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  • Peer groups for pastors can create a healthy ecosystem of support

    By Ruth Perkins Lee This article was first published in Faith & Leadership on March 8, 2022 ( In 2019, my husband and I visited Muir Woods National […]

  • CBF names two seminarians as 2022 Vestal Scholars

    May 12, 2022 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has selected Beth Rooney Bailey and Luke Perrin as the 2022 recipients of the Daniel and Earlene Vestal Scholarship. The Fellowship’s most prestigious scholarship, […]

  • Dominion Graphic Novels, Featuring Barron Bell and Daniel Hancock

    I’m always a bit skeptical when it comes to Christianese film, tv, and written stories. Okay, more accurately, I am a bit cynical. Why? In a long history of trying too hard to be relevant, most of the content is just not very good.  Not Dominion, […]

  • What is a Church Audit?

    By James Jordan, CPA When it comes to church transparency, a needed practice for congregations to prioritize is a regular audit. An important first step for many ministers and churches when considering an audit is simply learning what is meant by […]

  • Moving Beyond the Budget: Embracing the Three Critical Areas of Church Finance

    By Rickey Letson, CBF Congregational Stewardship Officer My wife and I had our annual financial review recently. Our advisor has worked with us for years and the hour-long meeting had a very natural, conversational tone to it. Over the course of […]