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

In center of pandemic, S.C. congregation relies on time-tested resiliency and wisdom of elders
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In center of pandemic, S.C. congregation relies on time-tested resiliency and wisdom of elders

The small town of Camden, S.C., doesn’t have a national reputation like other larger communities in the Palmetto State, but it does hold the distinction of being the state’s oldest inland town. This month, and seemingly overnight, this little place has become the state’s epicenter of a global pandemic. Continue reading

CBF field personnel in Malaysia offer witness of resilience in face of COVID-19
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CBF field personnel in Malaysia offer witness of resilience in face of COVID-19

By Melody Harrell We were supposed to be talking about COVID-19 and were already thick in the weeds of overwhelm, like every conversation about this global pandemic goes. But after a few minutes of processing out loud, our conversation turned to something else. A potential encounter in this unmatched shared experience—resilience. What is it? Who … Continue reading

Together for Hope ministry serves as “beacon of hope” during pandemic in heart of Mississippi Delta
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Together for Hope ministry serves as “beacon of hope” during pandemic in heart of Mississippi Delta

By Bekah Rhea  This past Sunday, March 22, millions of Christians gathered in front of their laptops, tablets and smartphones as churches around the world continued to rapidly adapt their ministries in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic. For most congregations, this included some variation of an online service and preparation to approach Lent … Continue reading

CBF Virginia ministers discuss leading churches, mobilizing compassion in response to pandemic
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CBF Virginia ministers discuss leading churches, mobilizing compassion in response to pandemic

By Ben Brown They live in the same city, but Sterling Severns and Art Wright could not meet in the same room on March 19, 2020, due to social distancing. Sterling Severns is the senior pastor at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia. Art Wright is the theologian in residence for CBF Virginia. Instead, Severns … Continue reading

A Pioneer Spirit & Global Missions Pillar: Jim Smith reflects on 27-year CBF tenure upon retirement
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A Pioneer Spirit & Global Missions Pillar: Jim Smith reflects on 27-year CBF tenure upon retirement

By Sara Crocker There seems to be something poignantly ironic about the fact that at the time of this interview, which calls attention to the ending of a career, Jim Smith’s daughter-in-law is in labor with his first grandchild. An ending is marked by a new beginning. Smith retired at the end of December 2019 following a 44-year global ministry and 27-year tenure … Continue reading

Support in San Antonio—CBF church starters Kan’Dace and Fredricc Brock feel the Fellowship network around The Message Church
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Support in San Antonio—CBF church starters Kan’Dace and Fredricc Brock feel the Fellowship network around The Message Church

By Ashleigh Bugg Starting a new church can be difficult. However, pastors Kan’Dace and Fredricc Brock welcome the challenge. The couple have been co-leading The Message Church in San Antonio, Texas, after starting the church in April of 2018. “Some of the joy of church starting has been being able to establish a new community,” … Continue reading