General Assembly Update from Paul Baxley
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General Assembly Update from Paul Baxley

A Statement from CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley on the 2020 CBF General Assembly April 2, 2020 By Paul Baxley Today the Governing Board of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship approved my recommendation that this year’s General Assembly be transitioned from a traditional in-person gathering at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta to a virtual experience. These … Continue reading

BJC offers assessment of COVID-19 stimulus for churches, faith-based nonprofits
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BJC offers assessment of COVID-19 stimulus for churches, faith-based nonprofits

  April 1, 2020 WASHINGTON—While federal measures designed to provide COVID-19 relief for nonprofits—presumably including churches—may not violate the U.S. Constitution, they could be of concern to Baptists who value religious liberty and church-state separation, a leading constitutional attorney reported. “After the initial COVID-19 stimulus package was enacted March 4, two additional measures were passed … Continue reading

CBF Virginia ministers discuss leading churches, mobilizing compassion in response to pandemic
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CBF Virginia ministers discuss leading churches, mobilizing compassion in response to pandemic

By Ben Brown They live in the same city, but Sterling Severns and Art Wright could not meet in the same room on March 19, 2020, due to social distancing. Sterling Severns is the senior pastor at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia. Art Wright is the theologian in residence for CBF Virginia. Instead, Severns … Continue reading

You Have Not Passed This Way Before
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You Have Not Passed This Way Before

By Paul Baxley  By any definition, these are very different days. Schools across the country are out indefinitely. Almost all congregations have suspended in-person worship gatherings. Some state and local governments are issuing “shelter in place” orders, placing varying levels of restriction on movement and interaction among people. Many businesses and nonprofit organizations that are … Continue reading

CBF announces COVID-19 Work Group, launches site for latest information (UPDATED)
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CBF announces COVID-19 Work Group, launches site for latest information (UPDATED)

March 11, 2020 By Jeff Huett **Updated March 13** All Short-Term Mission Teams Suspended Through April 30 As the COVID-19 pandemic places more and more communities and individuals at risk, CBF seeks to minimize the threat we pose to the communities in which our Global Missions field personnel serve as well as their ministry partners … Continue reading

Thousands participate in CBF’s survey along the path ‘Toward Bold Faithfulness’
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Thousands participate in CBF’s survey along the path ‘Toward Bold Faithfulness’

DECATUR, Ga. — More than 4,600 Cooperative Baptists from every state and region in CBF life participated in an online survey as part of CBF’s Toward Bold Faithfulness initiative. In all, 4,618 people participated in the survey. Respondents were from 762 congregations, 178 of which had five or more people participate. The Toward Bold Faithfulness … Continue reading