CBF Advocacy Represented at National Immigration Coalition Meetings
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CBF Advocacy Represented at National Immigration Coalition Meetings

By John Mark Boes In the middle of a Washington, D.C., snowstorm in November, leaders representing businesses, law enforcement and religion gathered to discuss how best to reform our current broken system and to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform on Capitol Hill. Immigration reform was examined through three separate lenses: the American electorate, the American … Continue reading

Holistic Care for Field Personnel
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Holistic Care for Field Personnel

By Ashleigh Bugg   Holistically serving those who serve others in the name of Christ. That’s the job of CBF Member Care—a dedicated group of professionals who volunteer their time and invest their energy and expertise in the support of field personnel serving in dozens of countries around the world. These volunteers commit to a ministry of long-term service alongside those … Continue reading

Central American immigrant flood creates crisis, presents opportunity
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Central American immigrant flood creates crisis, presents opportunity

By Fellowship Southwest TIJUANA, Mexico—The flood of immigrants amassed at the Mexico-U.S. border presents both a humanitarian crisis and an opportunity for sharing the gospel, a team of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leaders who traveled to the region learned. Glen Foster, coordinator of CBF West; Marv Knox, coordinator of Fellowship Southwest; Rubén Ortiz, CBF Latino field … Continue reading

CBF church works to stop debt trap through payday loan ministry
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CBF church works to stop debt trap through payday loan ministry

  By Chris Hughes  In February 2017, First Baptist Church of Frankfort, Ky., made one of the most unique $5,000 investments in its 200-year history. The money raised was not for additional personnel, new property or even renovation of existing property. Rather, this $5,000 investment became seed money for an entirely new way to help their community’s most vulnerable population—a payday … Continue reading

Cooperative Baptists invest to sustain collegiate ministry
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Cooperative Baptists invest to sustain collegiate ministry

By Blake Tommey  Nurturing young Baptists is a priority for Cooperative Baptists in North Carolina.  This is the message that CBF of North Carolina is making unequivocally clear with its decision to invest most of a $100,000 grant in young adults. The grant—a product of CBF’s 25th Anniversary Campaign which raised more than $12 million—will … Continue reading

“Visions of Hope” – The Spiritual Importance of Song
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“Visions of Hope” – The Spiritual Importance of Song

By Christian McIvor  As a trumpet player, guitar player, and singer/songwriter/composer, I have been fortunate to have many opportunities to share my musical gifts since embarking on my career shift to ministry. One particular gift I’ve found I posses is the ability to construct congregational songs around particular themes or phrases. This has been incredibly … Continue reading