More than Tomatoes for More than Groundhogs
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More than Tomatoes for More than Groundhogs

This story was written by Jessica Hearne, CBF field personnel and a Grace and Main leader and founding member. You can support her work either by donating to Grace and Main or directly to her support fund. You might have already guessed it but managing the leadership team of Grace and Main’s Urban Farm has been … Continue reading

Go Together
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Go Together

The following is a reflection from CBF field personnel Lesley-Ann Hix Tommey, who serves alongside Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries in Hells Kitchen of New York City. You can learn more about her ministry and support her work at www.cbf.net/tommey. There’s an African proverb that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to … Continue reading

An Uphill Climb
CBF Field Personnel / Field Personnel / Field Personnel Columns / women in ministry

An Uphill Climb

The following is a reflection from CBF field personnel Laura Foushee, who serves alongside her husband, Carson, and the Japan Baptist Convention in Tokyo. You can learn more about their ministry and support their work at www.cbf.net/foushee. I met Rev. Akinori Taguchi, pastor of the first church that Carson and I served in Kanazawa, at the … Continue reading

Faithful even in uncertainty
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Field Personnel

Faithful even in uncertainty

The following is a reflection from CBF field personnel Annette Ellard, who serves primarily among the Karen population in Louisville, Ky., alongside her husband Steve Clark. You can learn more about their ministries and support their work at www.cbf.net/clark. Because we are called upon to help in all sorts of situations and with all kinds of … Continue reading

Assisting Asylees to Begin a New Life
CBF Field Personnel / Field Personnel / Field Personnel Columns / immigration

Assisting Asylees to Begin a New Life

The following is a reflection from CBF field personnel Greg Smith, who serves in Fredericksburg, Va., with his wife, Sue. You can learn more about their ministries and support their work at www.cbf.net/smith. For LUCHA Ministries Immigration Legal Services, the final week of September was full indeed.  Over a four-day period, I clocked 48 hours and, … Continue reading

Partnership, Programming, and a Pandemic
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Field Personnel / Field Personnel Columns

Partnership, Programming, and a Pandemic

The following is a reflection from CBF field personnel Jeff Lee, who serves in Macedonia with his wife, Alicia. You can learn more about their ministries and support their work at www.cbf.net/lee. In 2017, we started a “Cow Bank” program to loan livestock to local farmers. The program focuses on helping local farmers grow their production. … Continue reading

Two Sides of the Coin: Educational Advocacy
advocacy / Education Ministries / Field Personnel

Two Sides of the Coin: Educational Advocacy

Churches across our Fellowship are committed to their local public school. From providing volunteer mentors and reading buddies to donating backpacks full of school supplies or food, CBF churches meet the needs of kids in their community. Our churches are also filled with faithful teachers, coaches, principles, school staff and administrators. These folks have felt … Continue reading

Returning to Seeds of Ministry
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Field Personnel

Returning to Seeds of Ministry

Over the next weeks and months, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will be sharing reflections from our CBF field personnel serving around the world. These are stories of impact and outreach, Gospel-sharing and relationship building, long-term presence and abundant love. The following is a reflection from CBF field personnel Shane McNary, who serves in Slovakia, with … Continue reading

The Strength of Forgiveness
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The Strength of Forgiveness

Over the next weeks and months, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will be sharing reflections from our CBF field personnel serving around the world. These are stories of impact and outreach, Gospel-sharing and relationship building, long-term presence and abundant love. The following is a reflection from CBF field personnel Brooke, who serves in Southeast Asia with … Continue reading