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  • Baptist Foundation changes slogan, refocuses

    July 10 2018 by Liz Tablazon, BR Staff Writer | with 0 comments
    Baptist Foundation changes slogan, refocuses

    The North Carolina Baptist Foundation (NCBF) rolled out changes to its logo and slogan this past spring, executive director Clay Warf told the Biblical Recorder in an interview June 14. NCBF is an agency of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina that manages trust assets and offers other financial services to North Carolina Baptist …

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  • Kentucky board seeks break from CBF donor churches

    May 9 2018 by Todd Deaton, Western Recorder | with 0 comments
    Kentucky board seeks break from CBF donor churches

    The Kentucky Baptist Convention (KBC) Mission Board took a step May 8 toward distancing KBC churches from congregations that contribute to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, a missions network they say has given an appearance of approving homosexual behavior.

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  • BGAV to stop forwarding churches’ gifts to CBF

    February 27 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    BGAV to stop forwarding churches’ gifts to CBF

    The Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) has become the second Baptist state convention in the past week to announce it will stop channeling churches’ contributions to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. The BGAV’s Executive Board approved a statement Feb. 26.

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  • BGCT: CBF decision driven by ‘biblical truth’

    February 22 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    BGCT: CBF decision driven by ‘biblical truth’

    The Baptist General Convention of Texas’ decision to stop forwarding churches’ contributions to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship reflects a commitment to the biblical view of marriage, say the convention’s president and executive director.

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  • LGBT hiring policy highlights CBF factions

    February 14 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    LGBT hiring policy highlights CBF factions

    The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s (CBF) decision to lift its absolute ban of hiring homosexual and transgender individuals has drawn diverse reactions from within the Fellowship – and predictions that churches on both sides of the ideological spectrum could break ties with the CBF.

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  • CBF nixes ‘absolute’ LGBT hiring ban, maintains it for leaders

    February 12 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    CBF nixes ‘absolute’ LGBT hiring ban, maintains it for leaders

    The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s (CBF) Governing Board has voted to lift the Fellowship’s “absolute prohibition” of hiring homosexual and transgender employees. But CBF “leadership positions in ministry” and missionary roles still will be limited to individuals “who practice a traditional Christian sexual ethic of celibacy in singleness or faithfulness in marriage between a woman and man.”

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  • CBF seeks direction amid diverse views on LGBT issues

    July 10 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CBF seeks direction amid diverse views on LGBT issues

    A committee charged with recommending how the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) can “strengthen [its] unity” despite “differing beliefs and practices in matters of human sexuality” has said it hopes to propose in the next six months “a more faithful path forward” in the CBF’s discussion of homosexuality.

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  • CBF approves new leader

    February 22 2013 by Staff, press reports | with 0 comments

    The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) unanimously approved its third executive coordinator Feb. 21. The CBF Coordinating Council cast assenting votes for Suzii Paynter of Austin, Texas. She will officially begin work March 1 at the Atlanta office.

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  • CBF honors Vestal, passes strategic report

    July 11 2012 by Tammi Reed Ledbetter, Southern Baptist Texan | with 0 comments

    Participants in the June 20-22 General Assembly meeting of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship considered what moderator-elect Keith Herron described as “life in the wrinkle of time between the past and the present,” as Coordinator Daniel Vestal was honored for 15 years of leadership and a strategic report to refocus and streamline organizational structures was embraced unanimously.

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  • Is the CBF poised for a shift on homosexuality?

    March 21 2012 by Andrew Walker, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Is the CBF poised for a shift on homosexuality?

    An upcoming conference and hiring policy point to a potential paradigm shift on homosexuality for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF). The conference is already making waves as the event draws near.

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  • CBF to revisit policy on hiring gays

    March 13 2012 by BR staff | with 0 comments

    Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) leadership may revisit the organization’s policy on hiring homosexuals after they replace retiring Executive Coordinator Daniel Vestal and the organization finishes its re-visioning process.

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  • CP giving holds close to 2008 level

    March 4 2009 by Norman Jameson, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Through the first two months of 2009 Cooperative Program missions giving from North Carolina Baptist churches held closely to the levels of 2008, according to the monthly report from the Baptist State Convention comptroller.

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