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2016 – 18 CBF Fellows Cohort begins journey together
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2016 – 18 CBF Fellows Cohort begins journey together

By Joshua Speight Sixteen ministers gathered in Decatur, Ga. August 22-25 to begin their two-year cohort as CBF Fellows, a program for young clergy in their “first-call.” This first session focused on orienting the group to the program and to each other. For four days these ministers shared about their calling their to congregational ministry, their … Continue reading

Tennessee CBF names new field coordinator
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Tennessee CBF names new field coordinator

The following is a press release from Tennessee Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.  August 29, 2016 The Tennessee CBF Coordinating Council in its August 26-27 planning retreat unanimously and enthusiastically elected Rick Bennett to serve as the organization’s next Field Coordinator. Bennett comes to this role most recently from the pastorate of First Baptist Church, Elkin, N.C., … Continue reading

Celebrating CBF
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Celebrating CBF

By Lauren Gray In his popular book Celebration of Discipline, theologian Richard Foster wrote that “celebration is central to all the spiritual disciplines” because celebration brings us joy, and “joy makes us strong.” At the 2016 General Assembly in Greensboro, the workshop titled “Celebration as a Spiritual Discipline” reminded us that moments of celebration are a … Continue reading

CBF Governing Board issues Statement of Affirmation for Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter
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CBF Governing Board issues Statement of Affirmation for Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter

August 25, 2016 By Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga. —  The Governing Board of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, CBF Moderator Doug Dortch and the leadership of CBF’s 18 state and regional organizations have released statements today affirming Suzii Paynter as CBF Executive Coordinator. The text of the CBF Governing Board statement follows: Members of the CBF … Continue reading