Minister to ministers: Michael Cheuk recognized for racial justice work in Charlottesville
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Minister to ministers: Michael Cheuk recognized for racial justice work in Charlottesville

By Chris Hughes Outside the brick walls of the historic First United Methodist Church in Charlottesville, Va., chaos was rising to a fever pitch. White nationalists and white supremacists by the hundreds were rallying throughout the quaint college town to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. They proudly brandished … Continue reading

To China and Back, and Beyond: How Ann and David Wilson hope to establish a future for volunteers in China starting right here at home
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To China and Back, and Beyond: How Ann and David Wilson hope to establish a future for volunteers in China starting right here at home

By Jennifer Colosimo It’s all about who you know, so it is said. That’s how you stay in the loop, how you get ahead, and how you find success, many would agree. But, if we’re honest, that common phrase can mean something different for Christians, because we know it’s not necessarily about us, but about … Continue reading

A Place at the Table for Everyone: CBF Field Personnel Scarlette Jasper Serves the People of Appalachia
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A Place at the Table for Everyone: CBF Field Personnel Scarlette Jasper Serves the People of Appalachia

By Marv Knox Scarlette Jasper came to Appalachia to take care of her family, and that move has blessed thousands of families across more than three decades. “My dad was a contract engineer in Monticello, Ky., and my mom got sick. So, I came from Texas to take care of my brother and sister while … Continue reading

A window of opportunity is opening for congregations
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A window of opportunity is opening for congregations

By Rev. Laura Stephens-Reed The Theological Education Fund of the Presbyterian Church (USA) recently noted on Facebook that 85 percent of clergy currently serving in the PC(USA) are set to retire in the next 10 years. Eighty-five percent. Let that number sink in. I’m guessing that the percentage is similar across most Protestant denominations, including … Continue reading

Locked down, but not knocked out: Felix & Nicole Iyoko maintain presence at a distance
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Locked down, but not knocked out: Felix & Nicole Iyoko maintain presence at a distance

By Grayson Hester CBF church starters Felix and Nicole Iyoko may very well have the answer. Since they were first featured in 2018 for starting a church – their 15th – the Congolese couple have continued to do what they’ve been doing since fleeing from their native Democratic Republic of Congo years ago: They’ve pressed … Continue reading

Global humanity in an inhumane world: CBF field personnel respond to the war in Ukraine
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Global humanity in an inhumane world: CBF field personnel respond to the war in Ukraine

By Grayson Hester The war in Ukraine, which began with an invasion that Russian President Vladimir Putin expected to last three or four days at most, has now dragged on for more than a month. This is due in large part to the resilience and indefatigability of the Ukrainian people, whose spirits have stayed the … Continue reading

The Impact of Abundant Life, Continued: Rosalie’s Story
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The Impact of Abundant Life, Continued: Rosalie’s Story

By Chris Hughes For Rosalie, the journey from the Congo to Fort Worth, Texas, has been filled with many obstacles and setbacks. But God’s providence and the faithful presence of supportive people along the way has made all the difference. “God has sent so many people in my life. That’s how I’ve experienced God’s love,” … Continue reading