Paul Baxley challenges Assembly to “build a whole new table”
General Assembly 2022 / Newsroom

Paul Baxley challenges Assembly to “build a whole new table”

June 30, 2022 By Aaron Weaver DALLAS — “Our calling is to building a whole new table,” CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley told attendees during his Thursday morning address to the 2022 General Assembly in Dallas. “The God who raises Jesus from the dead can engineer a more powerful algorithm than the convenient spaces where … Continue reading

Up Close with Debbie McDaniel: Thursday she will become CBF’s new Moderator
General Assembly 2022

Up Close with Debbie McDaniel: Thursday she will become CBF’s new Moderator

By Aaron Weaver In August 2021, Cooperative Baptists voted to elect Debbie McDaniel, a lay leader from First Baptist Church, Huntsville, Ala., to serve as Moderator-Elect for CBF in 2021-2022. On Thursday, June 30, during the plenary session of the 2022 CBF General Assembly in Dallas, McDaniel—a self described “church volunteer and subtitle teacher who … Continue reading

David Hull nominated to become CBF Moderator-Elect at 2022 General Assembly
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David Hull nominated to become CBF Moderator-Elect at 2022 General Assembly

June 14, 2022 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — A well-known pastor who has been a leader in Cooperative Baptist life since its formation more than 30 years ago has been nominated to become the next CBF Moderator-Elect at the 2022 General Assembly in Dallas. The CBF Nominating Committee has selected the Rev. Dr. David … Continue reading

Governing Board proposes increased 2023 budget supporting Toward Bold Faithfulness priorities
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Governing Board proposes increased 2023 budget supporting Toward Bold Faithfulness priorities

June 13, 2022 By Jeff Huett Lea la narrativa del presupuesto en español aquí. DECATUR, Ga. – Cooperative Baptists attending both the in-person and virtual General Assembly experiences June 28-30 will vote on a budget proposal approved by the CBF Governing Board that shows significant increases in revenue and expenses due to the anticipated spending of … Continue reading

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
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

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
2021 General Assembly / COVID-19 / Newsroom

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