Ellen Sechrest joins CBF staff in Church Engagement and Global Missions
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Ellen Sechrest joins CBF staff in Church Engagement and Global Missions

April 1, 2019 By Carrie Harris A respected missions and spiritual formation minister with nearly 30 years experience serving the local congregations has joined the CBF staff in Decatur, Ga., to support the church engagement and global missions work of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Ellen Sechrest joined the CBF staff on February 18 as Manager … Continue reading

CBF’s Baxley issues statement following New Zealand mosque shootings
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CBF’s Baxley issues statement following New Zealand mosque shootings

March 15, 2019 By CBF Communications Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley released the following statement after the death of 49 Muslim worshipers in a terrorist attack during Friday prayers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. While details are still unfolding about this tragic event, we have been stopped in our tracks by … Continue reading

CBF, Alabama CBF respond to devastating tornadoes
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CBF, Alabama CBF respond to devastating tornadoes

March 5, 2019 By Carrie Harris DECATUR, Ga.—The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Alabama CBF are responding to the devastating March 3 tornadoes in Lee County, Ala., in partnership with Volunteers of America and First Baptist Church of Auburn. CBF Disaster Response has also contributed financially to assist with initial efforts. The tornadoes that tore through … Continue reading

CBF honors two ministers for outstanding leadership at ChurchWorks conference
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CBF honors two ministers for outstanding leadership at ChurchWorks conference

February 26, 2019 By Aaron Weaver ST. LOUIS — Two CBF ministers were honored Tuesday for their outstanding leadership during the second day of ChurchWorks, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s annual conference for Christian educators meeting Feb. 25-27 at the historic Third Baptist Church in St. Louis. Churchworks is a three-day event for all practitioners of … Continue reading

CBF’s Reeves Condemns Move to Weaken Payday Lending Rule
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CBF’s Reeves Condemns Move to Weaken Payday Lending Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 6, 2019 Media Contact Aaron Weaver | aweaver@cbf.net | 770-220-1610 DECATUR, Ga. — Responding to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s announcement today that it plans to remove borrower safeguards intended to ensure that vulnerable consumers have the ability to repay short-term, high-interest “payday” loans, Stephen K. Reeves, associate coordinator of partnerships … Continue reading

New CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley introduced at press conference
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New CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley introduced at press conference

Rev. Dr. Paul Baxley was formally introduced Feb. 1 as the new Executive Coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship at a press conference in Atlanta held in conjunction with the winter meeting of the CBF Governing Board. Learn more about Baxley at http://www.cbf.net/baxley and watch a video introduction below.  As I have prepared for this … Continue reading

CBF Advocacy leads delegation to meet with new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director
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CBF Advocacy leads delegation to meet with new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director

By CBF Advocacy Stephen Reeves, CBF Associate Coordinator of Partnerships and Advocacy, led a delegation Jan. 22 of national religious leaders to meet with the newly confirmed Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Kathy Kraninger and several senior officials. The delegation consisted of members of two coalitions, Faith for Just Lending and the Faith … Continue reading