DECATUR, Ga. (ABP) – The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Coordinating Council affirmed the 2012 Task Force report Feb. 24, pending adjustments from listening sessions the previous day that will be resubmitted for final approval by e-mail.
A timeline calls for more work on areas identified in 20 pages of feedback notes from a Feb. 23 gathering of past and current CBF leaders and partners, with revisions submitted to the Coordinating Council by April 15. Coordinating Council members will then have two weeks to consider the new wording in committees through conference calls or online discussions and vote electronically May 1. After that the final report would be made available for public consideration no later than 30 days prior to the CBF General Assembly June 20-23 in Fort Worth, Texas.
I see this as a good report / filled with cooperation / living within the financial means at present!
Second report: http://www.abpnews.com/content/view/7175/53/
Vestal called the CBF mission “to serve Christians and churches as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission” a “really beautiful statement,” because it focuses on the local church.
“The center of the Baptist family is the local church,” Vestal said. “The idea is not that individuals and churches serve CBF in fulfilling our mission, but we exist to strengthen and extend the mission of every local church. That’s very important.”
One of the Fellowship’s core values, Vestal said, is “biblically based” global missions.