How to Get Involved

Use your skills, interests and gifts

You can make a life-changing impact

Put your skills, interests and gifts to work in the life of the Fellowship. CBF Heartland is a network of churches and individuals across several states in the Midwest. When you engage your passions through the Fellowship, you bring life and energy to our community. Explore the ministries and opportunities below. If you don’t see something that interests you, please contact us and we’ll help you find or create a place of service that fits.

I want to get involved

New Church Starters
Join a group of men and women exploring the idea of starting new churches in the Heartland. Learn more about CBF’s New Church Starts Academy.

African-American Congregations
Be a part of building bridges and relationships with African-American pastors and congregations in Columbia, Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo.

Collegiate Ministry
Join college ministry leaders from schools and churches as they share ways to minister effectively. Help plan an annual retreat for college students.

Together for Hope
Help CBF Heartland implement the transformational concepts of Together for Hope in the Midwest. Join the thriving TFH efforts in South Dakota or explore new community development opportunities in other parts of the Heartland.

Camp Connect
A group of church leaders coordinate our effort to supply a high-quality missions-emphasis summer camp for students grades 4-6. Learn more about ways to become involved.

State Missions
Help promote the Heart for Missions Offering in your local church. This offering benefits vibrant mission and ministry throughout the Heartland.

Disaster Response
Join a network of individuals involved in responding to disasters in places like Haiti and Joplin, Mo. Help inform individuals across the Heartland about preparedness and service opportunities.

Advocacy
Join our work with advocacy partner Missouri Faith Voices or get involved on a national level through CBF’s ongoing advocacy efforts or through the Advocacy in Action conference.

Church/State
Church/State separation is a key Baptist principle. Stay informed and involved through the work of CBF partner Baptist Joint Committee.

Young Baptists
Learn about the life-shaping experiences that Leadership 21 provides. Or lead efforts in your area to promote Student.Go or the Collegiate Congregational Internships programs.

Summer Missions
CBF Heartland encourages college students to invest a semester in service through Student.Go. Learn about ways to serve or to encourage students who are serving.

Fellowship Groups
Many CBF people yearn for opportunities to get together. Use your gift of hospitality to host a Fellowship group in your home.

Leadership Development
Emerge is a leadership training course to help church lay leaders develop the skills and understanding to help the church thrive. Join in or help a young leader from your church attend.

Environmental issues
Churches are becoming increasingly aware of ways they can be more environmentally responsible and become a leading voice for this kind of change in their community. Join a task force to help inform and recommend resources.

Task Forces
Small, focused task groups are always at work on various projects for the Fellowship in the Heartland. Some are administrative, others are ministry-related, still others are exploratory in nature. We would welcome your involvement.

Photography
Do you have an interest or skills in photography? Share your talents by taking snapshots at Fellowship events or sharing personal or church-related photos on one of our websites or publications.

Global Missions
Missions continues to be a vibrant part of the Fellowship. There are more than 120 CBF field personnel being the presence of Christ around the world. Support them by helping to promote the Offering for Global Missions or by encouraging field personnel with prayers or letters.

Writing
Are you a writer or blogger? Why not share your thoughts and talent by writing for CBF Heartland publications, newsletters or websites?

Missions Education
The next generation of Baptists needs to know about the efforts of CBF field personnel in mission settings around the world. Help them see and experience mission through the Fellowship’s mission education curriculum.

Giving Circles
Giving circles are an effective way to work cooperatively to have a lasting impact on ministries and initiatives. Find out how you can join a circle today.

Church Interns
College students can serve as summer interns in area congregations through CBF’s Collegiate Congregational Internship (CCI) program. Contact us for more information.