<strong>CBF names Rev. Miriam Phillips-Stephens to newly-formed Pan African Koinonia leadership position</strong>
Newsroom / Pan African Koinonia

CBF names Rev. Miriam Phillips-Stephens to newly-formed Pan African Koinonia leadership position

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has named the Rev. Miriam Phillips-Stephens as Pan African Koinonia Field Ministry Coordinator, a newly-formed full-time position created to assist the Pan African Koinonia in fulfilling its purpose to cultivate an increased presence of Black individuals and churches throughout CBF life. Continue reading

CBF Foundation Waives Management Fees for Churches Under New Strategic Plan
Newsroom

CBF Foundation Waives Management Fees for Churches Under New Strategic Plan

June 1, 2022 By Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga. ─ The CBF Foundation will now waive management fees of 50 basis points (0.50%) for current and future church accounts, Foundation President Shauw Chin Capps and the Foundation Board of Trustees announced today. The move comes as the CBF Foundation, in partnership with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, … Continue reading

CBF previews trailer for Fall 2022 resource Seeing Through the Eyes of Jesus
Newsroom / Resources

CBF previews trailer for Fall 2022 resource Seeing Through the Eyes of Jesus

May 9, 2022 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship released a video trailer today to preview the forthcoming resource Seeing Through the Eyes of Jesus focused on calling participants back to the central focus of the Christian faith, the Risen and Living Jesus. This new resource for Fall 2022 invites congregations … Continue reading

CBF’s Baxley and field personnel Mina and Gennady Podgaisky request prayer for Ukraine
Missions / Newsroom / Ukraine 2022

CBF’s Baxley and field personnel Mina and Gennady Podgaisky request prayer for Ukraine

February 24, 2022 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley urged prayer for the people of Ukraine on Thursday following news of Russia’s invasion and also affirmed “solidarity with our Baptist sisters and brothers.” “Today I invite Cooperative Baptists to join with Christians around the world in praying for the people … Continue reading

CBF Governing Board meets, hears reports on progress Toward Bold Faithfulness
Newsroom

CBF Governing Board meets, hears reports on progress Toward Bold Faithfulness

October 1, 2021 By Carrie Harris and Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Governing Board of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship gathered in-person and virtually at the CBF Global offices this week to hear and receive reports and updates from staff and governance bodies with new CBF Moderator Patricia Wilson presiding. The Rev. Dr. Emmanuel McCall … Continue reading

Aho named to Thriving Congregations role, Perez begins work in strategic Global Missions position
Newsroom

Aho named to Thriving Congregations role, Perez begins work in strategic Global Missions position

March 23, 2021 By Jeff Huett DECATUR, GA — Building on the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s greatest strengths in ministry and missions to help meet the most urgent needs of partner congregations and their communities, CBF announced today the addition of two staff members to new strategic positions. A minister with a passion for the local … Continue reading

Fellowship Southwest selects Stephen Reeves as executive director
Fellowship Southwest / Newsroom

Fellowship Southwest selects Stephen Reeves as executive director

Stephen Reeves, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s public policy leader, has been elected executive director of Fellowship Southwest. Reeves will succeed Marv Knox, who founded the ecumenical network affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in 2017. Fellowship Southwest encompasses Arizona, New Mexico, Northern Mexico, Oklahoma, Southern California and Texas. It organizes churches and individuals around shared … Continue reading

CBF leaders speak out against rollback of ‘payday’ loan regulation
advocacy / Newsroom / Payday / Predatory Lending

CBF leaders speak out against rollback of ‘payday’ loan regulation

July 7, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leaders spoke out against the decision announced today of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to remove borrower safeguards intended to ensure that vulnerable consumers have the ability to repay short-term, high-interest “payday” loans. “For nearly a decade, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has sought … Continue reading

CBF Church Benefits commits to Lower Fees, Better Service, and Economies of Scale
General CBF

CBF Church Benefits commits to Lower Fees, Better Service, and Economies of Scale

  By CBF Church Benefits  At the June 2020 meeting of the CBF Church Benefits Board via Zoom, before any business was conducted, there was a period of prayer and reflection related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, racial injustice and reconciliation, and the resilience and creativity of congregations and their leaders. The board’s actions affirmed … Continue reading

CBF, CBF of North Carolina contribute combined $25,000 to COVID-19 relief fund
COVID-19 / Disaster Response / Newsroom

CBF, CBF of North Carolina contribute combined $25,000 to COVID-19 relief fund

April 29, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — CBF and CBF of North Carolina announced gifts totaling $25,000 to a new emergency relief fund to provide food to meet urgent essential needs of vulnerable children and families in communities where CBF serves in the United States and around the world. CBF launched the Coronavirus … Continue reading