Church Starting and Faith Sharing Ministries / General CBF

A History of New Church Starts?

Oftentimes, when we think about starting new churches, we’re focused on the present or the future. But, of course every established church was once a church start. CBF of Georgia’s newsletter this month focuses on their work with lay-led new church starts over the past ten or more years. It provides a few brief reflections … Continue reading

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American Grace

It seems like the landscape of American religion is always changing constantly, and it’s often hard to know where to turn for good information. One recent book, American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us by Robert Putnam and David Campbell, attempts to give us a manageable overview of the recent religious past and interpret … Continue reading

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New Church Starts Academy

Last week over 40 church starters met in Winston-Salem, NC for a great weekend of learning, refreshing, and sharing. We had such a diverse groups from states and regions throughout the country. We were Anglo, African-American, and Hispanic; retired pastors and young seminary students; traditional churches and emergent communities. What held everyone together were the … Continue reading

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New Church Start and Campbell Religion Club find niche together

New church starts in CBF take a myriad of forms and often model the type of organic partnerships that allow missional communities to emerge.  Baptist Fellowship of Angier  shares space with a local Hispanic church while also partnering with nearby Campbell University students to facilitate its after-school tutoring ministry.  Their story is worth sharing to … Continue reading