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Dollar encourages cooperation, challenges Assembly to be local church, global church
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Dollar encourages cooperation, challenges Assembly to be local church, global church

June 15, 2018 By Carrie McGuffin and Aaron Weaver  DALLAS — “By grace I am a Christian—a follower of Jesus. By heritage I am Baptist. By choice I am Cooperative Baptist,” said Gary Dollar, incoming CBF Moderator for 2018-19, as he shared his dreams for the Fellowship during the June 15 morning session of the CBF … Continue reading

Seek transformation in local church and global church, speakers encourage Cooperative Baptists at Dallas Assembly
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Seek transformation in local church and global church, speakers encourage Cooperative Baptists at Dallas Assembly

June 14, 2018 By Carrie McGuffin and Aaron Weaver DALLAS — “The western church has been losing muscle every year,” Wade Bibb, senior pastor of Central Baptist Church of Bearden in Knoxville, Tenn., told Cooperative Baptists on the second night of the 2018 General Assembly in Dallas. Bibb’s message came during the June 14 worship … Continue reading

General Assembly 2018 — #metoo: Join The Movement, Be The Change
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General Assembly 2018 — #metoo: Join The Movement, Be The Change

By Emily Holladay  On Thursday morning of General Assembly, Pam Durso, Executive Director of Baptist Women in Ministry, led a workshop entitled, “#metoo: Join The Movement, Be The Change.” More than 75 people gathered to learn about the growing movement of women naming their experiences with sexual violence, and how the Church can take a … Continue reading

Paynter addresses #MeToo and #ChurchToo in report to CBF Assembly
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Paynter addresses #MeToo and #ChurchToo in report to CBF Assembly

June 14, 2018 By Carrie McGuffin DALLAS — #MeToo, #ChurchToo and clergy sexual abuse and misconduct were the focus CBF Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter’s report during the Thursday morning business session of the 2018 General Assembly in Dallas. “Look around. This is not an isolated incident,” said Paynter, as nearly half of attendees stood in … Continue reading

Women must be able to ‘fulfill their God-given callings,’ London tells General Assembly
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Women must be able to ‘fulfill their God-given callings,’ London tells General Assembly

June 13, 2018 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie McGuffin DALLAS — “Women need to be able to fulfill their God-given callings and serve in every capacity of ministry,” said Rev. Jewel London, campus minister and pastoral assistant for The Church Without Walls in Houston, Texas. London’s message came during the opening night of the 2018 … Continue reading

Governing Board gathers, conducts business to begin 2018 General Assembly
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Governing Board gathers, conducts business to begin 2018 General Assembly

June 12, 2018 By Carrie McGuffin and Aaron Weaver  DALLAS — The 2018 CBF General Assembly kicked off today at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas with meetings of the Governing Board, Ministries Council, Missions Council and Nominating Committee as Cooperative Baptists gather June 13-15 to celebrate women in leadership and explore the theme “Global Church. … Continue reading