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
Disaster Response

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

CBF leaders speak out against rollback of ‘payday’ loan regulation
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CBF leaders speak out against rollback of ‘payday’ loan regulation

July 7, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leaders spoke out against the decision announced today of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to remove borrower safeguards intended to ensure that vulnerable consumers have the ability to repay short-term, high-interest “payday” loans. “For nearly a decade, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has sought … Continue reading

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

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

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