Summer retreats planned for pastors in 11 locations across the Fellowship
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Summer retreats planned for pastors in 11 locations across the Fellowship

May 28, 2021 By Jeff Huett The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, in collaboration with CBF state and regional organizations across the Fellowship, are inviting pastors and staff ministers to gather for a time of rest and renewal with a community of their peers this summer. The spiritual retreats are scheduled from mid-June to early September and … Continue reading

Susan Blanchard called as first director of Baptist House of Studies at Union Seminary
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Susan Blanchard called as first director of Baptist House of Studies at Union Seminary

RICHMOND, VA – Rev. Susan Pierson Blanchard (M.Div. / M.A.C.E. ’97) has accepted a call to lead a new initiative for Cooperative Baptists beginning this fall at Union Presbyterian Seminary’s Richmond campus. As director of the Baptist House of Studies (BHS) program, Blanchard, an ordained Baptist minister, will help students navigate the institution and their ordination process.  “I have felt a strong … Continue reading

Retired US Army Chaplain Charlie Reynolds to serve as Associate Endorser for Military Chaplains
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Retired US Army Chaplain Charlie Reynolds to serve as Associate Endorser for Military Chaplains

May 11, 2021 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship announced today that retired US Army Chaplain Charlie Reynolds is joining the CBF Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling team as Associate Endorser for Military Chaplains. Reynolds retired in 2016 after a 28-year distinguished career as a military chaplain. In this part-time role, Reynolds … Continue reading

N.C. minister Dr. Daynette Snead Perez named as CBF Disaster Response leader
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N.C. minister Dr. Daynette Snead Perez named as CBF Disaster Response leader

May 3, 2021 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — An innovative pastor, intercultural ministry entrepreneur and experienced disaster recovery specialist from North Carolina has been selected to provide leadership to the long-term domestic disaster relief and recovery work of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Rev. Dr. Daynette Snead will serve as the manager of CBF Disaster … Continue reading

Chauvin guilty verdict is a right and just step, but just a step
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Chauvin guilty verdict is a right and just step, but just a step

The following is a statement from CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley: Today it was announced that Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on all three charges in the murder of George Floyd last May. The members of the jury heard the evidence, reflected on the testimony, and reached a conclusion that is just and right. … Continue reading

South Carolina pastor joins CBF development staff; Long-time field personnel Green shifts service to OGM
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South Carolina pastor joins CBF development staff; Long-time field personnel Green shifts service to OGM

April 20, 2021 By Jeff Huett DECATUR ─ Seeking to better serve congregations as they join God’s work in the world in partnership with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, CBF announced today the addition of two strategic staff roles in the Fellowship. A pastor active in CBF life with more than 20 years serving partner congregations … Continue reading

CBF names Jay Kieve to new abuse prevention and response advocate position
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CBF names Jay Kieve to new abuse prevention and response advocate position

April 7, 2021 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — To continue its commitment to preventing abuse in congregations and advocating for abuse survivors, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has named CBF South Carolina Coordinator Jay Kieve to serve in the newly-created position of CBF Abuse Prevention and Response Advocate. In this part-time role, Kieve will be … Continue reading

CBF Church Benefits welcomes Beth Roberts as Executive Vice President/COO and announces The Financial Wellness Initiative
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CBF Church Benefits welcomes Beth Roberts as Executive Vice President/COO and announces The Financial Wellness Initiative

At the March 2021 meeting of the CBF Church Benefits Board (CBB), the board voted to welcome Mrs. Beth Roberts as the new Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer and to affirm the launch of The Financial Wellness Initiative. The board’s actions come as CBB’s assets under management now exceed $102 million. CBB remains … Continue reading

CBF encourages gifts to support relief efforts in aftermath of tornadoes
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CBF encourages gifts to support relief efforts in aftermath of tornadoes

March 26, 2021 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is encouraging donations to support future relief efforts following the recent tornadoes that impacted communities across multiple states. CBF Global Missions Coordinator Steven Porter emphasized that Cooperative Baptists have a critical role in this moment. “As communities navigate the aftermath of a … Continue reading