Paul Baxley challenges Assembly to “build a whole new table”
General Assembly 2022 / Newsroom

Paul Baxley challenges Assembly to “build a whole new table”

June 30, 2022 By Aaron Weaver DALLAS — “Our calling is to building a whole new table,” CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley told attendees during his Thursday morning address to the 2022 General Assembly in Dallas. “The God who raises Jesus from the dead can engineer a more powerful algorithm than the convenient spaces where … Continue reading

Why bringing in young families is not a magic bullet for your congregation
General CBF / Pastoral Care

Why bringing in young families is not a magic bullet for your congregation

By Laura Stephens-Reed I have heard it many times in congregations experiencing stagnation or decline: If we could just bring in more young families… This is an understandable thought. For churches with nurseries that once burst at the seams or with memories of youth choirs that went on tour in the summers, bringing in more … Continue reading

“As long as you’re breathing, there is hope.” 
Leadership Scholars / young Baptists

“As long as you’re breathing, there is hope.” 

By Crystal Ham Full disclosure, this time of the year has not been the easiest for me over the last few years. The fall and winter seasons bring many emotions with them, including grief, happiness, love, and sadness. Around this time, I always think about people in my life that I’ve lost, particularly my grandfather, … Continue reading