With the strength, faith and heart of service of Claudia
CBF Field Personnel / Field Personnel

With the strength, faith and heart of service of Claudia

By Michelle Norman Often, we hear stories of the impact missions make around the world. They are important stories of God’s work.  But often, we fail to mention the impact that missions have on the missioner. Occasionally, we hear stories of transformation for a participant of a short-term team, but the transformation occurs for long-term … Continue reading

Reimagining Mission and Learning in Community
CBF Field Personnel / Field Personnel / Missions

Reimagining Mission and Learning in Community

By Matt Norman Part of my mission work with CBF in Europe includes the great privilege of partnering with European Baptists via the International Baptist Theological Study (IBTS) Centre in Amsterdam.  This past year, I have been working with a small team to develop the initial courses and structure of the Learning Network which seeks … Continue reading

Ready to Catch: During COVID-19 pandemic, CBF field personnel in Spain support refugees walking the tightrope of life in a new home
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Feature / Fellowship! Magazine

Ready to Catch: During COVID-19 pandemic, CBF field personnel in Spain support refugees walking the tightrope of life in a new home

By Joshua Hearne It’s hard to learn to speak another language when you’re walking a tightrope. But, unnoticed by nearly everyone, Sabina, Yazan and Maira were doing their best. As refugees in Barcelona fleeing religious persecution in Pakistan, the family was on a precarious path between the world they knew and the world for which … Continue reading

Loaves and Fishes in Cerdanyola
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Field Personnel Columns

Loaves and Fishes in Cerdanyola

Over the next weeks and months, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will be sharing reflections from our CBF field personnel serving around the world. These are stories of impact and outreach, Gospel-sharing and relationship building, long-term presence and abundant love. The following is a reflection from CBF field personnel Matt Norman, who serves in Barcelona, Spain, … Continue reading

Ordinary Acts of Bold Faith
Field Personnel / Toward Bold Faithfulness

Ordinary Acts of Bold Faith

For congregations to thrive and Christ’s mission among us to flourish, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has entered a season of discovering where God would focus our work together. Take CBF’s online survey about your church and your personal ministry aspirations before Feb. 2.   This devotional is part of a series in January that tells stories of “Bold Faith” … Continue reading

CBF Field Personnel

I have decided

The following post comes from one of CBF’s field personnel, Michelle Norman. Michelle and her husband, Matt, were appointed CBF field personnel in 2011.  They are currently waiting for proper paperwork to move to their field of service, Barcelona, Spain. Click here to support and  learn more about the Norman’s ministry. “I have decided to follow Jesus, … Continue reading