In his gospel, Matthew records Jesus' mandate to all His followers: GO... MAKE DISCIPLES...TEACH... The same Gospel writer also records Jesus' admonition to us to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick and imprisoned, befriend the stranger - for to care for our brothers and sisters is to show our love for God. Thus, we have a twofold basis for being missional people: to introduce the world to Jesus Christ and to alleviate suffering and injustice wherever we see it.
Traditionally, Baptists have organized into larger groups for the primary purpose of doing missions. It is through missions that the potential for energizing God's people is realized.
Missions is our number one priority. This is echoed in our mission statement, our vision statement, and our value statement.
We believe that there are many Fellowship Baptists in Kentucky who would like to be more involved in hands-on mission projects. We hope to help churches and individuals connect with missions opportunities, making it possible for any church or individual in Kentucky to find a way to be involved in missions in a way commensurate with their interests, talents, abilities, and calling.
We further desire to connect with the Missions Work Group already in place, assisting with current projects and providing direction for the future.
Our Goals Include
- Increasing hands-on relational missions involvement by KBF members and churches
- Providing churches and individuals with access to information about missions and connect churches and individuals with mission opportunities
- Providing a CBF Kentucky staff person in the area of missions and provide missions support teams
- Start new churches
Acts 1:8 has been the guiding principle as we have established viable mission involvement in three arenas:
- global involvement,
- state-wide involvement, and
- local involvement.
Global involvement has taken place through the Morocco partnership.
State-wide involvement has taken the form of Mountain Hope.
CBF Kentucky assists local congregations in making real and lasting impact in their own communities.