2012 General Assembly / Missions

Missions picnic celebrates 20 years of Project Ruth among Gypsies

No picnic baskets or ants could be found at this year’s General Assembly Missions Picnic, but the crowd did find stories of changed lives among one of the world’s most neglected people groups. CBF field personnel Ralph and Tammy Stocks led the celebration of Project Ruth, a multi-faceted 20-year ministry among the Roma (Gypsy) people … Continue reading

2012 General Assembly / General CBF

Newcomer gives voice to complex emotions of transition

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has discovered another voice for its journey. Yes, we have Kyle Matthews and Kate Campbell and others, but after Wednesday night’s concert honoring Daniel and Earlene Vestal, you can add Quaker folk singer Carrie Newcomer to that list. In a moving, seven-song concert featuring Broadway Baptist Church’s Chancel Choir, Newcomer connected … Continue reading

General CBF

2012 Task Force brings us closer to fulfilling our dream

This post comes from CBF of North Carolina Coordinator and 2012 Task Force member Larry Hovis. The full report can be accessed and feedback provided at http://www.thefellowship.info/2012taskforce. In April 2010, Daniel Vestal and Babs Baugh convened a gathering at Callaway Gardens, Georgia, of leaders of CBF organizations (state and national) and CBF partner ministries. The … 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