young baptist ecosystem

Here at CBF of Arkansas we strive to support young Baptists as they journey through church life, the academic campus, ministry and missional experiences, and the professional world.



with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Arkansas annually provides up to three $1,000 scholarships for Arkansas seminarians.  Applications are received by the Scholarship Advisory Committee of the CBFAR Coordinating Council due March 15th and the scholarship recipients are announced by April 15th to be awarded for the following fall semester.  The process is inclusive of the diversity of Baptist students with connections to Arkansas. Click here to learn more.


Want more information about Student.Church? Contact the Student.Church team at 770.220.1615.  For more information you may also visit the Student.CHURCH page or contact Wanda Kidd.


Want more information about Student.Go?  Contact the Student.Go team at 770.220.1682.  Visit Student.Go on the web.


Contact Ray Higgins for more information regarding resources available to those serving young Baptists and you, as a young Baptist.






Pause life. Put everything on hold. Paying attention to life requires periods of Sabbath rest and reflection. Young adults, in particular, feel the expectations and demands of family, school, society, social media and technology. Making life decisions in the midst of such busyness and under so much pressure can be difficult, even paralyzing. 

Selah Vie, an end-of-summer retreat for college and graduate students, provides space, guidance and reflection for such discernment. Specialized tracks give attention to the different life stages in which students may find themselves.

Learn more about Selah Vie 2016.


Looking for community and connections with other young Baptists ? Want to learn more about the mission and ministries of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship alongside like-minded Baptists? The Young AdultNetwork is your network and entry point into CBF life and is open to myoung adults under 35. Join our Facebook page and participate in regional events, retreats, meal gatherings and online conversations. 

Learn more about the Young Adult Network  here, or visit the Young Adult Network Facebook page.


CBF Day is a day-long event held on seminary campuses affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship to celebrate the partnership in training women and men for vocational ministry.  Learn how you can connect during CBF Day at your school here


The purpose of this retreat is to build CBF's identity in seminarians and faculty across both partner and non-partner seminaries by introducing them to CBF core values, staff, and resources.  The retreat also provides practical content for both students and faculty that will establish CBF as a life-long partner in ministry.  CBF has strategically selected Montreat Conference Center, located in the mountains of western North Carolina.  The Montreat retreat center has been a place set apart for those seeking a closer relationship with their creator.