Quarantine Stories
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Quarantine Stories

By Bruce Gentry  During March, we started mirroring our approach to the virus to what the university was doing. The Baptist Student Center (BSC) had several apartments which were at full capacity. We felt like we had a primary responsibility to our residents because our facility also serves as a kind of community center for … Continue reading

An immigration “bottleneck,” Chiapas is home to misery
COVID-19 / Fellowship Southwest / immigration

An immigration “bottleneck,” Chiapas is home to misery

By Elket Rodríguez A crisis among global immigrants who hope—or who once hoped—to obtain asylum in the United States is playing out in desperation and hunger hundreds of miles from the U.S-Mexico border. Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state, is one of the world’s most important migration corridors. Races, nationalities, hopes and frustrations clash in Chiapas. Northbound … Continue reading

Peace by Piece
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Peace by Piece

By Ashleigh Bugg  At the Julie Valentine Center, a space for children who have survived various forms of abuse, kids are gifted colorful quilts and  comforting weighted blankets they may keep as their own. These presents are provided by Peace by Piece, the quilting ministry of Augusta Heights Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina.    “Our group is multi-generational, with a program that includes teaching children interested in learning … Continue reading

In center of pandemic, S.C. congregation relies on time-tested resiliency and wisdom of elders
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In center of pandemic, S.C. congregation relies on time-tested resiliency and wisdom of elders

The small town of Camden, S.C., doesn’t have a national reputation like other larger communities in the Palmetto State, but it does hold the distinction of being the state’s oldest inland town. This month, and seemingly overnight, this little place has become the state’s epicenter of a global pandemic. Continue reading

CBF Ministries Council is awarding grants for 2020-21!
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CBF Ministries Council is awarding grants for 2020-21!

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Ministries Council invites you to submit a proposal for funding a project to support the efforts of your church in building bridges within your church and your community. The Ministries Council accepts proposals that address the following categories: 1) Innovative faith development and lay leadership 2) Immigration, migrant, refugee based ministries, … Continue reading

CBF expands Reference and Referral work to use vast network in key ministry areas
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CBF expands Reference and Referral work to use vast network in key ministry areas

By CBF Communications DECATUR, Ga.—As the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s Manager of Reference and Referral Craig Janney transitions out of the role, CBF is expanding its work connecting gifted ministers with passionate congregations across the Fellowship. In the expansion, CBF is harnessing the relationships of staff members in key strategic ministry areas and creating a team … Continue reading

A Call to Fellowship—Rev. Wendy Joyner Peacock helps congregation ‘make beautiful music’ in Southwest Georgia
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A Call to Fellowship—Rev. Wendy Joyner Peacock helps congregation ‘make beautiful music’ in Southwest Georgia

By Liz Andrasi Deere This year, Wendy Joyner Peacock is celebrating her 24th anniversary as pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Americus, Ga. Wendy likens her role as pastor to that of a symphony director. She describes it as, “helping the congregation to make beautiful music…valuing the gifts that each part of the symphony has … Continue reading