CBF expands Reference and Referral work to use vast network in key ministry areas
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CBF expands Reference and Referral work to use vast network in key ministry areas

By CBF Communications DECATUR, Ga.—As the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s Manager of Reference and Referral Craig Janney transitions out of the role, CBF is expanding its work connecting gifted ministers with passionate congregations across the Fellowship. In the expansion, CBF is harnessing the relationships of staff members in key strategic ministry areas and creating a team … Continue reading

CBF shares update on Bahamas pastors, readies recovery shipment
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CBF shares update on Bahamas pastors, readies recovery shipment

By Aaron Weaver NOTE: This post has been updated on September 6 with new information on CBF Bahamas pastors and an update on efforts of CBF Disaster Response as well as how to continue praying for our sisters and brothers in the Bahamas.  DECATUR, Ga.—The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is requesting prayer for victims of Hurricane … Continue reading

CBF issues update, prepares for response to Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas
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CBF issues update, prepares for response to Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas

By CBF Communications DECATUR, Ga.—The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship continues to monitor Hurricane Dorian and prepare for a response. The current focus of CBF Disaster Response is the Bahamas, particularly CBF partner congregations in the Abaco Islands, said CBF Disaster Response Director Rick Burnette. Burnette encouraged Cooperative Baptists to pray for sisters and brothers in the … Continue reading

Downpour floods four Rio Grande Valley churches
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Downpour floods four Rio Grande Valley churches

By Marv Knox A trio of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship organizations are teaming up to help four churches whose properties received damage in flash floods in late June. Parts of the Rio Grande Valley of Texas flooded when 15 inches of rain fell in 4 hours. Several churches that collaborate with Jorge Zapata, associate coordinator of … Continue reading

You can minister to immigrant refugees on the U.S.-Mexico border
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You can minister to immigrant refugees on the U.S.-Mexico border

By Marv Knox Mission opportunities are available for volunteers who want to minister to asylum seekers clustered on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border, reported Jorge Zapata, director of Fellowship Southwest’s Immigrant Relief Ministry. Every contact with an immigrant refugee is a gospel encounter, he added. Up and down the border, small churches are providing … Continue reading

Defending freedom and justice in Slovakia and beyond through partnership 
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Defending freedom and justice in Slovakia and beyond through partnership 

By Ashleigh Bugg  It was not CBF field personnel Dianne and Shane McNary’s intention to forge a long-term connection with the Slovak Baptist Union (SBU) when they facilitated pastoral leadership internships for two Slovak women in 2005. However, partly due to this commitment to women in leadership, the McNarys have joined SBU initiatives, including a new partnership to support … Continue reading

Pursue “love as a public good,” NPR’s Krista Tippett tells General Assembly
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Pursue “love as a public good,” NPR’s Krista Tippett tells General Assembly

June 21, 2019 By Carrie Harris  “Politics is not the problem,” popular journalist and public radio host Krista Tippett said during her keynote address to conclude the 2019 CBF General Assembly in Birmingham, Ala. Tippett echoed the central theme heard throughout the week—that Cooperative Baptists are called to love in the midst of difference, diversity … Continue reading