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

Theological education options expand in Virginia with formation of two new partnerships with CBF
CBF Virginia / Newsroom / theological education / young Baptists

Theological education options expand in Virginia with formation of two new partnerships with CBF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 16, 2020 Contacts: Jeff Huett | Cooperative Baptist Fellowship & CBF of Virginia | jhuett@cbf.net | 202-680-4127Mike Frontiero | Union Presbyterian Seminary | Mike.Frontiero@upsem.edu | 804-647-2715Pat Cole | BSK: Baptist Seminary of Kentucky | pat.cole@bsk.edu | 502-909-2371 Theological education options expand in Virginiawith formation of two new partnerships with CBF Cooperative Baptists … Continue reading

CBF Podcast: Kara Powell, Faith in an Anxious World
COVID-19 / Podcast / young Baptists / Youth ministry

CBF Podcast: Kara Powell, Faith in an Anxious World

By Andy Hale “When I was a kid, we had to walk to school in the snow, over three mountains, and with grizzly bears on the loose,” we have all had that conversation before with our parents and grandparents. Every generation thinks they had it more challenging than the generation after them. And yet, this … Continue reading

Hannah Turner begins Global Service Corps work alongside Wyatts in N.C.
COVID-19 / Field Personnel / refugees / young Baptists

Hannah Turner begins Global Service Corps work alongside Wyatts in N.C.

By Ashleigh Bugg Global migration is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. Millions of neighbors are on the move due to political persecution, natural disasters from climate change, sustained war and conflict, food and water insecurity, and ethnic cleansing based on racism and xenophobia. To address issues of global migration and poverty, … Continue reading

BSK library named in honor of Bill and Joyce Holmes
General CBF / young Baptists

BSK library named in honor of Bill and Joyce Holmes

GEORGETOWN, Ky.— The Baptist Seminary of Kentucky has named its library in honor of longtime supporters Bill and Joyce Holmes, the school announced during its fall convocation Sept. 2. Bill Holmes, a BSK trustee and former interim president, practiced neurology in Louisville until retiring in 2007. He then completed a Master of Divinity degree and … Continue reading

CBF Names 2020-2022 CBF Fellows Cohort
Assembly 2020 / Newsroom / women in ministry / young Baptists

CBF Names 2020-2022 CBF Fellows Cohort

  By CBF Communications The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has named 16 ministers in their “first-call” as CBF Fellows for 2020-2022. These ministers represent the fifth cohort of the CBF Fellows program, an initiative launched in 2012 with support from the Lilly Foundation to assist young clergy in their “first-call” in making a healthy transition from … Continue reading

CBF Stories: Young Leader to Know Liz Britt
Assembly 2020 / COVID-19 / women in ministry / young Baptists

CBF Stories: Young Leader to Know Liz Britt

In this special series of the CBF Stories Podcast, you’ll hear from some of the 25 Leaders to Know for 2020. Each year the CBF Ministries Council recognizes 25 Young Leaders to know as part of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s ongoing investment in young Baptists. This year features graduate students and seminarians, continuing their education … Continue reading