CBF honors Virginia pastors with leadership awards at Churchworks
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CBF honors Virginia pastors with leadership awards at Churchworks

February 27, 2018 By Aaron Weaver SAN ANTONIO — Two Virginia pastors were honored Monday for their outstanding leadership during the opening day of ChurchWorks, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s annual conference for Christian educators meeting Feb. 26-28 at Trinity Baptist Church in San Antonio. ChurchWorks is three-day event for all practitioners of education and spiritual … Continue reading

While BGAV votes to stop facilitating gifts to CBF, CBF honors 2 Virginia pastors  
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While BGAV votes to stop facilitating gifts to CBF, CBF honors 2 Virginia pastors  

February 26, 2018 By Jeff Huett and Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Churches in Virginia wanting to financially support a 21st Century denomi-network with more than 100 partnerships worldwide will have to do so directly after the Executive Board of the Baptist General Association of Virginia voted to stop facilitating cooperative giving to CBF from … Continue reading

 Graham embodied the Great Commission, Paynter says
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 Graham embodied the Great Commission, Paynter says

February 21, 2018 DECATUR, Ga.— Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter released the following statement after the death of Billy Graham. “When I think of the embodiment of the Great Commission, I see the faces of CBF field personnel, and I think of the Rev. Billy Graham. Like pastors and laity across the Fellowship, … Continue reading

Paynter: Beautiful ministry will continue with Baptists in Texas
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Paynter: Beautiful ministry will continue with Baptists in Texas

February 20, 2018 DECATUR, Ga.— Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter released the following statement after today’s vote of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board to stop facilitating financial support of CBF from Texas Baptist churches. “CBF will continue beautiful collaboration with Baptists in Texas, including with 18 missionaries with Texas ties … Continue reading

CBF Governing Board receives Illumination Project recommendation, adopts Christ-centered hiring policy
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CBF Governing Board receives Illumination Project recommendation, adopts Christ-centered hiring policy

February 9, 2018 By Aaron Weaver and Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga.— Cooperative Baptist Fellowship employees will be Christians committed to the Great Commandment and Great Commission upholding the highest moral character and ethical standards lived out in Christ-centered relationship both inside and outside the workplace, says a new hiring policy passed by the CBF Governing Board Friday. The Christ-centered hiring policy (see full … Continue reading

CBF partners with Australian Baptists, global relief organizations to support humanitarian efforts to Rohingya refugees
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CBF partners with Australian Baptists, global relief organizations to support humanitarian efforts to Rohingya refugees

February 8, 2018 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga.— The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has formed partnerships to assist the Rohingya people in the South Asian country of Bangladesh in response to the region’s humanitarian crisis, a situation described as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” In late August 2017, violence broke out in the northern Rakhine … Continue reading

CBF Advocacy expresses disappointment at CFPB decision  to reconsider payday lending rule
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CBF Advocacy expresses disappointment at CFPB decision to reconsider payday lending rule

January 17, 2018 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — CBF Advocacy leader Stephen K. Reeves expressed disappointment at news that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, led by acting director Mick Mulvaney who also serves as President Trump’s budget director, plans to reconsider a recent rule to curb payday and auto-title lending. The new rule, which … Continue reading