5 Women Who Teach Us What It Means to Be Baptist
Leadership Scholars / women in ministry / young Baptists

5 Women Who Teach Us What It Means to Be Baptist

By JJ Dickinson This semester for the midterm in my Baptist class, I wrote a children’s book about important women of the Baptist faith. Some of them, like Anne Hutchinson and Beth Moore, I knew a lot about. Others, like Martha Stearns Marshall, I had never heard of before. Each woman played an important role … Continue reading

Burning rubber and breaking ground
Featured / General CBF / women in ministry

Burning rubber and breaking ground

by Grayson Hester Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer never really cared for sports. And, despite living in Martinsville, Virginia, known primarily for its racetrack, she especially didn’t care much for NASCAR. That is, until she became the first woman ever to deliver a pre-race prayer. “I think it’s important that NASCAR and this community know that women … Continue reading

Discovering through Recreation how to Re-create!
creation care / environment / General CBF / Leadership Scholars / women in ministry

Discovering through Recreation how to Re-create!

By Tiffany Stubbs For a very long time, I’ve been able to find solace in being outside even when my insides were speaking the many languages of development.  From emerging early childhood to the awkwardness of puberty and the newfound identity of being a young adult, I found a space to just be and create … Continue reading

The Fear Factor
COVID-19 / General CBF / Leadership Scholars / Resources / women in ministry / young Baptists

The Fear Factor

By Sarah Hemberger Let’s talk about what scares you. I don’t mean the kind of scared you get when watching those horror movies this time of year or the sudden jolt you feel when someone jumps out and surprises you. No. I’m talking about fear—that deep emotion you cannot avoid, yet struggle to find the … Continue reading

Re-engaging ministry in Tokyo
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Field Personnel / General CBF / Missions / women in ministry

Re-engaging ministry in Tokyo

By Laura Foushee The last time I preached for our church in Tokyo (Tokiwadai Baptist Church) was in November. It was by video, allowing as many takes as I needed. The last time I had walked into a church building for worship was in March of last year. The last time I had used public transportation … Continue reading

A Baptist Case for Clergywear
General CBF / Leadership Scholars / theological education / women in ministry / young Baptists

A Baptist Case for Clergywear

By Brittany Darst “How do you put this thing on?!” Deep in the church basement, I struggled with my alb. After a lifetime in Baptist churches, I had to wear my first-ever vestments for Thursday Vespers at Duke Chapel. With the gracious help of a Methodist friend, I finally figured out the drapes and snaps … 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