Incoming Moderator challenges Cooperative Baptists to “love much and love well”
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Incoming Moderator challenges Cooperative Baptists to “love much and love well”

June 30, 2017 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie McGuffin ATLANTA — Cooperative Baptists heard from the Fellowship’s two top-elected leaders during the Friday business session of the 2017 General Assembly. CBF Moderator Doug Dortch shared in his outgoing remarks about the importance and reasons to be a part of the Fellowship. “If you believe that … Continue reading

General Assembly recognizes longtime staff leader, adopts budget and elects governance members
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General Assembly recognizes longtime staff leader, adopts budget and elects governance members

June 30, 2017 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie McGuffin ATLANTA — A longtime staff leader of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship was recognized and celebrated to kick off the final day of the 2017 General Assembly. Bo Prosser, CBF Coordinator of Organizational Relationships, was honored during the Friday morning business session for his 15 years of … Continue reading

“You’ve made the road by walking,” McLaren tells Cooperative Baptists
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“You’ve made the road by walking,” McLaren tells Cooperative Baptists

June 29, 2017 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie McGuffin ATLANTA — Stepping out in faith not knowing the destination is part of the story of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, popular author and theologian Brian McLaren told nearly 1,500 attendees Thursday evening at the 2017 General Assembly. “Celebrate how far you’ve come — you have made … Continue reading

A Woman’s Financial Journey: A CBF General Assembly Reflection
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A Woman’s Financial Journey: A CBF General Assembly Reflection

By Val Fisk Step 1: Spend less than you make. Step 2: Create a will and establish an advanced healthcare directive. At this afternoon’s session titled “A Woman’s Financial Journey,” representatives from Consilium Associates, a financial planning and investment management firm, spoke with a room full of women about the concerns of a financial journey … Continue reading

Assembly hears report on Illumination Project during Thursday business session
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Assembly hears report on Illumination Project during Thursday business session

June 29, 2017 By Aaron Weaver  ATLANTA — “How can Cooperative Baptists strengthen our unity in the face of differing beliefs and practices in matters of human sexuality?” This question was the focus of a report on the progress of the Illumination Project given by committee chair Charlie Fuller during the Thursday morning business session … Continue reading

Paynter calls on Assembly to continue being “relentlessly pilgrim community”
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Paynter calls on Assembly to continue being “relentlessly pilgrim community”

June 29, 2017 By Carrie McGuffin and Aaron Weaver ATLANTA — “We are the Pilgrim Church called for the task of unleashing Heaven’s Kingdom here on earth,” Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter said during the opening business session of the 2017 General Assembly in Atlanta. In an address titled “A Journey and a … Continue reading

Gleanings from the Peer Learning Group breakfast
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Gleanings from the Peer Learning Group breakfast

By Laura Stephens-Reed Are you a minister struggling to navigate the tensions in your ministry setting at this critical juncture in Christian, Baptist, and American life? If so, this morning Brian McLaren offered a framework for choosing your own adventure in these complicated times. At the Peer Learning Group breakfast the highly-regarded theologian, author, and … Continue reading

CBF celebrates 25 years with evening of storytelling about the power of partnership
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CBF celebrates 25 years with evening of storytelling about the power of partnership

June 28, 2017 By Carrie McGuffin and Aaron Weaver ATLANTA — The 2017 General Assembly of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship kicked off Wednesday evening in downtown Atlanta with a dinner to celebrate the denomi-network’s 25th anniversary and the success of a $12-million endowment campaign launched last June to support the long-term sustainability of CBF missions … Continue reading