General Assembly concludes with commissioning service of new field personnel, call to support Offering for Global Missions
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General Assembly concludes with commissioning service of new field personnel, call to support Offering for Global Missions

June 30, 2017 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie McGuffin ATLANTA — The 2017 General Assembly of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship concluded Friday evening with a service of commissioning and blessing for new field personnel, chaplains, pastoral counselors and church starters, and a celebration of communion. Four individuals were commissioned to serve as CBF field personnel … Continue reading

Kirby Godsey honored with Crumpler Leadership Award during General Assembly
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Kirby Godsey honored with Crumpler Leadership Award during General Assembly

June 30, 2017 By Carrie McGuffin ATLANTA — Dr. R. Kirby Godsey was honored Friday evening during the 2017 CBF General Assembly with the Carolyn Weatherford Crumpler Leadership Alumni Award. Kirby Godsey has served as chancellor of Mercer University in Macon, Ga., since 2006. Prior to his tenure at Mercer, Godsey as the president of … Continue reading

New documentary on courageous missionaries amid Nigerian genocide highlighted at General Assembly
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New documentary on courageous missionaries amid Nigerian genocide highlighted at General Assembly

June 30, 2017 By Blake Tommey ATLANTA — The Disturbances, a documentary of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship-partner Baptist Center for Ethics highlighting the courageous work of Christian missionaries amid the 1966 genocide in Nigeria was the center of discussion at a June 29 panel discussion held at the 2017 General Assembly in Atlanta. Cliff Vaughn, co-producer … Continue reading

Incoming Moderator challenges Cooperative Baptists to “love much and love well”
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Incoming Moderator challenges Cooperative Baptists to “love much and love well”

June 30, 2017 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie McGuffin ATLANTA — Cooperative Baptists heard from the Fellowship’s two top-elected leaders during the Friday business session of the 2017 General Assembly. CBF Moderator Doug Dortch shared in his outgoing remarks about the importance and reasons to be a part of the Fellowship. “If you believe that … Continue reading

General Assembly recognizes longtime staff leader, adopts budget and elects governance members
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General Assembly recognizes longtime staff leader, adopts budget and elects governance members

June 30, 2017 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie McGuffin ATLANTA — A longtime staff leader of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship was recognized and celebrated to kick off the final day of the 2017 General Assembly. Bo Prosser, CBF Coordinator of Organizational Relationships, was honored during the Friday morning business session for his 15 years of … Continue reading

“You’ve made the road by walking,” McLaren tells Cooperative Baptists
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“You’ve made the road by walking,” McLaren tells Cooperative Baptists

June 29, 2017 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie McGuffin ATLANTA — Stepping out in faith not knowing the destination is part of the story of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, popular author and theologian Brian McLaren told nearly 1,500 attendees Thursday evening at the 2017 General Assembly. “Celebrate how far you’ve come — you have made … Continue reading

Assembly hears report on Illumination Project during Thursday business session
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Assembly hears report on Illumination Project during Thursday business session

June 29, 2017 By Aaron Weaver  ATLANTA — “How can Cooperative Baptists strengthen our unity in the face of differing beliefs and practices in matters of human sexuality?” This question was the focus of a report on the progress of the Illumination Project given by committee chair Charlie Fuller during the Thursday morning business session … Continue reading