Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Heartland will no longer help sponsor the mature adult retreat in Missouri.
In a meeting via video-conference on June 13, members of the CBF Heartland Coordinating Council decided not to contribute $1,000 for the retreat set for Oct. 12-14 at Windermere Baptist Conference Center.
Several council members noted that only a few CBFers attend the retreat and that other attendees do not want to connect with CBF. CBF Heartland has received limited value from its participation in the past, they said.
Council members were updated on plans for continued development and fundraising. Coordinator Harold Phillips and Associate Coordinator Jeff Langford meet with a resource development consultant each month to work on a fundraising plan.
The leaders reported that about 160 people attended the recent Celebration of Excellence held at Missouri Baptist University.
Coordinating Council members were updated on partnerships in Slovakia and Haiti, work with Sasha and Mira Zivanov among Bosnian immigrants in St. Louis and the dental clinic in Mountain View, Mo.
Members went into executive session to discuss new business.
CBF Heartland will host a meeting during the national CBF General Assembly June 17-19 in Dallas. New officers will be elected during the local organization’s fall meeting set for Sept. 18-19 at First Baptist Church in Columbia, Mo.