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Department of Congregational Life

An Interactive Slide Show for you to discover how the Department of Congregational Life can help your church. Click navigation buttons to advance slides. Click underlined words to explore. Internet connection required for web links.

leading churches and individuals to discover and fulfill their god given mission
Leading Churches and Individuals

to Discover and Fulfill their

God-given Mission!

to be an embodiment and an extension of jesus christ in the world
“…to be an embodiment and an extension of Jesus Christ in the world.

…to follow Jesus Christ,

…to learn of Christ,

…to be filled with Christ, and then

It’s Time!

…to be the Presence of Christ in the world.”

the department of congregational life
Exists To Help Your Church…

Journey toward Christ-likeness

Experience authentic community

Be a Missional Congregation

Be the Presence of Christ

The Department of Congregational Life
quick links to information
Quick Links to Information

19 Chaplaincy

20 Deacon Ministry

22 Leaders and Consultants

23 Events

24-25 Online Resources

26-28 Info-logues/Plan Book

29 Online CBF Store

30 E-zine

31-40 FAQs

41 Free Stuff

44-61 Resource Appendix

6 Staff

9 Faith Formation

10 Missional Church

11 Evangelism/Outreach

12 Spiritual Formation

13 Building Community

14 Healthy Congregations

15 Baptist Values

16 Baptist Partnerships

17 Reconciliation/Justice

18 Marriage/Family

meet the staff of congregational life

Michele Deriso

Associate CoordinatorBuilding Community

Toni Draper

Project Assistant

Dr. Bo Prosser

Coordinator

Rick Bennett

Associate Coordinator Faith Formation

George Pickle

Associate Coordinator Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling

Meet the Staff of Congregational Life
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Helping Churches

Our vision, as we work with congregations and congregational leaders, is to help you do better what you're doing well and do well what you might not be doing at all!

Our mission is to Equip, Empower, and Encourage Christians and congregations as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission.

The Department of Congregational Life
department of congregational life

YOU

Department of Congregational Life
  • Connecting churches to resources that will help them fulfill their God-given mission

Consultants

Resources

Training

Web Site

E-zine

Info-logues

Site Visits

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Strategy One: Faith Formation

We encourage all persons as they journey toward Christ-likeness and spiritual transformation.

Faith Formation involves

Missional Church

Spiritual Formation

Department of Congregational Life
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Department of Congregational Life
  • Helping churches become missional …
    • What is God wanting you to be
    • What is God wanting you to become
    • What is God wanting you to do
  • … as the presence of Christ?

Web Link

Resources

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Department of Congregational Life
  • Helping Churches
    • Develop Biblically wholesome and effective evangelism and outreach, expressions of being the presence of Christ

Resources

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Department of Congregational Life
  • Helping Churches lead individuals to be shaped in the image of Christ
    • A process
    • By the gracious working of God’s spirit
    • For the transformation of the world

Resources

Web Link

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Department of Congregational Life
  • Strategy Two: Building Community
    • We nurture authentic community within and beyond congregations.
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Helping

Develop and sustain healthy congregations

Department of Congregational Life

Resources

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Department of Congregational Life
  • Helping
    • Understand and embrace Baptist values that have shaped our identity

Soul Freedom

Bible Freedom

Religious Freedom

Church Freedom

Resources

Web Link

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Helping maintain meaningful Baptist partnerships

Baptist World Alliance

Baptist Center for Ethics

Baptists Today

Associated Baptist Press

Baptist Joint Committee for Public Affairs

Department of Congregational Life

Resources

Web Link

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Bringing wholeness to relationships within and beyond congregations

Ecumenical & Interfaith Dialogue

Reconciliation & Justice Activities

Department of Congregational Life

Resources

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Supporting Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors

Military

Hospitals

Business

Industry

Specialized Settings

Department of Congregational Life

Web Link

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Assisting Congregations Through

Experienced Consultants

Practical Training

Helpful Info-logues

Annual Planning Workbook

Online Resource Guide

24/7 Online CBF Store

Monthly E-zine

Department of Congregational Life
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Dr. Bo Prosser

Coordinator for Congregational Life

bprosser@thefellowship.info, 770-220-1631

George C. Pickle

Associate Coordinator Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling

gpickle@thefellowship.info, 770-220-1617

Michele Deriso

Associate Coordinator Building Community

mderiso@thefellowship.info, 770-220-1626

Rick Bennett

Associate Coordinator Faith Formation

rbennett@thefellowship.info, 770-220-1605

Congregational Life Age Group Consultants

Department of Congregational Life

Real Time Assistance Available

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Regional Church Leadership Academy

