2:00 PM14:00

Claire Holley Concert

As part of the 2018 CBF of MS Fall Assembly, Claire Holley will be performing at Northminster Baptist Church on Saturday October 13 at 2:00 pm. Everyone is invited. FInd out more about Claire and her music at www.claireholley.com.

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Disaster Response Training:  Led by CBF Global and MS
10:00 AM10:00

Disaster Response Training: Led by CBF Global and MS

WHAT:  Disaster Response training for the CBF churches in MS. 

WHERE:  Northside Baptist Church, Clinton, MS.

LEADERS:  Alan Williams, Disaster Response Coordinator, CBF Global 

                   Jim Kirkendall, Disaster Response Coordinator, CBF MS.

Please invite others who have an interest in ministering through Disaster Response. 


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to Oct 22

CBF MS Fall Assembly 2016


The CBF MS Fall Assembly will kick-off on October 21, 6:30 pm, immediately preceding the Kate Campbell Concert at 8 pm.  Both of these events are being held at the Northside Baptist Church, 1475 E. Northside Dr., Clinton, MS 39056.  

At the 6:30 pm start time, there will be a gathering and a meal to begin the annual fellowship meeting of CBF in Mississippi.

On Saturday, among other activities, we are pleased to announce that Ruth Perkins Lee and Charlie Johnson will be our featured speakers.   

Charlie is the executive director of Pastors for Texas Children, an advocacy group for public schools and an MC grad.  

Ruth is the Director of Ministries for CBF Global and will also be in the pulpit at Northside on Sunday, October 23. 

For more information about the logistics of the CBF MS Fall Assembly 2016 and to register, click HERE.

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to Oct 23

Celebrating 25 Years of CBF

In 1991, Christ's love compelled a groupof courageous women and men who supported Baptist principles to form the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Twenty-five years later, we celebrate this founding and our bright future together.

During the week of October 16 to October 23, churches, partners and Cooperative Baptists around the world will celebrate CBF's 25th Anniversary through special worship services and events. You and your church are invited to join us. Download videos, Bible studies, prayers of blessing, a litany of celebration, and information on CBF's 25th Anniversary campaign to help you or your church plan a special service or event.

"Christ's love compels us" is our 25th Anniversary theme, taken from 2 Corinthians 5:14, which says: "Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all." From our foundations to our future, Christ's love has compelled the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship 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.

Join us as we celebrate our founding and our future!

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UPCOMING WEBINARS:  CBF Offering for Global MIssions
to Oct 12

UPCOMING WEBINARS: CBF Offering for Global MIssions

Upcoming webinars for ministers and lay leaders will energize and provide best practices for the CBF Offering for Global Missions (OGM) in local churches.  The webinars will share some of the content that Steven Porter, CBF Coordinator of Global Missions, and Martha Perusek, CBF Director of Development, have recently shared in the OGM breakout sessions at the CBF Movement Leadership Team (MLT) meeting.  These upcoming webinars will be led by Martha, Mark Wingfield of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas and Alice Wright Mull at Living Faith in Kentucky.  Mark's and Alice’s approach to delivering this webinar yields very practical ideas for churches concerning missions giving.  Mark and Alice are both very passionate about missions giving.  Also, CBF field personnel will attend each webinar, which is always a treat and inspiration.


·         Oct 11, 2016 2:00 PM (GMT-4:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 ·         Oct 12, 2016 11:00 AM (GMT-4:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada)

For more information about these webinars, please contact Martha Perusek, mperusek@cbf.net, 770-220-1614. 


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to Jul 24

Passport, Inc. announces Summer 2016 dates, places, and rates

Amanda Short, Communications Manager for Passport, Inc., has asked CBFMS to post Passport's summer schedule of events on our website.  

Passport, Inc., is a "national non-profit student ministry empowering students to encounter Christ, embrace community, and extend grace to the world.

The Passport summer camp programs each run six days, with the first camps starting on June 12 and the last camp ending on July 24.  For more detailed information about Passport and its programs, please visit their website at www.passportcamps.org

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Grant Writing Seminar & Information Session for Religious Groups
9:00 AM09:00

Grant Writing Seminar & Information Session for Religious Groups

Discover best practices and effective strategies for writing grants for religious organizations at this free seminar.

December 2, 2014 at 9:00 am

Provided by: USDA 

Where:  Jackson Convention Center, Jackson, MS

There is no cost and lunch will be provided. Registration begins at 9:00 am and seminars begin at 9:30.

Register Today for the Seminar & Information Session

Name *
What religious organization will you represent at the seminar?
Cell Phone *
Cell Phone


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CBFMS Fall Assembly
to Oct 25

CBFMS Fall Assembly



Delta Hands For Hope
124 East Peeler Ave
Shaw, MS 38773



October 24th

4:00-6:00pm Early Registration 
6:30 Banquet and Worship

October 25th

7:00am Breakfast
7:30am Business Session
8:30 Missions Registration (Bring a pair of work gloves)
9:00-2:00 Community Work in Shaw (Available for All Ages)
3:00 - Community Worship Service 


Suzii Paynter

Suzii Paynter

Jason Coker

Jason Coker

Friday Night Speaker is Suzii Paynter. Suzii is Executive Coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in Atlanta, Georgia

Saturday Speaker is Dr. Jason Coker. Jason is currently pastor at Wilton Baptist Church in Wilton Connecticut. 

