Cooperative Baptists honored at ChurchWorks 2017 with educator, leadership awards
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Cooperative Baptists honored at ChurchWorks 2017 with educator, leadership awards

February 22, 2017 By Carrie McGuffin Two Cooperative Baptists were honored Monday at ChurchWorks, CBF’s annual conference for Christian educators, held Feb. 20-22 at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla. David Burroughs, president and founder of Birmingham, Ala.-based Passport, Inc., was honored with the 2017 Jack Naish Distinguished Educator Award, named after the longtime minister … Continue reading

Expanding connections a focus of winter CBF Governing Board meeting
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Expanding connections a focus of winter CBF Governing Board meeting

February 10, 2017 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie McGuffin DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Governing Board launched a new regional network in the Southwest to strengthen joint ministry efforts, announced a creation stewardship initiative, and affirmed an historic partnership with a 3.5 million member African-American Baptist denomination at its Feb. 9-10 meeting. “It’s … Continue reading

CBF launches Fellowship Southwest network to strengthen mission efforts, create ‘big, equal table’ to advance witness of Christ
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CBF launches Fellowship Southwest network to strengthen mission efforts, create ‘big, equal table’ to advance witness of Christ

February 10, 2017 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — To respond to the growing needs of churches seeking to strengthen joint mission and ministry endeavors, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is launching a new network spanning the southwest region of the United States to advance the witness of Christ and further the renewal of God’s world. … Continue reading

CBF recognizes young laity, announces inaugural  “25 Young Leaders to Know” group
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CBF recognizes young laity, announces inaugural “25 Young Leaders to Know” group

February 7, 2017 By Carrie McGuffin DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship celebrates the young lay leaders of the Fellowship with the premier of “25 Young Leaders to Know,” a new initiative of the CBF Ministries Council. CBF kicked off its celebration of the organization’s 25th Anniversary during the 2016 General Assembly in Greensboro, … Continue reading

CBF launches creation stewardship initiative,  invites participation in July immersion experience in Kenya
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CBF launches creation stewardship initiative, invites participation in July immersion experience in Kenya

February 7, 2017 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Cooperative Baptists are invited to participate in an immersion experience in Kenya this summer as part of a new Fellowship initiative focused on encouraging concern and active care for God’s creation. Renewing God’s World includes an initiative for environmental advocacy and creation stewardship led by CBF … Continue reading

CBF Missions Council holds winter gathering, hears updates and continues work
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CBF Missions Council holds winter gathering, hears updates and continues work

liFebruary 6, 2017 By Carrie McGuffin DECATUR, Ga.— The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Missions Council gathered Feb. 2-3 in Decatur, Ga., to hear reports from staff and continue its work providing vision, strategy, education and sustainability to CBF’s mission enterprise. The second day of the winter meeting began Feb. 3 with a focused time of prayer … Continue reading

CBF ministers to refugees and immigrants despite order barring travel to the U.S.
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CBF ministers to refugees and immigrants despite order barring travel to the U.S.

January 30, 2017 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — With a swipe of the presidential pen last week, the United States turned its back on many attempting to escape war and strife. While the president’s executive order halted Syrian refugees as well as visitors and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, … Continue reading