Burning rubber and breaking ground
Featured / General CBF / women in ministry

Burning rubber and breaking ground

by Grayson Hester Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer never really cared for sports. And, despite living in Martinsville, Virginia, known primarily for its racetrack, she especially didn’t care much for NASCAR. That is, until she became the first woman ever to deliver a pre-race prayer. “I think it’s important that NASCAR and this community know that women … Continue reading

Re-engaging ministry in Tokyo
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Field Personnel / General CBF / Missions / women in ministry

Re-engaging ministry in Tokyo

By Laura Foushee The last time I preached for our church in Tokyo (Tokiwadai Baptist Church) was in November. It was by video, allowing as many takes as I needed. The last time I had walked into a church building for worship was in March of last year. The last time I had used public transportation … Continue reading

Hope & Hospitality that Feel Like Family: Mirsada’s Story
CBF Field Personnel / CBF Missouri / Featured / Fellowship! Magazine / offering for global missions

Hope & Hospitality that Feel Like Family: Mirsada’s Story

By Andrew Nash Mirsada’s parents had a plan to escape from the Bosnian Civil War. The first step was getting to Germany. The second step was getting arrested intentionally.  “When we came to Germany, we had to actually go to the bus station and act like we didn’t have money to pay for tickets so … Continue reading

A Baptist Case for Clergywear
General CBF / Leadership Scholars / theological education / women in ministry / young Baptists

A Baptist Case for Clergywear

By Brittany Darst “How do you put this thing on?!” Deep in the church basement, I struggled with my alb. After a lifetime in Baptist churches, I had to wear my first-ever vestments for Thursday Vespers at Duke Chapel. With the gracious help of a Methodist friend, I finally figured out the drapes and snaps … Continue reading

An Uphill Climb
CBF Field Personnel / Field Personnel / Field Personnel Columns / women in ministry

An Uphill Climb

The following is a reflection from CBF field personnel Laura Foushee, who serves alongside her husband, Carson, and the Japan Baptist Convention in Tokyo. You can learn more about their ministry and support their work at www.cbf.net/foushee. I met Rev. Akinori Taguchi, pastor of the first church that Carson and I served in Kanazawa, at the … Continue reading

Following a call to hometown ministry in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Church Starting and Faith Sharing Ministries / Featured / women in ministry

Following a call to hometown ministry in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

By Bekah Rhea It is all too easy to forget that even in popular tourism spots, life is still proceeding as usual. Schools are still in session, elections still happen, and people of faith are still seeking places to worship. It may be more difficult to spot steeples among the gift shops, amusement parks, and … Continue reading

CBF Names 2020-2022 CBF Fellows Cohort
Assembly 2020 / Newsroom / women in ministry / young Baptists

CBF Names 2020-2022 CBF Fellows Cohort

  By CBF Communications The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has named 16 ministers in their “first-call” as CBF Fellows for 2020-2022. These ministers represent the fifth cohort of the CBF Fellows program, an initiative launched in 2012 with support from the Lilly Foundation to assist young clergy in their “first-call” in making a healthy transition from … Continue reading