CBF Tennessee Announces Annual Advocacy for Women in Ministry Recipient
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CBF Tennessee Announces Annual Advocacy for Women in Ministry Recipient

The Betty Galloway Advocacy for Women in Ministry Award, an annual recognition by CBF Tennessee, has been posthumously awarded to layperson June Holland McEwen of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mrs. McEwen is both the first layperson to receive the honor and the only person to receive it posthumously.   According to Mary Jayne Allen, retired minister of education … Continue reading

Justo and Catherine González Resource Center, CBF host reception for new Columbia Seminary president
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Justo and Catherine González Resource Center, CBF host reception for new Columbia Seminary president

By CBF Communications The Justo and Catherine González Resource Center, in partnership with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s Latino Ministries, and FAMILIA network, hosted a reception of pastors, academics and leaders from various denominations and churches on August 18 to welcome the Rev. Dr. Victor and Suzette Aloyo to Decatur. The gathering was to introduce Dr. … Continue reading

The Inclusive Church for the Neurodiverse and Persons of All Abilities, Featuring Christy Edwards
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The Inclusive Church for the Neurodiverse and Persons of All Abilities, Featuring Christy Edwards

Do you think you have an inclusive church? Are your members and ministry staff prepared to ministry to and with the neurodiverse and those of varied abilities? What about advocating for their needs and rights?  The CBF Podcast hosted a workshop at this summer’s General Assembly in Dallas with a focus on the inclusive church … Continue reading

Religious Liberty at the Center of Supreme Court Ruling, Featuring Holly Hollman of the BJC
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Religious Liberty at the Center of Supreme Court Ruling, Featuring Holly Hollman of the BJC

You can sense it from the nature of how this case has been portrayed among Conservative Christians. It’s got that “One man standing up for God as he defies the godless school boards orders not to pray in school” feel to it.  The only question that remains is whether or not Kirk Cameron or Dean … Continue reading

Kaitlyn Schiess, The Liturgy of Politics
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Kaitlyn Schiess, The Liturgy of Politics

There is a fascinating socio-political-religious study to examine among Evangelicals before, during, and after Donald Trump’s presidency. Before the 45th Commander-in-chief, Evangelicals overwhelming indicated that the faith and character of political candidates mattered more than their policy stances.  The poll, conducted by PRRI, found in just five years, white evangelicals have become much more likely … Continue reading

Grace Martino-Suprice; nueva Coordinadora del Compañerismo Bautista del Noreste
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Grace Martino-Suprice; nueva Coordinadora del Compañerismo Bautista del Noreste

Por Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Georgia – El Compañerismo Bautista Cooperativo (CBF, por sus siglas em inglés) ha formado una nueva asociación con el Compañerismo Bautista del Noreste (BFN, Baptist Fellowship of the Northeast) para ampliar su presencia en la región. BFN ha nombrado a Grace Martino-Suprice como su primera coordinadora a tiempo completo. Grace reemplazará … Continue reading

Why bringing in young families is not a magic bullet for your congregation
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Why bringing in young families is not a magic bullet for your congregation

By Laura Stephens-Reed I have heard it many times in congregations experiencing stagnation or decline: If we could just bring in more young families… This is an understandable thought. For churches with nurseries that once burst at the seams or with memories of youth choirs that went on tour in the summers, bringing in more … Continue reading

Becoming a hybrid congregation
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Becoming a hybrid congregation

By Laura Stephens-Reed Two years ago the world locked down, seemingly overnight, due to the rapid spread of COVID-19. Many congregations went from having a website and a minimal social media presence, which sometimes included recordings or livestreams of worship, to creating online community wholly through previously utilized and new-to-them media. Churches pivoted again and … Continue reading