Fall Assembly Registration 2014
from 20.00

Register for one person ($20) or for a family ($35). Fee covers meals, t-shirt and mission supplies. 

Registration Selection:
Add To Cart


*Scholarships are available for individuals and families, please contact Deenie Grubbs at dgrubbs@cbfms.org

Hotel Options

Days Inn Greenville       (ask for “CBF of MS block”)  RELEASE DATE –Oct. 17
2701 Highway 82 East
Greenville, MS 38701
Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Children 17 and under stay free
Rates -     2 double beds     $59.50 + tax
                1 king bed        $63.75 + tax


Super 8 Indianola (ask for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of MS block)
RELEASE  DATE – October 1)
601 Highway 82 West
Indianola, MS 38751
Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Children 17 and under stay free
Micro-fridge in each room
Rates -     2 double beds        $74.95 + tax
                 1 king bed            $64.95 + tax

Shaw's Ministry Needs List

Please bring an item off the list below to assist with Shaw's ministry. 

  • hand sanitizer
  • Kleenex
  • Two large push brooms 
  • One mop
  • Pine-sol (for mopping the floors)
  • Toilet cleaner
  • Dishsoap (hand-wash, not dishwasher)
  • liquid hand soap
  • toilet papers
  • paper towels
  • Ziploc bags (all sizes)
  • loose-leaf notebook paper
  • tape
  • stapler with staples
  • hole puncher
  • post-it notes,
  • coloring books
  • pencils
  • pens
  • markers
  • washable paint
  • poster boards (all colors)
  • construction paper (all colors)
  • copy paper (white)
  • contractor 45 gal trash bags
  • contractor 35 gal trash bags

Larger items:

  • book shelves
  • foos ball table
  • ping pong table
  • air hockey table
  • pool table

Promotional Flyers

Download Full-color PDFs of the Fall Assembly flyer and Info sheet. Use these to promote the event in your congregation.

2014 Assembly Flyer

2014 Assembly Info Sheet

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CBF Coordinating Council and Missions Committee invite you to Delta Hands for Hope Event
11:00 AM11:00

CBF Coordinating Council and Missions Committee invite you to Delta Hands for Hope Event

As many of you may recall from last year’s Fall Assembly, Delta Hands for Hope has begun work in Shaw, Mississippi.  Jason Coker, a native of Shaw serving as pastor of Wilton Baptist Church in Wilton, Connecticut, along with CBF-Mississippi Coordinating Council member Cora Jackson and others from Shaw, formed Delta Hands for Hope, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening and enhancing local community assets related to education, spiritual development, health and recreation for school-aged children in Shaw and throughout the Mississippi Delta.  Delta Hands for Hope partners with the Together for Hope Rural Poverty Initiative and CBF of Mississippi.  Several churches from within Mississippi and from other states have either already visited Shaw to work with Delta Hands for Hope or have planned events for this summer.  There is still time for your church to plan your own mission event.

Recently, Delta Hands for Hope hired its first on-site Program Director, Lane Riley, who will arrive in Shaw to begin her work on June 1, 2014.  Lane is a native of Greenwood, South Carolina, and a graduate of Lander University with degrees in Spanish and sociology.  While working as a nanny in Connecticut, she became a member of Wilton Baptist Church.  When she learned of the Program Director position, she applied and accepted the job offer.  CBF of Mississippi is planning a celebration and welcoming event for Lane on Saturday, June 7, 2014, as she begins to settle into her new duties and as we join hands with Delta Hands for Hope.  We hope you will bring a group from your church and join in the celebration.  Here are the details:

WHO:   CBF-MS, Delta Hands for Hope and its new Program Director, Lane Riley

WHAT:   (1) A Prayer Brunch, hosted by United Rock of Ages Church, and a Welcoming     Overview of CBF of Mississippi by CBF Field Coordinator, Christian Byrd   (2) A Tour of Shaw area churches and meetings among church members, youth, youth workers and other CBF-MS leaders and supporters

WHERE:   Shaw Cultural Center, 125 Peeler Avenue in Shaw, Mississippi, and around Shaw for events throughout the day

WHEN: Saturday morning, June 7, 2014, beginning at 11:00 a.m. and continuing through the afternoon as CBF-MS and Shaw area church members join hands and plans

WHY: Bring a group from your church so that you can join hands with our partners at Delta Hands for Hope and in Shaw and begin to make plans to bring teams back from your church for mission trips, work weeks and other events throughout the year as you learn more about the needs Shaw has and the assets you and your church can offer to assist with those needs.      

