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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.

Ministry network hailed as emerging trend

Participants at a CBF commissioning service prayed for six field personnel who are assuming new assignments and recognized representatives of a ministry network serving in China.

 

Baptist school cancels mission trip for church dismissed from SBC

A Kentucky Baptist university has, at the last minute, withdrawn its invitation to host a youth mission team from Texas after the Southern Baptist Convention disfellowshipped their church for its toleration of homosexuals.

ABCUSA delegates refuse to approve bylaw changes

While celebrating the denomination’s broad ethnic, regional and language diversity at their biennial meeting June 26-28, members of the American Baptist Churches USA  torpedoed a major restructuring.

Hispanic Baptist Convention elects new president, appoints committee

Victor Rodriguez, pastor of South San Filadelfia Baptist Church in San Antonio, was elected president of the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas in a close vote June 29.

Buckner suspends mission trips to Honduras

Buckner International temporarily is suspending travel by mission groups to Honduras in the wake of a coup that removed President Manuel Zelaya from office.

BGCT seeks to put free GED program in each church

GEDThe Baptist General Convention of Texas has launched an effort that could put free General Equivalency Diploma programs in all its affiliated churches.

Around the State

Students from East Texas Baptist University joined with youth from Faith Church in Deport to deliver “blessing bags” to every home in the city.
 
 
 
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