Extending Hope in Roanoke Rapids
Church Starting and Faith Sharing Ministries / Feature

Extending Hope in Roanoke Rapids

Despite the fact that church starters are constantly adding new skills to their repertoire—accountant, chef, marketing director, coffee connoisseur, even plumber—Carrie Jarrell Tuning never dreamed of adding “pothole fixer” to hers. But Wayne, a homebound resident of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, needed help getting to dialysis treatment. Because of degenerated bones in Wayne’s back, emergency … Continue reading

This is What Heaven Looks Like
Church Starting and Faith Sharing Ministries / Feature

This is What Heaven Looks Like

Challenges are certainly not new to Cooperative Baptist Fellowship church starter Wayne Weathers, who serves as pastor of Vision of Hope Baptist Church in Philadelphia. After all, Weathers spent 10 years pastoring in one of Philadelphia’s most distressed subsidized housing networks and later planted Vision of Hope in the nearby Strawberry Mansion neighborhood (don’t let … Continue reading

New virtual clinic keeps churches thriving, not just surviving
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New virtual clinic keeps churches thriving, not just surviving

By Grayson Hester Throughout church history, a series of watershed events have divided the existence of the Church into “before” and “after;” examples include the Great Schism, the Reformation, Vatican II and now and COVID-19. The churches we all knew before the pandemic, before March 15th, 2020, no longer exist. The precise character of post-COVID … Continue reading