CBF Disaster Response at work in Fla., Ala., Carolinas after storms
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CBF Disaster Response at work in Fla., Ala., Carolinas after storms

October 17, 2018 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga.— The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is continuing its long-term disaster response efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael. In a recent update, CBF Disaster Response Director Rick Burnette notes that CBF Florida leaders Rachel Shapard and Kenny Phillips, a church starter and disaster response volunteer, … Continue reading

CBF focus is overlooked communities in response to Michael, Florence
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CBF focus is overlooked communities in response to Michael, Florence

October 12, 2018 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga.— In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, which brought devastation to Florida’s Panhandle and other areas stretching across the southeast, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Disaster Response personnel are working to assess damage and prepare for recovery efforts. CBF Disaster Response is making preparations in partnership with CBF state/regional organizations … Continue reading

CBF receives $1 million Lilly Endowment grant to help ministers through transition and challenges
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CBF receives $1 million Lilly Endowment grant to help ministers through transition and challenges

October 11, 2018 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga.— The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has received a $1 million grant to help establish the CBF Thriving in Ministry Initiative. This grant is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry, an initiative that supports a variety of religious organizations across the nation as they create or strengthen … Continue reading

CBF’s Ruble deployed to Indonesia for tsunami response
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CBF’s Ruble deployed to Indonesia for tsunami response

October 1, 2018 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga.— Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel Eddy Ruble has traveled to Indonesia to make assessments and help spearhead the response of global Baptists to the devastating earthquake and tsunami with more than 800 confirmed dead and death toll expected to be much higher. Ruble, who coordinates CBF’s international … Continue reading

CBF poised for great opportunity, Paynter tells Governing Board
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CBF poised for great opportunity, Paynter tells Governing Board

October 1, 2018 By Carrie McGuffin and Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is poised for great opportunity and increased engagement in the days ahead, Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter told the Governing Board as she kicked off its two-day Sept. 27-28 meeting. She gave reflections on her tenure since March 2013 leading … Continue reading

CBF begins long-term disaster recovery work, invites volunteer teams to eastern Carolinas
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CBF begins long-term disaster recovery work, invites volunteer teams to eastern Carolinas

September 25, 2018 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga.— The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is continuing its disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and has identified the location and focus of its long-term disaster recovery work. As flood waters from Hurricane Florence have begun to recede in the eastern Carolinas, CBF personnel, leaders from … Continue reading

CBF seeks ‘intervenor’ status in case to defend restrictions on predatory lending
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CBF seeks ‘intervenor’ status in case to defend restrictions on predatory lending

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2018 Media Contacts Aaron Weaver | aweaver@cbf.net | 770-220-1610 Jeff Huett | jhuett@cbf.net |  202-680-4127 DECATUR, Ga. — Continuing its efforts alongside pastors, churches and Global Missions field personnel to reform predatory lending practices, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has requested to join litigation to defend a regulation intended to restrict industry … Continue reading