We invite you to watch the following recorded video discussions on faith & culture topics to help equip Christians and congregations. Sign up for Fellowship Weekly, our Friday newsletter, to stay updated on upcoming CBF Conversations and other news and views.
Trailblazer Cheryl Adamson
Watch Part 1 of this special multi-episode series of CBF Conversations as Rev. Kasey Jones speaks with CBF South Carolina pastor Cheryl Adamson about her trailblazing work on behalf of racial justice that has saved lives and transformed communities. Rev. Adamson is a 2021 recipient of the CBF Emmanuel McCall Racial Justice Trailblazer Award.
Trailblazer Preston Clegg
"Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly. You know, that's not a woke talking-head on television who said that. That was Micah." -Preston Clegg, Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark.
Watch Part 2 of this special multi-episode series of CBF Conversations as Rev. Kasey Jones speaks with Rev. Clegg about his congregation's journey and commitment to racial justice and repair work. Clegg is a 2021 recipient of CBF's McCall Racial Justice Trailblazer Award.
Trailblazer Rosalío Sosa
Don't miss Part 3 of this special multi-episode series of CBF Conversations as Rev. Kasey Jones speaks with Rev. Rosalío Sosa about his inspiring story about answering God’s call to minister to migrants, fight racial injustice and advocate for the vulnerable at the U.S.-Mexico border. Rev. Sosa is a 2021 recipient of the Emmanuel McCall Racial Justice Trailblazer Award.
Healing Our Broken Humanity
Don't miss this CBF Conversation featuring the authors of "Healing Our Broken Humanity: Practices for Revitalizing the Church and Renewing the World." Based on their work with diverse churches, colleges, and other organizations, Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Hill offer Christian practices that can bring healing and hope to a broken world. Find a free discussion guide at www.cbf.net/books.
Welcoming the Stranger
Join us for a conversation about how you and your church can advocate for immigrants and refugees in this critical moment. Find out more about current bills and more information about advocating to increase the refugee resettlement limit.
Abuse Prevention and Response Advocacy
Churches can't thrive in the presence of abuse. This CBF Conversation considers ways to protect children and respond well to survivors of abuse so that our churches can be safe places for discipleship
Missions: Advocates for People and the Earth
Celebrate Earth Day 2021 with a CBF Conversation on caring for God’s Creation as we hear from several field personnel who are environmental advocates in their communities.
Worship, Missions and Justice in the Local Church
Don’t miss this CBF Conversation featuring Christian McIvor and Laura Nelson of Greystone Baptist Church. Christian and Laura highlight their experience starting an advocacy team, called the Spirit of Justice Team. Discover how your congregation can navigate advocacy work and its significance on your congregation’s missions efforts. Christian also discusses integrating advocacy and justice into Greystone’s worship life.
How QAnon and Christian Nationalism are Affecting the Church
Watch a CBF Conversation with Robert P. Jones, CEO and Founder of the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI.org) and CBF Podcast host Andy Hale, focused on How QAnon and Christian Nationalism are Affecting the Church.
COVID-19 and the Future of Baptist Women in Ministry
CBF Podcast host Andy Hale recently spoke with Rev. Dr. Meredith Hare Stone, Executive Director of Baptist Women in Ministry, about COVID-19 and the future of women in ministry.
Creating a Culture Where Mission Thrives
Watch our Feb. 16 episode of the CBF Conversations video series as CBF's Ellen Sechrest chats with CBF field personnel Shane McNary (Slovakia) and Nell Green (U.S.) to discuss how to create a culture where mission thrives.
Missions in the Rural Community: What Can My Church Do?
CBF leaders and Together for Hope practitioners discuss how churches can be involved in rural communities, meet needs and love our neighbors. CBF Coordinator for Global Missions Steven Porter is joined by Ellen Sechrest, CBF's manager for global missions church engagement, Jason Coker, president of Together for Hope, and Frances Ford, executive director of Sowing Seeds of Hope.
Extending Hope & Hospitality: Breathing New Life Into Giving
A CBF Conversation panel discussion on how best to engage the CBF Offering for Global Missions with your congregation. CBF Coordinator for Global Missions Steven Porter is joined by Ellen Sechrest, CBF's manager for global missions church engagement, Shauw Chin Capps, president of the CBF Foundation and CBF's chief development officer, and CBF field personnel Janee Angel, who serves in Antwerp, Beligum.
