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CBF leaders reflect on General Assembly “With Great Boldness” theme

The theme of the upcoming CBF General Assembly is “With Great Boldness,” following 2 Corinthians 3:12 which states: “Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.”

For many months, the General Assembly Steering Committee has been working to plan and schedule the upcoming gathering in Greensboro, June 26-28 with this theme of Great Boldness in mind.

I recently asked Steering Committee members to share their thoughts on this year’s General Assembly theme.  Below are a couple of their replies. Take a look:

What could be more apropos than a theme of “With Great Boldness”?

Keith Herron, CBF Moderator

Keith Herron, CBF Moderator

The early church thrived on that kind of spirit, that sense of adventure. They embraced the uncertainty of their age and determined they would take the cues for their boldness from Jesus of Nazareth who was on mission for what he had called, “The Kingdom of God.”

I believe we are living in an age when we can either shrink back from the demands of the day or we can move forward with confidence and imagination.

One of the Fellowship’s great strengths has been this willingness to endeavor for big dreams. When there is risk, one must determine whether to rise or stay the course. Our 2012 Task Force Report has given us a roadmap to the future where we can utilize our best, creative efforts!

-Keith Herron, CBF Moderator and Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo.

Scott Orr

Scott Orr, General Assembly Local Arrangements

If you do a word search in the book of Acts – the place where the birth of the church is chronicled – one of the words that keeps coming up is bold.
Bold, boldly, with great boldness…It’s hard to imagine the church accomplishing what it did during those early days without 1) the Holy Spirit and 2) Great Boldness.

If we are going to make an impact in our world today – a world that has so many  distractions that Paul and Silas never imagined – then we are certainly going to need that same boldness!

-Scott Orr, Pastor, Lindley Park Baptist Church, Greensboro, N.C.


How do you connect with the 2013 CBF General Assembly With Great Boldness theme?

If you are planning to attend the General Assembly in Greensboro, we’d love to hear from you! Please e-mail any reflections to Aaron Weaver – – and we will share here at

See previous posts from this Great Boldness blog series:

Steering Committee members look forward to upcoming CBF General Assembly in Greensboro, N.C. (June 26-28) [April 29, 2013]

Seminary student reflects on 2013 General Assembly theme—With Great Boldness [May 6, 2013]

One thought on “CBF leaders reflect on General Assembly “With Great Boldness” theme

  1. Pingback: N.C. leaders share thoughts on how CBF can express boldness as a movement | Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Blog

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