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

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

Alabama lay leader Debbie McDaniel to become CBF Moderator-Elect at 2021 General Assembly
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Alabama lay leader Debbie McDaniel to become CBF Moderator-Elect at 2021 General Assembly

By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — A lay leader deeply involved in CBF and member of First Baptist Church, Huntsville, Ala., is the nominee to become the next Moderator-Elect for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship at the 2021 General Assembly. The CBF Nominating Committee has selected Debbie McDaniel to serve as Moderator-Elect in 2021-2022 and Moderator … Continue reading

CBF announces shifts in 2021 General Assembly planning
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CBF announces shifts in 2021 General Assembly planning

February 25, 2021 By Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga. — Changes in the status of the venue in Washington, D.C., for the 2021 Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly have provided an opportunity for CBF to reach across the Fellowship to plan the most compelling Assembly possible for this moment, even as uncertainty around the global pandemic … Continue reading

The latest sign that the Holy Spirit is at work in us and through us
Assembly 2020 / bold faith / COVID-19 / Paul Baxley

The latest sign that the Holy Spirit is at work in us and through us

By Paul Baxley Last week our Fellowship held our first ever virtual General Assembly. I would like to thank each member of our Fellowship community who made time to engage in the worship, plenary sessions, workshops, network gatherings and partner events that took place Thursday and Friday. While we certainly missed the unique beauty of … Continue reading

Toward Bold Faithfulness moves from Discovery into Response Phase
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Toward Bold Faithfulness moves from Discovery into Response Phase

By Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga. – Today at its virtual General Assembly, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship launched into the second phase of its journey Toward Bold Faithfulness by reporting to participants on the findings of the prayerful Discovery process and transitioning into the process of faithful response. CBF Moderator Kyle Reese and CBF Executive Coordinator … Continue reading

Baxley calls Cooperative Baptists toward bold faithfulness, commitment to racial justice and healing
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Baxley calls Cooperative Baptists toward bold faithfulness, commitment to racial justice and healing

June 25, 2020 By Carrie Harris and Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga.—The journey toward bold faithfulness demands more of ourselves and more of the church in this current cultural moment marked by racial injustice and the sins of white supremacy, CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley preached during the Thursday evening worship service of the 2020 virtual … Continue reading

General Assembly attendees to vote Friday on Governing Board proposal to adjust 2020-2021 budget process
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General Assembly attendees to vote Friday on Governing Board proposal to adjust 2020-2021 budget process

By Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga. – Cooperative Baptists attending the virtual 2020 CBF General Assembly will vote Friday morning on a proposal by the CBF Governing Board for a one-time delay in the preparation of the Fellowship’s annual ministry and mission budget. At 10:30 a.m. Friday, the Governing Board will ask the General Assembly to … Continue reading

CBF General Assembly — Experience it Online!
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CBF General Assembly — Experience it Online!

2020 CBF General Assembly — Experience it Online! JUNE 25-26, 2020 Join Cooperative Baptists from across the country and around the world for an engaging two-day interactive learning experience. This year’s General Assembly is all about Forming Bold Faith. Over the course of these two days, you’ll worship, participate in timely workshops, see what’s happening … Continue reading

General Assembly Update from Paul Baxley
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General Assembly Update from Paul Baxley

A Statement from CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley on the 2020 CBF General Assembly April 2, 2020 By Paul Baxley Today the Governing Board of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship approved my recommendation that this year’s General Assembly be transitioned from a traditional in-person gathering at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta to a virtual experience. These … Continue reading