Congregational Self-Identity: A Survey-Based Assessment of CBF Churches

by Bruce T. Gourley

cbflogoIn the fall of 2013 the Baptist History and Heritage Society in partnership with the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship conducted a congregational identity survey to which individuals from 78 Cooperative Baptist Fellowship congregations in 14 states responded. This 2014 non-scientific survey asked open-ended questions, prompting responders to speak freely. This series of articles is an interpretive analysis of survey responses. 

Part One: “Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Baptists as the ‘Other’”

Part Two: “Embodied Identity: Being Baptist in the 21st Century”

Part Three: “Core Messaging: Worship, Preaching, Ministry and Missions”

Part Four: “Congregational Witness: Proclaiming the Good News”