Rio Grande Valley churches adapt ministries to serve suffering neighbors
COVID-19 / Fellowship Southwest

Rio Grande Valley churches adapt ministries to serve suffering neighbors

By Elket Rodríguez COVID-19 not only tests the limits of medical care, economic endurance and society’s willpower, but also congregations’ ability to meet burgeoning needs all around them. Three pastors from Texas’ Rio Grande Valley experience the pandemic’s stress on their churches and communities every day. Ivan De León of Iglesia Vino Nuevo—New Wine Church—in … Continue reading

Delta Hands for Hope Nuances Narratives and Amplifies Assets
COVID-19 / Feature / Together for Hope

Delta Hands for Hope Nuances Narratives and Amplifies Assets

By Grayson Hester The coronavirus is novel. Oppression is not. In the wake of Ohio’s most populated county having declared racism a public health crisis; in the shadow of the Ahmaud Arbery shooting; and in the face of endless barrages of statistics revealing that COVID-19 is disproportionately infecting, hospitalizing and killing black and brown people, … Continue reading

In unprecedented crisis, CBF field personnel finds unprecedented opportunity in North African country
COVID-19 / Feature / Field Personnel

In unprecedented crisis, CBF field personnel finds unprecedented opportunity in North African country

By Sara Crocker  “I’m just so tired of this,” Karen immediately responded when I asked about her experience in quarantine. The North African country in which Karen serves was officially locked down beginning March 20. That lockdown lasted until June 24 when some restrictions began to be slightly lifted. Karen celebrated by taking a picture … Continue reading

Food Dumping in a Food Desert: Irony in Florida’s Tomato Capitol
COVID-19 / Field Personnel

Food Dumping in a Food Desert: Irony in Florida’s Tomato Capitol

By Rick Burnette  Friday, June 12 Friday afternoon, June 12, was scorching hot in Immokalee, Florida. Practicing social distancing, we were sharing food with a few hundred residents in the parking lot of Misión Peniel – a food pantry ministry supported by Southwest Florida PC(USA) congregations. Off to the side, a few staff from Doctors … Continue reading

Fellowship Southwest Immigrant Relief Ministry blesses refugees in Tijuana
COVID-19 / Fellowship Southwest / immigration / refugees

Fellowship Southwest Immigrant Relief Ministry blesses refugees in Tijuana

By Marv Knox Refugee families who live in a Tijuana shelter supported by Fellowship Southwest have expressed thanks for the blessing they have received, Pastor Juvenal González reported. Since 2018, Fellowship Southwest has supported a network of pastors and congregations who minister to immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border. The immigrants have journeyed from their homelands—mostly … Continue reading

New Friends and Answered Prayers
COVID-19 / Featured / Field Personnel

New Friends and Answered Prayers

By Ashleigh Bugg It wasn’t your typical Bible study. Six children and several adults stared into their respective webcams as they chatted, played games and asked questions about one another. Through the use of the video-call platform, Zoom, the children were able to cross cultural and geographical lines to form together, even in the midst of … Continue reading

General Assembly Registration nears 2,400 for highest attendance in the past 5 years
Assembly 2020 / bold faith / COVID-19 / Newsroom

General Assembly Registration nears 2,400 for highest attendance in the past 5 years

By CBF Communications DECATUR, Ga. – Registered attendance for the 2020 virtual CBF General Assembly topped registration numbers for each of the past five years with nearly 2,400 people registered for the event held June 25-26. The registered attendance last week was 2,381. The General Assembly held in Greensboro, N.C., June 20-24, 2016, which was … Continue reading

The latest sign that the Holy Spirit is at work in us and through us
Assembly 2020 / bold faith / COVID-19 / Paul Baxley

The latest sign that the Holy Spirit is at work in us and through us

By Paul Baxley Last week our Fellowship held our first ever virtual General Assembly. I would like to thank each member of our Fellowship community who made time to engage in the worship, plenary sessions, workshops, network gatherings and partner events that took place Thursday and Friday. While we certainly missed the unique beauty of … Continue reading

General Assembly attendees to vote Friday on Governing Board proposal to adjust 2020-2021 budget process
Assembly 2020 / COVID-19 / Newsroom

General Assembly attendees to vote Friday on Governing Board proposal to adjust 2020-2021 budget process

By Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga. – Cooperative Baptists attending the virtual 2020 CBF General Assembly will vote Friday morning on a proposal by the CBF Governing Board for a one-time delay in the preparation of the Fellowship’s annual ministry and mission budget. At 10:30 a.m. Friday, the Governing Board will ask the General Assembly to … Continue reading