CBF theme- -It-s time for a New Challenge-
June 7 2002 by Derek Hodges , BR Intern

CBF theme: 'It's time for a New Challenge' | Friday, June 7, 2002
  • Millard Fuller, founder and president of Habitat for Humanity International.
  • Joan Barrett, professor of Spanish, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.
  • Phoebe Wabara, doctor of philosophy student, Baylor University.
  • David Massengill, a Wall Street lawyer who lives near "Ground Zero."
  • Felipe Garza, vice president, Buckner Children and Family Services, Dallas, Texas.
  • Donald Meier, chief of surgery at Children's Medical Center in Dallas, associate professor of surgery at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, former medical missionary 1982-99, and one of the first CBF volunteers to travel to Afghanistan.
  • And an unidentified CBF missionary.

    Singer/songwriter Kyle Matthews will present a theme interpretation. There will also be a commissioning service for new CBF missionaries during the June 28 evening session.

    Worship leaders for the event will include Texas pastors Julie Pennington-Russell and Charles Johnson who will lead evening sessions. Leading the closing worship and communion on June 29 will be another Texas pastor, Roger Paynter.

    CBF says its purpose is to "serve Christians and churches as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission." In order to achieve that goal this year, the assembly will feature the Congregational Leadership Institute on June 26-27. This workshop, designed for lay and clergy leaders, will be held at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and will offer two track choices.

    Ron Snider will lead a seminar entitled "A Theology of Serving the Poor." Snider is a professor of theology and culture at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    Jeff Woods, executive minister of American Baptist Churches of Ohio, will lead the other seminar, entitled "Missional Leaders: From Successful to Faithful."

    While all general sessions of the assembly are free and open to the public, there is a charge for the Leadership Institute.

    For details, visit the CBF Web site at www.cbfonline.org and click on the "It's Time! General Assembly 2002" button.

  • Friday, June 7, 2002

    CBF theme: 'It's time for a New Challenge'

    By Derek Hodges BR Intern

    The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) is preparing for its 2002 General Assembly, which will be held June 27-29 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas. This year's assembly is the eleventh of its kind.

    CBF embarks on its second decade with more contributing churches than ever before. Starting with 391 churches and total receipts of $4.5 million in 1991, the organization has grown to approximately 1,800 churches and a budget of $18 million.

    Daniel Vestal, former Texas pastor and CBF coordinator, will address the assembly on June 28. His message will emphasize the assembly's theme for this year, "It's Time for a New Challenge."

    Lisa Jones, of CBF's communications and marketing division, says that this year's assembly "is a little different since there are not 'keynote speakers.'"

    Instead, during sessions on the evenings of June 27 and 28, Robin Johnson, a former CNN personality, will conduct interviews with various Baptists from around the country. Persons to be interviewed:

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