CBF Fellows: Flourishing in Ministry
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CBF Fellows: Flourishing in Ministry

Editor’s Note: This is the eighth installment of a new series called “Illuminations,” which aims to highlight stories of cooperation, unity and diversity from across the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Illuminations is a communications initiative of the Illumination Project, a project of discernment and accompaniment involving CBF congregational leaders to illuminate the qualities that have built unity in … Continue reading

Illuminating the Radical Center
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Illuminating the Radical Center

Editor’s Note: This is the seventh installment of a new series called “Illuminations,” which aims to highlight stories of cooperation, unity and diversity from across the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Illuminations is a communications initiative of the Illumination Project, a project of discernment and accompaniment involving CBF congregational leaders to illuminate the qualities that have built unity … Continue reading

Peer Learning Groups: Lessons in Listening and Finding New Stories
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Peer Learning Groups: Lessons in Listening and Finding New Stories

On Sunday, I changed perspective and found a whole new story. Not just the story of someone else but a whole new story for me. For now my new story included their story. I could not unhear what I heard when I listened. Peer Learning Groups offer all of us lessons in listening. Know your way of listening. See it for the unique gift that it is. And then switch seats. Sit in and with the story. Listen with all of your might. And celebrate your companions who listen with you. Continue reading

Embracing our part in being the Global Church
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Embracing our part in being the Global Church

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth installment of a new series called “Illuminations,” which aims to highlight stories of cooperation, unity and diversity from across the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Illuminations is a communications initiative of the Illumination Project, a project of discernment and accompaniment involving CBF congregational leaders to illuminate the qualities that have built unity … Continue reading

CBF and CBF Heartland: Creating Vibrant Connections
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CBF and CBF Heartland: Creating Vibrant Connections

CBF and CBF Heartland have been partners in making connections between personal faith, global missions and local ministry for 25 years. This partnership is founded on a mutual calling to bear witness to Jesus Christ. It is built on a mutual vision of partnering to renew God’s world. It is sustained through mutual action; the work of serving Christians and churches requires our collaboration. We share genuine friendship. We partner because we trust each other, even when we disagree. Continue reading

Unity in our Diversity as Cooperative Baptists
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Unity in our Diversity as Cooperative Baptists

There is unity in our diversity.

Our leaders and friends enjoy being engaged with a denomi-network that is free from bureaucratic baggage and institutional insanity. They are drawn in to a community that is forming together because Christ’s love compel us to maintain unity in our diversity, to accept and respect each person made in the image of God, and to be the presence of Christ in the world. Continue reading