CBF and Baptist Forum for Aid Development provide relief and recovery in Indonesia
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CBF and Baptist Forum for Aid Development provide relief and recovery in Indonesia

By Eddy Ruble A major 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the coastal city of Palu, Indonesia, at dusk on September 28, causing a devastating triple disaster. The shallow earthquake created an intense shake force that collapsed two high rise hotels with near full occupancy, a shopping mall, and the newly-built hospital. Tens of thousands of homes were … Continue reading

CBF’s Paynter releases statement following Pittsburgh synagogue massacre
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CBF’s Paynter releases statement following Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

October 28, 2018 By CBF Communications DECATUR, Ga. — Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter released the statement below following the murder of at least 11 congregants and wounding of four police officers and two others inside the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. “We begin our morning prayers with tears and lament for … Continue reading

CBF, CBF Florida make plans for long-term recovery after Michael
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CBF, CBF Florida make plans for long-term recovery after Michael

October 24, 2018 By Carrie McGuffin DECATUR, Ga.—The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship continues its response in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and is working to select disaster response engagement sites for long-term recovery in the Florida Panhandle following Hurricane Michael. Hurricane Michael struck the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 storm—the strongest on record for that … Continue reading

CBF Disaster Response at work in Fla., Ala., Carolinas after storms
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CBF Disaster Response at work in Fla., Ala., Carolinas after storms

October 17, 2018 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga.— The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is continuing its long-term disaster response efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael. In a recent update, CBF Disaster Response Director Rick Burnette notes that CBF Florida leaders Rachel Shapard and Kenny Phillips, a church starter and disaster response volunteer, … Continue reading

CBF focus is overlooked communities in response to Michael, Florence
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CBF focus is overlooked communities in response to Michael, Florence

October 12, 2018 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga.— In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, which brought devastation to Florida’s Panhandle and other areas stretching across the southeast, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Disaster Response personnel are working to assess damage and prepare for recovery efforts. CBF Disaster Response is making preparations in partnership with CBF state/regional organizations … Continue reading

CBF receives $1 million Lilly Endowment grant to help ministers through transition and challenges
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CBF receives $1 million Lilly Endowment grant to help ministers through transition and challenges

October 11, 2018 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga.— The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has received a $1 million grant to help establish the CBF Thriving in Ministry Initiative. This grant is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry, an initiative that supports a variety of religious organizations across the nation as they create or strengthen … Continue reading