How a San Francisco church creates bigger, better community through giving
Featured / Missions

How a San Francisco church creates bigger, better community through giving

By Jennifer Colosimo The past 20-plus months have seen a lot—much more than a quick list could cover. But one thing we can celebrate amidst the chaos is how many people were able to push through hardships, confusion and logistical nightmares to some sort of silver lining. That includes Nineteenth Avenue Baptist Church, a small … Continue reading

Reflecting on the Afghan American Church
CBF Field Personnel / Missions

Reflecting on the Afghan American Church

By Rick Sample This spring during Ramadan, I participated with the Afghan American Church in Fremont, California, for a unique prayer experience.   About 25 people—a mix of Afghan Christian immigrants and local American partners—gathered for a prayer service at the church on a Sunday afternoon to share in prayer for Afghans worldwide. The room was … Continue reading

With the strength, faith and heart of service of Claudia
CBF Field Personnel / Field Personnel

With the strength, faith and heart of service of Claudia

By Michelle Norman Often, we hear stories of the impact missions make around the world. They are important stories of God’s work.  But often, we fail to mention the impact that missions have on the missioner. Occasionally, we hear stories of transformation for a participant of a short-term team, but the transformation occurs for long-term … Continue reading

Turf-war refugees: Cartel violence in southwestern Mexico propels migrants to U.S. border
Feature / Fellowship Southwest / General CBF

Turf-war refugees: Cartel violence in southwestern Mexico propels migrants to U.S. border

By Elket Rodríguez All along the U.S.-Mexico border, the pastors who comprise Fellowship Southwest’s Immigrant Relief Ministry are facing a nuanced and complicated migratory flow. The number of Mexicans fleeing violence has skyrocketed, due to an ongoing cartel turf war in the southwestern states of Michoacán, Veracruz, Guerrero and Chiapas.  The increase in Mexicans fleeing … Continue reading

CBF Encourager Church initiative a natural fit for Crescent Hill Baptist
Missions / Internationals Ministries / Featured

CBF Encourager Church initiative a natural fit for Crescent Hill Baptist

By Grayson Hester Crescent Hill Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., officially joined CBF’s Encourager Church initiative in 2019. But it had been doing the work of field personnel encouragement years before that. “Our Encourager Church program came about naturally. It wasn’t something we sought out particularly,” said Andrea Woolley, co-pastor and minister of spiritual formation, … Continue reading

Rosalío Sosa heeds God’s call to minister to migrants, fight racial injustice, advocate for the vulnerable
Featured / General CBF / immigration

Rosalío Sosa heeds God’s call to minister to migrants, fight racial injustice, advocate for the vulnerable

By Elket Rodríguez Rosalío Sosa sat ringside when boxing legends Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield battled for the world heavyweight title in 1997. As millions watched the sluggers, Sosa waged his own fight, struggling with God’s call to ministry. Holyfield defeated Tyson, and Sosa surrendered to God, although he felt like the winner. Twenty-four years … Continue reading

Global Migration: A Welcoming Presence
CBF Field Personnel / Missions / offering for global missions

Global Migration: A Welcoming Presence

The refrain and melody ring in his head: “If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all.”  CBF field personnel, Eddie Aldape wished he could get this song from the old television program to quit playing in his mind. But the song comes unbidden as he walks alongside the refugees and immigrants … Continue reading