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Flying This Plane While We’re Still Building It: Remembering Hardy Clemons (1933-2020)
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Flying This Plane While We’re Still Building It: Remembering Hardy Clemons (1933-2020)

By Aaron Weaver Beloved and influential Baptist pastor Rev. Dr. Hardy Clemons passed away July 1 at the age of 87. Clemons was a founding leader in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and served as CBF Moderator from 1993-1994. He also served on the CBF Coordinating Council from 1992-1996. From 1961-2008, Clemons served as pastor of … Continue reading

General Assembly Registration nears 2,400 for highest attendance in the past 5 years
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General Assembly Registration nears 2,400 for highest attendance in the past 5 years

By CBF Communications DECATUR, Ga. – Registered attendance for the 2020 virtual CBF General Assembly topped registration numbers for each of the past five years with nearly 2,400 people registered for the event held June 25-26. The registered attendance last week was 2,381. The General Assembly held in Greensboro, N.C., June 20-24, 2016, which was … Continue reading

CBF Church Benefits commits to Lower Fees, Better Service, and Economies of Scale
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CBF Church Benefits commits to Lower Fees, Better Service, and Economies of Scale

  By CBF Church Benefits  At the June 2020 meeting of the CBF Church Benefits Board via Zoom, before any business was conducted, there was a period of prayer and reflection related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, racial injustice and reconciliation, and the resilience and creativity of congregations and their leaders. The board’s actions affirmed … Continue reading

The latest sign that the Holy Spirit is at work in us and through us
Assembly 2020 / bold faith / COVID-19 / Paul Baxley

The latest sign that the Holy Spirit is at work in us and through us

By Paul Baxley Last week our Fellowship held our first ever virtual General Assembly. I would like to thank each member of our Fellowship community who made time to engage in the worship, plenary sessions, workshops, network gatherings and partner events that took place Thursday and Friday. While we certainly missed the unique beauty of … Continue reading

Virtual General Assembly concludes with challenge to “go together with bold faithfulness into a resurrected and reimagined future”
Assembly 2020 / bold faith / Field Personnel / Newsroom

Virtual General Assembly concludes with challenge to “go together with bold faithfulness into a resurrected and reimagined future”

June 26, 2020 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie Harris DECATUR, Ga.—What would it mean to live boldly in the midst of the harsh realities of COVID-19 and racial injustice? Will we, like Joseph of Arimathea, have the courage to show up? Will we as a Fellowship have the courage to go together with bold faithfulness … Continue reading

Toward Bold Faithfulness moves from Discovery into Response Phase
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Toward Bold Faithfulness moves from Discovery into Response Phase

By Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga. – Today at its virtual General Assembly, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship launched into the second phase of its journey Toward Bold Faithfulness by reporting to participants on the findings of the prayerful Discovery process and transitioning into the process of faithful response. CBF Moderator Kyle Reese and CBF Executive Coordinator … Continue reading

Baxley calls Cooperative Baptists toward bold faithfulness, commitment to racial justice and healing
Assembly 2020 / bold faith / Newsroom / Paul Baxley

Baxley calls Cooperative Baptists toward bold faithfulness, commitment to racial justice and healing

June 25, 2020 By Carrie Harris and Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga.—The journey toward bold faithfulness demands more of ourselves and more of the church in this current cultural moment marked by racial injustice and the sins of white supremacy, CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley preached during the Thursday evening worship service of the 2020 virtual … Continue reading

“God is doing marvelous things” through churches, McCall tells virtual General Assembly
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“God is doing marvelous things” through churches, McCall tells virtual General Assembly

June 25, 2020 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie Harris DECATUR, Ga. — “We are all God’s representatives. We are God’s ambassadors.” Rev. Dr. Emmanuel McCall shared this truth with attendees to the first-ever virtual General Assembly of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Thursday morning during the opening plenary session. McCall, a widely-respect Baptist statesman and retired … Continue reading

Preying on fear, pandemics spark hatred, violence and injustice
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Preying on fear, pandemics spark hatred, violence and injustice

By Elket Rodríguez Across the ages, pandemics have packed punitive punches: From 1347 to 1351, the black death swept across Europe. Mobs scapegoated Jews, murdering thousands. In the early 20th century, the Spanish flu spread throughout the world, and millions died. In the United States, the pandemic spawned racial and social unrest, prompting the deaths … Continue reading