Texas BWIM offers online Bible studies
bold faith / COVID-19 / women in ministry

Texas BWIM offers online Bible studies

WORTH, Texas—Texas Baptist Women in Ministry will offer Ministry EDGE Bible Studies for women of all ages, including high school students, beginning May 15. Tia Kim, a veteran minister, will teach the online studies on the Zoom  video conferencing  platform. The new Ministry EDGE (Every Day Godliness and Excellence) project is an answer to prayer, … Continue reading

Making Online Programming Safer for Children, Teens, and Vulnerable Adults
bold faith / COVID-19 / Safe Churches

Making Online Programming Safer for Children, Teens, and Vulnerable Adults

By Jay Kieve In this season of COVID-19, church staff members have gone to heroic lengths to offer worship, prayer, Bible study, and fellowship through electronic means. They have used Facebook Live and Zoom, phone calls, emails, and text messages as vehicles for pastoral care and age-appropriate programming. Clergy deserve praise and gratitude for their … Continue reading

“Do This in Remembrance of Me”—Celebrating Communion in a Time of Social Distance
bold faith / COVID-19 / Paul Baxley

“Do This in Remembrance of Me”—Celebrating Communion in a Time of Social Distance

By Paul Baxley  We are at the beginning of a most unusual Holy Week. Even in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, we Christians are called to remember the final hours of Jesus’ life, so that the Holy Spirit may bring those events powerfully into our present circumstances so that we can experience grace, … Continue reading

General Assembly Update from Paul Baxley
COVID-19 / Newsroom / Paul Baxley

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 Virginia ministers discuss leading churches, mobilizing compassion in response to pandemic
bold faith / COVID-19 / Featured / Newsroom

CBF Virginia ministers discuss leading churches, mobilizing compassion in response to pandemic

By Ben Brown They live in the same city, but Sterling Severns and Art Wright could not meet in the same room on March 19, 2020, due to social distancing. Sterling Severns is the senior pastor at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia. Art Wright is the theologian in residence for CBF Virginia. Instead, Severns … Continue reading

General CBF / Internationals Ministries / Justice and Peacemaking Ministries / Missions / Resources

CBF Field Personnel and Partners Address Human Trafficking

While visiting with some young friends from Iran, I mentioned the American custom of recognizing mother’s on a particular day in May. The young woman told me that though the government in Iran sets a day to recognize mothers according to the Islamic calendar, she prefers to celebrate on March 8th, International Women’s Day. I … Continue reading

General CBF / Missions

Why is everyone all “a twitter” about Twitter?

This past weekend, North Carolina CBF held their annual general assembly. They focused on authentic evangelism. Just days before the assembly, they asked those of us who had twitter accounts to be a part of their group and to “twitter” the event. Basically, some of us posted online through twitter short statements of less than 140 characters rather consistently permitting anyone who followed the group to glean insight as to what was happening during the event. I must say, I rather had a blast with it…I would like to suggest just 10 ways that twitter can be beneficial to mission organizations and churches:
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