Bold Faithfulness at the Border
immigration / Toward Bold Faithfulness

Bold Faithfulness at the Border

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 Ruth Project: Building Bridges and Empowering Immigrants in Fort Worth
advocacy / immigration

The Ruth Project: Building Bridges and Empowering Immigrants in Fort Worth

By Ashleigh Bugg Since 2017, Ruth Project: Immigrant Services has served over 400 immigrant families with low-cost legal immigration, social services and educational forums on relevant immigration topics. The Ruth Project in collaboration with Iglesia Bautista Victoria en Cristo in Fort Worth, Texas, aims to build bridges and empower immigrants. “Through our ministry, we have … Continue reading

Warm wishes aren’t enough; refugees need blankets
Fellowship Southwest / immigration / refugees

Warm wishes aren’t enough; refugees need blankets

By Marv Knox As winter’s frigid blast buffeted the U.S.-Mexico border this week, pastors pleaded for blankets to comfort immigrants seeking asylum in the United States. “Very cold today; 37 degrees,” Carlos Navarro, pastor of Iglesia Bautista West Brownsville wrote in a text on Tuesday. Later, in a phone call, he said churches that provide … Continue reading

Co-Pastor Kat Kimmel shepherds Mississippi congregation toward a change in perspective
immigration / women in ministry

Co-Pastor Kat Kimmel shepherds Mississippi congregation toward a change in perspective

By Jennifer Colosimo In 2013, Kathryn Kimmel visited Mississippi for the first time. That same year, she joined the staff at University Baptist Church, answering a call that she knew would help her stretch her pastoral wings. Little did she know that she would soon co-pastor a congregation that would push, challenge and encourage her … Continue reading

Protecting & Providing—Fellowship Southwest supports churches along the U.S.-Mexico border to aid migrant tidal wave
Featured / Fellowship! Magazine / immigration

Protecting & Providing—Fellowship Southwest supports churches along the U.S.-Mexico border to aid migrant tidal wave

By Blake Tommey When thousands of Central American migrants flooded into Tijuana in November 2018, a team of leaders from across Fellowship Southwest hit the ground with them, including Jorge Zapata, associate coordinator of Missions and Hispanic Ministries for CBF Texas. Zapata and his team—Marv Knox, coordinator of Fellowship Southwest; Rubén Ortiz, CBF Latino field … Continue reading

CBF coordinates ecumenical, nonpartisan ministry to immigrant caravan
immigration / Newsroom / refugees

CBF coordinates ecumenical, nonpartisan ministry to immigrant caravan

By Marv Knox  Pastors and ministry leaders on both sides of the Mexico-United States border are gearing up to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the immigrant caravan that began in Latin America and now is marching through Mexico toward the United States. A coalition of churches on both sides of the border, including … Continue reading