CBF Stories: Young Leader to Know Julianna Marraccino
bold faith / COVID-19 / General CBF / women in ministry

CBF Stories: Young Leader to Know Julianna Marraccino

In this special series of the CBF Stories Podcast, you’ll hear from some of the 25 Leaders to Know for 2020. Each year the CBF Ministries Council recognizes 25 Young Leaders to know as part of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s ongoing investment in young Baptists. This year features graduate students and seminarians, continuing their education … Continue reading

CBF Podcast with Walter Brueggemann: Virus as a Summons to Faith  
COVID-19 / Podcast

CBF Podcast with Walter Brueggemann: Virus as a Summons to Faith  

By Andy Hale We have passed the two-month mark in the Coronavirus pandemic in America. In the United States alone, over 1.5 million have been infected with the virus, over 26 million people have lost their jobs, and nearly ninety-thousand people have died. Sickness, job loss, death, depression, a crisis of identity, and despair—the coming … Continue reading

On the Ground: Fellowship Southwest immigrant ministries remain resilient in face of COVID-19
COVID-19 / Fellowship Southwest / immigration / refugees

On the Ground: Fellowship Southwest immigrant ministries remain resilient in face of COVID-19

By Elket Rodríguez COVID-19 has transformed Fellowship Southwest’s immigrant relief ministries all along the U.S.-Mexico border. Among the pastors who guide the effort, some are reinventing their ministries, others have identified new service opportunities, and still others have suffered losses and obstacles that put their work at risk. Yet they demonstrate resiliency only achieved through … Continue reading

When Disaster Response is In Your Neighborhood
COVID-19 / Disaster Response

When Disaster Response is In Your Neighborhood

Note from Rick Burnette, CBF Domestic Disaster Response Manager — For CBF Domestic Disaster Response to engage disaster recovery sites, three criteria must be met: There must be the presence of local CBF congregations, ministry partners and/or CBF Global Missions field personnel who are willing and able to engage in needed response The disaster-affected CBF … Continue reading

Shifting focus in Fredericksburg: CBF field personnel reestablish original ministry goals amid COVID-19 crisis
COVID-19 / Featured / Field Personnel

Shifting focus in Fredericksburg: CBF field personnel reestablish original ministry goals amid COVID-19 crisis

By Ashleigh Bugg  The COVID-19 crisis has affected Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel around the world. Greg and Sue Smith, who run LUCHA Ministries, Inc., in Fredericksburg, Virginia, say the crisis has caused them to reestablish their original goals. “This has brought us back to the grassroots needs of people,” Sue said. “In more recent … Continue reading

CBF Podcast: Infectious Disease Expert, Dr. Sonya Heath
COVID-19 / Podcast

CBF Podcast: Infectious Disease Expert, Dr. Sonya Heath

  By Andy Hale  Will American self-centric ideology only allow us to submit to a stay-at-home order for so long? NPR dropped a report that cell phone data usage shows that fewer people are following the social distancing guidelines. Of course, some states, like Georgia, have reopened in their personally designed phases. While some have lauded this … Continue reading