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

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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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Experiencing God in Cyberspace

Online outreach: Nearly 75% of North America is online with only a bare 21% in the Middle East. Yet the rate of growth for internet users in that area has increased almost 1200% in the last 8 years.* Women, who are often closed off from outside contact, are among those users. The internet affords a certain amount of privacy and freedom. While exploring, wouldn’t it be wonderful if these seekers found God in cyberspace? Continue reading

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Taking Inventory

Do you know how much “stuff” your church has? Do you know exactly what “stuff” is available for use? Many churches and ministries have hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of equipment that is depended on every week. Taking a simple inventory of your equipment takes a relatively short amount of time, but could be immensely valuable in the event of loss. Continue reading