Extending Hope in Roanoke Rapids
Church Starting and Faith Sharing Ministries / Feature

Extending Hope in Roanoke Rapids

Despite the fact that church starters are constantly adding new skills to their repertoire—accountant, chef, marketing director, coffee connoisseur, even plumber—Carrie Jarrell Tuning never dreamed of adding “pothole fixer” to hers. But Wayne, a homebound resident of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, needed help getting to dialysis treatment. Because of degenerated bones in Wayne’s back, emergency … Continue reading

This is What Heaven Looks Like
Church Starting and Faith Sharing Ministries / Feature

This is What Heaven Looks Like

Challenges are certainly not new to Cooperative Baptist Fellowship church starter Wayne Weathers, who serves as pastor of Vision of Hope Baptist Church in Philadelphia. After all, Weathers spent 10 years pastoring in one of Philadelphia’s most distressed subsidized housing networks and later planted Vision of Hope in the nearby Strawberry Mansion neighborhood (don’t let … Continue reading

Following a call to hometown ministry in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Church Starting and Faith Sharing Ministries / Featured / women in ministry

Following a call to hometown ministry in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

By Bekah Rhea It is all too easy to forget that even in popular tourism spots, life is still proceeding as usual. Schools are still in session, elections still happen, and people of faith are still seeking places to worship. It may be more difficult to spot steeples among the gift shops, amusement parks, and … Continue reading

Relationships are everything for CBF church starter in Florida
Church Starting and Faith Sharing Ministries / Feature / Featured

Relationships are everything for CBF church starter in Florida

By Marianna Alzoukani  In a time when much of the younger population is pushing away from the church, HeartWay Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is proving there is still a way for the church to connect with the younger generations and those who often shy away. Pastor Danny Prada describes his recent church start as a diverse and welcoming place of worship for “people from all walks of life, ethnicities and … Continue reading

Support in San Antonio—CBF church starters Kan’Dace and Fredricc Brock feel the Fellowship network around The Message Church
Church Starting and Faith Sharing Ministries / Featured / women in ministry

Support in San Antonio—CBF church starters Kan’Dace and Fredricc Brock feel the Fellowship network around The Message Church

By Ashleigh Bugg Starting a new church can be difficult. However, pastors Kan’Dace and Fredricc Brock welcome the challenge. The couple have been co-leading The Message Church in San Antonio, Texas, after starting the church in April of 2018. “Some of the joy of church starting has been being able to establish a new community,” … Continue reading

Church Starting and Faith Sharing Ministries / Missions / Poverty & Transformation Ministries / Student.Go

Student.Go – Words from the World – Clair Kermitz

This past year, Student.Go personnel served in more than 25 locations around the world. McAfee School of Theology student, Clair Kermitz, spent 8 months serving with The Well at Springfield – a new church start in urban Jacksonville, FL.    Uncomfortable.  Yes, uncomfortable.  It is a word and a feeling most of us try to escape.  … Continue reading

Church Starting and Faith Sharing Ministries / General CBF / Internationals Ministries / Missions

Hijab is not for me, but it is for her.

We have ministered among Muslim peoples for twenty-five years.  Upon arriving in Texas we set about to learn the context of Islam here. Make no mistake, the way we practice faith, whether Christianity or Islam, is affected by cultural context. So we set out to visit area mosques and visit places frequented by Muslims. For … Continue reading

Church Starting and Faith Sharing Ministries / General CBF / Internationals Ministries / Missions

“There’s an app for that”…..but not for this

My nephew came over the other evening with his family. The youngest was interested in only one thing, the chocolate cake. Want a recipe for chocolate cake? There’s an app for that. The older child wanted to play a game on my phone. There’s an app for that. While cooking dinner for all of them, … Continue reading