Internationals Ministries

CBF field personnel, U.S. Navy chaplain partner for international church exchange

When CBF-endorsed chaplain Lt. Jeff Ross (U.S. Navy) learned that he would be deployed on the USS Carl Vinson several months ago, he wanted to explore the possibility of visiting with nearby CBF field personnel during his tour of Southeast Asia. Brenda Lisenby, who is currently serving in the Guangxi Province and Hong Kong along … Continue reading

Disaster Response / Japan earthquake response / Missions

Across oceans and across cultures: Oklahoma pastor to share God’s love in Japan

Dale Huckabay has had a heart for Japan and its people since he was stationed in Okinawa in his early adult life.   Now the pastor of Tulledega Hills Baptist Church in Henryetta, Okla., Huckabay was just as shocked as the rest of us when he awoke to the news of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami … Continue reading

2010 General Assembly / General CBF

BJC: Fighting for America’s Story

“Right now, we are fighting for the future narrative of America’s history,” explained William D. Underwood, President of Mercer University and keynote speaker for today’s Baptist Joint Committee luncheon. “The first amendment created for Americans a more robust religious environment than any other nation in the world. Why give that up for the dead, empty … Continue reading

2010 General Assembly / General CBF

Seminarians Seek Vision, Mentors at General Assembly

Natalie Johnston recently finished her second year as an M.Div. student at Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary with a mentoring internship at the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C. Last night, she gathered with other seminarians from around the country to fellowship and reflect upon their experiences so far at this … Continue reading

2010 General Assembly / General CBF / Justice and Peacemaking Ministries

Hot Topic: Human Trafficking

Did you know? – Human trafficking is the fastest growing form of international crime. – Approximately 27 million people around the world are enslaved. – In the U.S., it is estimated that 300,000 are victims of human trafficking. – Top states for human trafficking: California, New York, Texas, Florida and North Carolina. – Atlanta is … Continue reading

2010 General Assembly / General CBF

A different kind of “family” reunion

  Past, present and future CBF field personnel gathered today for the first annual Missions Picnic to share a meal with the CBF “missions family” – more than 400 of their closest friends, family and supporters.  As CBF Global Missions Coordinator Rob Nash prayed over the meal, he acknowledged the inspirational commitment that these missionaries and … Continue reading

General CBF / Haiti Ministries

Nine-year-old takes action, kicks off Hearts for Haiti

Four days after a deadly 7.0 magnitude earthquake ravaged Haiti, Amanda Kline was riveted by the images of hurt and helplessness she saw. Despite the fact that more than 1,200 miles separated her home in Waynesboro, Va. from the people of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Amanda, age 9, decided to take action. Her inspiration came from past … Continue reading