Confession and repentance on the 400th anniversary of slavery in America
Featured / Paul Baxley / Racial Reconciliation

Confession and repentance on the 400th anniversary of slavery in America

By Paul Baxley Tomorrow I will be present with religious and community leaders at a worship service at St. Stephen Church in Louisville, Kentucky. The service will include readings and prayers as we mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in what is now the United States. In the service, … Continue reading

What the 400th anniversary of slavery in America requires of us
Feature / Featured / Paul Baxley / Racial Reconciliation

What the 400th anniversary of slavery in America requires of us

By Paul Baxley Tuesday, August 20, will mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved persons in what was to become the United States of America. In 1619, about 20 Africans arrived on the Virginia coast at the end of a grueling, dehumanizing trans-Atlantic voyage. Unlike so many before and after who … Continue reading

Downpour floods four Rio Grande Valley churches
Disaster Response / Featured / General CBF / Newsroom

Downpour floods four Rio Grande Valley churches

By Marv Knox A trio of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship organizations are teaming up to help four churches whose properties received damage in flash floods in late June. Parts of the Rio Grande Valley of Texas flooded when 15 inches of rain fell in 4 hours. Several churches that collaborate with Jorge Zapata, associate coordinator of … Continue reading

You can minister to immigrant refugees on the U.S.-Mexico border
Disaster Response / Featured / General CBF / Newsroom

You can minister to immigrant refugees on the U.S.-Mexico border

By Marv Knox Mission opportunities are available for volunteers who want to minister to asylum seekers clustered on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border, reported Jorge Zapata, director of Fellowship Southwest’s Immigrant Relief Ministry. Every contact with an immigrant refugee is a gospel encounter, he added. Up and down the border, small churches are providing … Continue reading

Defending freedom and justice in Slovakia and beyond through partnership 
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Defending freedom and justice in Slovakia and beyond through partnership 

By Ashleigh Bugg  It was not CBF field personnel Dianne and Shane McNary’s intention to forge a long-term connection with the Slovak Baptist Union (SBU) when they facilitated pastoral leadership internships for two Slovak women in 2005. However, partly due to this commitment to women in leadership, the McNarys have joined SBU initiatives, including a new partnership to support … Continue reading

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