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CBF field personnel Karen shares faith and advocacy with immigrants in Northern Africa
CBF Field Personnel / General CBF / Missions

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

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

CBF Encourager Church initiative a natural fit for Crescent Hill Baptist
Featured / Internationals Ministries / Missions

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

CBF field personnel Karen Alford brings medical expertise, love for people to West Africa
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CBF field personnel Karen Alford brings medical expertise, love for people to West Africa

By Melody Harrell Karen Alford makes people well.   As Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel in Vogan, West Africa, Karen’s training as a nurse practitioner is not only a credential, it is a calling. As she dispenses medication, she also dispenses education about how our bodies work, how recovery happens, how patients can bring their own … Continue reading

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

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

Rosalío Sosa heeds God’s call to minister to migrants, fight racial injustice, advocate for the vulnerable
Featured / General CBF / immigration

Rosalío Sosa heeds God’s call to minister to migrants, fight racial injustice, advocate for the vulnerable

By Elket Rodríguez Rosalío Sosa sat ringside when boxing legends Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield battled for the world heavyweight title in 1997. As millions watched the sluggers, Sosa waged his own fight, struggling with God’s call to ministry. Holyfield defeated Tyson, and Sosa surrendered to God, although he felt like the winner. Twenty-four years … Continue reading

Taylor Schumann, When Prayers Aren’t Enough After a Mass Shooting
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Taylor Schumann, When Prayers Aren’t Enough After a Mass Shooting

As Americans, we have experienced the headlines all too often over the last decade, a mass shooting in a shocked community. A lone gunman goes into a shopping mall, school, retail store, or concert, inflicting their malice upon innocent bystanders.   For the next week, news coverage will be 24/7. We’ll hear testimonies from survivors, reports … Continue reading