What is an advocate?

By definition, an advocate is one who pleads another’s cause. A Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) Advocate pleads the cause of CBF within a local congregation. By advocating for CBF and TCBF in your church, you ensure your church is connected in meaningful ways with God’s work through the Fellowship.

Our goal is to have at least one CBF Advocate in each church. If you are interested in serving as an Advocate, please contact Rick Bennett at

A brief CBF Advocate job description:

  • Keep your church informed about what CBF is doing
  • Increase your church’s involvement in CBF by leading them to give, go, serve, and pray
  • Improve how CBF connects with your church

Practical ways to partner with TCBF:

Tangible ways you can connect with TCBF include:

  • Promote and encourage church members to attend the annual TCBF General Assembly.
  • Offer opportunities for church members to sign up to receive TCBF newsletters.
  • Invite TCBF staff to speak or preach in your church.
  • Engage in hands-on mission projects with TCBF ministry partners.
  • Encourage church members to participate in regional TCBF gatherings or events.
  • Make members aware of regional opportunities for collaboration in mission and ministry.
  • Encourage your church to include TCBF in the church budget.
  • Encourage church members to give to the Volunteer State Missions Offering.