Burning rubber and breaking ground
Featured / General CBF / women in ministry

Burning rubber and breaking ground

by Grayson Hester Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer never really cared for sports. And, despite living in Martinsville, Virginia, known primarily for its racetrack, she especially didn’t care much for NASCAR. That is, until she became the first woman ever to deliver a pre-race prayer. “I think it’s important that NASCAR and this community know that women … Continue reading

Chaplain Paul Byrd Awarded the Carl Hart Award
2021 General Assembly / Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / Featured

Chaplain Paul Byrd Awarded the Carl Hart Award

by Caleb Mynatt With a nearly 30-year career as a chaplain under his belt, Paul Byrd can’t imagine his life being any different. But before his career began as a resident in a Clinical Pastoral Education program, Byrd had never really considered pursuing a career in chaplaincy. In childhood, Byrd thought he would grow up … Continue reading

How CBF field personnel in Slovakia empower students from the U.S. to advocate for human rights
CBF Field Personnel / Education Ministries / Featured / Fellowship! Magazine / Field Personnel / General CBF / Missions

How CBF field personnel in Slovakia empower students from the U.S. to advocate for human rights

By Jennifer ColosimoFor the past 17 years, CBF field personnel Shane McNary and his wife, Dianne, have lived more than 5,000 miles away from home ministering to the Roma people in Slovakia and Czechia. From teaching English and serving children to spearheading missions teams to helping the poor and starting churches, they’ve worked to encourage … Continue reading

CBF’s Angel Pittman shifts focus to advocacy for equal access to education
CBF Field Personnel / Featured / Field Personnel

CBF’s Angel Pittman shifts focus to advocacy for equal access to education

By Jennifer Colosimo Angel Pittman’s passion has always been steeped in education. She spent many years as an elementary school teacher before joining CBF as field personnel to lead out-of-school programming at Touching Miami with Love (TML). Now 25 years into her career, she has discovered a new way to live out her calling. As … Continue reading

Hope & Hospitality that Create Roots: Sanela’s Story
CBF Field Personnel / Featured / Field Personnel / General CBF / offering for global missions

Hope & Hospitality that Create Roots: Sanela’s Story

By Andrew Nash Sanela doesn’t read or write English. So, without the help of CBF field personnel Sasha Zivanov, she would not have been able to pass the computer test that landed her the job at Walmart that feeds her family.  “When I was starting out, I had to take pictures of the questions and … Continue reading

Samaritan Ministry joins hands with Together for Hope Appalachia
Featured / Fellowship! Magazine

Samaritan Ministry joins hands with Together for Hope Appalachia

by Grayson Hester To tell this story about a ministry in the Knoxville, Tenn., area in 2021, we have to travel back in time to rural Indiana in 2015. Scott County, Indiana, a majority-white, rural, working-class area, only notable, as many such counties are, for not being very notable, suddenly found itself the epicenter of … Continue reading

Young pastor in Flint, Michigan, focuses on mental health amid pandemic and ongoing water crisis
Featured / Fellowship! Magazine / Pastoral Care

Young pastor in Flint, Michigan, focuses on mental health amid pandemic and ongoing water crisis

by Andrew Nash It is always hard to take on a new role as a senior pastor in your 20s, but there is an added degree of difficulty when doing so during a global pandemic. There’s even more of a challenge doing so in Flint, Mich., site of a water crisis that has had lasting … Continue reading

Hope & Hospitality that Feel Like Family: Mirsada’s Story
CBF Field Personnel / CBF Missouri / Featured / Fellowship! Magazine / offering for global missions

Hope & Hospitality that Feel Like Family: Mirsada’s Story

By Andrew Nash Mirsada’s parents had a plan to escape from the Bosnian Civil War. The first step was getting to Germany. The second step was getting arrested intentionally.  “When we came to Germany, we had to actually go to the bus station and act like we didn’t have money to pay for tickets so … Continue reading

“Cultivate Abundance” is growing more than food, and doing it together, to sow a friendlier future
CBF Field Personnel / creation care / environment / Featured / Field Personnel / General CBF / immigration / Internationals Ministries / refugees

“Cultivate Abundance” is growing more than food, and doing it together, to sow a friendlier future

By Jennifer Colosimo In the southeastern U.S., the tiny town of Immokalee, Florida, is home to a growing population of migrant workers who make up a large part of the local workforce. They’re predominantly farmworkers who help grow millions of tons of food for exportation every year.  Ironically, for these residents, the place they call … Continue reading

Amid multiple crises in Venezuela, FAMILIA provides support to local pastors in need
COVID-19 / Featured / General CBF / Healthcare Ministries / La Familia / refugees

Amid multiple crises in Venezuela, FAMILIA provides support to local pastors in need

By Caleb Mynatt For citizens of most of the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has been the crisis that has encompassed our lives over the past year. But for citizens of Venezuela, the pandemic is just one crisis of many that Venezuelans have had to navigate and survive.  One group hit particularly hard in Venezuela are … Continue reading