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Putting in the Courage: CBF churches empower communities through Encourager Church relationships with field personnel 
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Putting in the Courage: CBF churches empower communities through Encourager Church relationships with field personnel 

By Blake Tommey  CBF Encourager Churches are a crucial component to the work of CBF field personnel around the world. Such relationships invite churches into a unique and intimate role in missions and unite churches with CBF’s ongoing mission work. A congregation becomes an Encourager Church when it formalizes its relationship with specific field personnel. Encourager … Continue reading

“Welcome to the Legion of the Brokenhearted”—Immigrant relief ministry on the border
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“Welcome to the Legion of the Brokenhearted”—Immigrant relief ministry on the border

By Marv Knox, Fellowship Southwest If the photograph of Oscar Alberto Martinez and his 23-month-old daughter, Angie Valeria—her tiny body tucked under his T-shirt, arm around his neck, both drowned face-down in the Rio Grande—broke your heart, welcome to the Legion of the Brokenhearted. Christians and others of goodwill who minister to immigrant refugees along … Continue reading

CBF Encourager Churches sustain field personnel serving around the world through partnership
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CBF Encourager Churches sustain field personnel serving around the world through partnership

By Blake Tommey Summer 2018 was not starting off well for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel Alicia and Jeff Lee. The Lees, who serve among marginalized ethnic groups in Skopje, Macedonia, planned to return to the United States for partnership development. The timeline for that was suddenly moved up as Alicia’s grandmother entered hospice care. To … Continue reading