What Does an Educational Advocate Do at an IEP Meeting?
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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

CBF Field Personnel / Education Ministries

A tapestry of love for God’s children

The following post is from Trey Lyon, a CBF field personnel serving in Atlanta. You can read more about Trey and his wife, Jen’s ministry in this month’s edition of the fellowship! magazine. Throughout the week, we will be featuring blogs on Trey and Jen’s ministry at Park Avenue Baptist Church, particularly through their after … Continue reading

CBF Field Personnel / Education Ministries / General CBF / Internationals Ministries / Missions

There is a God!

Glenda Reece is the Interim Minister to Internationals at Forest Hills Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC. With multiple congregations from different cultural backgrounds, Forest Hills is accustomed to welcoming the nations who have come to Raleigh seeking their future. Reece has a long history of involvement with Internationals in the communities where she has lived … Continue reading

General CBF / Internationals Ministries / Justice and Peacemaking Ministries / Missions / Resources

CBF Field Personnel and Partners Address Human Trafficking

While visiting with some young friends from Iran, I mentioned the American custom of recognizing mother’s on a particular day in May. The young woman told me that though the government in Iran sets a day to recognize mothers according to the Islamic calendar, she prefers to celebrate on March 8th, International Women’s Day. I … Continue reading