CBF’s Hutchinson announces retirement from chaplaincy, pastoral counseling post
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CBF’s Hutchinson announces retirement from chaplaincy, pastoral counseling post

January 17, 2020 By Jeff Huett Gerry Hutchinson, who has served as the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling Manager since January 2014, has announced that he will retire later this year. Under Hutchinson’s leadership, CBF endorsed nearly 200 chaplains and pastoral counselors, including CBF’s 1,000th endorsement in 2016. Over his tenure, Hutchinson increased … Continue reading

CBF launches season of prayerful discovery ‘Toward Bold Faithfulness’
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CBF launches season of prayerful discovery ‘Toward Bold Faithfulness’

October 7, 2019 By Jeff Huett and Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga.—Cooperative Baptists are invited this fall to enter an intentional season of prayerful discovery that will lead to a faithful response guiding the Fellowship’s future focus and priorities. The initiative, called “Toward Bold Faithfulness: Discovering and Responding to God’s Call Together,” was launched Monday by … Continue reading

CBF Governing Board hears reports, focuses on collaboration at fall meeting
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CBF Governing Board hears reports, focuses on collaboration at fall meeting

September 27, 2019 By Carrie Harris and Aaron Weaver  DECATUR, Ga.—The fall meeting of the Governing Board of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, led by CBF Moderator Kyle Reese, kicked off Thursday with a time of reports, discussion and other business centered on visioning, church engagement, theological education and the work of the Clergy Sexual Misconduct … Continue reading

CBF expands Reference and Referral work to use vast network in key ministry areas
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CBF expands Reference and Referral work to use vast network in key ministry areas

By CBF Communications DECATUR, Ga.—As the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s Manager of Reference and Referral Craig Janney transitions out of the role, CBF is expanding its work connecting gifted ministers with passionate congregations across the Fellowship. In the expansion, CBF is harnessing the relationships of staff members in key strategic ministry areas and creating a team … Continue reading

CBF shares update on Bahamas pastors, readies recovery shipment
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CBF shares update on Bahamas pastors, readies recovery shipment

By Aaron Weaver NOTE: This post has been updated on September 6 with new information on CBF Bahamas pastors and an update on efforts of CBF Disaster Response as well as how to continue praying for our sisters and brothers in the Bahamas.  DECATUR, Ga.—The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is requesting prayer for victims of Hurricane … Continue reading

CBF issues update, prepares for response to Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas
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CBF issues update, prepares for response to Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas

By CBF Communications DECATUR, Ga.—The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship continues to monitor Hurricane Dorian and prepare for a response. The current focus of CBF Disaster Response is the Bahamas, particularly CBF partner congregations in the Abaco Islands, said CBF Disaster Response Director Rick Burnette. Burnette encouraged Cooperative Baptists to pray for sisters and brothers in the … Continue reading

Downpour floods four Rio Grande Valley churches
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Downpour floods four Rio Grande Valley churches

By Marv Knox A trio of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship organizations are teaming up to help four churches whose properties received damage in flash floods in late June. Parts of the Rio Grande Valley of Texas flooded when 15 inches of rain fell in 4 hours. Several churches that collaborate with Jorge Zapata, associate coordinator of … Continue reading