Why CBF?


“Why start a church with CBF?”

This inquisitive question is one I get from people in our church, the community, from ministerial friends, and people interested in church starting.

This is a good question. A young, small church can only have so many partners, and being intentional about who to partner with is salient.

The answer for us starts with identity.

Our church values mesh well with CBF’s values:

  • Christ-centered
  • Collaborative
  • Holistic
  • Innovative
  • Inclusive
  • Contextualized


CBF consists of approximately 1,900 churches, regional fellowships, and ministry partners. CBF walks alongside more than 150 ministry organizations worldwide, as well as 15 theological schools, and 18 autonomous state and regional organizations.

We partner with CBF because we have similar hopes and dreams. In the name of Christ, we hope to end extreme poverty, transform communities, be peace in conflict, restore natural environments, respond to disasters, and plant churches.

Being part of the “denomi-network” (Suzii’s wonderful term) is about us working together to fulfill CBF’s vision of “being a national and global community bearing witness to the gospel in partnership with Christians across the nation and around the world.

We couldn’t be happier with our CBF relationship. Will you join us in God’s mission for CBF and the world?


Kyle Tubbs is the Lead Pastor at Grace. This post was originally published on the CBF blog. Kyle is writing for CBF as part of a monthly blog about church starting. Read his other blogs here: OctoberNovemberDecemberJanuaryFebruary, March, AprilMayJune.