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

CBF to offer virtual ministry and mission experiences for students during summer
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CBF to offer virtual ministry and mission experiences for students during summer

April 16, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship announced today it will offer undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity for ministry and mission during the summer through virtual placements with Student.Go and Student.Church, CBF’s student missions and congregational internship programs. CBF will not be sending students to any physical location … 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

CBF announces COVID-19 Work Group, launches site for latest information (UPDATED)
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CBF announces COVID-19 Work Group, launches site for latest information (UPDATED)

March 11, 2020 By Jeff Huett **Updated March 13** All Short-Term Mission Teams Suspended Through April 30 As the COVID-19 pandemic places more and more communities and individuals at risk, CBF seeks to minimize the threat we pose to the communities in which our Global Missions field personnel serve as well as their ministry partners … Continue reading

CBF’s Hutchinson announces retirement from chaplaincy, pastoral counseling post
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CBF’s Hutchinson announces retirement from chaplaincy, pastoral counseling post

January 17, 2020 By Jeff Huett Gerry Hutchinson, who has served as the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling Manager since January 2014, has announced that he will retire later this year. Under Hutchinson’s leadership, CBF endorsed nearly 200 chaplains and pastoral counselors, including CBF’s 1,000th endorsement in 2016. Over his tenure, Hutchinson increased … Continue reading