April 1-30, 2017
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. – Matthew 28:19
On the leading edge of the modern missionary movement, Baptists have been forming together, making disciples of all nations through long-term presence and commitment to serve the most forgotten and forsaken people around the world. The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship engages in three primary contexts: Global Poverty, Global Migration, and the Global Church, spreading the love of Christ in 30 countries across the globe. Through the work of CBF field personnel and Together for Hope, CBF’s rural poverty initiative, Cooperative Baptists are bringing renewal to God’s world through ministries that transform lives and extend the hope of Christ.
The CBF Offering for Global Missions is the primary source of support ensuring the long-term presence of field personnel around the world — funding salaries, benefits, housing costs and children’s educational needs. The Offering engages churches and individuals in faith and action through giving, Bible Study, prayer, mission projects and celebration.
The theme for this year’s offering is Bearing Witness to Jesus Christ, focusing on one of the commitments of CBF Global Missions. We bear witness to the Gospel through words that invite faith and actions that embody the way of Jesus. This year, you and your congregation are invited to journey with us as we discover the ways that God is working alongside field personnel bearing witness to Jesus Christ in Thailand, China, Southern Kentucky and in the poorest counties in the United States.
Envelopes can be found in the pew racks. If you would like to make a contribution online, please select “Global Missions.” [General instructions for online giving are available.] Any undesignated checks will be applied to your pledge.
Please pray for and read the stories of CBF field personnel:
- Scarlette Jasper in rural Kentucky
- Anna and LeCount Anderson in northeastern North Carolina
- Bill and Leonora Newell in south Texas
- Mira and Sasha Zivanov in St Louis, Missouri
- Don’t forget, CBF field personnel Missy Ward-Angalla came to RRCB in November!