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A Baptist Case for Clergywear
General CBF / Leadership Scholars / theological education / women in ministry / young Baptists

A Baptist Case for Clergywear

By Brittany Darst “How do you put this thing on?!” Deep in the church basement, I struggled with my alb. After a lifetime in Baptist churches, I had to wear my first-ever vestments for Thursday Vespers at Duke Chapel. With the gracious help of a Methodist friend, I finally figured out the drapes and snaps … Continue reading

“Cultivate Abundance” is growing more than food, and doing it together, to sow a friendlier future
CBF Field Personnel / creation care / environment / Featured / Field Personnel / General CBF / immigration / Internationals Ministries / refugees

“Cultivate Abundance” is growing more than food, and doing it together, to sow a friendlier future

By Jennifer Colosimo In the southeastern U.S., the tiny town of Immokalee, Florida, is home to a growing population of migrant workers who make up a large part of the local workforce. They’re predominantly farmworkers who help grow millions of tons of food for exportation every year.  Ironically, for these residents, the place they call … Continue reading

Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Hill, Healing Our Broken Humanity
Podcast / Poverty & Transformation Ministries / Resources / theological education

Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Hill, Healing Our Broken Humanity

As a child, I feverishly read comic books. The Amazing Spider-man, X-Men, Batman, Green Arrow, and Daredevil were among my favorites. Of course, like every comic book nerd, I secretly wanted to be bit by a radioactive spider, have my skeleton replaced with adamantium, or have a tragic backstory that propelled me in fighting injustice. … Continue reading

Next Year in Jerusalem!
Field Personnel / Field Personnel Columns / General CBF

Next Year in Jerusalem!

By Field Personnel in Southeast Asia Barukh attah Adonai eloheinu melekh ha-olam, borei peri hagafen. Blessed art Thou, LORD our God, King of the universe, Creator of the fruit of the vine. We heard this four times throughout our dinner on Thursday evening, on one of our favorite nights of the year. Barukh attah Adonai eloheinu melekh ha-olam, borei peri hagafen. Blessed art Thou, LORD our God, King of the universe, Creator … Continue reading

Amid multiple crises in Venezuela, FAMILIA provides support to local pastors in need
COVID-19 / Featured / General CBF / Healthcare Ministries / La Familia / refugees

Amid multiple crises in Venezuela, FAMILIA provides support to local pastors in need

By Caleb Mynatt For citizens of most of the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has been the crisis that has encompassed our lives over the past year. But for citizens of Venezuela, the pandemic is just one crisis of many that Venezuelans have had to navigate and survive.  One group hit particularly hard in Venezuela are … Continue reading

Creating good energy in the community through music
CBF Field Personnel / Field Personnel / Field Personnel Columns / General CBF / hospitality / Missions / offering for global missions

Creating good energy in the community through music

By Jonathan Bailey When I was a seminary student in the early 1990s, I took a course called Music and Missions. It surveyed and tried to investigate the liturgical function of music in church settings globally.  At the time, I was serving as the music director for a first-generation West African church in Arlington, Texas. Working with … Continue reading

CBF Children’s Ministry Network thrives despite pandemic
children's ministry / COVID-19 / Education Ministries / Featured / General CBF / Pastoral Care / peer learning groups / Resources / women in ministry / young Baptists

CBF Children’s Ministry Network thrives despite pandemic

By Caleb Mynatt When the COVID-19 pandemic sent the world into lockdown, it was an unprecedented and often chaotic transition for churches to make. And while figuring out the logistics of virtual business meetings and livestreaming worship services certainly wasn’t easy, there is one group of church leaders that perhaps had the toughest transition of … Continue reading

Thankfulness for vaccine access in NYC
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Field Personnel / General CBF / Missions / offering for global missions

Thankfulness for vaccine access in NYC

By Lesley-Ann Hix Tommey At the beginning of February 2021, I was on the phone with the community relations and AmeriCorps Program coordinator at Ryan Chelsea-Clinton Health Center on 10th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen. We were talking through a nutrition workshop she and one of her AmeriCorps staff would be leading for our Living Well … Continue reading