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Peer groups for pastors can create a healthy ecosystem of support
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Peer groups for pastors can create a healthy ecosystem of support

By Ruth Perkins Lee This article was first published in Faith & Leadership on March 8, 2022 (https://faithandleadership.com/peer-groups-pastors-can-create-healthy-ecosystem-support). In 2019, my husband and I visited Muir Woods National Monument, an old-growth redwood forest on California’s northern coast. I had long been fascinated by the concept of the interconnected growth and root system of redwoods that … Continue reading

CBF names two seminarians as 2022 Vestal Scholars
General Assembly 2022 / Newsroom / young Baptists

CBF names two seminarians as 2022 Vestal Scholars

May 12, 2022 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has selected Beth Rooney Bailey and Luke Perrin as the 2022 recipients of the Daniel and Earlene Vestal Scholarship. The Fellowship’s most prestigious scholarship, named in honor of former CBF Executive Coordinator Daniel Vestal and his wife, Earlene, was created in 2011 … Continue reading

Moving Beyond the Budget: Embracing the Three Critical Areas of Church Finance
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Moving Beyond the Budget: Embracing the Three Critical Areas of Church Finance

By Rickey Letson, CBF Congregational Stewardship Officer My wife and I had our annual financial review recently. Our advisor has worked with us for years and the hour-long meeting had a very natural, conversational tone to it. Over the course of the call, we moved between three major topics. We started by discussing our careers, current salaries … Continue reading

CBF previews trailer for Fall 2022 resource Seeing Through the Eyes of Jesus
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CBF previews trailer for Fall 2022 resource Seeing Through the Eyes of Jesus

May 9, 2022 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship released a video trailer today to preview the forthcoming resource Seeing Through the Eyes of Jesus focused on calling participants back to the central focus of the Christian faith, the Risen and Living Jesus. This new resource for Fall 2022 invites congregations … Continue reading

Presence, Perseverance, Prayer and a Project: Lucien’s story
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Presence, Perseverance, Prayer and a Project: Lucien’s story

By Grayson Hester Lucien, better known by his church community as Dyak (“deacon” in Haitian Creole) has witnessed enormous change in the three years since his story was featured on the CBFblog. For one, Lucien’s home of Haiti has endured crisis after crisis in the last year alone—from the assassination of its president, Jovenel Moïse, … Continue reading

Partners in Mission
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Partners in Mission

By Ben Brown Frankfort, Kentucky, sits about 400 miles north and west of Atlanta, Georgia; but these two communities are connected by more than just Interstate 75. The drive takes about seven hours, but missions between two CBF churches: First Baptist Church of Frankfort and Johns Creek Baptist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, connects these two … Continue reading