Burning rubber and breaking ground
Featured / General CBF / women in ministry

Burning rubber and breaking ground

by Grayson Hester Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer never really cared for sports. And, despite living in Martinsville, Virginia, known primarily for its racetrack, she especially didn’t care much for NASCAR. That is, until she became the first woman ever to deliver a pre-race prayer. “I think it’s important that NASCAR and this community know that women … Continue reading

Brenda Marie Davies, Memoir of a Prayerful Jezebel
General CBF / Podcast

Brenda Marie Davies, Memoir of a Prayerful Jezebel

In social circles, there are specific topics that many people try to avoid, such as politics and religion. Don’t get me wrong that doesn’t mean that people do not bring them up.   That list gets even more expansive in the church, certainly avoiding partisan topics, doubt, mental health, suicide, heresy, and those very unpleasant verses … Continue reading

Discovering through Recreation how to Re-create!
creation care / environment / General CBF / Leadership Scholars / women in ministry

Discovering through Recreation how to Re-create!

By Tiffany Stubbs For a very long time, I’ve been able to find solace in being outside even when my insides were speaking the many languages of development.  From emerging early childhood to the awkwardness of puberty and the newfound identity of being a young adult, I found a space to just be and create … Continue reading

How CBF field personnel in Slovakia empower students from the U.S. to advocate for human rights
CBF Field Personnel / Education Ministries / Featured / Fellowship! Magazine / Field Personnel / General CBF / Missions

How CBF field personnel in Slovakia empower students from the U.S. to advocate for human rights

By Jennifer ColosimoFor the past 17 years, CBF field personnel Shane McNary and his wife, Dianne, have lived more than 5,000 miles away from home ministering to the Roma people in Slovakia and Czechia. From teaching English and serving children to spearheading missions teams to helping the poor and starting churches, they’ve worked to encourage … Continue reading

Multi-Episode on Interfaith Dialogue, Featuring Rachel Pieh Jones and Micah Wilder
General CBF / Podcast

Multi-Episode on Interfaith Dialogue, Featuring Rachel Pieh Jones and Micah Wilder

The world is becoming more pluralistic, and the freedom of religion for all is becoming a realistic practice within our communities. At the same time, the American religious landscape is seeing a zealous resurgence of Christian Nationalism. For many, the threat of religious intolerance increases. As we become more entrenched in our worldviews, we close … Continue reading

The Fear Factor
COVID-19 / General CBF / Leadership Scholars / Resources / women in ministry / young Baptists

The Fear Factor

By Sarah Hemberger Let’s talk about what scares you. I don’t mean the kind of scared you get when watching those horror movies this time of year or the sudden jolt you feel when someone jumps out and surprises you. No. I’m talking about fear—that deep emotion you cannot avoid, yet struggle to find the … Continue reading

Re-engaging ministry in Tokyo
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Field Personnel / General CBF / Missions / women in ministry

Re-engaging ministry in Tokyo

By Laura Foushee The last time I preached for our church in Tokyo (Tokiwadai Baptist Church) was in November. It was by video, allowing as many takes as I needed. The last time I had walked into a church building for worship was in March of last year. The last time I had used public transportation … Continue reading

CBF Disaster Response Update on Hurricane Ida relief efforts
Disaster Response / General CBF

CBF Disaster Response Update on Hurricane Ida relief efforts

Below is an update from CBF Disaster Response Director Daynette Snead on the Fellowship’s relief efforts following Hurricane Ida. CBF Partners: Hurricane Ida slammed into the Louisiana Coast packing 150 mph winds and leaving behind flooded neighborhoods and uprooting the lives of many. Right now, local emergency agencies are accessing damages and engaging in search … Continue reading

Hope & Hospitality that Create Roots: Sanela’s Story
CBF Field Personnel / Featured / Field Personnel / General CBF / offering for global missions

Hope & Hospitality that Create Roots: Sanela’s Story

By Andrew Nash Sanela doesn’t read or write English. So, without the help of CBF field personnel Sasha Zivanov, she would not have been able to pass the computer test that landed her the job at Walmart that feeds her family.  “When I was starting out, I had to take pictures of the questions and … Continue reading