CBF honors two ministers for outstanding leadership at ChurchWorks conference
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CBF honors two ministers for outstanding leadership at ChurchWorks conference

February 26, 2019 By Aaron Weaver ST. LOUIS — Two CBF ministers were honored Tuesday for their outstanding leadership during the second day of ChurchWorks, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s annual conference for Christian educators meeting Feb. 25-27 at the historic Third Baptist Church in St. Louis. Churchworks is a three-day event for all practitioners of … Continue reading

CBF continues ‘daily bread’ ministry to Central American migrants
Featured / General CBF

CBF continues ‘daily bread’ ministry to Central American migrants

  By Blake Tommey On November 14, the “caravan” of Central American migrants arrived at the United States’ southern border in Tijuana, Mexico. Most sought to file an asylum claim, which the U.S. is legally obligated to hear from migrants fleeing violence. Some intended to cross the border by any means necessary. Few wished to … Continue reading

‘Sexual abuse can happen in your church, too’: A Response by Suzii Paynter, Stephen Reeves and Pam Durso
Clergy Sexual Abuse

‘Sexual abuse can happen in your church, too’: A Response by Suzii Paynter, Stephen Reeves and Pam Durso

We read yesterday with deep sadness the article in the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News reporting on their investigation of sexual abuse in Southern Baptist churches. Our hearts break for the victims and survivors of this abuse and for the trauma that has been inflicted.  We are grateful for the bravery of survivors coming … Continue reading

“El abuso sexual puede ocurrir en tu iglesia. Sí, también en tu iglesia”: Una respuesta de Suzii Paynter, Stephen Reeves y Pam Durso
Clergy Sexual Abuse

“El abuso sexual puede ocurrir en tu iglesia. Sí, también en tu iglesia”: Una respuesta de Suzii Paynter, Stephen Reeves y Pam Durso

  El día de ayer leímos con profunda tristeza el artículo en Houston Chronicle y San Antonio Express-News que informa sobre la investigación de abuso sexual en las Iglesias Bautistas del Sur. Nuestros corazones se quiebran por las víctimas y sobrevivientes de este abuso y por el trauma que se ha infligido. Estamos agradecidos por … Continue reading

CBF’s Reeves Condemns Move to Weaken Payday Lending Rule
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CBF’s Reeves Condemns Move to Weaken Payday Lending Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 6, 2019 Media Contact Aaron Weaver | aweaver@cbf.net | 770-220-1610 DECATUR, Ga. — Responding to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s announcement today that it plans to remove borrower safeguards intended to ensure that vulnerable consumers have the ability to repay short-term, high-interest “payday” loans, Stephen K. Reeves, associate coordinator of partnerships … Continue reading

New CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley introduced at press conference
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New CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley introduced at press conference

Rev. Dr. Paul Baxley was formally introduced Feb. 1 as the new Executive Coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship at a press conference in Atlanta held in conjunction with the winter meeting of the CBF Governing Board. Learn more about Baxley at http://www.cbf.net/baxley and watch a video introduction below.  As I have prepared for this … Continue reading

Haitian man receives ‘gift from God’ amid pain and paradise
Featured / Field Personnel / Haiti Ministries / Missions / offering for global missions

Haitian man receives ‘gift from God’ amid pain and paradise

 By Blake Tommey At the time Minos Saint Amand met Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel Jenny Jenkins, he was living on a dirt floor under poorly woven cloth supported by a few sturdy branches. Even so, he welcomed her to his plot in Petit Paradis, Haiti, with a radiant smile and began to recount his … Continue reading