Travel Assistance Fund

 

Purpose:
The Travel Assistance Fund for Events (TAFFE) is a fund designated by the CBF Ministries Council to provide financial assistance to laypersons with limited means to attend special CBF gatherings and events. . Recipients will be awarded* a grant of up to $500 to assist with travel and lodging. While all laypeople who are active and/or interested in the CBF are eligible to receive a grant, the ideal is for pastors and state/regional organization coordinators to invite strategic, particularly emerging, lay leaders who will advocate for and help tell the story of CBF in the church and the community. Particular consideration will be given to first-time attendees.

Process:
If you are a layperson seeking financial assistance to attend CBF General Assembly 2022, please ask your pastor, church staff minister, or state/regional organization coordinator to complete the application on your behalf.

The application must be filled out by a pastor, church staff minister, or state/regional organization coordinator on behalf of the layperson. The pastor/SRO coordinator may advise that some financial assistance might be available. CBF will not be able to cover the totality of an attendee's expense. Churches are also encouraged to provide financial assistance to the attendee, if needed. The applicant must first be registered to attend General Assembly.

We recommend that Pastors, church staff ministers, or SRO Coordinators apply online using the form below. Alternatively, you may fill out a printed application and mail it to:

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
c/o TAFFE Application
160 Clairemont Avenue, Suite 500
Decatur, GA 30030

The application must be received by April 10, 2022.

A sub-committee of the Ministries Council will review all applications, and email notification of awards will be made to the applicants and recommenders by April 21, 2022.

*A check will then be mailed to the applicant’s church or the SRO office, which will then be responsible for distributing or applying the amount to the applicant’s travel expense.

Other information:
The Ministries Council will be available at General Assembly to host recipients and will make introductions and offer guidance for how best to experience the General Assembly.

All TAFFE recipients are asked to submit an evaluation of General Assembly and the impact the experience had on the individual and how it will influence the ministry of the local church, as well as an evaluation of the TAFFE application process. We may ask permission to use your words in a blog post about General Assembly. Recipients are strongly encouraged to report back to their congregation and state or regional coordinators their General Assembly experience.

 

Travel Assistance Fund For Events (TAFFE) - Request for General Assembly 2022

  • Applicants must register for General Assembly before completing this application. Applicants will need their General Assembly Registration Confirmation Number to continue. Applicants may register for General Assembly at www.cbf.net/general-assembly.
  • TAFFE is one resource to assist laypersons with travel expenses for CBF General Assembly. We urge the applicant to consider other resources, including family, church, SRO, etc., as well as their personal resources. Please estimate the applicant's total travel expense, including transportation, lodging, and food.