Our Mission & Values

Identity - Who We Are

Tennessee CBF is a network of Christians and churches who share a passion for the Great Commission of Jesus Christ and historic Baptist principles of faith.  

Mission - What We Do

Tennessee CBF exists to resource Christians and churches as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission.

Values - The Shape of Our Life Together

  • Christ-centered—We are committed to servant leadership that expresses the love of Jesus Christ.
  • Community—We value being together and serving alongside.
  • Historic Baptist Principles—We are committed to historic Baptist principles: Soul Freedom, Bible Freedom, Church Freedom, and Religious Freedom.
  • Faith Formation—We believe faith in Jesus Christ is formed through relationships in local congregations and through engagement in the disciplines of the faith.
  • Missional Focus—We exist to participate in the mission of God in the world.  
  • Collaborative Partnerships—We affirm the value of working collaboratively with others to nurture faith and meet needs in the world.  
  • Leadership Development—God calls servant-leaders to guide and lead the ministries of local congregations.  We value investing in these leaders through equipping experiences.
  • Peace & Justice—We believe God calls us to work for peace and justice.
  • Ecumenism—We value working with other denominations and ministry groups that are willing to partner with us to do kingdom work.
  • Inclusion—We are committed to expressing dignity and respect for all people.
  • Excellence—We value striving for excellence in everything we do.