Why bringing in young families is not a magic bullet for your congregation
General CBF / Pastoral Care

Why bringing in young families is not a magic bullet for your congregation

By Laura Stephens-Reed I have heard it many times in congregations experiencing stagnation or decline: If we could just bring in more young families… This is an understandable thought. For churches with nurseries that once burst at the seams or with memories of youth choirs that went on tour in the summers, bringing in more … Continue reading

Strengthening marriages and families in Belgium and beyond
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Field Personnel Columns

Strengthening marriages and families in Belgium and beyond

By Janée Angel Many people ask Hary and I about our marriage. We are that strange existence…an American woman and a Syrian man.  We are as different as night and day. I am an introvert and he is an extrovert. I am a thinker. He is a spontaneous do-er. And if those were not enough differences, we don’t even … Continue reading