CBF names Jay Kieve to new abuse prevention and response advocate position
Clergy Sexual Abuse / Newsroom

CBF names Jay Kieve to new abuse prevention and response advocate position

April 7, 2021 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — To continue its commitment to preventing abuse in congregations and advocating for abuse survivors, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has named CBF South Carolina Coordinator Jay Kieve to serve in the newly-created position of CBF Abuse Prevention and Response Advocate. In this part-time role, Kieve will be … Continue reading

Following a call to hometown ministry in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Church Starting and Faith Sharing Ministries / Featured / women in ministry

Following a call to hometown ministry in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

By Bekah Rhea It is all too easy to forget that even in popular tourism spots, life is still proceeding as usual. Schools are still in session, elections still happen, and people of faith are still seeking places to worship. It may be more difficult to spot steeples among the gift shops, amusement parks, and … Continue reading

Texas BWIM offers online Bible studies
bold faith / COVID-19 / women in ministry

Texas BWIM offers online Bible studies

WORTH, Texas—Texas Baptist Women in Ministry will offer Ministry EDGE Bible Studies for women of all ages, including high school students, beginning May 15. Tia Kim, a veteran minister, will teach the online studies on the Zoom  video conferencing  platform. The new Ministry EDGE (Every Day Godliness and Excellence) project is an answer to prayer, … Continue reading

CBF Governing Board hears reports, focuses on collaboration at fall meeting
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CBF Governing Board hears reports, focuses on collaboration at fall meeting

September 27, 2019 By Carrie Harris and Aaron Weaver  DECATUR, Ga.—The fall meeting of the Governing Board of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, led by CBF Moderator Kyle Reese, kicked off Thursday with a time of reports, discussion and other business centered on visioning, church engagement, theological education and the work of the Clergy Sexual Misconduct … Continue reading

‘Sexual abuse can happen in your church, too’: A Response by Suzii Paynter, Stephen Reeves and Pam Durso
Clergy Sexual Abuse

‘Sexual abuse can happen in your church, too’: A Response by Suzii Paynter, Stephen Reeves and Pam Durso

We read yesterday with deep sadness the article in the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News reporting on their investigation of sexual abuse in Southern Baptist churches. Our hearts break for the victims and survivors of this abuse and for the trauma that has been inflicted.  We are grateful for the bravery of survivors coming … Continue reading