CBF commissions field personnel, church starters, chaplains and pastoral counselors during Wednesday service
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CBF commissions field personnel, church starters, chaplains and pastoral counselors during Wednesday service

By Emily Holladay ATLANTA — More than 800 people gathered Wednesday night at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta for a banquet and commissioning service for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel, church starters, chaplains and pastoral counselors. In preparation for the commissioning, CBF chaplains, church starters and field personnel shared their own stories. Andy Hale, … Continue reading

CBF Governing Board meets at General Assembly
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CBF Governing Board meets at General Assembly

By Emily Holladay The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Governing Board met this afternoon to approve nominations to be made before the Assembly during Thursday morning’s Business Session. The Board approved nominations to present additional names for the Nominating Committee, Ministries and Missions Councils and the Governing Board itself. In addition to the nominations, CBF Executive Coordinator … Continue reading

Baptist Women in Ministry celebrates 50th anniversary of Addie Davis’ ordination
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Baptist Women in Ministry celebrates 50th anniversary of Addie Davis’ ordination

By Emily Holladay More than 400 people gathered this morning for worship at First Baptist Church of Decatur to celebrate the work of Baptist Women in Ministry, particularly honoring the 50th anniversary of Addie Davis’ ordination by Watts Street Baptist Church in Durham, N.C. Davis was the first woman ordained by the Southern Baptist Convention … Continue reading

General Assembly kicks off with Atlanta Sessions and Dawnings Prayer Retreat
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General Assembly kicks off with Atlanta Sessions and Dawnings Prayer Retreat

By Emily Holladay The 2014 Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly in Atlanta kicked off Monday with Atlanta Sessions for college and graduate students and the Dawnings Prayer Retreat. Atlanta Sessions will continue throughout the week of General Assembly, giving college students the ability to experience all aspects of Assembly, and the prayer retreat will wrap … Continue reading

Woven Together: The threads chaplains and pastoral counselors weave
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Woven Together: The threads chaplains and pastoral counselors weave

By Gerry Hutchinson Summertime is upon us. For me that means home grown tomatoes, sweet corn, fried okra, time at the beach and General Assembly. I love the theme of this year’s General Assembly “Woven Together with each other and with God’s Mission.” It prompts me to ponder what threads do chaplains and pastoral counselors … Continue reading

Words from the Coordinator: A pilgrimage of 100 visits and a denomi-network
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Words from the Coordinator: A pilgrimage of 100 visits and a denomi-network

By Suzii Paynter Pilgrimage — a journey of deliberate but often unpredictable discovery. And so it has been visiting almost 100 Cooperative Baptist Fellowship partner churches in the past months. I’ve learned a few lessons from being greeted by hundreds of people including pastors and staff, members, students, friends and curiosity seekers. There is sustaining … Continue reading