CBF AT 25 – By Aaron Weaver
“Forming something as fragile as the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is not a move we make lightly.” So began An Address to the Public, regarded as the founding document of CBF and presented on May 9, 1991 at the Convocation of The Baptist Fellowship in Atlanta.
Twenty-five years later, the Fellowship is still forming together—partnering to renew God’s world and being the presence of Christ around the world. This edited volume celebrating CBF’s 25th anniversary shares a history of this denomi-network of free and faithful Baptists through more than 80 first-person stories of mission and ministry from clergy and laity, state and national leaders, field personnel, church starters, chaplains, theological educators, young Baptists and many more.
CBF at 25 reflects on the Fellowship’s foundations while also focusing on the future, giving a glimpse at how Cooperative Baptists continue to live into its commitments to be Christ-like, innovative, authentic, global, diverse and seek excellence.
Aaron D. Weaver
Weaver is communications director for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is the editor of fellowship! magazine and a producer of the CBF Podcast. He also serves as adjunct faculty at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology where he teaches Baptist history and theology. Weaver is a graduate of the University of Georgia (B.A.) and Baylor University (M.A. and Ph.D. in Religion & Politics). Learn more about Weaver on his author page.