Fellowship Southwest announces leadership transition plan
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Fellowship Southwest announces leadership transition plan

October 22, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Fellowship Southwest has announced its first leadership transition and is seeking applicants and nominations for its next leader to succeed founding coordinator Marv Knox, who launched the innovative and collaborative ecumenical network just over three years ago.  The new coordinator will serve alongside Knox for up … Continue reading

CBF receives $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. for Thriving Congregations Initiative
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CBF receives $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. for Thriving Congregations Initiative

October 7, 2020 By Jeff HuettDECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has received a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish a Thriving Congregations Initiative across the Fellowship.   The program is funded through Lilly Endowment’s Thriving Congregations Initiative. The aim of the national initiative is to strengthen Christian congregations so … Continue reading

BNG: CBF Governing Board will consider significant budget changes this week
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BNG: CBF Governing Board will consider significant budget changes this week

Mark Wingfield, executive director of Baptist News Global, published the following article featuring an interview with CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley regarding the upcoming Oct. 1-2 meeting of the CBF Governing Board. Read an excerpt below via BNG: When the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s Governing Board convenes tomorrow and Friday, its decisions could reshape the organization … Continue reading

CBF of North Carolina announces launch of Welcome House Community Network
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CBF of North Carolina announces launch of Welcome House Community Network

The following announcement comes from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina:  Winston-Salem, NC (August 27, 2020)— The CBF of North Carolina (CBFNC) Coordinating Council is excited to announce its unanimous approval to adopt Welcome House Community Network (WHCN) as a new missions program of CBFNC.  WHCN is a newly formed collaborative ministry between CBFNC, CBF Field Personnel … Continue reading

As Hurricane Laura comes ashore, CBF leaders encourage prayer and support for relief efforts
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As Hurricane Laura comes ashore, CBF leaders encourage prayer and support for relief efforts

August 27, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — CBF leaders are encouraging Cooperative Baptists to pray for the victims of Hurricane Laura and those in its devastating path and to give generously to support future relief and long-term recovery work. Donations may be made online here.  Pray: CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley called the … Continue reading

CBF Disaster Response ready to engage, requests support for hurricane season
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CBF Disaster Response ready to engage, requests support for hurricane season

***UPDATE***   On Wednesday evening, CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley issued the following call to prayer via social media: “Tonight, I ask you to join me in praying for all those who are in the path of Hurricane Laura. As I write, the storm is approaching category five strength and communities across Louisiana and extending into … Continue reading

CBF requests support for urgent relief efforts in Beirut
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CBF requests support for urgent relief efforts in Beirut

August 6, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has provided $5,000 in emergency assistance to support relief efforts following the August 6 explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, which killed more than 135 people, injured 5,000 and displaced at least 300,000. CBF field personnel Chaouki and Maha Boulos, who are based in … Continue reading

CBF’s Kasey Jones to focus leadership on outreach and growth
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CBF’s Kasey Jones to focus leadership on outreach and growth

By Jeff Huett July 29, 2020 DECATUR, Ga. – Kasey Jones, whose current work at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship includes both operations and outreach, will begin a transition to a role that focuses her leadership on the Fellowship’s outreach and growth initiatives, including CBF’s work for racial and ethnic diversity. This shift in focus comes … Continue reading

CBF announces Renée Owen as leader of chaplaincy, pastoral counseling ministries
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CBF announces Renée Owen as leader of chaplaincy, pastoral counseling ministries

July 21, 2020 By Aaron Weaver and Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga. — A Cooperative Baptist Fellowship-endorsed healthcare chaplain with more than 20 years of experience meeting the unique spiritual, religious and cultural needs of patients, their families and healthcare providers has been named as CBF’s Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling Ministries Director. Renée Lloyd Owen will … Continue reading