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

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

Welcoming the Stranger in Unwelcoming Time
advocacy / Featured / Field Personnel / immigration / refugees

Welcoming the Stranger in Unwelcoming Time

By Chris Hughes  For Rev. Mark Mofield, it was a pregnant moment full of possibilities for faith and politics to collide right in the middle of his church, and for things to get messy. As senior pastor of Temple Baptist Church, a CBF-affiliated congregation in Durham, N.C., he and the church’s deacon team had just … 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

Dedicated to Death Row: Part time prison chaplain invests full-time in face-to-face ministry with inmates awaiting execution
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / Featured

Dedicated to Death Row: Part time prison chaplain invests full-time in face-to-face ministry with inmates awaiting execution

By Jennifer Colosimo   When Rev. Cari Willis started her professional career, she was climbing the corporate ladder, preparing Human Resources reports; she was not writing sermons. Little did she know then, that God was prepping her for a path toward something very different. Plenty of incarcerated men and women will tell you they’re glad God did. Twenty years into her career, an eye-opening conversation with her grandmother drove her to leave … Continue reading

South Carolina church utilizes “Snack Pack” program to feed children during COVID-19 crisis
bold faith / COVID-19 / Featured

South Carolina church utilizes “Snack Pack” program to feed children during COVID-19 crisis

By Bekah Rhea  This Easter, thousands were hoping for a resurrection of “life as usual” as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter the ways we live, serve, and worship. Even though lock downs around the world continue, life-giving ministry is still taking place outside of the public eye. Congregations everywhere are harnessing the power of … Continue reading

First Baptist Church Asheville finds creativity in the chaos 
bold faith / COVID-19 / Featured

First Baptist Church Asheville finds creativity in the chaos 

By Grayson Hester  Sometimes ministry looks like five loaves and seven fishes. Other times, it looks like 72 gallons of milk. First Baptist Church Asheville has become expert in that kind of ministry. “We’re embodying the love of God. It’s becoming flesh and blood through these phone calls and notes and offers of help,” said … Continue reading

CBF Stories: Life Disrupted with Carson and Laura Foushee
COVID-19 / Featured / Field Personnel

CBF Stories: Life Disrupted with Carson and Laura Foushee

On a special episode of the CBF Stories Podcast, Clark Hill checks in with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel Carson and Laura Foushee. Commissioned in 2013, the Foushees serve in Japan, but are currently in North Carolina awaiting the possibility of return to their regular ministry. Hear about their decision to remain in the United … Continue reading