Acting Biblically on Immigration
A CBF Conversation panel discussion exploring the biblical foundation for immigration advocacy and how to act biblically on immigration, featuring John Mark Boes of CBF Advocacy, CBF field personnel Greg Smith, CBF field personnel Marc Wyatt, and Texas BWIM Coordinator Anyra Cano.
Advocacy as a Mission Field
A CBF Conversation panel discussion exploring the role of field personnel engaging in the work of advocacy and how to view advocacy efforts as mission for congregations, featuring Stephen Reeves of CBF Advocacy, and CBF field personnel Angel Pittman, Scarlette Jasper, Sue Smith and Greg Smith..
DACA 2020: Living in Limbo
A CBF Conversation on the uncertainty of life as a DACA recipient (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), why DACA is a theological matter and the role of the local church in standing alongside DACA recipients and supporting just and equitable immigration policy. CBF Podcast host Andy Hale is joined by DACA recipients Jemima Martínez of Buckner International and Itzayana Aguirre who serves on staff of Iglesia Bautista Victoria en Cristo in Fort Worth, Texas.
Mission Ideas from the Local Church
A CBF Conversation panel discussion with missions leaders from congregations of all shapes and sizes for a panel discussion about engaging in mission in creative ways in your community and around the world.
Church Advocacy: Addressing Common Concerns
A CBF Conversation panel discussion with pastors engaged in advocacy work from across the Fellowship, focused on addressing common concerns and questions that arise in congregations about engaging in advocacy.
Taking a Stand Against Christian Nationalism
A CBF Conversation discussion with CBF Podcast host Andy Hale and Amanda Tyler, Executive Director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty discussing the growing challenge of Christian nationalism and how you can take a stand to defend and extend religious freedom for all.
ABCD 101: Asset-Based Community Development
This webinar focuses on ways to use an asset-based approach to community development in rural areas. By focusing on abundance and gifts and avoiding "deficit thinking," leaders explore ways to create sustainable change as we build community together. The facilitator for this webinar is theologian, ethicist, activist and professor Rev. Dr. Melissa Browning.
Pastors as Advocates
A CBF Conversation panel discussion exploring the role of pastors in leading their congregation toward the work of advocacy, featuring Stephen Reeves of CBF Advocacy, Danielle Ayers of Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas; Steve Wells of South Main Baptist Church in Houston; and Alyssa Aldape of First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, D.C.
How to Create a Rescue Loan Ministry at Your Church
A CBF Conversation panel discussion on how congregations can love their neighbors and combat predatory lending in their communities by creating a rescue loan ministry. CBF Partnerships and Advocacy Specialist John Mark Boes is joined for the discussion by CBF Associate Coordinator of Partnerships and Advocacy Stephen Reeves, CBF field personnel Scarlette Jasper, Keith Felton, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Frankfort, Ky., and Bob Perry, founding member of University Hope at University Heights Baptist Church in Springfield, Mo.
Advocacy and the Local Church
A CBF Conversation panel discussion on how to increase the advocacy engagement of your congregation. CBF Podcast host Andy Hale is joined by CBF associate coordinator for partnerships and advocacy Stephen Reeves, Preston Clegg, senior pastor of Second Baptist Church in Little Rock, Ark., and Heather Mustain, associate pastor of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas.
How Field Personnel Can Benefit Your Congregation
A CBF Conversation panel discussion on how CBF field personnel can best engage with your congregation to benefit your ministry and their mission. CBF Coordinator of Global Missions Steven Porter is joined by CBF Manager of Global Missions Engagement Ellen Sechrest and CBF field personnel Karen Morrow in Fort Worth, Texas, Jon and Tanya Parks in Kosice, Slovakia, and Matt and Michelle Norman in Barcelona, Spain.
How We Can Help Protect Immigrant Children
A CBF Conversation panel discussion on the current state of immigration policy and how people of faith can work together to help protect immigrant children with CBF advocacy specialist John Mark Boes, CBF field personnel Sue Smith, CBF immigrant and refugee advocacy and missions specialist Elket Rodriguez, and social worker Emily Morrow Loachamin.
Supporting Local Schools and Educators during COVID-19
A CBF Conversation panel discussion on how congregations and Christians can support local schools to help meet needs of teachers, staff, students and their families as the new school year begins. CBF Podcast host Andy Hale is joined by CBF field personnel Angel Pittman, public education advocate Cameron Mason Vickrey and educator Sara Langford.