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

You can minister to immigrant refugees on the U.S.-Mexico border
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You can minister to immigrant refugees on the U.S.-Mexico border

By Marv Knox Mission opportunities are available for volunteers who want to minister to asylum seekers clustered on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border, reported Jorge Zapata, director of Fellowship Southwest’s Immigrant Relief Ministry. Every contact with an immigrant refugee is a gospel encounter, he added. Up and down the border, small churches are providing … Continue reading

Defending freedom and justice in Slovakia and beyond through partnership 
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Defending freedom and justice in Slovakia and beyond through partnership 

By Ashleigh Bugg  It was not CBF field personnel Dianne and Shane McNary’s intention to forge a long-term connection with the Slovak Baptist Union (SBU) when they facilitated pastoral leadership internships for two Slovak women in 2005. However, partly due to this commitment to women in leadership, the McNarys have joined SBU initiatives, including a new partnership to support … Continue reading

Pursue “love as a public good,” NPR’s Krista Tippett tells General Assembly
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Pursue “love as a public good,” NPR’s Krista Tippett tells General Assembly

June 21, 2019 By Carrie Harris  “Politics is not the problem,” popular journalist and public radio host Krista Tippett said during her keynote address to conclude the 2019 CBF General Assembly in Birmingham, Ala. Tippett echoed the central theme heard throughout the week—that Cooperative Baptists are called to love in the midst of difference, diversity … Continue reading

Cooperative Baptists challenged to ‘daring faith’ during Fellowship at Work session
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Cooperative Baptists challenged to ‘daring faith’ during Fellowship at Work session

June 21, 2019 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie Harris  “In my travels, I have found much to celebrate. I have found so many reasons to have renewed energy and conviction,” said CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley during his Friday report to Assembly attendees, reflecting on his first three months as Executive Coordinator traveling through 14 … Continue reading

Baxley challenges Cooperative Baptists to “love one another with a relentless, sacrificial, active love”
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Baxley challenges Cooperative Baptists to “love one another with a relentless, sacrificial, active love”

June 20, 2019 By Carrie Harris and Aaron Weaver  BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Living out the ‘new commandment’ of Jesus Christ to “love one another with a relentless, sacrificial, active love” was the theme of Rev. Dr. Paul Baxley’s first-ever General Assembly address since becoming the Executive Coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in March. “’A new command … Continue reading

“The right leader at the right time”—A celebration of Suzii Paynter
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“The right leader at the right time”—A celebration of Suzii Paynter

June 20, 2019 By Aaron Weaver  BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Rev. Suzii Paynter, who served as only the third executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship from 2013-2019, was celebrated Thursday evening at an all-Fellowship dinner in her honor at the 2019 CBF General Assembly in Birmingham, Ala. Cooperative Baptist leaders celebrated the impact of Paynter’s leadership in … Continue reading