Click to read and learn more.
KBF Missions Work Group: Mark Howell (Chair), Jan Causey, Jica Crafton, Bob Edinger, Barbara Elliott, Tim Hobbs, Bill McCann, Alice Mull, Beth Parker, Pat Ramey, Elizabeth Reese