Migration: A world of stories
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Migration: A world of stories

By Rubén Ortiz Our eyes and ears never get a break. Continual sight and sound revolve around the border crisis. Headlines follow one another; news flashes and press conferences interrupt our daily lives. Expert opinions multiply, while solutions diminish. Politicians, logisticians, religious leaders and activists visit the Southern border. They all clamor to be correct … Continue reading

Aho named to Thriving Congregations role, Perez begins work in strategic Global Missions position
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Aho named to Thriving Congregations role, Perez begins work in strategic Global Missions position

March 23, 2021 By Jeff Huett DECATUR, GA — Building on the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s greatest strengths in ministry and missions to help meet the most urgent needs of partner congregations and their communities, CBF announced today the addition of two staff members to new strategic positions. A minister with a passion for the local … Continue reading

A Teachable Moment – How a North Carolina church’s international ministry carried on during quarantine
COVID-19 / Fellowship! Magazine

A Teachable Moment – How a North Carolina church’s international ministry carried on during quarantine

By Jennifer Colosimo Jason Payne grew up with international mindfulness as a way of life. With two volunteer English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers for parents, his passion for the global sojourner was intrinsic by the time he was an adult. It’s no surprise he landed at a church where international ministry was important, … Continue reading

Extending Hope in Roanoke Rapids
Church Starting and Faith Sharing Ministries / Feature

Extending Hope in Roanoke Rapids

Despite the fact that church starters are constantly adding new skills to their repertoire—accountant, chef, marketing director, coffee connoisseur, even plumber—Carrie Jarrell Tuning never dreamed of adding “pothole fixer” to hers. But Wayne, a homebound resident of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, needed help getting to dialysis treatment. Because of degenerated bones in Wayne’s back, emergency … Continue reading

Welcome House Expansion Set to Expand Efforts to Combat Homelessness in North Carolina
Featured / Field Personnel

Welcome House Expansion Set to Expand Efforts to Combat Homelessness in North Carolina

By Caleb Mynatt As a very well-known faith-based charitable organization in North Carolina, Welcome House has had a tremendous impact on hundreds of people. Now, with expansion in sight, they’re calling on local communities and congregations to help them impact thousands. Founded by Kim and Marc Wyatt, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel in Raleigh, Welcome … Continue reading

Hannah Turner begins Global Service Corps work alongside Wyatts in N.C.
COVID-19 / Field Personnel / refugees / young Baptists

Hannah Turner begins Global Service Corps work alongside Wyatts in N.C.

By Ashleigh Bugg Global migration is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. Millions of neighbors are on the move due to political persecution, natural disasters from climate change, sustained war and conflict, food and water insecurity, and ethnic cleansing based on racism and xenophobia. To address issues of global migration and poverty, … Continue reading

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