Religious liberty demands constant vigilance, congressman reminds Baptists

An advocate in the U.S. Congress for church-state separation thanked Baptists for their contributions to religious liberty and reminded them of the need to continue defending the wall of separation.

BWA chief invites Baptists to gather around the table of fellowship

The communion table provides a metaphor for how the Baptist World Alliance can unite Baptists in a “true spirit of hospitality,” Neville Callam insisted. Callam, general secretary of the worldwide organization, addressed the challenge of bringing Baptists together during the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s general assembly in Houston.

Highest freedom is freely giving self to God, Baptist historian says

Baptists must aspire to the kind of freedom that leads them to relinquish their autonomy to God, historian Walter Shurden told participants at the William H. Whitsitt Baptist Heritage Society’s annual meeting.

Missions and ministry the focus of Texas CBF gathering

Texas members of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship focused on missions and ministry as well as doing business when they gathered during the national CBF annual general assembly in Houston.

Christian leaders push president to reform immigration law

Christian leaders, including three members of President Obama’s faith advisory council, pushed the president to make good on his promise of comprehensive immigration reform.

'Helping Hand' ministry shows God’s love to West Dallas

Brother Bill’s Helping Hand  in West Dallas teams up with multiple agencies to provide resources to more than 900 families each year.

Youth volunteers share two-fold message: God and service

About 160 middle school and high school World Changers from nine churches across the nation served in low-income Dallas neighborhoods.

Vestal says CBF a work of God's grace

Nearly 20 years after its founding as a small breakaway group birthed by controversy in the Southern Baptist Convention, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship exists today as a work of God's grace, the group's top executive said July 3.

Young pastors encourage CBF supporters to ‘Embrace the World’

Attendees to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly got a visceral call to embrace the world -- and all their neighbors -- in worship July 2.

CBF moderator urges General Assembly to celebrate movement

Following a year of financial hardship, the moderator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship urged the group's General Assembly July 2 to celebrate the movement's success and potential for the future.

CBF adjusts to budget shortfall

Eight months into the fiscal year, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's revenues were 20 percent below budget, the group's Coordinating Council learned July 1. But -- thanks to a plan in place since March to reduce spending to match the projected shortfall -- leaders said the organization is not facing a budget crisis.
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