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

Following the Star Advent devotions begin November 29 on d365
Advent

Following the Star Advent devotions begin November 29 on d365

Following the Star, the devotional series for Advent and Christmas, returns to d365.org, beginning on November 29. This series features scripture, prayer, and meditative thoughts accompanied by gentle music. Writers include Emmitt Drumgoole, Pastoral Resident at Second Baptist in Liberty, Miss., Rosy Robson, Associate Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Richardson, Texas, Luz Cabrera Montes, Youth Ministry Liaison for The … Continue reading

A Persistent Bold Faith
Toward Bold Faithfulness

A Persistent Bold Faith

For congregations to thrive and Christ’s mission among us to flourish, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has entered a season of discovering where God would focus our work together. Take CBF’s online survey about your church and your personal ministry aspirations before Feb. 2.   This devotional is part of a series in January that tells stories of “Bold Faith” … Continue reading

Advent devotional series Following the Star returns to Passport’s devotion website
Advent / Newsroom

Advent devotional series Following the Star returns to Passport’s devotion website

The following is an announcement from CBF-partner Passport Inc. Learn more at http://www.passportcamps.org.  (BIRMINGHAM, AL) –Following the Star, the devotional series for Advent and Christmas, returns to Passport, Inc.’s devotional website d365.org November 26. This series features scripture, prayer, and meditative thoughts accompanied by gentle music. Writers Tasha Gibson, Amy Kim Kyremes-Parks, Becky Caswell-Speight, Brian … Continue reading

General CBF

Are you ready for Advent?

Mark Wingfield, Associate Pastor of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas and former managing editor of the Baptist Standard, reflects on the forethought and intentionality that must accompany the season of Advent. This summer, when the published church calendar showed a Hanging of the Green meeting, several church members questioned whether that was a typo. … Continue reading

General CBF / Resources

Vestal offers helpful approach to Advent to Duke’s Faith & Leadership resource

Our friends at Duke Divinity’s Faith & Leadership program asked CBF Executive Coordinator Daniel Vestal to share the disciplines he finds most helpful in making his Advent season meaningful. To learn about Daniel’s Advent disciplines, read the piece online. After you check it out, come back to this post and share what’s been meaningful for … Continue reading