The 90 Percent Church: Exemplifying Generosity Through Your Budget & Leadership
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The 90 Percent Church: Exemplifying Generosity Through Your Budget & Leadership

By Rickey LetsonCBF Congregational Stewardship Officer When I was pastoring, our church embarked on a significant capital campaign to fund much-needed improvements to our facility. In the process, our leadership felt that we should tithe on gifts to the campaign and thus trust that 90 percent of the funds received would be sufficient for our … Continue reading

CBF Advocacy Announces the inaugural recipient of the Suzii Paynter March Advocacy Fellowship
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CBF Advocacy Announces the inaugural recipient of the Suzii Paynter March Advocacy Fellowship

CBF Advocacy is excited to announce Andrea Corso Johnson as the inaugural recipient of the Suzii Paynter March Advocacy Fellowship. Andrea is a former educator who is now a student in the Master of Divinity program, pursuing a concentration in Faith-Based Social Transformation, at the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University. Andrea also serves … Continue reading

Defensoría CBF anuncia al primer destinatario del Suzii Paynter March Advocacy Fellowship
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Defensoría CBF anuncia al primer destinatario del Suzii Paynter March Advocacy Fellowship

Defensoría CBF se complace en anunciar a Andrea Corso Johnson como la primera ganadora inaugural del Suzii Paynter March Fellowship. Andrea es una ex educadora que ahora es estudiante en el programa de Maestría en Divinidad, con concentración en Transformación Social Basada en la Fe, en la Escuela de Teología McAfee de la Universidad de … Continue reading

A Cord of Three Strands: CBF weaves durable response to Ukrainian crisis
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A Cord of Three Strands: CBF weaves durable response to Ukrainian crisis

By Marv Knox The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has woven biblical wisdom—“a cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart” (Ecclesiastes 4:12)—into its response to war in Ukraine. When Russia attacked Ukraine, the Fellowship braided together three resources for compassionate ministry:  It quickly deployed Europe-based field personnel to support relief for Ukrainian refugees and internally … Continue reading

Blazing New Trails on Well-Traveled Ground: Arkansas pastor recognized with McCall Racial Justice Trailblazer award
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Blazing New Trails on Well-Traveled Ground: Arkansas pastor recognized with McCall Racial Justice Trailblazer award

By Grayson Hester Preston Clegg, pastor of Second Baptist Church in downtown Little Rock, Ark., doesn’t like the idea of missing out on joy. In January 2019, Clegg joined scores of Little Rock residents in celebrating the inauguration of the city’s first democratically-elected Black mayor, Frank Scott. Having been friends with Scott long before the … Continue reading

The Fellowship’s Path “Toward Bold Faithfulness”
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The Fellowship’s Path “Toward Bold Faithfulness”

Between now and Feb. 2, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship wants to hear from you (and all Cooperative Baptists!) about your church ministry involvement and personal ministry aspirations. Take CBF’s online survey today. As we near our 30th year, we have begun a journey to discover and respond to God’s call for the thriving of our Fellowship. We … Continue reading

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The following post is from Brenda Lisenby, who serves in China as one of CBF’s field personnel. The Chinese pastor proudly showed me around the new church. I walked around and appreciated the worship space, the space for small group Bible studies, the guest room for visiting evangelists, the small kitchen and fellowship hall for … Continue reading