How VeggieTales Still Forms Me
Leadership Scholars / women in ministry / young Baptists

How VeggieTales Still Forms Me

By Brittany Darst-Hermsen Edwards Halfway through the semester, halfway through graduate school, I sat idling in miles-long gridlock. I listlessly began to scroll through Spotify. Desperate, my bleary subconscious tossed me up a Hail Mary: a song I hadn’t heard in decades. I searched it with a chuckle and smirk. Before long, my traffic neighbors … Continue reading

BSK’s Flourish Center offers workshops for youth leaders
young Baptists / Youth ministry

BSK’s Flourish Center offers workshops for youth leaders

BSK’s Flourish Center for Congregational Imagination is offering a special workshop series for youth leaders. These online, non-credit workshops, entitled, Introduction to Youth Ministry and Essential Topics for Youth Ministry, include 6 sessions each.  These workshops are geared not toward youth ministers who already have a Masters of Divinity degree, but toward those who may be working in … Continue reading

CBF Names Emory Student Co’Relous Bryant as 2021 Vestal Scholar
theological education / young Baptists

CBF Names Emory Student Co’Relous Bryant as 2021 Vestal Scholar

March 16, 2021 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Co’Relous Bryant, a seminarian from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, has been named the 2021 recipient of the Daniel and Earlene Vestal Scholarship. The Fellowship’s most prestigious scholarship, named in honor of former CBF Executive Coordinator Daniel Vestal and his wife, Earlene, was created in … Continue reading

Union Presbyterian now accepting applications for Baptist House director
CBF Virginia / Newsroom / theological education / young Baptists

Union Presbyterian now accepting applications for Baptist House director

Taking the next step in a partnership between the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, CBF Virginia and Union Presbyterian Seminary to establish a Baptist House of Studies, the seminary is now accepting applications for a part-time role to direct the Baptist House. More information on the role of Director of the Baptist House of Studies at Union … Continue reading

Creating a Healthy Space for Youth Vocational Discernment: A Conversation with Jodi Porter of Youth Theology Network
Podcast / young Baptists

Creating a Healthy Space for Youth Vocational Discernment: A Conversation with Jodi Porter of Youth Theology Network

By Andy Hale Do you remember that moment when you knew your calling for the rest of your life?  For some, it is an instantaneous moment for clarity. For others, it is more of a process of discernment. And still, for others, they are still trying to figure it out.  At summer camp, when I … Continue reading

A Change of Heart
Featured / Fellowship! Magazine / young Baptists

A Change of Heart

By Grayson Hester Before the summer of 2020, Wallace Montgomery, III, had never even heard of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Now, only a few months later, he’s transferring to one of CBF’s partner seminaries—Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology. The difference between then and now? CBF’s Young Baptist Ecosystem and its Student.Church program, which placed … Continue reading

A Litany of Lament for Liberation: An Advent Reflection
Advent / COVID-19 / Leadership Scholars / Racial Reconciliation / young Baptists

A Litany of Lament for Liberation: An Advent Reflection

By Kristan Pitts Advent is a season of paradox. It’s a season where we hold in tension the celebration of the birth of Christ and the anticipation of Christ’s second coming.  2020 has been an exercise of what it means to exist in tension. We have experienced a pandemic, increased visibility of structural injustice, polarizing political … Continue reading

What is Advent?
Advent / Leadership Scholars / young Baptists

What is Advent?

By Jiquan Davis What is Advent? According to The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide, Advent is the period of preparation before his birth on Christmas Day. It begins four Sundays before Christmas on Advent Sunday; the date varies depending on which day of the week Christmas falls. Advent is a word with Latin roots and … Continue reading