CBF Ministerial Excellence Initiative recipients meet, focus on personal and congregational economic issues
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CBF Ministerial Excellence Initiative recipients meet, focus on personal and congregational economic issues

May 1, 2017 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship recently welcomed the first group of grant recipients of the Ministerial Excellence Initiative, an effort designed to help pastoral and congregational leaders identify and respond to financial stressors causing anxiety. Grants were awarded for direct relief towards consumer debt, health insurance costs and … Continue reading

Cooperative Baptist women celebrate God-given beauty at Leading Women conference
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Cooperative Baptist women celebrate God-given beauty at Leading Women conference

April 27, 2017 By Carrie McGuffin KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A group of nearly 120 Cooperative Baptist women are “celebrating beauty” April 26-28 at the Leading Women conference, a three-day gathering held at First Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tenn., and sponsored by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Baptist Women in Ministry (BWIM). As CBF celebrates its … Continue reading

Knox to join CBF staff as part of expansion initiative in the Southwest 
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Knox to join CBF staff as part of expansion initiative in the Southwest 

April 13, 2017 By Jeff Huett and Aaron Weaver  DECATUR, Ga. – A preeminent Baptist journalist and thought leader in Texas who has covered the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship from its inception will join the CBF staff to promote Baptist identity, Christian cooperation and effective missions and ministry in the Southwest United States. Marv Knox, the … Continue reading

CBF staff honored with “Best in Class” award by Religion Communicators for communications and marketing work
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CBF staff honored with “Best in Class” award by Religion Communicators for communications and marketing work

April 3, 2017 By CBF Communications DECATUR, Ga. — Cooperative Baptist Fellowship staff members were recognized for excellence in faith-based communications at the 2017 convention of the Religion Communicators Council (RCC) held last week in Chicago, receiving nine awards including a top honor of “Best of Class.” The DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards are given annually to … Continue reading

CBF and Baptist Women in Ministry to host Leading Women gathering
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CBF and Baptist Women in Ministry to host Leading Women gathering

March 22, 2017 By Carrie McGuffin DECATUR, Ga. — As the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship celebrates 25 years, it also celebrates the influential women who call CBF home and are leaders in their churches and communities around the world. Leading Women, a three-day gathering co-hosted by Baptist Women in Ministry (BWIM), will be held April 26-28 … Continue reading

CBF provides emergency relief in response to severe drought in Kenya
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CBF provides emergency relief in response to severe drought in Kenya

March 15, 2017 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — To respond to the worsening drought in northern Kenya, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has contributed $5,000 in emergency relief for vulnerable children in communities where the Fellowship has a long-term presence. Funds are being designated for the purchase of maize, beans and oil to feed vulnerable … Continue reading