Support, Hope, and Home in Kentucky
CBF Field Personnel / Field Personnel / Poverty & Transformation Ministries

Support, Hope, and Home in Kentucky

Scarlette Jasper serves as CBF field personnel in South Central, South Eastern Kentucky and in East Tennessee. Jasper was commissioned in 2014 as part of CBF’s Together for Hope Rural Poverty initiative. A large part of Jasper’s ministry focus is financial advocacy and literacy. She provides community financial education workshops and one on one budget and … Continue reading

“Another Edit Needed”
CBF Field Personnel / Field Personnel Columns

“Another Edit Needed”

By Shane McNary The appeal of participating as a member of the group of editors working on a special Roma Ministry edition of the Central and Eastern European Association for Mission Studies’ (CEEAMS) mission journal ACTA Missiologiae was that it allows me to work with good friends who are much smarter than me!  Dr. Anne-Marie Kool organized … Continue reading

Strengthening marriages and families in Belgium and beyond
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Field Personnel Columns

Strengthening marriages and families in Belgium and beyond

By Janée Angel Many people ask Hary and I about our marriage. We are that strange existence…an American woman and a Syrian man.  We are as different as night and day. I am an introvert and he is an extrovert. I am a thinker. He is a spontaneous do-er. And if those were not enough differences, we don’t even … Continue reading

Building Beloved Community by Supporting Teachers in Slovakia
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Field Personnel

Building Beloved Community by Supporting Teachers in Slovakia

By Tanya Parks Teachers around the world have been working so hard to meet the needs of their students during 2020.   They have adjusted to the ever-changing rules and regulations with grace and patience. We are proud to know so many amazing teachers here in Slovakia. They, too, have had to make so many changes to the … Continue reading

Retired US Army Chaplain Charlie Reynolds to serve as Associate Endorser for Military Chaplains
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / Newsroom

Retired US Army Chaplain Charlie Reynolds to serve as Associate Endorser for Military Chaplains

May 11, 2021 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship announced today that retired US Army Chaplain Charlie Reynolds is joining the CBF Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling team as Associate Endorser for Military Chaplains. Reynolds retired in 2016 after a 28-year distinguished career as a military chaplain. In this part-time role, Reynolds … Continue reading

Churches as “First Responders” to those in need
COVID-19 / Leadership Scholars

Churches as “First Responders” to those in need

By Laura Ellis I recently hosted a vigil remembering the 19 people killed by domestic violence in Massachusetts within the last year. The virtual service was accompanied by prayers of confession, moments of remembrance, and blessings for future hope. During the vigil we took a moment to speak about the uptick of domestic violence during … Continue reading

Second Baptist Church, Memphis, Breaks Pumpkin Patch Revenue Record Amidst Pandemic
bold faith / COVID-19 / Feature

Second Baptist Church, Memphis, Breaks Pumpkin Patch Revenue Record Amidst Pandemic

By Caleb Mynatt In Memphis, Second Baptist Church’s Pumpkin Patch Ministry has been a church fundraising tradition for 17 years. Loved by church and community members alike, the pumpkin patch offers a family-friendly fall experience right in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee. That’s why there was a great deal of disappointment when the pandemic seemed … Continue reading