Modified 6/4/07 by jep from news item by Carla Wynn, CBF Communications
February 1, 2007
When American Baptist Churches USA and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship convene in worship Friday, June 29, it will be a historic gathering and celebration of Baptist unity and shared values.
ABCUSA and CBF share several things, including many churches affiliated with both groups. CBF also partners with ABC-USA’s Ministers and Missionaries Benefits Board to make job and retirement benefits available to staff at CBF partner churches. Both CBF and ABC-USA share several partners, including the Baptist World Alliance. The groups also share a commitment to historic Baptist principles and to missions. Their shared efforts – in hurricane relief, sending missionaries and starting churches – will be highlighted during the joint worship service.
"We look forward on this special night together to celebrating those areas of mutual cooperation and mission," said Roy Medley, ABCUSA’s general secretary.