The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is a Christian network comprised of individuals and churches that work together to spread the hope of Christ. Our diverse community includes partners all over the globe, and our fellowship supports a wide range of missions and ministries that give people meaningful opportunities to put their faith to action. With a deep respect for freedom, diversity and equality, we encourage autonomy while inviting collaboration.
For 25 years, CBF has been driven by its mission to serve Christians and churches as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission and to live into our vision to be a national and global community bearing witness to the Gospel in partnership with Christians across the nation and around the world.
The essence of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is captured by the idea of formation. Encouraging individual growth while growing local churches, helping Christians form into their faith as well as living out their faith, forming diverse partnerships locally and globally. It is forming as one and forming together.
Partner in Renewing God's World
As Cooperative Baptists, our core purpose is to partner in renewing God's world. God calls and equips us to spread the hope of Jesus Christ to the least evangelized, most marginalized people on earth. Whether we're feeding the hungry, lifting up the voiceless, digging for water or helping families get back on their feet after a disaster, we and those with whom we minister experience renewal.
Renewing is spiritual. It's a movement that takes faithful believers and active participants — participants who don't just "talk the talk," but are truly God's presence in the world.
Based in Decatur, Ga., CBF is home to 1,800 churches and thousands of individuals, along with 18 state and regional organizations, more than 750 endorsed chaplains and pastoral counselors, nearly 50 ministry partners — including partnerships with 14 seminaries and theology schools — and 125 field personnel serving in more than 30 countries around the world.
Explore this site to learn more about the missions, ministries and identity of CBF. Click on the sidebar to read our core values of Baptist principle and six aspirational attributes. To view the 2016-2017 CBF budget, click here. To view the CBF Constitution and Bylaws, click here.
*Taken from the CBF website.