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Mid-Atlantic CBF celebrates Trisha Miller Manarin, welcomes new coordinator Sean Roberds
Feature

Mid-Atlantic CBF celebrates Trisha Miller Manarin, welcomes new coordinator Sean Roberds

By Grayson Hester On September 1, Sean Roberds, pastor of First Baptist Church, Herndon, Virginia, was named the Mid-Atlantic Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s (MACBF) new executive coordinator, a part-time position he is holding jointly with his full-time assignment as FBC Herndon’s pastor. But, to both, he is dedicating his whole self. “I said ‘yes’ in June, … Continue reading

CBF Podcast: Kara Powell, Faith in an Anxious World
COVID-19 / Podcast / young Baptists / Youth ministry

CBF Podcast: Kara Powell, Faith in an Anxious World

By Andy Hale “When I was a kid, we had to walk to school in the snow, over three mountains, and with grizzly bears on the loose,” we have all had that conversation before with our parents and grandparents. Every generation thinks they had it more challenging than the generation after them. And yet, this … Continue reading

Hannah Turner begins Global Service Corps work alongside Wyatts in N.C.
COVID-19 / Field Personnel / refugees / young Baptists

Hannah Turner begins Global Service Corps work alongside Wyatts in N.C.

By Ashleigh Bugg Global migration is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. Millions of neighbors are on the move due to political persecution, natural disasters from climate change, sustained war and conflict, food and water insecurity, and ethnic cleansing based on racism and xenophobia. To address issues of global migration and poverty, … Continue reading

Responding in a shifting world of COVID-19
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Disaster Response

Responding in a shifting world of COVID-19

Over the next weeks and months, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will be sharing reflections from our CBF field personnel serving around the world. These are stories of impact and outreach, Gospel-sharing and relationship building, long-term presence and abundant love. The following is a reflection from CBF field personnel Eddy Ruble, who serves in Southeast Asia … Continue reading

God’s Mission is Figuring and Re-figuring
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Field Personnel

God’s Mission is Figuring and Re-figuring

Over the next weeks and months, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will be sharing reflections from our CBF field personnel serving around the world. These are stories of impact and outreach, Gospel-sharing and relationship building, long-term presence and abundant love. The following is a reflection from CBF field personnel Jon and Tanya Parks, who serve in … Continue reading

Take a heartbreaking, inspiring trip with FSW along the U.S.-Mexico border
Fellowship Southwest / immigration / refugees

Take a heartbreaking, inspiring trip with FSW along the U.S.-Mexico border

By Elket Rodríguez Despite COVID-19’s grinding misery, pastors who form the backbone of Fellowship Southwest’s ministry to immigrants are adapting to an ever-changing refugee flow and escalating needs of some of the world’s most vulnerable people. Lorenzo Ortiz comforts immigrants torn apart by trauma and despair in Nuevo Laredo, just across the Rio Grande from … Continue reading

I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening), A Conversation with Beth Silvers & Sarah Stewart Holland
Podcast

I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening), A Conversation with Beth Silvers & Sarah Stewart Holland

By Andy Hale It is election week. The tension is palpable. The stress is high. The division is evident. Whatever happens on Tuesday night, and more likely over the coming weeks, Americans face a new chapter. The unease by which we look at this next chapter, no matter who is elected, is that we have … Continue reading

To Everything There is a Season
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling

To Everything There is a Season

Since 1985, the Network on Ministry in Specialized Settings (“COMISS”) has observed the last week of October as Spiritual Care Week – a time when we celebrate the sacred work of chaplains and pastoral counselors. This year’s Spiritual Care Week theme is “Collaborative Healthcare: Chaplains Complete the Picture.” Sometimes a picture is more informative and revealing than words. Often … Continue reading

Putting the Words Together
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling

Putting the Words Together

Since 1985, the Network on Ministry in Specialized Settings (“COMISS”) has observed the last week of October as Spiritual Care Week – a time when we celebrate the sacred work of chaplains and pastoral counselors. This year’s Spiritual Care Week theme is “Collaborative Healthcare: Chaplains Complete the Picture.” Sometimes a picture is more informative and revealing than words. Often … Continue reading