Share Abundant Life—Through education focus, CBF’s Karen Morrow extends hope and hospitality to refugees in Fort Worth 
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Share Abundant Life—Through education focus, CBF’s Karen Morrow extends hope and hospitality to refugees in Fort Worth 

By Blake Tommey In recent years, immigration has become a central and often divisive issue in American public life. Central American migrants, weary of violence and coercion in their home countries, have brought this pressing issue to our nation’s doorstep. To confront this challenge, people of faith across the United States, including Cooperative Baptists, have traveled hundreds … 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

Promised Land
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Promised Land

By Marc Wyatt Just days into the reality of the global health crisis, we received word that an Afghan family of seven were 24 hours from arriving at the airport. Our refugee agency partner, Lutheran Services of the Carolinas, had expected the family to be denied entry to the United States as did we. We hurried to prepare their rooms at Welcome House. … 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

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

Ordinary Acts of Bold Faith
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Ordinary Acts of Bold Faith

For congregations to thrive and Christ’s mission among us to flourish, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has entered a season of discovering where God would focus our work together. Take CBF’s online survey about your church and your personal ministry aspirations before Feb. 2.   This devotional is part of a series in January that tells stories of “Bold Faith” … Continue reading

The Risk of Bold Faith
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The Risk of Bold Faith

For congregations to thrive and Christ’s mission among us to flourish, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has entered a season of discovering where God would focus our work together. Take CBF’s online survey about your church and your personal ministry aspirations before Feb. 2.   This devotional is part of a series in January that tells stories of “Bold Faith” … Continue reading

Demonstrating Bold Faithfulness
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Demonstrating Bold Faithfulness

For congregations to thrive and Christ’s mission among us to flourish, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has entered a season of discovering where God would focus our work together. Take CBF’s online survey about your church and your personal ministry aspirations before Feb. 2.   This devotional is part of a series in January that tells stories of “Bold Faith” … Continue reading