Because Presence Matters: The Story of Jacob & Esau
Featured / Fellowship! Magazine

Because Presence Matters: The Story of Jacob & Esau

By Chris Hughes By the time twin brothers Jacob and Esau made it to Kampala, Uganda, the young men had already endured a lifetime’s worth of struggle.  As teenagers, they fled from their native South Sudan after the country gained its independence in 2011, and internal factions began fighting over control of the government. In … Continue reading

Being the hands and feet of Christ: Project Ruth provides aid to Ukrainian refugees
Ukraine 2022

Being the hands and feet of Christ: Project Ruth provides aid to Ukrainian refugees

By Caleb Mynatt When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, the world watched in terror as missiles flew over the border and into Ukrainian cities. As we watched the destruction unfold on our televisions on that Thursday night, we wondered what this action meant and what would happen next. For the people in Ukraine, all … Continue reading

In wake of Hurricane Ida, CBF church supports long-term recovery efforts in Houma, La.
Disaster Response / General CBF

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

In living memory: Netherlands-based CBF field personnel helps meet needs of Ukrainian refugees
Featured / General CBF / Missions / Newsroom / refugees / Ukraine 2022

In living memory: Netherlands-based CBF field personnel helps meet needs of Ukrainian refugees

By Grayson Hester Mary likes to ride her bike. A lot. It’s part of living in the Netherlands, where she and her husband, Keith Holmes, have served as Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel for decades. Americans tend to drive; Dutch find it easier to walk, or bike, or take the bus. And while biking, Mary … Continue reading

Renewed Giving: Rethinking Financial Partnerships and Tithing in Our Congregations
General CBF / offering for global missions

Renewed Giving: Rethinking Financial Partnerships and Tithing in Our Congregations

“Fund-raising is a very rich and beautiful activity. It is a confident, joyful, and hope-filled expression of ministry. In ministering to each other, each from the riches that he or she possesses, we work together for the full coming of God’s Kingdom” -Henri Nouwen Let’s address the big green elephant in the sanctuary… giving.  It … Continue reading

United in Vision, Mission and Purpose – Because Presence Matters
Missions / offering for global missions

United in Vision, Mission and Purpose – Because Presence Matters

By Nell Green Why host a Week of Prayer for the Offering for Global Missions? Because prayer unites us in vision, mission and purpose to provide for the long-term presence of field personnel sharing the Gospel in word and deed through CBF Global Missions. Praying together for God’s abundance to be unleashed in providing these … Continue reading

How much does presence really matter?
Missions / offering for global missions

How much does presence really matter?

By Javier Perez The new Global Missions tagline reads: “Because presence matters.” So, how much does presence really matter? CBF Global Missions has a rich history of missional innovation and service because we have God’s radical love in our missional DNA. Our culture of service, innovation and radical presence became evident last year, as we … Continue reading

Gratitude for Student.Go & the Offering for Global Missions
offering for global missions

Gratitude for Student.Go & the Offering for Global Missions

By Taisha Seabolt My name is Taisha M. Seabolt, and I serve as the Global Missions personnel and training manager at CBF.  Serving in this position, I also have the pleasure of managing our Student.Go program, the student missions program of CBF. Student.Go provides life-changing mission opportunities for college and graduate students to serve with … Continue reading

How One North Carolina Church Creates Community for Refugees
Missions / refugees

How One North Carolina Church Creates Community for Refugees

By Jennifer Colosimo Sitting just off the main boulevard heading into Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Snyder Memorial Baptist Church has always had two things: a large military population in their congregation and the harbored connections to the military community that come with it and a heart for missions. They founded Operation Inasmuch in … Continue reading