Fellowship Southwest selects Stephen Reeves as executive director
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Fellowship Southwest selects Stephen Reeves as executive director

Stephen Reeves, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s public policy leader, has been elected executive director of Fellowship Southwest. Reeves will succeed Marv Knox, who founded the ecumenical network affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in 2017. Fellowship Southwest encompasses Arizona, New Mexico, Northern Mexico, Oklahoma, Southern California and Texas. It organizes churches and individuals around shared … Continue reading

Union Presbyterian now accepting applications for Baptist House director
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Union Presbyterian now accepting applications for Baptist House director

Taking the next step in a partnership between the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, CBF Virginia and Union Presbyterian Seminary to establish a Baptist House of Studies, the seminary is now accepting applications for a part-time role to direct the Baptist House. More information on the role of Director of the Baptist House of Studies at Union … Continue reading

CBF Governing Board gathers virtually, receives Toward Bold Faithfulness response report
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CBF Governing Board gathers virtually, receives Toward Bold Faithfulness response report

The CBF Governing Board gathered virtually January 28-29 via Zoom for its winter meeting focused on hearing a report from the Response Team of the Toward Bold Faithfulness initiative, a two-phase process launched in October 2019 to discover and respond to the greatest gifts and most urgent needs of congregations and communities across the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Continue reading

Choosing Community & Delivering us from Chaos: Reflecting on the Words of Dr. King
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Choosing Community & Delivering us from Chaos: Reflecting on the Words of Dr. King

By Paul Baxley Normally on the Martin Luther King Holiday, we find ourselves listening to Dr. King’s inspirational address given during the 1963 March on Washington, in which he challenged all who heard him with his powerful dream that “my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be … Continue reading

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