Black Lives Matter in Rural Churches Too
advocacy / Feature / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Black Lives Matter in Rural Churches Too

By Chris Hughes Elkin, North Carolina, is a town not known for its civil rights activism. The tiny textile town tucked into the Piedmont foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is more famous for the many vineyards that dot the gentle slopes between Winston-Salem and Boone. With a population of around 4,000 people, it is … Continue reading

New Friends and Answered Prayers
COVID-19 / Featured / Field Personnel

New Friends and Answered Prayers

By Ashleigh Bugg It wasn’t your typical Bible study. Six children and several adults stared into their respective webcams as they chatted, played games and asked questions about one another. Through the use of the video-call platform, Zoom, the children were able to cross cultural and geographical lines to form together, even in the midst of … Continue reading

Welcoming the Stranger in Unwelcoming Time
advocacy / Featured / Field Personnel / immigration / refugees

Welcoming the Stranger in Unwelcoming Time

By Chris Hughes  For Rev. Mark Mofield, it was a pregnant moment full of possibilities for faith and politics to collide right in the middle of his church, and for things to get messy. As senior pastor of Temple Baptist Church, a CBF-affiliated congregation in Durham, N.C., he and the church’s deacon team had just … Continue reading

CBF Disaster Response 2020 – Redeeming the Time During a Pandemic
COVID-19 / Disaster Response

CBF Disaster Response 2020 – Redeeming the Time During a Pandemic

By Rick Burnette We greeted 2020 with plans and actions. Not only was CBF Disaster Response moving forward with involvement in the Bahamas, efforts were continuing in hurricane devastated areas of Florida and North Carolina. Additionally, we were providing support for the earthquake recovery in Puerto Rico. Although we were preparing for the inevitable 2020 … Continue reading

CBF, CBF of North Carolina contribute combined $25,000 to COVID-19 relief fund
COVID-19 / Disaster Response / Newsroom

CBF, CBF of North Carolina contribute combined $25,000 to COVID-19 relief fund

April 29, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — CBF and CBF of North Carolina announced gifts totaling $25,000 to a new emergency relief fund to provide food to meet urgent essential needs of vulnerable children and families in communities where CBF serves in the United States and around the world. CBF launched the Coronavirus … Continue reading

Dedicated to Death Row: Part time prison chaplain invests full-time in face-to-face ministry with inmates awaiting execution
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / Featured

Dedicated to Death Row: Part time prison chaplain invests full-time in face-to-face ministry with inmates awaiting execution

By Jennifer Colosimo   When Rev. Cari Willis started her professional career, she was climbing the corporate ladder, preparing Human Resources reports; she was not writing sermons. Little did she know then, that God was prepping her for a path toward something very different. Plenty of incarcerated men and women will tell you they’re glad God did. Twenty years into her career, an eye-opening conversation with her grandmother drove her to leave … Continue reading

First Baptist Church Asheville finds creativity in the chaos 
bold faith / COVID-19 / Featured

First Baptist Church Asheville finds creativity in the chaos 

By Grayson Hester  Sometimes ministry looks like five loaves and seven fishes. Other times, it looks like 72 gallons of milk. First Baptist Church Asheville has become expert in that kind of ministry. “We’re embodying the love of God. It’s becoming flesh and blood through these phone calls and notes and offers of help,” said … Continue reading

Church Leaders and COVID-19: A Conversation with CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley
COVID-19 / Podcast

Church Leaders and COVID-19: A Conversation with CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley

Churches are pivoting from what is normal and into something unknown. This crisis requires adaptable leadership from clergy and congregational leaders. From a broader organizational standpoint, leaders at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship are seeking to share stories and resources to help congregations succeed during this crisis. Join us in the coming days and weeks as … Continue reading