CBF and BGCT announce partnership  to help rebuild rural Texas churches
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CBF and BGCT announce partnership to help rebuild rural Texas churches

November 17, 2017 By Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga.— The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Baptist General Convention of Texas  are partnering  to help repair and rebuild churches along the Texas Gulf Coast devastated by Hurricane Harvey, the organizations announced this week during the BGCT’s annual meeting in Waco, Texas. CBF Governing Board member Katie Sciba, … Continue reading

Register now for CBF Seminarian Retreat – January 3-6, 2018
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Register now for CBF Seminarian Retreat – January 3-6, 2018

By Devita Parnell The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship invites students in theological or divinity school to participate in the 2018 Seminarian Retreat during the first week of January. This event, now in its fourth year, welcomes students from both CBF partner schools as well as those enrolled at other institutions. Participants will gather for four days … Continue reading

CBF Advocacy releases DREAMer video testimonies, urges action for DACA recipients
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CBF Advocacy releases DREAMer video testimonies, urges action for DACA recipients

Itzayana was brought to the U.S. from Mexico at the age of 2. She’s 24 now and faithfully serves her church. Jemima is a recent college graduate working for a Christian ministry serving vulnerable children. With the elimination of DACA and possibility of deportation, the future Itzayana and Jemima have been building for themselves may soon be stripped away. Contact your members of Congress and ask their support of DREAMers like Itzayana and Jemima. Continue reading

CBF’s Paynter releases statement on Texas church shooting
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CBF’s Paynter releases statement on Texas church shooting

November 5, 2017 By CBF Communications DECATUR, Ga.—  In response to the latest U.S. mass shooting on Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter has released the following statement: “While details of this horrific tragedy are still being sorted out, what we know is that the safety and sanctity of … Continue reading

CBF’s Suzii Paynter honored with Christian ethics award
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CBF’s Suzii Paynter honored with Christian ethics award

October 10, 2017 By Aaron Weaver  DECATUR, Ga. — CBF Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter was honored Oct. 6 with the 2017 T. B. Maston Award for Christian Ethics for her “life of servanthood and leadership in applied Christianity” at the annual banquet of the T. B. Maston Foundation held at Dallas Baptist University. The award … Continue reading

CBF invites applicants for fourth cohort of Fellows program for new clergy
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CBF invites applicants for fourth cohort of Fellows program for new clergy

October 3, 2017 By Aaron Weaver ATLANTA — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship invites applicants to join the fourth two-year cohort of CBF Fellows. CBF Fellows are clergy who are committed to  life-long congregational ministry as their vocational calling. They are clergy who have graduated (or will graduate) from an accredited seminary or divinity school within … Continue reading

‘Illumination’ committee releases full set of ‘personas,’ on track to make February recommendations
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‘Illumination’ committee releases full set of ‘personas,’ on track to make February recommendations

September 29, 2017 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie McGuffin DECATUR, Ga.— The work of a group tasked with helping the Fellowship develop ways of illuminating and modeling unity through cooperation on matters of human sexuality is progressing and the group is on track to present its findings and recommendations in February, committee chair Charlie Fuller … Continue reading