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Meet our new CBF church starters
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Meet our new CBF church starters

CBF is a supportive home for those discerning and living out a call to church starting. Within CBF Church Starts, one finds a creative space for visioning, contextualization, coaching and training. CBF covenants with new churches to provide three years of professional coaching, site visits for leadership development, spiritual renewal retreats, financial grants and the … Continue reading

Pursue “love as a public good,” NPR’s Krista Tippett tells General Assembly
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Pursue “love as a public good,” NPR’s Krista Tippett tells General Assembly

June 21, 2019 By Carrie Harris  “Politics is not the problem,” popular journalist and public radio host Krista Tippett said during her keynote address to conclude the 2019 CBF General Assembly in Birmingham, Ala. Tippett echoed the central theme heard throughout the week—that Cooperative Baptists are called to love in the midst of difference, diversity … Continue reading

Cooperative Baptists challenged to ‘daring faith’ during Fellowship at Work session
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Cooperative Baptists challenged to ‘daring faith’ during Fellowship at Work session

June 21, 2019 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie Harris  “In my travels, I have found much to celebrate. I have found so many reasons to have renewed energy and conviction,” said CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley during his Friday report to Assembly attendees, reflecting on his first three months as Executive Coordinator traveling through 14 … Continue reading

Baxley challenges Cooperative Baptists to “love one another with a relentless, sacrificial, active love”
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Baxley challenges Cooperative Baptists to “love one another with a relentless, sacrificial, active love”

June 20, 2019 By Carrie Harris and Aaron Weaver  BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Living out the ‘new commandment’ of Jesus Christ to “love one another with a relentless, sacrificial, active love” was the theme of Rev. Dr. Paul Baxley’s first-ever General Assembly address since becoming the Executive Coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in March. “’A new command … Continue reading

“The right leader at the right time”—A celebration of Suzii Paynter
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“The right leader at the right time”—A celebration of Suzii Paynter

June 20, 2019 By Aaron Weaver  BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Rev. Suzii Paynter, who served as only the third executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship from 2013-2019, was celebrated Thursday evening at an all-Fellowship dinner in her honor at the 2019 CBF General Assembly in Birmingham, Ala. Cooperative Baptist leaders celebrated the impact of Paynter’s leadership in … Continue reading