Tag: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

2016 Top Ten

Last night during Deacon’s Meeting, one of our Deacons reminded us that we need to take time to be thankful for the way God’s grace was evident in our lives over the past year. When we reflect on such things, we become confident in our hope for the year to come. While I could certainly write a list of disappointments…

CBF Fellows: The Beginning

I dreamed of being a member of the CBF Fellows Program from the day the initial cohort formed. As the first ended and the second began, I watched in awe of the way friendships developed and learning led to confidence, joy, and clarity in calling. I desperately wanted to experience such mentorship, community, and growth as I began my ministry at Broadway, but I knew it would be nearly two years before the dream would even be a possible reality.

A week ago, I stood in the third floor Sunday School room at First Baptist Decatur. I looked around the room in the faces of my new friends, and I saw a dream making its way to reality in the eyes and hearts of the 15 other “young” ministers surrounding me.

Why Passport Matters (to me)

In 1999, a fresh faced, energetic 12-year-old hopped onto the back of a charter bus with her lifelong best friend, sister, and about 60 other teenagers from her neighborhood church to head to Daytona, Florida, for a week at Passport Youth Camp. After only six years of providing the “youth camping with a mission program,” Passport already had a reputation…

Five Life Lessons I’ve Learned from my Peer Group

Throughout seminary, I heard about Peer Learning Groups and the value of connecting with fellow ministers on a regular basis. When I worked for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, I wrote articles and blogs about successful peer groups throughout the CBF community. No sooner than I accepted my position at Broadway, I e-mailed friends in town to find out if there…

Where have I been?: #FBF

About a month ago, I asked my Facebook friends for blog inspiration. I said they could ask me any question they wanted and the answer might appear on my blog. For the most part, this was an attempt for me to get over the writer’s block that plagued my summer, but one of my friends gave me a kick in…

My last day at CBF

As I prepare to begin my last day at my current job, I can’t help ruminating over the last four years of meaningful and transformative work I’ve gotten to participate in at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Many of you may not know that I started work at CBF on a contract basis calling churches to remind them to order their…