Choosing Community & Delivering us from Chaos: Reflecting on the Words of Dr. King
Paul Baxley / racial justice

Choosing Community & Delivering us from Chaos: Reflecting on the Words of Dr. King

By Paul Baxley Normally on the Martin Luther King Holiday, we find ourselves listening to Dr. King’s inspirational address given during the 1963 March on Washington, in which he challenged all who heard him with his powerful dream that “my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be … Continue reading

A CBF Budget Update from Paul Baxley
Newsroom / Paul Baxley / Toward Bold Faithfulness

A CBF Budget Update from Paul Baxley

Cooperative Baptists, Come this summer, CBF will mark the 30th anniversary of our founding. In this anniversary year, we are facing both incredible opportunities and significant challenges. Our Toward Bold Faithfulness process was launched almost a year ago to discover the greatest gifts and most urgent needs of our Fellowship, churches and communities and then … Continue reading

BNG: CBF Governing Board will consider significant budget changes this week
Newsroom / Paul Baxley / Toward Bold Faithfulness

BNG: CBF Governing Board will consider significant budget changes this week

Mark Wingfield, executive director of Baptist News Global, published the following article featuring an interview with CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley regarding the upcoming Oct. 1-2 meeting of the CBF Governing Board. Read an excerpt below via BNG: When the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s Governing Board convenes tomorrow and Friday, its decisions could reshape the organization … Continue reading

Lewis and Vivian: Giving thanks and following their lead
Paul Baxley / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Lewis and Vivian: Giving thanks and following their lead

By Paul Baxley In a single day, we saw the death of two giants. Today, all of us who follow Jesus should offer prayers of gratitude for the Rev. C.T. Vivian and Congressman John Lewis and their extraordinary lives of faith. We should certainly surround their families in prayer and rejoice in the promise of … Continue reading

The latest sign that the Holy Spirit is at work in us and through us
Assembly 2020 / bold faith / COVID-19 / Paul Baxley

The latest sign that the Holy Spirit is at work in us and through us

By Paul Baxley Last week our Fellowship held our first ever virtual General Assembly. I would like to thank each member of our Fellowship community who made time to engage in the worship, plenary sessions, workshops, network gatherings and partner events that took place Thursday and Friday. While we certainly missed the unique beauty of … 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