PLEASE RSVP to Deenie Grubbs at CBF-MS by June 4, 2014 at dgrubbs@cbfms.org

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Michael Roe & Chris Taylor, "The Tour"
7:30 PM19:30

Michael Roe & Chris Taylor, "The Tour"

No Admission Charge  * A Love Offering will be received  Doors open at 7pm   www.michaelroe.com      www.ubcstarkville.org      www.christaylorworld.com   university baptist church (in the Wesley Worship Center), 1172 E. Lee Blvd, Starkville, MS 39759   Special Thanks      CJ's Pizza                                        Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Mississippi   

No Admission Charge * A Love Offering will be received

Doors open at 7pm

www.michaelroe.com    www.ubcstarkville.org    www.christaylorworld.com

university baptist church (in the Wesley Worship Center), 1172 E. Lee Blvd, Starkville, MS 39759

Special Thanks    CJ's Pizza

                                    Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Mississippi

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Tennessee CBF General Assembly 2014
to Apr 12

Tennessee CBF General Assembly 2014

Tennessee CBF General Assembly     April 11 – 12, 2014    Friday Evening— Trinity Baptist Church, Cordova                                                           5:30pm to 9:30pm                     Saturday Morning   —  Gather at Second Baptist, Memphis                                                               Mission Projects, 8am to 2pm

Tennessee CBF General Assembly

April 11 – 12, 2014

Friday Evening—Trinity Baptist Church, Cordova

                                                     5:30pm to 9:30pm

                Saturday MorningGather at Second Baptist, Memphis

                                                         Mission Projects, 8am to 2pm

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Advocacy in Action: Justice. Freedom. God’s mission
to Mar 12

Advocacy in Action: Justice. Freedom. God’s mission

March 10-12, 2014

Advocacy in Action is a three-day journey in Washington, D.C. with the following goals:


Explore advocacy as a faithful expression of Christian mission
Develop a biblical basis for advocacyMeet CBF partners who are actively involved in advocacy, including Bread for the World and the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty

Learn how to be an effective advocate – locally, nationally, and globally
Exercise our voice by interacting with members of Congress
Experientially engage an issue (e.g., poverty) through various media, daily reflection and prayer, and discover how transformation occurs
Develop individual and congregational capacity for leadership around advocacy

Interact with hands-on ministries among most-affected populations through CBF missions
Connect with a DC-area congregation to experience local church advocacy
Join CBF hosts Devita Parnell and Harry Rowland and presenters Stephen Reeves and David Gushee to learn about CBF's new advocacy efforts and strategies.


  • Stephen Reeves is CBF's new associate coordinator of partnerships and advocacy. Read more.
  • David Gushee joins CBF in 2014 as theologian-in-residence to help CBF think about theological and ethical issues related to advocacy work. Read more.

For more information, contact Devita Parnell.

Visit the webpage.

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ChurchWorks!: Ministry. Creativity. Renewal.
to Feb 26

ChurchWorks!: Ministry. Creativity. Renewal.


2014 ChurchWorks! Conference
February 24-26, 2014
First Baptist Church
Huntsville, Alabama

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 learn, reflect and laugh together. ChurchWorks! is for practitioners of education and spiritual formation in the congregational setting.

US Space & Rocket Museum Pre- or Post-Event Activity - On Monday at 9 AM or Wednesday at 1:30 PM, take part in a 2-hour group tour of the museum. Select this option when you register and specify which day you plan to attend. The tour includes the Davidson Center, Shuttle Park, and the DaVinci traveling exhibit for just $11 (normally $24.95)

15x4 Stories leading to 12 Breakout sessions - a new feature of ChurchWorks! that provides opportunities to hear colleagues and special guests from the community give short talks on a topic about which they are passionate, leading into network groups

Tracks for Children, Youth, Spiritual Formation and Pastors/Church Planters

For more information, visit the Churchworks webpage.

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Oasis: A Spiritual Retreat for CBF Youth Workers
to Feb 21

Oasis: A Spiritual Retreat for CBF Youth Workers


Dates: February 18-21, 2014
Location: Montreat Conference Center, Montreat, NC

Early Bird: $260 for a shared room, all fees and most meals included. $360 for a single room.

After October 1: $285 for a shared room, $385 for a single.

After November 1: $310 for a shared room, $410 for a single.

Guest Speaker: Mark Yaconelli, speaker, youth worker, and author of numerous books including Contemplative Youth Ministry: Practicing the Presence of Jesus

Worship Leader: Eric Mathis Eric is Assistant Professor of Church Music and Worship Leadership at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He has recently been named program director of anima: the Forum for Worship and the Arts.

Schedule: Come to the mountains to relax, learn, practice spiritual disciplines, and interact with fellow CBF youth workers in a confidential and intimate setting. We will begin with dinner on Tuesday, and conclude by 11 am on Friday. For an additional cost, participants are invited to extend their stay through the weekend, to enjoy time in the North Carolina mountains.

Click here for more info or to register.

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