General Assembly concludes with commissioning, call to lean into ‘holy invitation of renewal’
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General Assembly concludes with commissioning, call to lean into ‘holy invitation of renewal’

August 27, 2021By Carrie Harris and Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — “Lean into the holy invitation of renewal” was the encouraging word of Rev. Emily Hull McGee to attendees gathered virtually for the concluding worship and commissioning service of the 2021 CBF General Assembly.  Hull McGee, who serves as senior pastor of First Baptist Church … Continue reading

“Do not lose heart,” Baxley tells Cooperative Baptists during Friday plenary
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“Do not lose heart,” Baxley tells Cooperative Baptists during Friday plenary

August 27, 2021By Aaron Weaver and Carrie Harris DECATUR, Ga. — “Do not lose heart.” Citing the Apostle Paul, CBF Executive Coordinator delivered this message to attendees during the Friday morning plenary session of the 2021 General Assembly as he focused his remarks on the challenges of the past 18 months. In his Executive Coordinator … Continue reading

In bilingual sermon at CBF General Assembly, Martino and Vargas issue challenge to rebuild the table, make bold dreams a reality
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In bilingual sermon at CBF General Assembly, Martino and Vargas issue challenge to rebuild the table, make bold dreams a reality

August 26, 2021By Aaron Weaver and Carrie Harris DECATUR, Ga. — “O, come let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker, for he is our God. We are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.” CBF Executive Coordinator welcomed attendees to the virtual 2021 General … Continue reading

Up Close with Patricia Wilson: Friday she will become CBF’s new Moderator
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Up Close with Patricia Wilson: Friday she will become CBF’s new Moderator

By Carrie Harris In June of 2020, Cooperative Baptists voted to elect Patricia Wilson, Baylor University law professor and lay leader from Waco, Texas, to serve as Moderator-Elect for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in 2020-2021. On Friday, during the virtual Plenary session of the CBF General Assembly, Wilson will assume the role of Moderator, the … Continue reading

Alabama lay leader Debbie McDaniel to become CBF Moderator-Elect at 2021 General Assembly
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Alabama lay leader Debbie McDaniel to become CBF Moderator-Elect at 2021 General Assembly

By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — A lay leader deeply involved in CBF and member of First Baptist Church, Huntsville, Ala., is the nominee to become the next Moderator-Elect for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship at the 2021 General Assembly. The CBF Nominating Committee has selected Debbie McDaniel to serve as Moderator-Elect in 2021-2022 and Moderator … Continue reading

Governing Board proposes 2022 budget that further lives into Toward Bold Faithfulness
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Governing Board proposes 2022 budget that further lives into Toward Bold Faithfulness

Lea la narrativa del presupuesto en español aquí. By Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga. – Cooperative Baptists attending the virtual General Assembly next week will vote on a budget proposal approved by the CBF Governing Board for a flat, yet balanced budget for the 2022 fiscal year that begins on October 1. Through the first nine months … Continue reading

CBF requests support and plans local response effort following Haiti earthquake
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CBF requests support and plans local response effort following Haiti earthquake

By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is requesting gifts for a response effort following 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Haiti which killed more than 1,200 people on Saturday, August 14. A tropical storm system is now threatening the country with flash flooding and mudslides. CBF field personnel Jenny Jenkins reported that she was … Continue reading

Summer retreats planned for pastors in 11 locations across the Fellowship
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Summer retreats planned for pastors in 11 locations across the Fellowship

May 28, 2021 By Jeff Huett The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, in collaboration with CBF state and regional organizations across the Fellowship, are inviting pastors and staff ministers to gather for a time of rest and renewal with a community of their peers this summer. The spiritual retreats are scheduled from mid-June to early September and … Continue reading

Susan Blanchard called as first director of Baptist House of Studies at Union Seminary
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Susan Blanchard called as first director of Baptist House of Studies at Union Seminary

RICHMOND, VA – Rev. Susan Pierson Blanchard (M.Div. / M.A.C.E. ’97) has accepted a call to lead a new initiative for Cooperative Baptists beginning this fall at Union Presbyterian Seminary’s Richmond campus. As director of the Baptist House of Studies (BHS) program, Blanchard, an ordained Baptist minister, will help students navigate the institution and their ordination process.  “I have felt a strong … Continue reading