Helping you enrich your missions and ministries
January 10-19 |Gypsy Smith School | Bucharest, Romania
Tiger Pennington, First Baptist- North Kansas City, and Chip Handich, Second Baptist- Liberty are the faculty for the first session of the Gypsy Smith School in Bucharest, Romania. During the week they will work with up to 25 Roma/gypsy pastors from throughout the country. Together there will be learning, fellowship and inspiration. 2019 marks the 9th year of partnership between CBF Heartland ministers, CBF Global Missions, and Project Ruth. Your prayers for all involved is appreciated. To learn more about 2020 opportunities, contact Harold Phillips.
February 25-27 (Mon-Wed) |ChurchWorks | St. Louis, Missouri
ChurchWorks is a 3-day event for all practitioners of education and spiritual formation in the congregational setting. ChurchWorks creates space for renewal in ministry through practices of creativity, community and worship. To teach the people of God, educators need a place to be equipped, to be inspired, and to be renewed. Held at Third Baptist Church in St. Louis, Missouri, February 25-27, 2019 and will focus on “Community Wellbeing.” Click here for more information and registration.
March 11-14 (Mon-Thur) |Advocacy in Action | New York City
Advocacy in Action is a four-day opportunity to put your faith to action while impacting the most pressing issues of the day. In 2019, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will host Advocacy in Action in New York City. Planned agenda items include a visit to the United Nations and hearing from international religious advocates on topics such as religious liberty and global migration. We will explore New York City’s rich immigration history, hear from pastors serving in this unique context and learn about the unique ministries of Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries and Metro Baptist Church. Organized optional events will be offered to take advantage of the sights of New York City. Space is limited. Click here for more information and registration info.
April | Celebration of Excellence | St. Louis
The 4th annual celebration and banquet will be at the LiUNA Event Center near the corner of Lindbergh and Gravois. Begins at 6 p.m. Honorees include: Donna McDill, Ron and Ina Winstead, and Hands On Kirkwood. We welcome Keith Herron, a pastor and former national moderator for CBF, as our featured speaker. To purchase a table or seat(s) for this event, please register here.
June 19-21| CBF General Assembly | Birmingham
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September 13-23 | Roma Road Partnership Visit | Vazec, Slovakia
A group returns to the wonderful village of Vazec, nestled in the foothills of the Grand Tatras. We will work with Jekh Drom (One Way), the local ministry that impacts the Roma population and alongside Shane and Dianne McNary (CBF field personnel). Our days will consist of work in the local school (English language classes), afternoons with Roma kids from the osada (settlement), and evenings with various groups. The group will spend the final weekend in Budapest, Hungary. Cost is $3200 and includes all expenses (round-trip air, trip medical insurance, meals, lodging, and ground transportation. For more information and specifics, please contact Harold Phillips. Group size is limited.
November |Gypsy Smith School (female) | Bucharest, Romania
The Gypsy Smith School is expanding its scope to include female leaders of roma churches and provide them an opportunity for learning and fellowship with other women from throughout Romania. CBF Heartland will provide the faculty for the second ever female GSS! Together there will be learning, fellowship and inspiration. This opportunity is a fresh addition in partnership among CBF Heartland ministers, CBF Global Missions, and Project Ruth. Your prayers for all involved is appreciated. To learn more about 2020 opportunities, contact Harold Phillips.