Upcoming CBF Conversations
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.