Celebration of Excellence

Celebration of Excellence

Join Cooperative Baptists from across the Midwest at the 2021 Celebration of Excellence awards banquet on Thursday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m. at The Millbottom event center in Jefferson City, Mo. Now in its sixth year, the Celebration of Excellence Awards honor individuals and ministries that demonstrate excellence in serving Christ and their communities.

This year, we are excited to honor the following ministers and ministries:

  • University Hope - Excellence in Advocacy Award
  • Carol and Michael McEntyre - Doyle Sager Excellence in Service Award
  • Word & Way - Excellence in Partnership Award

Our featured speaker for the evening is Dr. Marshall Stewart, Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement at the University of Missouri.

Fall Gathering

This year, the Celebration of Excellence awards banquet is being held in conjunction with our new Fall Gathering. This 2-day event includes:

Mission Possible

Thursday, September 23, 2021; 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; First Baptist Church; Jefferson City, MO

  • Design Thinking sessions led by Dr. Chris Aho, CBF Director of Thriving Congregations
  • Presentation and collaborative time, with a break for lunch

Celebrating Your Impact

Friday, September 24, 2021; 8:30 am – 11:00 am; First Baptist Church; Jefferson City, MO

  • Breakfast and CBF Heartland business session
  • State of the Region address and dialogue

Covid-19 Safety:

CBF Heartland leadership continues to monitor the Covid-19 situation. During our event, we will follow health and safety guidelines from the CDC, local health departments and our host venues, including masking and distancing protocols.