General Assembly Registration nears 2,400 for highest attendance in the past 5 years
Assembly 2020 / bold faith / COVID-19 / Newsroom

General Assembly Registration nears 2,400 for highest attendance in the past 5 years

By CBF Communications DECATUR, Ga. – Registered attendance for the 2020 virtual CBF General Assembly topped registration numbers for each of the past five years with nearly 2,400 people registered for the event held June 25-26. The registered attendance last week was 2,381. The General Assembly held in Greensboro, N.C., June 20-24, 2016, which was … Continue reading

The latest sign that the Holy Spirit is at work in us and through us
Assembly 2020 / bold faith / COVID-19 / Paul Baxley

The latest sign that the Holy Spirit is at work in us and through us

By Paul Baxley Last week our Fellowship held our first ever virtual General Assembly. I would like to thank each member of our Fellowship community who made time to engage in the worship, plenary sessions, workshops, network gatherings and partner events that took place Thursday and Friday. While we certainly missed the unique beauty of … Continue reading

Virtual General Assembly concludes with challenge to “go together with bold faithfulness into a resurrected and reimagined future”
Assembly 2020 / bold faith / Field Personnel / Newsroom

Virtual General Assembly concludes with challenge to “go together with bold faithfulness into a resurrected and reimagined future”

June 26, 2020 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie Harris DECATUR, Ga.—What would it mean to live boldly in the midst of the harsh realities of COVID-19 and racial injustice? Will we, like Joseph of Arimathea, have the courage to show up? Will we as a Fellowship have the courage to go together with bold faithfulness … Continue reading

Baxley calls Cooperative Baptists toward bold faithfulness, commitment to racial justice and healing
Assembly 2020 / bold faith / Newsroom / Paul Baxley

Baxley calls Cooperative Baptists toward bold faithfulness, commitment to racial justice and healing

June 25, 2020 By Carrie Harris and Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga.—The journey toward bold faithfulness demands more of ourselves and more of the church in this current cultural moment marked by racial injustice and the sins of white supremacy, CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley preached during the Thursday evening worship service of the 2020 virtual … Continue reading

“God is doing marvelous things” through churches, McCall tells virtual General Assembly
Assembly 2020 / bold faith / Newsroom

“God is doing marvelous things” through churches, McCall tells virtual General Assembly

June 25, 2020 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie Harris DECATUR, Ga. — “We are all God’s representatives. We are God’s ambassadors.” Rev. Dr. Emmanuel McCall shared this truth with attendees to the first-ever virtual General Assembly of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Thursday morning during the opening plenary session. McCall, a widely-respect Baptist statesman and retired … Continue reading

CBF Stories: Young Leader to Know Julianna Marraccino
bold faith / COVID-19 / General CBF / women in ministry

CBF Stories: Young Leader to Know Julianna Marraccino

In this special series of the CBF Stories Podcast, you’ll hear from some of the 25 Leaders to Know for 2020. Each year the CBF Ministries Council recognizes 25 Young Leaders to know as part of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s ongoing investment in young Baptists. This year features graduate students and seminarians, continuing their education … Continue reading

Texas BWIM offers online Bible studies
bold faith / COVID-19 / women in ministry

Texas BWIM offers online Bible studies

WORTH, Texas—Texas Baptist Women in Ministry will offer Ministry EDGE Bible Studies for women of all ages, including high school students, beginning May 15. Tia Kim, a veteran minister, will teach the online studies on the Zoom  video conferencing  platform. The new Ministry EDGE (Every Day Godliness and Excellence) project is an answer to prayer, … Continue reading

Making Online Programming Safer for Children, Teens, and Vulnerable Adults
bold faith / COVID-19 / Safe Churches

Making Online Programming Safer for Children, Teens, and Vulnerable Adults

By Jay Kieve In this season of COVID-19, church staff members have gone to heroic lengths to offer worship, prayer, Bible study, and fellowship through electronic means. They have used Facebook Live and Zoom, phone calls, emails, and text messages as vehicles for pastoral care and age-appropriate programming. Clergy deserve praise and gratitude for their … Continue reading