here were plenty of big developments for Daniel Vestal to address in his final sermon at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship general assembly, including approval of the 2012 Task Force report, a distinctive CBF identity for congregations that desire it and a $12.4 million budget.
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship commissioned eight field personnel and church starters at the group's annual general assembly. And in a challenge to the CBF, Phil Christopher, pastor of First Baptist Church in Abilene, talked about his church's $5 million capital campaign for
Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Lebanon urgently needs a new water well after its old one broke in March, forcing the school to incur significant expenses buying water for daily use.
Messengers offered 19 motions during the opening day of the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in New Orleans June 1. All but one were referred to SBC entities or ruled out of order.â¨â¨
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship looks forward to an “in-between year” characterized by implementation of a new identity statement and a search for a successor to retiring CBF Executive Coordinator Daniel Vestal, the group’s incoming moderator said.
Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention approved resolutions reaffirming their convictions regarding the means of salvation and a literal Adam and Eve, while stating their opposition to rhetoric that equates gay rights with the civil rights of racial and ethnic minorities.â¨â¨
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship votes June 22 on a new model for identity, governance and financial support intended to guide the moderate Baptist group formed in 1991 for the next 20 years.
Doug Shaw, Olympics volunteer coordinator for Southern Baptists' International Mission Board, has been in motion for months in London preparing Baptists to meet the tens of thousands of sports fans going to the United Kingdom this summer.
Studies show young adults are leaving the church in record numbers. The reasons they leave are complicated, and experts wonder how many of them are ever coming back.
Nearly equal numbers of pastors in the Southern Baptist Convention consider their churches as Calvinist/Reformed as do Arminian/Wesleyan, although more than 60 percent are concerned about the affect of Calvinism on the denomination, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research.