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

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

Roma Voices Project Amplifies Community through Music
Feature / Field Personnel / General CBF

Roma Voices Project Amplifies Community through Music

By Grayson Hester  Some say that music is the universal language, a dialect all people can speak and understand. Well, if that’s the case, then the Roma people are fluent. Historically transient and internationally oppressed, the Roma people, located all over the world but heavily concentrated in Eastern Europe, are repeatedly denied expression of their … Continue reading

Kentucky church celebrates 30 years of women deacons
Feature / women in ministry

Kentucky church celebrates 30 years of women deacons

By Ashleigh Bugg Georgetown Baptist Church in Georgetown, Kentucky, commemorated their 30th anniversary of ordaining women deacons. The month-long celebration featured various events including a service officiated by the Rev. Heather Burke on November 11. They honored Maribeth Hambrick, one of the first women elected as a deacon in the church, at Windsor Gardens, an assisted living … 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