Reflecting on Transformation
CBF Field Personnel / Missions / offering for global missions

Reflecting on Transformation

By Anna Anderson I have worn my hair short for over 40 years.  But In 2019, with a college reunion plan and a late year family wedding, I decided I wanted to “do something different with my hair.”   Always, a most certain kiss of death.  You don’t just “do something different” with coarse, thick, naturally … Continue reading

God’s impeccable timing
CBF Field Personnel / Missions / offering for global missions

God’s impeccable timing

By Eddie Aldape One of the many things I love about CBF is our willingness to form partnerships with other ministries.  In our work, we have personally been involved in several ministry opportunities which enabled us to successfully accomplish great things. There are some instances when outsiders might not consider them great; but to the … Continue reading

Reflecting on the Afghan American Church
CBF Field Personnel / Missions

Reflecting on the Afghan American Church

By Rick Sample This spring during Ramadan, I participated with the Afghan American Church in Fremont, California, for a unique prayer experience.   About 25 people—a mix of Afghan Christian immigrants and local American partners—gathered for a prayer service at the church on a Sunday afternoon to share in prayer for Afghans worldwide. The room was … Continue reading

Over the mountains and across the world
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Over the mountains and across the world

By Grayson Hester CBF field personnel need not travel around the world to feel a world away. Scarlette Jasper, commissioned by CBF in 2014, serves as a rural poverty advocate for the Together for Hope Rural Poverty Initiative in south-central/southeastern Kentucky and portions of East Tennessee. She’s been there for 35 years, so she knows … Continue reading

Reimagining Mission and Learning in Community
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Reimagining Mission and Learning in Community

By Matt Norman Part of my mission work with CBF in Europe includes the great privilege of partnering with European Baptists via the International Baptist Theological Study (IBTS) Centre in Amsterdam.  This past year, I have been working with a small team to develop the initial courses and structure of the Learning Network which seeks … Continue reading

CBF field personnel Karen shares faith and advocacy with immigrants in Northern Africa
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CBF field personnel Karen shares faith and advocacy with immigrants in Northern Africa

By Ben Brown Every Christian is called by God to service and mission. Some hear a calling to vocational ministry. And still others hear a calling to vocational ministry in a culture that is not their own.  Karen is called in that final way. “My whole life, I’ve always been going toward people that are … Continue reading

CBF Encourager Church initiative a natural fit for Crescent Hill Baptist
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CBF Encourager Church initiative a natural fit for Crescent Hill Baptist

By Grayson Hester Crescent Hill Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., officially joined CBF’s Encourager Church initiative in 2019. But it had been doing the work of field personnel encouragement years before that. “Our Encourager Church program came about naturally. It wasn’t something we sought out particularly,” said Andrea Woolley, co-pastor and minister of spiritual formation, … Continue reading

Directing Change: How Mission Oak Cliff’s Kevin Pranoto Pushes through the Pandemic
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Directing Change: How Mission Oak Cliff’s Kevin Pranoto Pushes through the Pandemic

By Jennifer Colosimo Last year, when COVID-19 changed most of the world as we knew it, it was the end of many businesses, not to mention careers. But while tragedy of all shapes and severity ensued, many nonprofit organizations actually grew. As the world’s economic system struggled, it seemed that a new spirit arose within … Continue reading