“The Purpose of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Mississippi is to share the love and Gospel story of Christ in freedom, cooperation, and integrity, driven by our authentic Baptist heritage.”
CBF MS is an autonomous affiliate of CBF Global which self identifies as “...a Christian network of individuals and churches working 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.”
Core Values of CBF Global and CBF MS
Our understanding of Baptist faith and practice is expressed by our emphasis on freedom in biblical interpretation and congregational governance, the participation of women and men in all aspects of church leadership and Christian ministry, and religious liberty for all people.
Soul Freedom — We believe in the priesthood of all believers and affirm the freedom and responsibility of every person to relate directly to God without the imposition of creed or the control of clergy or government.
Bible Freedom — We believe in the authority of Scripture. We believe the Bible, under the Lordship of Christ, is central to the life of the individual and the church. We affirm the freedom and right of every Christian to interpret and apply scripture under the leadership of the Holy Spirit.
Church Freedom —We believe in the autonomy of every local church. We believe Baptist churches are free, under the Lordship of Christ, to determine their membership and leadership, to order their worship and work, to ordain whomever they perceive as gifted for ministry, and to participate as they deem appropriate in the larger body of Christ.
Religious Freedom — We believe in the freedom of religion, freedom for religion, and freedom from religion. We support the separation of church and state.
Public Witness Pillars of CBF MS
CBF MS is a place where everyone counts—both inside church and outside church. Our four public witness pillars are racial discourse & dialogue, poverty relief & development, interfaith ecumenism, and gender equality.
The churches belonging to CBF MS seek to uphold these four pillars individually. In addition, we also seek to uphold them communally by supporting the work spearheaded by the Field Coordinator of CBF of MS.