Leadership in Turbulent Times
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Leadership in Turbulent Times

By Layne Smith Of Abraham Lincoln – He welcomed arguments within the cabinet, but would be “greatly pained,” he warned them, if he found his colleagues attacking each other in public. What can be learned from Lincoln’s success in keeping this disparate team together? (p.222) Of Theodore Roosevelt – Throughout his political career, Roosevelt’s conception … Continue reading

Spiritual Care Week 2021: It Is Enough
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling

Spiritual Care Week 2021: It Is Enough

By Allison Anderson This Fall we oriented our 3rd Chaplain Resident group to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s still mind-boggling to say that. What shifted our world and our work in the Spring of 2020, changing everything for that Residency year, continues to define and redefine the work of healthcare chaplaincy every day. With … Continue reading

<strong>A Narrative Budget? Four Possibilities for Presenting Your Church’s Financial Plan</strong>
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A Narrative Budget? Four Possibilities for Presenting Your Church’s Financial Plan

We all know that people learn in different ways.  For instance, if a person wants to develop a hobby, there are generally numerous ways to pursue this new interest. Some folks pick up a book and learn through reading.  Other people immediately look for videos online that teach the same techniques in a more visually … Continue reading

Kieve named to new ‘ministerial transitions’ role as vital component of a new collaborative approach  
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Kieve named to new ‘ministerial transitions’ role as vital component of a new collaborative approach  

October 12, 2021 By Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has named the coordinator of a CBF state organization also serving as CBF’s Abuse Prevention and Response Advocate to a new staff position to connect gifted ministers and passionate congregations across the Fellowship. Jay Kieve will remain CBF’s point person for connecting churches to … Continue reading

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
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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