CBF leaders speak out against rollback of ‘payday’ loan regulation
advocacy / Newsroom / Payday / Predatory Lending

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
Assembly 2020 / bold faith / COVID-19 / Newsroom

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”
Assembly 2020 / bold faith / Field Personnel / Newsroom

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
Assembly 2020 / Newsroom / Toward Bold Faithfulness

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
Assembly 2020 / bold faith / Newsroom / Paul Baxley

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
Assembly 2020 / bold faith / Newsroom

“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

Former CBF chaplaincy leader George Pickle passes away at 77
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / Newsroom

Former CBF chaplaincy leader George Pickle passes away at 77

By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — George Pickle, an innovative and formative leader of CBF’s chaplaincy and pastoral counseling ministries, passed away June 22 at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Ga., following injuries sustained in a fall at his home the previous week. In June 2013, Pickle retired after 12 years of service as CBF’s … Continue reading

CBF Names 2020-2022 CBF Fellows Cohort
Assembly 2020 / Newsroom / women in ministry / young Baptists

CBF Names 2020-2022 CBF Fellows Cohort

  By CBF Communications The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has named 16 ministers in their “first-call” as CBF Fellows for 2020-2022. These ministers represent the fifth cohort of the CBF Fellows program, an initiative launched in 2012 with support from the Lilly Foundation to assist young clergy in their “first-call” in making a healthy transition from … Continue reading

General Assembly attendees to vote Friday on Governing Board proposal to adjust 2020-2021 budget process
Assembly 2020 / COVID-19 / Newsroom

General Assembly attendees to vote Friday on Governing Board proposal to adjust 2020-2021 budget process

By Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga. – Cooperative Baptists attending the virtual 2020 CBF General Assembly will vote Friday morning on a proposal by the CBF Governing Board for a one-time delay in the preparation of the Fellowship’s annual ministry and mission budget. At 10:30 a.m. Friday, the Governing Board will ask the General Assembly to … Continue reading

CBF celebrates Juneteenth by launching fund to support racial equity work
Newsroom / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

CBF celebrates Juneteenth by launching fund to support racial equity work

June 19, 2020 By Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga.—On the annual day of celebration of emancipation from slavery in United States, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in partnership with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Foundation, is launching a fund and a campaign to support the current and long-term racial justice and inclusion work of the Fellowship. The fund … Continue reading