Amid multiple crises in Venezuela, FAMILIA provides support to local pastors in need
COVID-19 / Featured / General CBF / Healthcare Ministries / La Familia / refugees

Amid multiple crises in Venezuela, FAMILIA provides support to local pastors in need

By Caleb Mynatt For citizens of most of the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has been the crisis that has encompassed our lives over the past year. But for citizens of Venezuela, the pandemic is just one crisis of many that Venezuelans have had to navigate and survive.  One group hit particularly hard in Venezuela are … Continue reading

Creating good energy in the community through music
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Creating good energy in the community through music

By Jonathan Bailey When I was a seminary student in the early 1990s, I took a course called Music and Missions. It surveyed and tried to investigate the liturgical function of music in church settings globally.  At the time, I was serving as the music director for a first-generation West African church in Arlington, Texas. Working with … Continue reading

CBF Children’s Ministry Network thrives despite pandemic
children's ministry / COVID-19 / Education Ministries / Featured / General CBF / Pastoral Care / peer learning groups / Resources / women in ministry / young Baptists

CBF Children’s Ministry Network thrives despite pandemic

By Caleb Mynatt When the COVID-19 pandemic sent the world into lockdown, it was an unprecedented and often chaotic transition for churches to make. And while figuring out the logistics of virtual business meetings and livestreaming worship services certainly wasn’t easy, there is one group of church leaders that perhaps had the toughest transition of … Continue reading

Thankfulness for vaccine access in NYC
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Thankfulness for vaccine access in NYC

By Lesley-Ann Hix Tommey At the beginning of February 2021, I was on the phone with the community relations and AmeriCorps Program coordinator at Ryan Chelsea-Clinton Health Center on 10th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen. We were talking through a nutrition workshop she and one of her AmeriCorps staff would be leading for our Living Well … Continue reading

What Does an Educational Advocate Do at an IEP Meeting?
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What Does an Educational Advocate Do at an IEP Meeting?

By Angel Pittman It’s a commonly asked question; but, for me, it’s not the right question. As an educational advocate, I don’t simply attend children’s IEP meetings with their parents. I work with parents in the weeks and months leading up to an IEP meeting. An Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) is a legal document and … Continue reading

Supporting survivors and nurturing self-care
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Supporting survivors and nurturing self-care

By Cindy Ruble The women’s advocacy center with whom I partner in Asia has seen a 58 percent increase in their hotline calls regarding domestic violence, adult sexual assault, child sexual abuse and relationship issues since the pandemic began.  Hotline calls from outside our region more than doubled as the center’s online presence increased on … Continue reading

A Prayer & Thanks for Healthcare Workers
COVID-19 / General CBF / Leadership Scholars / Prayers / women in ministry / young Baptists

A Prayer & Thanks for Healthcare Workers

By Hannah Moody Throughout this pandemic, all have been affected. No matter one’s background or social standing, each of us has been affected. Coronavirus is relentless that way, not caring where you are, who you are, anything. If not physically, you have likely been affected mentally, emotionally, financially and spiritually.  I know my own stress … Continue reading

Dream for a clinic becomes reality in Haiti mountains
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Dream for a clinic becomes reality in Haiti mountains

By Jenny Jenkins Answering the call to build a clinic in a remote community in the mountains of Haiti has a set of unique challenges.  As we prayed about and started this project, it came about only because of a community that was willing to put the sweat equity into this project, to see a … Continue reading