Pursue “love as a public good,” NPR’s Krista Tippett tells General Assembly
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Pursue “love as a public good,” NPR’s Krista Tippett tells General Assembly

June 21, 2019 By Carrie Harris  “Politics is not the problem,” popular journalist and public radio host Krista Tippett said during her keynote address to conclude the 2019 CBF General Assembly in Birmingham, Ala. Tippett echoed the central theme heard throughout the week—that Cooperative Baptists are called to love in the midst of difference, diversity … Continue reading

Cooperative Baptists challenged to ‘daring faith’ during Fellowship at Work session
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Cooperative Baptists challenged to ‘daring faith’ during Fellowship at Work session

June 21, 2019 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie Harris  “In my travels, I have found much to celebrate. I have found so many reasons to have renewed energy and conviction,” said CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley during his Friday report to Assembly attendees, reflecting on his first three months as Executive Coordinator traveling through 14 … Continue reading

Baxley challenges Cooperative Baptists to “love one another with a relentless, sacrificial, active love”
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Baxley challenges Cooperative Baptists to “love one another with a relentless, sacrificial, active love”

June 20, 2019 By Carrie Harris and Aaron Weaver  BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Living out the ‘new commandment’ of Jesus Christ to “love one another with a relentless, sacrificial, active love” was the theme of Rev. Dr. Paul Baxley’s first-ever General Assembly address since becoming the Executive Coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in March. “’A new command … Continue reading

“The right leader at the right time”—A celebration of Suzii Paynter
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“The right leader at the right time”—A celebration of Suzii Paynter

June 20, 2019 By Aaron Weaver  BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Rev. Suzii Paynter, who served as only the third executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship from 2013-2019, was celebrated Thursday evening at an all-Fellowship dinner in her honor at the 2019 CBF General Assembly in Birmingham, Ala. Cooperative Baptist leaders celebrated the impact of Paynter’s leadership in … Continue reading

Assembly honors Paynter, hears missions and ministry reports
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Assembly honors Paynter, hears missions and ministry reports

June 20, 2019 By Carrie Harris BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The 2019 General Assembly continued Thursday with a “Fellowship at Work” business session where attendees heard reports and updates on the missions and ministries of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. “When faithful servants of God say ‘yes’ to serving, there is no limit to the mountains God can move … Continue reading

CBF opens 2019 Birmingham Assembly with day focused on racial justice
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CBF opens 2019 Birmingham Assembly with day focused on racial justice

June 19, 2019 By Carrie Harris and Aaron Weaver BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— The 2019 General Assembly of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship opened Wednesday with a day focused on racial justice, including a worship service featuring testimonies from CBF pastors deeply engaged in the work toward racial justice and reconciliation. “The work of reconciliation is challenging to … Continue reading

CBF Governing Board meets, looks to future ahead of Birmingham General Assembly
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CBF Governing Board meets, looks to future ahead of Birmingham General Assembly

June 18, 2019 By Carrie Harris and Aaron Weaver BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Governing Board met June 18 ahead of the 2019 General Assembly in Birmingham, Ala., to reflect on the past year, hear reports and welcome new CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley and incoming CBF Moderator Kyle Reese. “There’s much to celebrate in … Continue reading