CBF Ministerial Excellence Initiative recipients meet, focus on personal and congregational economic issues
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CBF Ministerial Excellence Initiative recipients meet, focus on personal and congregational economic issues

May 1, 2017 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship recently welcomed the first group of grant recipients of the Ministerial Excellence Initiative, an effort designed to help pastoral and congregational leaders identify and respond to financial stressors causing anxiety. Grants were awarded for direct relief towards consumer debt, health insurance costs and … Continue reading

CBF staff honored with “Best in Class” award by Religion Communicators for communications and marketing work
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CBF staff honored with “Best in Class” award by Religion Communicators for communications and marketing work

April 3, 2017 By CBF Communications DECATUR, Ga. — Cooperative Baptist Fellowship staff members were recognized for excellence in faith-based communications at the 2017 convention of the Religion Communicators Council (RCC) held last week in Chicago, receiving nine awards including a top honor of “Best of Class.” The DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards are given annually to … Continue reading

CBF provides emergency relief in response to severe drought in Kenya
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CBF provides emergency relief in response to severe drought in Kenya

March 15, 2017 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — To respond to the worsening drought in northern Kenya, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has contributed $5,000 in emergency relief for vulnerable children in communities where the Fellowship has a long-term presence. Funds are being designated for the purchase of maize, beans and oil to feed vulnerable … Continue reading

Expanding connections a focus of winter CBF Governing Board meeting
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Expanding connections a focus of winter CBF Governing Board meeting

February 10, 2017 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie McGuffin DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Governing Board launched a new regional network in the Southwest to strengthen joint ministry efforts, announced a creation stewardship initiative, and affirmed an historic partnership with a 3.5 million member African-American Baptist denomination at its Feb. 9-10 meeting. “It’s … Continue reading

CBF launches Fellowship Southwest network to strengthen mission efforts, create ‘big, equal table’ to advance witness of Christ
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CBF launches Fellowship Southwest network to strengthen mission efforts, create ‘big, equal table’ to advance witness of Christ

February 10, 2017 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — To respond to the growing needs of churches seeking to strengthen joint mission and ministry endeavors, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is launching a new network spanning the southwest region of the United States to advance the witness of Christ and further the renewal of God’s world. … Continue reading

CBF launches creation stewardship initiative,  invites participation in July immersion experience in Kenya
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CBF launches creation stewardship initiative, invites participation in July immersion experience in Kenya

February 7, 2017 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Cooperative Baptists are invited to participate in an immersion experience in Kenya this summer as part of a new Fellowship initiative focused on encouraging concern and active care for God’s creation. Renewing God’s World includes an initiative for environmental advocacy and creation stewardship led by CBF … Continue reading