Putting in the Courage: CBF churches empower communities through Encourager Church relationships with field personnel 
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Putting in the Courage: CBF churches empower communities through Encourager Church relationships with field personnel 

By Blake Tommey  CBF Encourager Churches are a crucial component to the work of CBF field personnel around the world. Such relationships invite churches into a unique and intimate role in missions and unite churches with CBF’s ongoing mission work. A congregation becomes an Encourager Church when it formalizes its relationship with specific field personnel. Encourager … Continue reading

CBF Encourager Churches sustain field personnel serving around the world through partnership
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CBF Encourager Churches sustain field personnel serving around the world through partnership

By Blake Tommey Summer 2018 was not starting off well for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel Alicia and Jeff Lee. The Lees, who serve among marginalized ethnic groups in Skopje, Macedonia, planned to return to the United States for partnership development. The timeline for that was suddenly moved up as Alicia’s grandmother entered hospice care. To … Continue reading

Ministerial Excellence Initiative: A Glimpse of Financial Freedom
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Ministerial Excellence Initiative: A Glimpse of Financial Freedom

By Liz Andrasi Deere Lillian Hinds has been pastor of Meadow Oaks Baptist Church in Temple, Texas, for over a decade. Early in her tenure, she struggled financially and thought she was the only pastor to do so. Lilian looked to other churches and pastors and “it just seemed like everybody was doing so well,” she said. A Downward Spiral Lillian pointed to the 1980s as the beginning of her financial downward … Continue reading

Little Rock church deepens relationships with alternative food pantry
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Little Rock church deepens relationships with alternative food pantry

By Blake Tommey As summer 2015 commenced in Little Rock, Arkansas, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church (PHBC) was ready for something different, something authentic. The congregation knew that 17.2 percent of Arkansas residents had no clue as to where their next meal would come from given that the state has the second worst food insecurity rate in the … Continue reading