Peer groups for pastors can create a healthy ecosystem of support
peer learning groups

Peer groups for pastors can create a healthy ecosystem of support

By Ruth Perkins Lee This article was first published in Faith & Leadership on March 8, 2022 (https://faithandleadership.com/peer-groups-pastors-can-create-healthy-ecosystem-support). In 2019, my husband and I visited Muir Woods National Monument, an old-growth redwood forest on California’s northern coast. I had long been fascinated by the concept of the interconnected growth and root system of redwoods that … Continue reading

CBF’s Baxley and field personnel Mina and Gennady Podgaisky request prayer for Ukraine
Missions / Newsroom / Ukraine 2022

CBF’s Baxley and field personnel Mina and Gennady Podgaisky request prayer for Ukraine

February 24, 2022 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley urged prayer for the people of Ukraine on Thursday following news of Russia’s invasion and also affirmed “solidarity with our Baptist sisters and brothers.” “Today I invite Cooperative Baptists to join with Christians around the world in praying for the people … Continue reading

A Global Day of Giving Back
General CBF

A Global Day of Giving Back

There’s #BlackFriday #SmallBusinessSaturday and #CyberMonday…and then there’s #GivingTuesday, an international day of giving!  Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, people around the world come together to celebrate and support meaningful causes. This year, our goal was to raise $10,000 by the end of Giving Tuesday to participate … Continue reading

Spiritual Care Week 2021: You Helped Me Feel Whole Again
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling

Spiritual Care Week 2021: You Helped Me Feel Whole Again

By Veronica Martinez-Gallegos As a CBF-endorsed chaplain and Clinical Pastoral Education (“CPE”) Educator, CBF has impacted my ministry in ways I never imagined. After two decades in congregational ministry, my horizons expanded since I completed my CPE internship. After a few days through the hospital corridors, my focus changed and I found myself on a … Continue reading

Spiritual Care Week 2021: To Sit with Someone
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling

Spiritual Care Week 2021: To Sit with Someone

By Layne Rogerson My final visit of the day was with a family who recently started hospice services.  At the conclusion of the visit the adult child walked me to the car and shared that several years ago she had attempted suicide when she was at a place in her life where she could see no hope. Now, she has confidence that with God she will always … Continue reading

Second Baptist Church, Memphis, Breaks Pumpkin Patch Revenue Record Amidst Pandemic
bold faith / COVID-19 / Feature

Second Baptist Church, Memphis, Breaks Pumpkin Patch Revenue Record Amidst Pandemic

By Caleb Mynatt In Memphis, Second Baptist Church’s Pumpkin Patch Ministry has been a church fundraising tradition for 17 years. Loved by church and community members alike, the pumpkin patch offers a family-friendly fall experience right in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee. That’s why there was a great deal of disappointment when the pandemic seemed … Continue reading