Chaplain Paul Byrd Awarded the Carl Hart Award
2021 General Assembly / Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / Featured

Chaplain Paul Byrd Awarded the Carl Hart Award

by Caleb Mynatt With a nearly 30-year career as a chaplain under his belt, Paul Byrd can’t imagine his life being any different. But before his career began as a resident in a Clinical Pastoral Education program, Byrd had never really considered pursuing a career in chaplaincy. In childhood, Byrd thought he would grow up … Continue reading

General Assembly concludes with commissioning, call to lean into ‘holy invitation of renewal’
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General Assembly concludes with commissioning, call to lean into ‘holy invitation of renewal’

August 27, 2021By Carrie Harris and Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — “Lean into the holy invitation of renewal” was the encouraging word of Rev. Emily Hull McGee to attendees gathered virtually for the concluding worship and commissioning service of the 2021 CBF General Assembly.  Hull McGee, who serves as senior pastor of First Baptist Church … Continue reading

“Do not lose heart,” Baxley tells Cooperative Baptists during Friday plenary
2021 General Assembly / Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / La Familia / Newsroom / racial justice / Together for Hope

“Do not lose heart,” Baxley tells Cooperative Baptists during Friday plenary

August 27, 2021By Aaron Weaver and Carrie Harris DECATUR, Ga. — “Do not lose heart.” Citing the Apostle Paul, CBF Executive Coordinator delivered this message to attendees during the Friday morning plenary session of the 2021 General Assembly as he focused his remarks on the challenges of the past 18 months. In his Executive Coordinator … Continue reading

Putting the Words Together
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling

Putting the Words Together

Since 1985, the Network on Ministry in Specialized Settings (“COMISS”) has observed the last week of October as Spiritual Care Week – a time when we celebrate the sacred work of chaplains and pastoral counselors. This year’s Spiritual Care Week theme is “Collaborative Healthcare: Chaplains Complete the Picture.” Sometimes a picture is more informative and revealing than words. Often … Continue reading

The Hospice Philosophy
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling

The Hospice Philosophy

Since 1985, the Network on Ministry in Specialized Settings (“COMISS”) has observed the last week of October as Spiritual Care Week – a time when we celebrate the sacred work of chaplains and pastoral counselors. This year’s Spiritual Care Week theme is “Collaborative Healthcare: Chaplains Complete the Picture.” Sometimes a picture is more informative and revealing than words. Often … Continue reading

It Is The Best of Times…It Is the Worst of Times
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / COVID-19 / Healthcare Ministries

It Is The Best of Times…It Is the Worst of Times

Since 1985, the Network on Ministry in Specialized Settings (“COMISS”) has observed the last week of October as Spiritual Care Week – a time when we celebrate the sacred work of chaplains and pastoral counselors. This year’s Spiritual Care Week theme is “Collaborative Healthcare: Chaplains Complete the Picture.” Sometimes a picture is more informative and revealing than words. Often … Continue reading

Otter Pups
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / COVID-19 / Pastoral Care

Otter Pups

Since 1985, the Network on Ministry in Specialized Settings (“COMISS”) has observed the last week of October as Spiritual Care Week – a time when we celebrate the sacred work of chaplains and pastoral counselors. This year’s Spiritual Care Week theme is “Collaborative Healthcare: Chaplains Complete the Picture.” Sometimes a picture is more informative and revealing than words. Often … Continue reading

CBF-Endorsed Chaplain Promoted to Rear Admiral
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / Featured

CBF-Endorsed Chaplain Promoted to Rear Admiral

By Liz Andrasi Deere On February 24, the U.S. Navy announced the selection of CBF endorsed Navy reserve chaplain Terry Eddinger for promotion to the rank of Rear Admiral (Lower Half). On October 1, he will become the Deputy Chief of Chaplains for Reserve Matters for the U.S. Navy, a three-year assignment and the highest … Continue reading

CBF announces Renée Owen as leader of chaplaincy, pastoral counseling ministries
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CBF announces Renée Owen as leader of chaplaincy, pastoral counseling ministries

July 21, 2020 By Aaron Weaver and Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga. — A Cooperative Baptist Fellowship-endorsed healthcare chaplain with more than 20 years of experience meeting the unique spiritual, religious and cultural needs of patients, their families and healthcare providers has been named as CBF’s Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling Ministries Director. Renée Lloyd Owen will … Continue reading

CBF Stories: Chaplains and COVID-19
bold faith / Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / COVID-19

CBF Stories: Chaplains and COVID-19

In this special episode of the CBF Stories Podcast, Clark Hill connects with two CBF-endorsed chaplains as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. On the front lines of where the virus is most pervasive, their ministries of presence are most challenged by the need for physical distancing while needing to be spiritually close. Chaplain Renee … Continue reading