Reopening? The Church was never closed
bold faith / COVID-19 / Paul Baxley

Reopening? The Church was never closed

By Paul Baxley Recently, several governors in the southeastern United States announced plans to “reopen” their states for business. There has been vigorous debate about whether or not these decisions to reopen conform to the standards announced earlier by the Centers for Disease Control and the federal government. These announcements have been decried as reckless … Continue reading

¿Reapertura? La iglesia nunca estuvo cerrada
bold faith / COVID-19 / Espanol

¿Reapertura? La iglesia nunca estuvo cerrada

Paul Baxley, Coordinador Ejecutivo de CBF Paul Baxley Recientemente, varios gobernadores en el sureste de los Estados Unidos anunciaron planes para “reabrir” los negocios. Hay un intenso debate sobre si estas decisiones de reapertura se ajustan o no a los estándares anunciados anteriormente por los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades y el gobierno federal. … Continue reading

CBF Announces Coronavirus Relief Fund
bold faith / COVID-19

CBF Announces Coronavirus Relief Fund

CBF asks for your help to provide food and urgent essentials to the vulnerable children and families we serve in the U.S. and around the world. As the global coronavirus pandemic continues to grow, the already vulnerable communities we serve—children and families living in poverty, immigrants and refugees, people suffering from the impact of famine … Continue reading

Passport makes our Fellowship stronger, younger, more vibrant
bold faith / COVID-19 / Paul Baxley

Passport makes our Fellowship stronger, younger, more vibrant

By Paul Baxley Twenty years have passed since I welcomed David Burroughs to Wingate University and invited him to consider hosting Passport Youth Camp on our campus. As Campus Minister, I showed him the space we could offer Passport, made some commitments about how we would host, answered questions about mission opportunities in the area … Continue reading

South Carolina church utilizes “Snack Pack” program to feed children during COVID-19 crisis
bold faith / COVID-19 / Featured

South Carolina church utilizes “Snack Pack” program to feed children during COVID-19 crisis

By Bekah Rhea  This Easter, thousands were hoping for a resurrection of “life as usual” as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter the ways we live, serve, and worship. Even though lock downs around the world continue, life-giving ministry is still taking place outside of the public eye. Congregations everywhere are harnessing the power of … Continue reading

First Baptist Church Asheville finds creativity in the chaos 
bold faith / COVID-19 / Featured

First Baptist Church Asheville finds creativity in the chaos 

By Grayson Hester  Sometimes ministry looks like five loaves and seven fishes. Other times, it looks like 72 gallons of milk. First Baptist Church Asheville has become expert in that kind of ministry. “We’re embodying the love of God. It’s becoming flesh and blood through these phone calls and notes and offers of help,” said … Continue reading

CBF to offer virtual ministry and mission experiences for students during summer
bold faith / COVID-19 / Newsroom

CBF to offer virtual ministry and mission experiences for students during summer

April 16, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship announced today it will offer undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity for ministry and mission during the summer through virtual placements with Student.Go and Student.Church, CBF’s student missions and congregational internship programs. CBF will not be sending students to any physical location … Continue reading

Pastoral Care & COVID-19: Baptist Seminary of Kentucky offers 6-session online workshop series
bold faith / Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / COVID-19

Pastoral Care & COVID-19: Baptist Seminary of Kentucky offers 6-session online workshop series

Ministers, deacons and congregational care-givers are facing a surge in the need for pastoral care—yet many of the ways we have offered care in the past are no longer possible. How do we address our anxiety over having to adapt to new ways of doing things; navigating physical danger; financial struggles; and other things we … Continue reading

Field personnel-led face mask project supports refugees during COVID-19 crisis in Houston
bold faith / COVID-19 / Featured / Field Personnel / refugees

Field personnel-led face mask project supports refugees during COVID-19 crisis in Houston

By Ashleigh Bugg In Texas, quarantine measures due to COVID-19 have strained government groups as well as small businesses who have been forced to fire employees and cancel events. Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel Nell Green and expert tailors Hayder Alnajafi and Munir Masih want to offer solutions by creating face masks for organizations and individuals. These face masks … Continue reading