“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

Young pastor in Flint, Michigan, focuses on mental health amid pandemic and ongoing water crisis
Featured / Fellowship! Magazine / Pastoral Care

Young pastor in Flint, Michigan, focuses on mental health amid pandemic and ongoing water crisis

by Andrew Nash It is always hard to take on a new role as a senior pastor in your 20s, but there is an added degree of difficulty when doing so during a global pandemic. There’s even more of a challenge doing so in Flint, Mich., site of a water crisis that has had lasting … Continue reading

CBF Governing Board gathers virtually, receives Toward Bold Faithfulness response report
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CBF Governing Board gathers virtually, receives Toward Bold Faithfulness response report

The CBF Governing Board gathered virtually January 28-29 via Zoom for its winter meeting focused on hearing a report from the Response Team of the Toward Bold Faithfulness initiative, a two-phase process launched in October 2019 to discover and respond to the greatest gifts and most urgent needs of congregations and communities across the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Continue reading

A Critical Juncture for Interreligious Dialogue: A Conversation with Dr. Najeeba Syeed
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A Critical Juncture for Interreligious Dialogue: A Conversation with Dr. Najeeba Syeed

By Andy Hale As if it wasn’t obvious, we are not exactly in the most unified time in America’s existence. And when you zoom out, the entire globe isn’t exactly at peace with one another. We have factioned ourselves into divisive categories over political allegiance and cultural perspectives. There are very clear and alienated worldviews … Continue reading

It Is The Best of Times…It Is the Worst of Times
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / COVID-19 / Healthcare Ministries

It Is The Best of Times…It Is the Worst of Times

Since 1985, the Network on Ministry in Specialized Settings (“COMISS”) has observed the last week of October as Spiritual Care Week – a time when we celebrate the sacred work of chaplains and pastoral counselors. This year’s Spiritual Care Week theme is “Collaborative Healthcare: Chaplains Complete the Picture.” Sometimes a picture is more informative and revealing than words. Often … Continue reading

In times like these, taking a step toward the first Pentecost
Paul Baxley / Racial Reconciliation

In times like these, taking a step toward the first Pentecost

By Paul Baxley  The second chapter of Acts makes clear that from our very first day, the Church of Jesus Christ included people “from every nation under heaven.” By the powerful gifting of the Holy Spirit, the first disciples were able to preach the Gospel in ways understandable to people who came from many cultures … Continue reading