CBF Heartland began as the Baptist Fellowship of Missouri in 1991 and changed to CBF of Missouri in 1992, reflecting our connection to the newly-formed Cooperative Baptist Fellowship organization. We became CBF Heartland in January 2013. The name change reflects our inclusive spirit, as we now welcome churches and individuals from 12 Midwestern states into our network.
As Cooperative Baptists, our core purpose is to partner in renewing God’s world. God calls and equips us to spread the hope of Jesus Christ to the least evangelized, most marginalized people on earth. Whether we’re feeding the hungry, lifting up the voiceless, digging for water or helping families get back on their feet after a disaster, we and those with whom we minister experience renewal.
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is living into the same attributes that its founders instilled over 30 years ago. We strive to be Christ-like, innovative, authentic and global. We aspire to raise the bar on excellence with inspiring partnerships, ministries and missions, and like our partner-congregations, we are committed to being diverse — hearing and respecting different perspectives.