McLaren challenges Cooperative Baptists to pursue justice and peace during workshop
Assembly 2017 / General CBF

McLaren challenges Cooperative Baptists to pursue justice and peace during workshop

By Blake Tommey ATLANTA — “If we want a plan of action for reintroducing the way of Christ in America, we must start by provoking a reconsideration of what Christianity is supposed to be, and that’s a very Baptist thing to do,” Brian McLaren at a June 29 workshop during the 2017 CBF General Assembly … Continue reading

Lutheran pastor shares about Matthew 25 movement  on behalf of vulnerable immigrants during Assembly workshop
Assembly 2017 / General CBF

Lutheran pastor shares about Matthew 25 movement on behalf of vulnerable immigrants during Assembly workshop

July 6, 2017 By Blake Tommey ATLANTA — “When the church moves, the church can make a difference,” Alexia Salvatierra, a representative of the Matthew 25 Movement to protect and defend vulnerable immigrants, told Cooperative Baptists June 30 at the CBF General Assembly in Atlanta. Salvatierra, a Lutheran pastor with more than 35 years of … Continue reading

General Assembly concludes with commissioning service of new field personnel, call to support Offering for Global Missions
Assembly 2017 / Newsroom

General Assembly concludes with commissioning service of new field personnel, call to support Offering for Global Missions

June 30, 2017 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie McGuffin ATLANTA — The 2017 General Assembly of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship concluded Friday evening with a service of commissioning and blessing for new field personnel, chaplains, pastoral counselors and church starters, and a celebration of communion. Four individuals were commissioned to serve as CBF field personnel … Continue reading

Kirby Godsey honored with Crumpler Leadership Award during General Assembly
Assembly 2017 / Newsroom

Kirby Godsey honored with Crumpler Leadership Award during General Assembly

June 30, 2017 By Carrie McGuffin ATLANTA — Dr. R. Kirby Godsey was honored Friday evening during the 2017 CBF General Assembly with the Carolyn Weatherford Crumpler Leadership Alumni Award. Kirby Godsey has served as chancellor of Mercer University in Macon, Ga., since 2006. Prior to his tenure at Mercer, Godsey as the president of … Continue reading

New documentary on courageous missionaries amid Nigerian genocide highlighted at General Assembly
Assembly 2017 / Newsroom

New documentary on courageous missionaries amid Nigerian genocide highlighted at General Assembly

June 30, 2017 By Blake Tommey ATLANTA — The Disturbances, a documentary of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship-partner Baptist Center for Ethics highlighting the courageous work of Christian missionaries amid the 1966 genocide in Nigeria was the center of discussion at a June 29 panel discussion held at the 2017 General Assembly in Atlanta. Cliff Vaughn, co-producer … Continue reading