On the CBF website for global missions, you can discover the CBF MISSION DISTINCTIVES. . .
CBF MISSION DISTINCTIVES
Our Mission Distinctives offer Cooperative Baptists common language for our common witness to the Triune God. Thecommitments reflect the values inherent to the Fellowship’s mission engagement, while the contexts focus more intentionally on the work of our Global Missions field personnel. Since the world has come to the doorstep of many of our communities, CBF field personnel live out the following commitments alongside CBF congregations within the contexts of global poverty, global migration, and the global church.
OUR MISSION COMMITMENTS
1. CULTIVATING BELOVED COMMUNITY
We cultivate communities of reconciliation and hospitality that serve as instruments, signs and foretastes of the kingdom of God.
2. BEARING WITNESS TO JESUS CHRIST
We bear witness to the gospel through words that invite faith in Jesus and actions that embody the way of Jesus.
3. SEEKING TRANSFORMATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
We seek to transform systems that suppress the capacity of individuals and communities in order to recognize, claim and celebrate the God-given gifts of all people and places.
CBF MISSION CONTEXTS
1. GLOBAL POVERTY
In a world where 1 in 8 persons suffers hunger, 2.8 billion live on less than $2 per day, 1 billion lack access to clean water, and 35.8 million are enslaved, Cooperative Baptists seek sustainable responses to systems of poverty that devalue life and diminish the image of God.
2. GLOBAL MIGRATION
With over 232 million migrants in the world, including 16.7 million refugees, we live in an age of unprecedented human mobility. Such movement affords Cooperative Baptists the opportunity to extend hope and hospitality to those who are driven by circumstance or drawn by opportunity away from their homes.
3. GLOBAL CHURCH
We live in the era of a global church where no single tradition or culture can lay claim to the center of Christianity. Cooperative Baptists befriend Christians from around the world to share and receive gifts and to engage in God's mission together through worship, fellowship, education, and service.