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

Capps selected by joint committee to lead CBF Foundation, CBF Legacy Giving
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Capps selected by joint committee to lead CBF Foundation, CBF Legacy Giving

February 18, 2020 By Jeff Huett A search committee made up of representatives of both the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the CBF Foundation has selected a nonprofit executive, fundraiser and leader in CBF life to fill a joint position of Foundation President and Chief Legacy Gifts Officer for CBF. After a nationwide search, Shauw Chin … Continue reading

CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley statement on announced closure of Logsdon Seminary
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CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley statement on announced closure of Logsdon Seminary

February 10, 2020 The following is a statement of Paul Baxley, Executive Coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, on the announced closure of Logsdon Seminary at Hardin-Simmons University. On Saturday, February 8, I  awoke to the news that the Board of Trustees of Hardin-Simmons University had voted to close Logsdon Seminary. Certainly, there is much … Continue reading

A Pioneer Spirit & Global Missions Pillar: Jim Smith reflects on 27-year CBF tenure upon retirement
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A Pioneer Spirit & Global Missions Pillar: Jim Smith reflects on 27-year CBF tenure upon retirement

By Sara Crocker There seems to be something poignantly ironic about the fact that at the time of this interview, which calls attention to the ending of a career, Jim Smith’s daughter-in-law is in labor with his first grandchild. An ending is marked by a new beginning. Smith retired at the end of December 2019 following a 44-year global ministry and 27-year tenure … Continue reading

CBF’s Hutchinson announces retirement from chaplaincy, pastoral counseling post
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CBF’s Hutchinson announces retirement from chaplaincy, pastoral counseling post

January 17, 2020 By Jeff Huett Gerry Hutchinson, who has served as the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling Manager since January 2014, has announced that he will retire later this year. Under Hutchinson’s leadership, CBF endorsed nearly 200 chaplains and pastoral counselors, including CBF’s 1,000th endorsement in 2016. Over his tenure, Hutchinson increased … Continue reading

CBF launches season of prayerful discovery ‘Toward Bold Faithfulness’
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CBF launches season of prayerful discovery ‘Toward Bold Faithfulness’

October 7, 2019 By Jeff Huett and Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga.—Cooperative Baptists are invited this fall to enter an intentional season of prayerful discovery that will lead to a faithful response guiding the Fellowship’s future focus and priorities. The initiative, called “Toward Bold Faithfulness: Discovering and Responding to God’s Call Together,” was launched Monday by … Continue reading

CBF Governing Board hears reports, focuses on collaboration at fall meeting
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CBF Governing Board hears reports, focuses on collaboration at fall meeting

September 27, 2019 By Carrie Harris and Aaron Weaver  DECATUR, Ga.—The fall meeting of the Governing Board of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, led by CBF Moderator Kyle Reese, kicked off Thursday with a time of reports, discussion and other business centered on visioning, church engagement, theological education and the work of the Clergy Sexual Misconduct … Continue reading