CBF Thriving in Ministry initiative accepting applications for second set of cohort groups
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CBF Thriving in Ministry initiative accepting applications for second set of cohort groups

By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Thriving in Ministry Initiative is now accepting applications for the second set of cohort groups This four-year initiative, which is funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment, aims to address challenges that pastors face in their congregational settings. Participants will build their capacity to … Continue reading

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

Relationships are everything for CBF church starter in Florida
Church Starting and Faith Sharing Ministries / Feature / Featured

Relationships are everything for CBF church starter in Florida

By Marianna Alzoukani  In a time when much of the younger population is pushing away from the church, HeartWay Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is proving there is still a way for the church to connect with the younger generations and those who often shy away. Pastor Danny Prada describes his recent church start as a diverse and welcoming place of worship for “people from all walks of life, ethnicities and … Continue reading