Carolyn Cubbedge of Guyton participated in the 17th annual Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly in Washington, D.C., June 28-29.
The Assembly featured a historic joint worship service with the Fellowship and American Baptist Churches USA.
More than 2,500 Fellowship Baptists attended this year's Assembly with more than 5,000 attending the first\ joint worship service with ABCUSA. Assembly highlights included more than 100 ministry workshops, a focus on religious liberty and a seminar on addressing poverty and hunger in America.
Additionally, 18 new global missions field personnel were commissioned, including two couples who will serve jointly with CBF and ABCUSA.
Keynote addresses were given by David Coffey, president of the Baptist World Alliance; Emmanuel McCall, Atlanta-area pastor and moderator of the Fellowship; Daniel Vestal, CBF’s executive coordinator; Rob Nash, CBF's Global Missions coordinator; Roy Medley, general secretary of ABCUSA, and executive secretary of the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention; and Tyrone Pitts, general secretary of the Progressive National Baptist Convention. Singer and songwriter Kate Campbell was the artist-in-residence who performed during worship sessions at the two-day event.
CBF is a fellowship of more than 3,000 Baptist Christians and 1,900 Baptist churches who share a passion for the Great Commission and a commitment to Baptist principles of faith and practice. Based in Atlanta, the Fellowship’s mission is to serve Christians and churches as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission.
The 2008 General Assembly will be June 19-20 in Memphis, Tenn.