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CBF announces retooling plan for expansion, right-sizing its 2017-2018 budget
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CBF announces retooling plan for expansion, right-sizing its 2017-2018 budget

May 25, 2017 By Jeff Huett and Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will focus on greater church engagement, diversity initiatives and identity-building while right-sizing its budget for fiscal year 2017-2018, CBF Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter announced today. The changes are a strategic investment in the future of God’s work through the … Continue reading

Hands on Kirkwood: Missouri church launches annual day of service that grows city-wide
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Hands on Kirkwood: Missouri church launches annual day of service that grows city-wide

By Chris Hughes It began with a simple question: “If we were to ask people in our community what they thought about Kirkwood Baptist Church, what would they say?” That is the way Daniel Johnson, then associate pastor for students at  Kirkwood stands as an annual day of service in Kirkwood, Mo., which draws more than 650 … Continue reading

Grace in Giving: Resources and practices to transform lives through the Offering for Global Missions
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Grace in Giving: Resources and practices to transform lives through the Offering for Global Missions

By Martha Perusek The CBF Offering for Global Missions and missions giving are so much more than a once-a-year passing of the plate. At its finest, the Offering has the power to not only transform lives at home and abroad, but to also connect churches to God’s larger plan for the world. “We have found … Continue reading

Generous Fellowship — “I doubt there is a  better place to put the Lord’s money.”
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Generous Fellowship — “I doubt there is a better place to put the Lord’s money.”

By Jeff Huett Years before she would become one, Trudy Pettibone was a bit sheepish about women pastors. In fact, around 1995, she almost stayed in her hotel room rather than attend a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship meeting at University Baptist Church in Bloomington, Ind., where Annette Hill Briggs was pastor. She decided to attend the … Continue reading