Monday, 19 August 2013 14:35

See where it takes you

News of the death of mainline churches may be exaggerated, as a number of established congregations are being revitalized by focusing on one ministry at a time.

Published in Commentaries
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 00:00

Refugees reap blessing after Okla. twisters

Resettled Burmese, Sudanese, Iraqis and other nationalities received gifts of furniture from a Baptist ministry to furnish apartments damanged in flash flooding caused by the May tornadoes. 

Published in Congregations
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 19:28

CBFNC spreading gospel of farming

Healing Springs Acres partners with CBF North Carolina to promote a faith-based, community farming concept across North Carolina.

Published in Organizations
Monday, 29 July 2013 15:47

Youth trip boosts Miss. Delta town

Groundwork laid by CBF pastor and Shaw, Miss., native Jason Coker enabled youth from Houston's South Main Baptist Church to host a VBS program that many credit for helping bridge a racial gap in the impoverished and segregated town.

Published in Congregations
Monday, 15 July 2013 19:21

Experts: VBS needs missional focus

While strong among Baptist churches, a new poll shows vacation Bible school is declining overall as congregations become strapped for members and money.

Published in Congregations
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 00:00

Intentional communities inspire, scare

Intentional, neo-monastic communities like Grace and Main in Danville, Va., may serve as future models for CBF church plants -- but only for those who feel called to such radical ministry. 

Published in Ministry
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 19:19

'Dawnings' a way of living, being church

 It's a process similar to spiritual formation for churches --  not a program or strategic plan to gather dust on a shelf, CBF leaders say.

Published in Congregations
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 01:24

Busy, historic General Assembly for CBF

High attendance, new governing structures and changes to constitution and bylaws are expected to mark General Assembly 2013.

Published in Organizations

The Yellowstone Theological Institute will be an ecumenical venture with a "Baptist ethos" at its core, organizers say. 

Published in Organizations
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 13:56

Recovering spiritual vitality

The greatest impediment to congregational spiritual vitality is the belief we know how to do church.

Published in Commentaries
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