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Dissonance Interrupts Certitude!

by Terry Maples, CBFVA Coordinator     I grew up in North Alabama in the 1960’s. My Dad was a bi-vocational preacher in small Southern Baptist churches for much of his career. The context of my early years shaped me in powerful ways, and I am grateful to the...
France Mission Immersion Reflection

France Mission Immersion Reflection

Finding the dark places in paradise France Mission Immersion Reflection By Mark Snipes, Associate Coordinator   In March, during our first Mission Madness weekend in Waynesboro, our Camp Pastor, Barrett Owen, preached a sermon about Jesus’ exchange with the crowd...

Holy Land Reflection

This May,  along with eleven other pilgrims from Virginia, I traveled to the Holy Land. This pilgrimage was my sixth time in the Land of the Bible. During a conversation one of my companions asked why I keep coming back. As I reflected on this question, I thought I...

My 2018 CBF General Assembly

The 2018 edition of CBF’s General Assembly did not disappoint. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Dallas and am happy to share a summary of my experience. I often describe a General Assembly as a big family reunion – and it was! From the moment we arrived at the hotel, I...

Formed by God’s Mission

What shifts will be necessary for Fellowship Baptists to be shaped by God’s mission? Mission is the result of God’s initiative, rooted in God’s purposes to restore and heal creation. “Mission” means “sending,” and sending is the central biblical theme describing God’s...