“True Survivor” Christian Educator Gathering

Marriage Enrichment Retreat

Five Day Academy for Spiritual Formation

Department of Congregational Life

Inspirational Events

Details

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Practical

Downloadable

Trustworthy

Department of Congregational Life

Online Resources

Details

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Quality resources for local church ministry

Easy-to-use topical arrangement

Monthly review of a resource

Department of Congregational Life

Online Resource Directory

Details

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“Resources in Spirituality: A Listing of Resource Persons, Workshops, Networks, Publications, Links & Personal Retreat Sites”

Free

Department of Congregational Life

Helpful Info-logues

Details

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“Missional Church: Bookmarks and Links”

“Missional Journey”

“Missional Journey Guide”

And more

Free

Department of Congregational Life

Helpful Info-logues

Details

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“Blueprints”

Plan

Coordinate

Focus on church mission

Free

Department of Congregational Life

Annual Planning Workbook

Details

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Department of Congregational Life

Online CBF Store

  • Resource Specialist 1-888-801-4223

Details

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Department of Congregational Life

ChurchWorks!

  • Monthly E-zine
  • Resources and ideas for congregational leadership
  • Free
  • Subscribe – tdraper@thefellowship.info

View Sample

department of congregational life faq s
Department of Congregational Life FAQ’s
  • How can I find what I need at CBF?
    • Resource Specialist 1-888-801-4223
    • Congregational Hotline:
      • Call Michele Deriso 770-220-1626
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Department of Congregational Life FAQ’s
  • I believe in the Baptist principles held by CBF. How can I find fellow believers in my area?
  • http://www.thefellowship.info/StateNetworks.aspx
  • 1-800-352-8741
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What is the significance of the name “Department of Congregational Life”?

Equip and empower congregations

Assist in all areas of congregational work

Department of Congregational Life FAQ’s
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Department of Congregational Life FAQ’s
  • What is “Spiritual Formation”?
      • The process of being shaped in the image of Christ by the gracious working of the Spirit, for the transformation of the world
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Department of Congregational Life FAQ’s
  • What is a “Missional Church”?
    • A missional church aligns all of its programs, functions and activities around the mission of God in the world.
    • A missional church asks, “What is God wanting us to be, become and do to continue the ministry of Christ within our present community and global context?”

Web Link

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Department of Congregational Life FAQ’s
  • What does the Coordinator of Congregational Life do?
    • Teach, train, encourage, and equip Christians and congregations
    • Respond personally
    • Write, train, and speak to share spiritual insights, practical approaches, and humor
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Department of Congregational Life FAQ’s
  • How does the Coordinator help churches?
    • Communications
    • Missional church initiatives
    • Spiritual formation experiences like “Companions in Christ”
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Department of Congregational Life FAQ’s
  • How else is the Coordinator helping churches?
    • Discipleship ministries
    • Strategic Planning
    • On Site Training
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Department of Congregational Life FAQ’s
  • The church I lead is small.
  • Can the Department of Congregational Life work with my church?
    • Your congregation is important no matter what size! Let’s talk about ways your congregation can discover and fulfill the mission of God in your world. – Bo Prosser
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Department of Congregational Life FAQ’s

My prayer is that you will know God’s blessing as you lead people to find and fulfill God’s mission and purpose.

The Congregational Team is here to help.

Bo ProsserCoordinator for Congregational LifeCooperative Baptist Fellowship

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To receive a packet of the free resources for congregational life mentioned in this presentation, clickhereand enter “FreeResources” in the subject line. Be sure to include your name and mailing address in the body of the message.

Or, call 770-220-1654.

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Department of Congregational Life

CBF Resource Center

PO Box 450329

Atlanta GA 31145-0329

770-220-1654

bprosser@thefellowship.info

© 2005 Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

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Department of Congregational Life

Appendix

The following slides are included as resources

cbf online store
CBF Online Store

Learn by browsing:

  • Click on this link: CBF Store.
  • Next, click on the CBF Store logo to enter the store website.
  • At the top of the first store page, click on “Product Overview”
  • Click on the links shown on the Catalog overview page to explore Faith Formation and Building Community resources.
  • Or, use Quick Search to find a specific item.

Return

missional church

Free

Missional Church

The Missional Journey: Being the Presence of Christ 32-page information booklet, journal and CD-ROM will help you begin the missional journey.

Missional Journey Guide Workbook, CD-ROM and binder provide stories of churches on the missional journey and practical information for congregational leaders.

