Mid-Atlantic CBF celebrates Trisha Miller Manarin, welcomes new coordinator Sean Roberds
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Mid-Atlantic CBF celebrates Trisha Miller Manarin, welcomes new coordinator Sean Roberds

By Grayson Hester On September 1, Sean Roberds, pastor of First Baptist Church, Herndon, Virginia, was named the Mid-Atlantic Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s (MACBF) new executive coordinator, a part-time position he is holding jointly with his full-time assignment as FBC Herndon’s pastor. But, to both, he is dedicating his whole self. “I said ‘yes’ in June, … Continue reading

Extending Hope & Hospitality in Belgium
Feature / Fellowship! Magazine / Field Personnel / offering for global missions

Extending Hope & Hospitality in Belgium

By Melissa Browning Sometimes, the best thing to do while you pray and work is to hope for a miracle. This has been the case in Janée Angel’s life as she and her husband, Hary, have been living and ministering in Antwerp, Belgium. Their ministry is characterized by its welcome and hospitality. From helping Syrian … Continue reading

The Impact of Abundant Life: Rosalie’s Story
Feature / Field Personnel / Missions / refugees

The Impact of Abundant Life: Rosalie’s Story

By CBF Communications “God has sent so many people into my life. That’s how I’ve experienced God’s love.” These are the words of Rosalie, a refugee from Zaire who now lives in Fort Worth, Texas. Nearly 25 years ago, when 9-year-old Rosalie and her family fled violence in Zaire in 1996, God sent United Nations workers … Continue reading

20/20: Missouri church continues 20-year partnership in South Dakota despite pandemic complications
Feature / Fellowship! Magazine / Together for Hope

20/20: Missouri church continues 20-year partnership in South Dakota despite pandemic complications

By Andrew Nash There are no convenience stores in Bridger, South Dakota. No thrift stores, gas stations or retail of any kind, either. The nearest “town” is 90 minutes away, and the nearest “big town” is closer to two hours away. But this land is sacred to the Hwohwoju band of Lakota who reside on … Continue reading

Emmanuel McCall Racial Equity Fund tops initial fundraising goal
Feature / Fellowship! Magazine / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Emmanuel McCall Racial Equity Fund tops initial fundraising goal

Because of you, the Emmanuel McCall Racial Equity Fund tops the initial fundraising goal before August 20 deadline! Since the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the CBF Foundation launched a fund on Juneteenth to support the current and long-term racial justice and inclusion work of the Fellowship, you have given or committed more than $126,000 in support of … Continue reading

Touching Miami with Love Stays in Touch and Increases the Love
COVID-19 / Education Ministries / Feature / Field Personnel

Touching Miami with Love Stays in Touch and Increases the Love

By Grayson Hester  In a time of racial injustice brought to light and a global pandemic, the world arguably has never needed love more. The light cast by international anti-racism protests shines so brightly that it can often be hard to see the COVID-19 pandemic that still persists—and, in some places, is gaining speed. But … Continue reading

Captain John Ray Roberts: Army Reserve Chaplain and Developer of Leaders
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / Feature

Captain John Ray Roberts: Army Reserve Chaplain and Developer of Leaders

By Liz Andrasi Deere John Ray Roberts, CPT, USAR is the Coordinator for Leadership Assessment at The Citadel’s Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics. On staff at The Citadel, his alma mater, Roberts engages Cadets in service learning and reflection. He invites them to explore different points of view on campus, in the surrounding community … Continue reading

COVID-19, Congratulations and Graduations
bold faith / COVID-19 / Feature

COVID-19, Congratulations and Graduations

  Ben Brown  Most graduations in the spring of 2020 were altered or adjusted for safety due to COVID-19. For the graduates of Brinkley Heights Urban Academy in Memphis, Tennessee, this year’s graduation was one to remember. Brinkley Heights Urban Academy in Memphis serves an at-risk population and is on a campus that lacks adequate … Continue reading

Black Lives Matter in Rural Churches Too
advocacy / Feature / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Black Lives Matter in Rural Churches Too

By Chris Hughes Elkin, North Carolina, is a town not known for its civil rights activism. The tiny textile town tucked into the Piedmont foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is more famous for the many vineyards that dot the gentle slopes between Winston-Salem and Boone. With a population of around 4,000 people, it is … Continue reading

How One Church Demonstrates More Effective Crisis Relief in the Form of Backpacks
Disaster Response / Feature / General CBF

How One Church Demonstrates More Effective Crisis Relief in the Form of Backpacks

By Jennifer Colosimo Just over a year ago, First Baptist Church of Dalton, Ga.,  took members on a mission trip to the Florida panhandle to provide relief for those affected by Hurricane Michael. The devastation was immense, and people were left without homes, food, water or much hope. For FBC Dalton, witnessing that immense tragedy … Continue reading