CBF’s Eddie Aldape works long days to move Ukrainian refugees through Slovakia
CBF Field Personnel / Feature / Ukraine 2022

CBF’s Eddie Aldape works long days to move Ukrainian refugees through Slovakia

By Jennifer Colosimo Three hundred kilometers. That’s the average round trip Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel Eddie Aldape often makes as he transports goods and people to and from the Ukrainian border towns in Slovakia. There, 250,000 Ukrainian refugees have come since early March—some for a few days as they connect with family and friends … Continue reading

Not All Months Are Alike: Historic Giving Trends & Monthly Revenue Goals
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Not All Months Are Alike: Historic Giving Trends & Monthly Revenue Goals

By Rickey Letson, CBF Congregational Stewardship Officer When I was a pastor, I always dreaded seeing the January church financial report. The first month of the year was almost always our worst month from a giving perspective. In our church, only July rivaled January for the top spot in the list of low giving months.  Each … Continue reading

Update from CBF’s Ukraine Response Efforts – April 5
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Update from CBF’s Ukraine Response Efforts – April 5

By Aaron Weaver Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel are working to provide relief to Ukrainians. More than 1,000 Cooperative Baptist individuals, churches, partners and state/regional organizations have contributed to CBF’s Ukraine Relief Fund. These gifts exceeding $400,000 are making an impact in Ukraine and across Europe as CBF field personnel and ministry partners help provide … Continue reading

Update from CBF’s Ukraine Response Efforts – March 29
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Update from CBF’s Ukraine Response Efforts – March 29

By Aaron Weaver Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel are working to provide relief to Ukrainians. As of March 24, nearly 975 Cooperative Baptist individuals, churches, partners and state and regional organizations have given more than $400,000 to CBF’s Ukraine Relief Fund in the month since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. And those gifts are already … Continue reading

Cooperative Baptists make immediate impact through giving to CBF Ukraine Fund
CBF Field Personnel / Newsroom / Ukraine 2022

Cooperative Baptists make immediate impact through giving to CBF Ukraine Fund

March 24, 2022 By Aaron Weaver and Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga. — Nearly 975 Cooperative Baptist individuals, churches, partners and state and regional organizations have given more than $400,000 to CBF’s Ukraine Relief Fund in the month since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. And those gifts are already making an impact in Ukraine and across Europe as … Continue reading

Letter from a Mariupol bomb shelter survivor
Ukraine 2022

Letter from a Mariupol bomb shelter survivor

CBF field personnel Gennady and Mina Podgaisky have served in Kyiv, Ukraine, for 20 years. From a safe location in the U.S., they remain in constant contact with Ukrainian pastors and leaders, conducting grief counseling, helping Ukrainians find safe locations and providing financially support for those fleeing the country. Learn more and support the CBF Ukraine Relief … Continue reading

Update from CBF’s Ukraine Response Efforts – March 22
Newsroom / Ukraine 2022

Update from CBF’s Ukraine Response Efforts – March 22

By Aaron Weaver Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel are working to provide relief to Ukrainians. Below are several updates from the week of March 21: Gennady and Mina Podgaisky — Kyiv, Ukraine (currently in North Carolina) The Podgaiskys continue to work with their networks to provide friends and neighbors with evacuation information and connecting Ukrainians … Continue reading

Baptist Seminary of Kentucky and CBF Florida and the Caribbean forge partnership
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Baptist Seminary of Kentucky and CBF Florida and the Caribbean forge partnership

By Patrick Cole, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky A Cooperative Baptist Fellowship partner seminary and a CBF regional organization are collaborating to equip more people for ministry in CBF congregations. Baptist Seminary of Kentucky and CBF Florida and the Caribbean Islands have formed a partnership that will help individuals in Florida and its neighboring islands pursue … Continue reading

Karen Williams Named Executive Director for Together for Hope Arkansas
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Karen Williams Named Executive Director for Together for Hope Arkansas

Karen Williams, a native of Helena-West Helena, Ark., has been named the new Executive Director for Together for Hope Arkansas. Williams is a 1975 graduate of Central High School. She graduated with an Associate’s degree from Northern Oklahoma College and Bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University. She has earned a Master’s degree in Human Services in Counseling … Continue reading