The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is seeking field personnel to fill positions in China and New York City.
CBF announced online this week that it needs an individual, couple or family to serve a long-term assignment as a partnership advocate in China, where the Fellowship said it has established partnerships with congregations and church leaders in Chengdu and Sichuan Province during the past 10 years.
“The types of ministries needed in China are those that expand and develop the local church and its witness in the community,” CBF said in a Nov. 1 blog post. “There are numerous opportunities to establish education and training ministries in areas such as youth ministry and young adult ministry and to further develop children’s ministry as well as church planting.”
All ministries and programs will be developed in cooperation with local churches, the CBF said.
In New York, CBF said it wants field personnel to provide leadership of programs run by Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries, a nonprofit community development organization sponsored by Metro Baptist Church.
“Field personnel will have the opportunity to build relationships, connect with volunteers and CBF’s Student.Go personnel to assist in building relationships with sending churches and individuals, while being involved and coordinating a wide variety of ministries and community programs,” the Fellowship said.
Those selected for the assignments will be commissioned during the CBF’s 2017 General Assembly in Atlanta.
The Fellowship said the announcement followed a nearly two-year process by by CBF Global Missions and the CBF Missions Council to find new strategies to create long-term partnerships worldwide.
“These two strategic appointments signal our ongoing commitment both to established work in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood in New York City and to new work in the Sichuan Province of China, each built on vital partnerships with local and global partners,” said Sam Harrell, associate coordinator for Global Missions.