Shifting focus in Fredericksburg: CBF field personnel reestablish original ministry goals amid COVID-19 crisis
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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
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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
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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 
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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
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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

Field personnel-led face mask project supports refugees during COVID-19 crisis in Houston
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Field personnel-led face mask project supports refugees during COVID-19 crisis in Houston

By Ashleigh Bugg In Texas, quarantine measures due to COVID-19 have strained government groups as well as small businesses who have been forced to fire employees and cancel events. Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel Nell Green and expert tailors Hayder Alnajafi and Munir Masih want to offer solutions by creating face masks for organizations and individuals. These face masks … Continue reading