General Assembly concludes with Paynter’s call to shared vision and values

News from Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly, 2013…Moving forward with faith, hope, and courage!


Jeff Huett

General Assembly concludes with Paynter’s
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – In the final session of the 2013 General Assembly, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter delivered an address focusing on CBF’s shared values and mission. “Hold these things in common, and you can run the race,” Paynter said.

As she recognized the work of Fellowship partners, ministers and volunteers in the crowd, Paynter told the audience of Cooperative Baptists that “we can be alone or we can be a Fellowship” of churches and ministries, united in common identity, compassionate ministry and mission work.

“This is not parachute missions. This is self-sacrificing, biblical, honest, holistic service that provides a platform for meaningful church engagement and sustained national ministries. This is co-missioning. It is not cheap, nor is it the kind of venture that can be run for the change leftover in…

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Published by Joe LaGuardia

I am a pastor and author in Vero Beach, Florida, and write on issues related to spirituality, faith, politics, and culture.

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