Susan Blanchard called as first director of Baptist House of Studies at Union Seminary
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Susan Blanchard called as first director of Baptist House of Studies at Union Seminary

RICHMOND, VA – Rev. Susan Pierson Blanchard (M.Div. / M.A.C.E. ’97) has accepted a call to lead a new initiative for Cooperative Baptists beginning this fall at Union Presbyterian Seminary’s Richmond campus. As director of the Baptist House of Studies (BHS) program, Blanchard, an ordained Baptist minister, will help students navigate the institution and their ordination process.  “I have felt a strong … Continue reading

How VeggieTales Still Forms Me
Leadership Scholars / women in ministry / young Baptists

How VeggieTales Still Forms Me

By Brittany Darst-Hermsen Edwards Halfway through the semester, halfway through graduate school, I sat idling in miles-long gridlock. I listlessly began to scroll through Spotify. Desperate, my bleary subconscious tossed me up a Hail Mary: a song I hadn’t heard in decades. I searched it with a chuckle and smirk. Before long, my traffic neighbors … Continue reading

An Uphill Climb
CBF Field Personnel / Field Personnel / Field Personnel Columns / women in ministry

An Uphill Climb

The following is a reflection from CBF field personnel Laura Foushee, who serves alongside her husband, Carson, and the Japan Baptist Convention in Tokyo. You can learn more about their ministry and support their work at www.cbf.net/foushee. I met Rev. Akinori Taguchi, pastor of the first church that Carson and I served in Kanazawa, at the … Continue reading

Following a call to hometown ministry in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Church Starting and Faith Sharing Ministries / Featured / women in ministry

Following a call to hometown ministry in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

By Bekah Rhea It is all too easy to forget that even in popular tourism spots, life is still proceeding as usual. Schools are still in session, elections still happen, and people of faith are still seeking places to worship. It may be more difficult to spot steeples among the gift shops, amusement parks, and … Continue reading

Kentucky church celebrates 30 years of women deacons
Feature / women in ministry

Kentucky church celebrates 30 years of women deacons

By Ashleigh Bugg Georgetown Baptist Church in Georgetown, Kentucky, commemorated their 30th anniversary of ordaining women deacons. The month-long celebration featured various events including a service officiated by the Rev. Heather Burke on November 11. They honored Maribeth Hambrick, one of the first women elected as a deacon in the church, at Windsor Gardens, an assisted living … Continue reading

CBF Names 2020-2022 CBF Fellows Cohort
Assembly 2020 / Newsroom / women in ministry / young Baptists

CBF Names 2020-2022 CBF Fellows Cohort

  By CBF Communications The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has named 16 ministers in their “first-call” as CBF Fellows for 2020-2022. These ministers represent the fifth cohort of the CBF Fellows program, an initiative launched in 2012 with support from the Lilly Foundation to assist young clergy in their “first-call” in making a healthy transition from … Continue reading

CBF Stories: Young Leader to Know Liz Britt
Assembly 2020 / COVID-19 / women in ministry / young Baptists

CBF Stories: Young Leader to Know Liz Britt

In this special series of the CBF Stories Podcast, you’ll hear from some of the 25 Leaders to Know for 2020. Each year the CBF Ministries Council recognizes 25 Young Leaders to know as part of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s ongoing investment in young Baptists. This year features graduate students and seminarians, continuing their education … Continue reading

CBF Stories: Young Leader to Know Julianna Marraccino
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CBF Stories: Young Leader to Know Julianna Marraccino

In this special series of the CBF Stories Podcast, you’ll hear from some of the 25 Leaders to Know for 2020. Each year the CBF Ministries Council recognizes 25 Young Leaders to know as part of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s ongoing investment in young Baptists. This year features graduate students and seminarians, continuing their education … Continue reading