Brenda Marie Davies, Memoir of a Prayerful Jezebel
General CBF / Podcast

Brenda Marie Davies, Memoir of a Prayerful Jezebel

In social circles, there are specific topics that many people try to avoid, such as politics and religion. Don’t get me wrong that doesn’t mean that people do not bring them up.   That list gets even more expansive in the church, certainly avoiding partisan topics, doubt, mental health, suicide, heresy, and those very unpleasant verses … Continue reading

CBF’s Angel Pittman shifts focus to advocacy for equal access to education
CBF Field Personnel / Featured / Field Personnel

CBF’s Angel Pittman shifts focus to advocacy for equal access to education

By Jennifer Colosimo Angel Pittman’s passion has always been steeped in education. She spent many years as an elementary school teacher before joining CBF as field personnel to lead out-of-school programming at Touching Miami with Love (TML). Now 25 years into her career, she has discovered a new way to live out her calling. As … Continue reading

Hope & Hospitality that Feel Like Family: Mirsada’s Story
CBF Field Personnel / CBF Missouri / Featured / Fellowship! Magazine / offering for global missions

Hope & Hospitality that Feel Like Family: Mirsada’s Story

By Andrew Nash Mirsada’s parents had a plan to escape from the Bosnian Civil War. The first step was getting to Germany. The second step was getting arrested intentionally.  “When we came to Germany, we had to actually go to the bus station and act like we didn’t have money to pay for tickets so … Continue reading

What Does an Educational Advocate Do at an IEP Meeting?
CBF Field Personnel / Education Ministries / Field Personnel / General CBF / Literacy / Missions

What Does an Educational Advocate Do at an IEP Meeting?

By Angel Pittman It’s a commonly asked question; but, for me, it’s not the right question. As an educational advocate, I don’t simply attend children’s IEP meetings with their parents. I work with parents in the weeks and months leading up to an IEP meeting. An Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) is a legal document and … Continue reading

Two Sides of the Coin: Educational Advocacy
advocacy / Education Ministries / Field Personnel

Two Sides of the Coin: Educational Advocacy

Churches across our Fellowship are committed to their local public school. From providing volunteer mentors and reading buddies to donating backpacks full of school supplies or food, CBF churches meet the needs of kids in their community. Our churches are also filled with faithful teachers, coaches, principles, school staff and administrators. These folks have felt … Continue reading

Navigating new situations
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Field Personnel Columns

Navigating new situations

Over the next weeks and months, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will be sharing reflections from our CBF field personnel serving around the world. These are stories of impact and outreach, Gospel-sharing and relationship building, long-term presence and abundant love. The following is a reflection from CBF field personnel Alicia Lee, who serves in Macedonia alongside … Continue reading

COVID-19: An Incarnational Opportunity to Rethink Partnerships with Schools
COVID-19 / Education Ministries / Podcast

COVID-19: An Incarnational Opportunity to Rethink Partnerships with Schools

By Andy Hale As a Type A planner, I have had to push through the frustration of nearly six to nine months of well-planned ministries, events, and programs going by the wayside due to the continued strain of the current pandemic. Canceling such things is nothing compared to the pain and suffering of millions of … Continue reading

Shifting focus in Fredericksburg: CBF field personnel reestablish original ministry goals amid COVID-19 crisis
COVID-19 / Featured / Field Personnel

Shifting focus in Fredericksburg: CBF field personnel reestablish original ministry goals amid COVID-19 crisis

By Ashleigh Bugg  The COVID-19 crisis has affected Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel around the world. Greg and Sue Smith, who run LUCHA Ministries, Inc., in Fredericksburg, Virginia, say the crisis has caused them to reestablish their original goals. “This has brought us back to the grassroots needs of people,” Sue said. “In more recent … Continue reading