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Rio Grande Valley churches adapt ministries to serve suffering neighbors
COVID-19 / Fellowship Southwest

Rio Grande Valley churches adapt ministries to serve suffering neighbors

By Elket Rodríguez COVID-19 not only tests the limits of medical care, economic endurance and society’s willpower, but also congregations’ ability to meet burgeoning needs all around them. Three pastors from Texas’ Rio Grande Valley experience the pandemic’s stress on their churches and communities every day. Ivan De León of Iglesia Vino Nuevo—New Wine Church—in … Continue reading

Delta Hands for Hope Nuances Narratives and Amplifies Assets
COVID-19 / Feature / Together for Hope

Delta Hands for Hope Nuances Narratives and Amplifies Assets

By Grayson Hester The coronavirus is novel. Oppression is not. In the wake of Ohio’s most populated county having declared racism a public health crisis; in the shadow of the Ahmaud Arbery shooting; and in the face of endless barrages of statistics revealing that COVID-19 is disproportionately infecting, hospitalizing and killing black and brown people, … Continue reading

In unprecedented crisis, CBF field personnel finds unprecedented opportunity in North African country
COVID-19 / Feature / Field Personnel

In unprecedented crisis, CBF field personnel finds unprecedented opportunity in North African country

By Sara Crocker  “I’m just so tired of this,” Karen immediately responded when I asked about her experience in quarantine. The North African country in which Karen serves was officially locked down beginning March 20. That lockdown lasted until June 24 when some restrictions began to be slightly lifted. Karen celebrated by taking a picture … Continue reading

Roma Voices Project Amplifies Community through Music
Feature / Field Personnel / General CBF

Roma Voices Project Amplifies Community through Music

By Grayson Hester  Some say that music is the universal language, a dialect all people can speak and understand. Well, if that’s the case, then the Roma people are fluent. Historically transient and internationally oppressed, the Roma people, located all over the world but heavily concentrated in Eastern Europe, are repeatedly denied expression of their … Continue reading

CBF announces Renée Owen as leader of chaplaincy, pastoral counseling ministries
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / Newsroom

CBF announces Renée Owen as leader of chaplaincy, pastoral counseling ministries

July 21, 2020 By Aaron Weaver and Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga. — A Cooperative Baptist Fellowship-endorsed healthcare chaplain with more than 20 years of experience meeting the unique spiritual, religious and cultural needs of patients, their families and healthcare providers has been named as CBF’s Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling Ministries Director. Renée Lloyd Owen will … Continue reading

Neglecting calling for the sake of mission and vision? A Conversation with Jesus Culture’s Banning Liebscher  
Podcast

Neglecting calling for the sake of mission and vision? A Conversation with Jesus Culture’s Banning Liebscher  

  By Andy Hale  The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world forever. When you stop and think about it, institutions’, organizations’, communities’, and individuals’ rapid transformation is immeasurable. One of those incalculable changes is the relationship individuals have with the Church. Most, if not all, churches have adapted to facilitate online worship and spiritual formation … Continue reading

Lewis and Vivian: Giving thanks and following their lead
Paul Baxley / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Lewis and Vivian: Giving thanks and following their lead

By Paul Baxley In a single day, we saw the death of two giants. Today, all of us who follow Jesus should offer prayers of gratitude for the Rev. C.T. Vivian and Congressman John Lewis and their extraordinary lives of faith. We should certainly surround their families in prayer and rejoice in the promise of … 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