By Kristen Thomason “Two in a bed warm each other.Alone, you shiver all night. By yourself you’re unprotected.With a friend you can face the worst.Can you round up a third?A three-stranded rope isn’t easily snapped.”— Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, The Message For the homeless community in Jefferson City, MO, First Baptist Church of Jefferson City is a … Continue reading
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Our Flag Means Hope: The Story of Darell
By Grayson Hester Even Superman can be in only one place at a time. But that doesn’t stop Corbin, Ky., resident and White Flag Ministry volunteer Darell from trying to emulate him. Darell, who moved to Corbin nearly six years ago, is one of White Flag’s most regular volunteers and knows intimately the challenges facing … Continue reading
In wake of Hurricane Ida, CBF church supports long-term recovery efforts in Houma, La.
By Caleb Mynatt After Hurricane Ida struck Louisiana in August 2021, there has understandably been a scramble to pick up the pieces. The storm prompted a nationwide disaster response, one to which the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship continues to contribute as long-term recovery efforts persist. Andy Hale, senior pastor at University Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, … Continue reading
Creating a Culture of Advocacy in the Local Church
By Andy Hale If you grew up Baptist, then it is a surefire guarantee that you know all about missions. Not only did we have weekly children and youth programs around missions, but we went on mission trips, domestically and overseas. Our church collected an offering twice a year for missions, in addition to our … Continue reading