Missional Church: Bookmarks and LinksAnnotated bibliography on the missional movement gives useful help to church leaders.

More Resources

Return

Web Link

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Missional Church

Christianity for Beginners is a six-week course designed to introduce unchurched persons to the Christian faith and to provide basic information for new believers.

Web Link

Missional Church: Frequently Asked Questions gives answers to the most frequently asked questions about missional church in a convenient online format.

FAQ Link

Missional Church Web Links connects you to resources, other church leaders and practical ideas for ministry.

Missional Church Web Links

Return

Web Link

evangelism and outreach
Evangelism and Outreach

Christianity for Beginners is a six-week course designed to introduce unchurched persons to the Christian faith and to provide basic information for new believers.

Web Link

Hospitality Evangelism provides complete resources to lead a church to develop evangelism on the model of hospitality.

Go to the CBF Store to learn more.

Return

spiritual formation
Spiritual Formation

PersonalGrowthResources

Web Link

Web Link

Web Link

Discover multiple resources in the CBF Store as well as free downloadable personal growth resources on the Department of Congregational Life web pages. Go to the Spiritual Formation Network to get updated information.

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healthy congregations
Healthy Congregations

FREE

FREE

Web Link

Resources include CBF-developed Missional Journey Guide, curriculum from the Baptist Center for Ethics, free church annual planning workbook, free “It’s Time” video by Daniel Vestal, and free CBF Store Catalog.

Return

baptist values
Baptist Values

Newsletters, papers, pamphlets, books and videos that will help you and your congregation understand Baptists and CBF. Many resources are free.

For more resources, visit the Baptist Principles page in the Online Resource Directory or the Baptist Identity area of the CBF Store.

Return

Study Guides

baptist partnerships
Baptist World Alliance

Empowering and enabling Baptist leaders worldwide

Baptist Center for Ethics

Proactive, positive, practical ethics resources

Baptists Today

News & trends impacting Baptist church leaders

Associated Baptist Press

National independent news service

Baptist Joint Committee for Public Affairs

Protecting religious liberty

Baptist Partnerships

Return

Web Link

ecumenism and justice
Ecumenism and Justice

Resources on hunger, domestic violence, and disabilities, including worship emphases, newsletters, a handbook and video.

Task Force on Ecumenism and Justice

Web Link

Return

marriage and family
Marriage and Family

Find help for marriage preparation, relationship building. Order an audio magazine for family ministry.

Return

inspirational events
Inspirational Events

Church Leadership Academies– regional training experiences to help equip church leaders, teachers and ministers.

“True Survivor” Christian Educator Gathering – national event for Christian educators to fellowship and dialogue with leading speakers.

Marriage Enrichment Retreats– includes retreats for married couples in ministry.

Five Day Academy for Spiritual Formation– renewal, retreat, formation for clergy and lay persons.

Web Link

Return

online resources
Online Resources

Online Resource Directory– points you to printed resources for Sunday School, small group, and ministry. Resources are arranged by topic and published by a variety of publishers.

Study Guides – Christian Formation resources for study in Sunday School or small groups.

Personal Growth Resources– includes Baptist Faith and Message, Bible Reading Plans, Bible Translation Guide, Selecting a Bible for Personal Use, and Sunday School Preparation Plan.

Congregational Life Web Pages– the place to find current and former issues of ChurchWORKS, as well as a growing body of useful knowledge for congregations and their leaders.

Web Link

Return

online resource directory
Age Group Ministries

Art, Drama, Symbolism

Baptist Principles

Bible Studies

Congregational Leadership

Congregational Systems and Conflict

Devotional Materials

Discipleship Training

Evangelism

Faith Development

Family

Ministry in Daily Life

Mission Trip Resources

Pastoral Care

Prayer

Preaching

Seasons of Christian Year

Spiritual Direction/Discernment

Spiritual Gifts

Stewardship

Sunday School

Online Resource Directory

Return

Web Link

spiritual retreat guide

Free

Spiritual Retreat Guide

Resources in Spirituality – a listing of persons, places, and training sites to provide resources for spiritual retreats, direction, and training. Developed by Dr. Bill Clemmons.

Return

Web Link

church planning

Free

Church Planning

Blueprints is an outstanding free resource for church planning and coordination that focuses on the church’s mission.

Web Link

Return

helpful info logues

Free

Helpful Info-logues

Missional Church - An annotated bibliography and directory of web links related to missional church.

Return

Web Link

e zine
E-zine

To subscribe send e-mail to

tdraper@thefellowship.info

Return

Web Link