Education Ministries / General CBF

CBF partner expanding Latina Leadership program

This post comes from Maegan Gatlin of BUA Communications. SAN ANTONIO, TX – The Latina Leadership Institute (LLI) in San Antonio has gone coastal. The program, which receives funding from CBF of Texas, recently held it’s first session in Sophia, N.C. “This is first time we have offered training outside Texas so we are really excited,” LLI … Continue reading

General CBF

CBF of South Carolina seeks applicants for coordinator position

Marion Aldridge, coordinator of CBF of South Carolina, is retiring in January of 2013. CBF of South Carolina is seeking applicants for his replacement. The coordinator will give leadership to organizing, facilitating and coordinating CBFSC to fulfill its vision of growing as a community of grace on a shared spiritual journey which connects people to … Continue reading

General CBF

Beets and chicken

This post comes from interim executive coordinator Pat Anderson Carolyn and I discovered a “Country Buffet” on the north side of Macon, GA which we like.  On our trips from Cedar Key to Atlanta we try to plan our lunch stop there. It is a large and really well prepared buffet. We like the fried chicken, … Continue reading

2012 General Assembly / General CBF

CBF Moderator Colleen Burroughs’ six months report

February – June 2012 Respectfully submitted by: Colleen Walker Burroughs, Moderator CBF 2011-12 Coordinating Council Responsibilities: Joint Coordinating Council, Task Force, Former National Moderators, Movement Leadership meeting called in February to review the 2012 Task Force Report. Called Coordinating Council Meeting to review Task Force revisions in May Responsibilities Distinctive to 2011-12: 2012 Task Force … Continue reading

2012 General Assembly / Missions

Missions picnic celebrates 20 years of Project Ruth among Gypsies

No picnic baskets or ants could be found at this year’s General Assembly Missions Picnic, but the crowd did find stories of changed lives among one of the world’s most neglected people groups. CBF field personnel Ralph and Tammy Stocks led the celebration of Project Ruth, a multi-faceted 20-year ministry among the Roma (Gypsy) people … Continue reading

2012 General Assembly / General CBF

National Coordinating Council Committee Reports

National Coordinating Council Reports, June 20, Fort Worth, Texas Personnel Committee General Assembly Report — Jason Coker, chair This year has been an historic year for personnel changes within the Fellowship. The Personnel Committee has functioned in an advisory role for the officers in the selection process of the Interim Executive Coordinator and the Interim Coordinator for … Continue reading

2012 General Assembly / General CBF

Newcomer gives voice to complex emotions of transition

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has discovered another voice for its journey. Yes, we have Kyle Matthews and Kate Campbell and others, but after Wednesday night’s concert honoring Daniel and Earlene Vestal, you can add Quaker folk singer Carrie Newcomer to that list. In a moving, seven-song concert featuring Broadway Baptist Church’s Chancel Choir, Newcomer connected … Continue reading

Economic Development Ministries / General CBF / Missions / Poverty & Transformation Ministries

TV news coverage of Duke football players’ trip to Ethiopia

David and Merrie Harding’s work in Ethiopia received more attention on Friday when WTVD-TV in Raleigh-Durham aired this news story about the trip that their son, David, an offensive lineman on the Duke University football team, organized for his teammates and coaches. Continue reading