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Christmas is Over…but It Comes Again Every Year!

Put this great idea in your file for 2011 Christmas/Advent!! (submitted by Becky Lynch, member of Boulevard Baptist Church, Anderson, SC) Boulevard’s 7th annual Alternative Christmas Fair was December 4 – 5. The occasion brought shoppers from our church family as well as our community to “shop” for gifts at 10 ministry tables including Global … Continue reading

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Two Good Books

Recently I participated in a Narrative Leadership Retreat with a small group of clergy. We retreated to Elba, Alabama (that’s another blog post!), for four days under the guidance of Steve Graham, Dick Hester, and Kelli Walker-Jones. The experience was fantastic because of the group process that we followed and the sacred stories that we told.  Continue reading

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Taking the lead from a child

I am always amazed and inspired by children who “get it” and do something that makes a difference in the lives of others. Sometimes “getting it” happens on their own, but often it happens because adults saw the giftedness and value within those children and gave them permission and opportunity to do something with their gifts. Here is an awesome … Continue reading

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‘I have a candle? Do you have match?’

The following post is from Reid Doster, Coordinator of CBF Louisiana. He also serves as Louisiana’s Disaster Response Coordinator and pastor of Bridgewater Community Church.      Rev. Enola Lee, of the Dowey-Gaston A.M.E. Church, Madisonville, knocked on the backdoor of the Bridgewater Church “Friendship House,” at the opposite end of her block.  Holding an unlit … Continue reading

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New Model in MO

I traveled to St. Louis, Missouri, for CBF MO’s General Assembly last weekend. This was my first trip to Missouri, ever. I would recommend it for many reasons, but especially to meet and visit with the friendly folks in those churches who partner with CBF. Third Baptist was an excellent host for the event! I was excited to see so many generations represented at this meeting, including families with small children, college students, Central Seminary students, and clergy/laity from young to “older.” Perhaps it was the model of the meeting that appealed to such a variety of folks. Let me explain. Continue reading