CBF field personnel in Malaysia offer witness of resilience in face of COVID-19
bold faith / COVID-19 / Featured / Field Personnel

CBF field personnel in Malaysia offer witness of resilience in face of COVID-19

By Melody Harrell We were supposed to be talking about COVID-19 and were already thick in the weeds of overwhelm, like every conversation about this global pandemic goes. But after a few minutes of processing out loud, our conversation turned to something else. A potential encounter in this unmatched shared experience—resilience. What is it? Who … Continue reading

You Have Not Passed This Way Before
bold faith / COVID-19 / Newsroom / Paul Baxley

You Have Not Passed This Way Before

By Paul Baxley  By any definition, these are very different days. Schools across the country are out indefinitely. Almost all congregations have suspended in-person worship gatherings. Some state and local governments are issuing “shelter in place” orders, placing varying levels of restriction on movement and interaction among people. Many businesses and nonprofit organizations that are … Continue reading

Church Leaders and COVID-19: A Conversation with CBFNC Executive Coordinator Larry Hovis
COVID-19 / Podcast

Church Leaders and COVID-19: A Conversation with CBFNC Executive Coordinator Larry Hovis

Churches are pivoting from what is normal and into something unknown. This crisis requires adaptable leadership from clergy and congregational leaders. From a broader organizational standpoint, leaders at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship are seeking to share stories and resources to help congregations succeed during this crisis. Join us in the coming days and weeks as … Continue reading

Experiencing compassion post-crisis in the Bahamas
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / Disaster Response

Experiencing compassion post-crisis in the Bahamas

By Rev. Elizabeth Denham Thompson As a pastoral counselor and a congregational consultant, I have facilitated quite a few retreats, trainings, and workshops over the years, and am trained in crisis response work. So, when the email arrived from CBF at the end of September, asking if any endorsed counselors were available to be spiritual … Continue reading

Not just mucking out—CBF disaster relief chaplain Mary Nell McCoy ministers to those experiencing crisis and disaster 
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / Disaster Response

Not just mucking out—CBF disaster relief chaplain Mary Nell McCoy ministers to those experiencing crisis and disaster 

By Ashleigh Bugg   In June of 2019, Mary Nell McCoy co-led the first Disaster Spiritual Care training as a part of the CBF General Assembly in Birmingham. The Disaster Spiritual Care program is used to train chaplains to work with teams deploying to help people during crisis and disasters. According to McCoy, the DSC chaplains minister to emotional … Continue reading