General Assembly concludes with commissioning, call to lean into ‘holy invitation of renewal’
2021 General Assembly / Newsroom

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

Up Close with Patricia Wilson: Friday she will become CBF’s new Moderator
2021 General Assembly / Newsroom

Up Close with Patricia Wilson: Friday she will become CBF’s new Moderator

By Carrie Harris In June of 2020, Cooperative Baptists voted to elect Patricia Wilson, Baylor University law professor and lay leader from Waco, Texas, to serve as Moderator-Elect for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in 2020-2021. On Friday, during the virtual Plenary session of the CBF General Assembly, Wilson will assume the role of Moderator, the … Continue reading

Hispanic leaders unite to support immigration reform
advocacy / Fellowship Southwest / immigration

Hispanic leaders unite to support immigration reform

By Elket Rodríguez Dozens of Hispanic Christian leaders from multiple denominational and theological traditions have coalesced behind a document that calls on Congress to enact immigration reform based upon a shared set of principles. Christian Churches Together, an ecumenical and racially diverse coalition of U.S. faith groups, drafted the statement, “Declaration of Values and Principles … Continue reading

BSK’s Flourish Center offers workshops for youth leaders
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BSK’s Flourish Center offers workshops for youth leaders

BSK’s Flourish Center for Congregational Imagination is offering a special workshop series for youth leaders. These online, non-credit workshops, entitled, Introduction to Youth Ministry and Essential Topics for Youth Ministry, include 6 sessions each.  These workshops are geared not toward youth ministers who already have a Masters of Divinity degree, but toward those who may be working in … Continue reading

Fellowship Southwest announces leadership transition plan
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Fellowship Southwest announces leadership transition plan

October 22, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Fellowship Southwest has announced its first leadership transition and is seeking applicants and nominations for its next leader to succeed founding coordinator Marv Knox, who launched the innovative and collaborative ecumenical network just over three years ago.  The new coordinator will serve alongside Knox for up … Continue reading

Following a call to hometown ministry in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Church Starting and Faith Sharing Ministries / Featured / women in ministry

Following a call to hometown ministry in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

By Bekah Rhea It is all too easy to forget that even in popular tourism spots, life is still proceeding as usual. Schools are still in session, elections still happen, and people of faith are still seeking places to worship. It may be more difficult to spot steeples among the gift shops, amusement parks, and … Continue reading

Captain John Ray Roberts: Army Reserve Chaplain and Developer of Leaders
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / Feature

Captain John Ray Roberts: Army Reserve Chaplain and Developer of Leaders

By Liz Andrasi Deere John Ray Roberts, CPT, USAR is the Coordinator for Leadership Assessment at The Citadel’s Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics. On staff at The Citadel, his alma mater, Roberts engages Cadets in service learning and reflection. He invites them to explore different points of view on campus, in the surrounding community … Continue reading

CBF’s Kasey Jones to focus leadership on outreach and growth
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CBF’s Kasey Jones to focus leadership on outreach and growth

By Jeff Huett July 29, 2020 DECATUR, Ga. – Kasey Jones, whose current work at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship includes both operations and outreach, will begin a transition to a role that focuses her leadership on the Fellowship’s outreach and growth initiatives, including CBF’s work for racial and ethnic diversity. This shift in focus comes … Continue reading