The Ruth Project: Building Bridges and Empowering Immigrants in Fort Worth
advocacy / immigration

The Ruth Project: Building Bridges and Empowering Immigrants in Fort Worth

By Ashleigh Bugg Since 2017, Ruth Project: Immigrant Services has served over 400 immigrant families with low-cost legal immigration, social services and educational forums on relevant immigration topics. The Ruth Project in collaboration with Iglesia Bautista Victoria en Cristo in Fort Worth, Texas, aims to build bridges and empower immigrants. “Through our ministry, we have … Continue reading

Not just mucking out—CBF disaster relief chaplain Mary Nell McCoy ministers to those experiencing crisis and disaster 
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / Disaster Response

Not just mucking out—CBF disaster relief chaplain Mary Nell McCoy ministers to those experiencing crisis and disaster 

By Ashleigh Bugg   In June of 2019, Mary Nell McCoy co-led the first Disaster Spiritual Care training as a part of the CBF General Assembly in Birmingham. The Disaster Spiritual Care program is used to train chaplains to work with teams deploying to help people during crisis and disasters. According to McCoy, the DSC chaplains minister to emotional … Continue reading

Warm wishes aren’t enough; refugees need blankets
Fellowship Southwest / immigration / refugees

Warm wishes aren’t enough; refugees need blankets

By Marv Knox As winter’s frigid blast buffeted the U.S.-Mexico border this week, pastors pleaded for blankets to comfort immigrants seeking asylum in the United States. “Very cold today; 37 degrees,” Carlos Navarro, pastor of Iglesia Bautista West Brownsville wrote in a text on Tuesday. Later, in a phone call, he said churches that provide … Continue reading

Supporting the Family Responsibilities of Church Workers
advocacy / Justice and Peacemaking Ministries

Supporting the Family Responsibilities of Church Workers

CBF Advocacy engages in issue advocacy most often as a member of larger coalitions. The Faith for Just Lending coalition and the Evangelical Immigration Table are two such examples. Occasionally, we will highlight the good work of one of our coalition partners in an issue area which we have yet to fully engage. By doing … Continue reading

Relax and be renewed at ChurchWorks 2020
General CBF

Relax and be renewed at ChurchWorks 2020

By Blake Tommey  Have you attended Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s annual General Assembly? Was your head spinning from all the breakout sessions, ministry resources and mission opportunities that CBF has to offer? Did your fitness tracker record more steps in two days than you’d taken all month? Did you find yourself craving more intimate community and conversation?  … Continue reading