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Changes and Challenges for CBF/GA and Churches

Changes and Challenges for CBF/GA and Churches

These are certainly challenging times for all our congregations. As I write this, our church has just decided to go back to virtual services only as COVID-19 cases spike in our area. Hopefully, in a few weeks we will resume in-person services. Still, we recognize it...

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Wake Up Resource Now Available!

Wake Up Resource Now Available!

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect many of our partner congregations and their communities, CBF/GA, along with many other CBF states and regions, partnered with PASSPORT Camps to produce “WAKE UP!” WAKE UP is a missions retreat curriculum that can be adapted...

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Happy 30th Birthday CBF!

Happy 30th Birthday CBF!

In August of 1990, after several decades of mounting unhappiness with events in the Southern Baptist Convention, a group of “moderate” Baptist leaders met at the Inforum in Atlanta, Georgia. This gathering took place after years of soul-searching and of exhausting and...

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A New Thing

A New Thing

In May 1991, I was a 13-year-old seventh grader at Ballard-Hudson Middle School in Macon and had zero knowledge of or interest in Baptist denominational politics. The small, semi-rural, super conservative Baptist church of my growing up years certainly did not talk...

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2021 March Mission Madness

2021 March Mission Madness

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect many of our partner congregations and their communities, CBF/GA, along with many other CBF states and regions, partnered with PASSPORT Camps to produce “WAKE UP!”

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Missions and Ministry

In the spring of 1792, a thirty one-year-old cobbler who also toiled away as a not-particularly-good preacher, convinced a gathering of Baptists in Nottingham, England, to form “a Baptist society for propagating the gospel among the heathen.” As the society began its...

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What They Didn’t Teach Me in Seminary

A couple of years after finishing seminary, I returned to the hallowed halls of the McAfee School of Theology. I ran into Dr. Larry McSwain, from whom I took a class in church leadership and who had become a good friend. With the characteristic twinkle in his eye, he...

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Where Were You? – Jody Long

Do you remember where you were when President John F. Kennedy was shot? Do you remember where you were when the Berlin Wall was torn down? Do you remember where you were on September 11, 2001? As our world, our country, our state, our communities, and our...

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Interactive i-Visions Now Available Online!

We at CBF/GA have been concerned for some time that ReVisions subscribers have not been hearing the full story of CBF/GA. Making our "print" quarterly newsletter, i-Visions, which has much more information, feature articles, and columns from our leadership, available...

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New Year and New Beginnings – Jody Long

By the time you read this post, CBF/GA will have already begun a new budget year. Or at least a new, six-month budget year. For some time, CBF/GA has operated on a fiscal year budget cycle running from July 1 through June 30. On advice from our auditor and accountant,...

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Unity, Not Uniformity

One of my college professors proclaimed something like this: “Christianity is more concerned with unity than uniformity.”  It took me a few years to attempt to unpack that comment and, truth be told, I’m still wrestling with it. It’s not that I don’t believe it; I do....

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