CBF requests support for urgent relief efforts in Beirut
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CBF requests support for urgent relief efforts in Beirut

August 6, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has provided $5,000 in emergency assistance to support relief efforts following the August 6 explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, which killed more than 135 people, injured 5,000 and displaced at least 300,000. CBF field personnel Chaouki and Maha Boulos, who are based in … Continue reading

CBF’s Kasey Jones to focus leadership on outreach and growth
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CBF’s Kasey Jones to focus leadership on outreach and growth

By Jeff Huett July 29, 2020 DECATUR, Ga. – Kasey Jones, whose current work at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship includes both operations and outreach, will begin a transition to a role that focuses her leadership on the Fellowship’s outreach and growth initiatives, including CBF’s work for racial and ethnic diversity. This shift in focus comes … Continue reading

Desde CBF, Kasey Jones enfocará su liderazgo en alcance y crecimiento.
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Desde CBF, Kasey Jones enfocará su liderazgo en alcance y crecimiento.

Por Jeff Huett 29 de julio de 2020 DECATUR, Ga. – Kasey Jones, cuyo trabajo actual en el Compañerismo Bautista Cooperativo incluye tanto operaciones administrativas como alcance, comenzará una transición a un rol que centrará su liderazgo en las iniciativas de extensión y crecimiento del Compañerismo, incluído el trabajo de CBF en diversidad racial y … Continue reading

CBF announces Renée Owen as leader of chaplaincy, pastoral counseling ministries
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CBF announces Renée Owen as leader of chaplaincy, pastoral counseling ministries

July 21, 2020 By Aaron Weaver and Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga. — A Cooperative Baptist Fellowship-endorsed healthcare chaplain with more than 20 years of experience meeting the unique spiritual, religious and cultural needs of patients, their families and healthcare providers has been named as CBF’s Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling Ministries Director. Renée Lloyd Owen will … Continue reading

CBF leaders speak out against rollback of ‘payday’ loan regulation
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CBF leaders speak out against rollback of ‘payday’ loan regulation

July 7, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leaders spoke out against the decision announced today of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to remove borrower safeguards intended to ensure that vulnerable consumers have the ability to repay short-term, high-interest “payday” loans. “For nearly a decade, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has sought … Continue reading

General Assembly Registration nears 2,400 for highest attendance in the past 5 years
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General Assembly Registration nears 2,400 for highest attendance in the past 5 years

By CBF Communications DECATUR, Ga. – Registered attendance for the 2020 virtual CBF General Assembly topped registration numbers for each of the past five years with nearly 2,400 people registered for the event held June 25-26. The registered attendance last week was 2,381. The General Assembly held in Greensboro, N.C., June 20-24, 2016, which was … Continue reading

Virtual General Assembly concludes with challenge to “go together with bold faithfulness into a resurrected and reimagined future”
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Virtual General Assembly concludes with challenge to “go together with bold faithfulness into a resurrected and reimagined future”

June 26, 2020 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie Harris DECATUR, Ga.—What would it mean to live boldly in the midst of the harsh realities of COVID-19 and racial injustice? Will we, like Joseph of Arimathea, have the courage to show up? Will we as a Fellowship have the courage to go together with bold faithfulness … Continue reading

Toward Bold Faithfulness moves from Discovery into Response Phase
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Toward Bold Faithfulness moves from Discovery into Response Phase

By Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga. – Today at its virtual General Assembly, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship launched into the second phase of its journey Toward Bold Faithfulness by reporting to participants on the findings of the prayerful Discovery process and transitioning into the process of faithful response. CBF Moderator Kyle Reese and CBF Executive Coordinator … Continue reading

Baxley calls Cooperative Baptists toward bold faithfulness, commitment to racial justice and healing
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Baxley calls Cooperative Baptists toward bold faithfulness, commitment to racial justice and healing

June 25, 2020 By Carrie Harris and Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga.—The journey toward bold faithfulness demands more of ourselves and more of the church in this current cultural moment marked by racial injustice and the sins of white supremacy, CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley preached during the Thursday evening worship service of the 2020 virtual … Continue reading

“God is doing marvelous things” through churches, McCall tells virtual General Assembly
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“God is doing marvelous things” through churches, McCall tells virtual General Assembly

June 25, 2020 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie Harris DECATUR, Ga. — “We are all God’s representatives. We are God’s ambassadors.” Rev. Dr. Emmanuel McCall shared this truth with attendees to the first-ever virtual General Assembly of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Thursday morning during the opening plenary session. McCall, a widely-respect Baptist statesman and retired … Continue reading