Tune in to CBF Gathering select Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Eastern!
Physical distance can make us feel isolated. CBF now offers an opportunity for you to connect with your CBF family through a video program called CBF Gathering. From worship and reflection to round-table conversations and resource-based learning around relevant topics, you can gather virtually with Cooperative Baptists around the world.
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Researchers project that the pandemic will result in 42 million people classified as food insecure—with 13 million children food insecure. Learn how congregations are responding (and can respond!) to the hunger crisis.
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Don’t miss our two-part series about immigrant relief ministry at the border. You will hear migrants describe their journey to the border and the perils that confront them. Pastors at the border will describe their work and what is needed to care for and protect migrants. Learn how you can pray for needs at the border and what you can do to advocate for policies that protect immigrants. Be sure to tune in if you missed out on either part. Click here for additional resources: www.cbf.net/border
On July 27, we gathered for a taste of the 2021 General Assembly! We heard from CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley, as well as the preachers for the event, Emily Hull McGee, Daniel Martino and Antonio Vargas. We learned about workshop opportunities, small group experiences for virtual attendees and in-person regional experiences that are available. Learn more about Assembly opportunities at www.cbf.net/assembly.
On July 13, we gathered to explore the depth and bready of CBF Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling through a panel discussion with individuals who serve across the U.S. in a variety of settings. CBF currently has more than 785 endorsed chaplains and pastoral counselors who are actively serving in a variety of specialized settings. CBF-endorsed chaplains serve in each branch of the United States Armed Forces, medical centers, correctional institutions, hospice organizations, police, fire and rescue departments, colleges and universities, businesses and industries, retirement communities, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Civil Air Patrol as well as in many other specialized settings. CBF-endorsed pastoral counselors serve in counseling centers, interdisciplinary settings and on church staffs.
On Tuesday, June 29, we gathered for a time of prayer, music and rest. With selections from across the nearly 60 episodes of CBF Gathering, we had the opportunity to come together to pray, sing and meditate as we feel the strain and stress of an ongoing pandemic and oncoming "normal."
On Tuesday, June 15 we got to learn together on the CBF Gathering as we heard an an introduction to the Enneagram, which is a model of the human psyche and is principally understood and taught as a typology of nine interconnected personality types. Jessi Fillingham, a member of Dayspring Baptist Church in St. Louis, and Krissi Vandagriff, a member of Kirkwood Baptist Church in St. Louis, focus on the three intelligence centers, the head, heart and body, and discuss how these combine in various ways to help form our Enneagram type.
On Tuesday, June 1, CBF’s Stephen Reeves interviewed Dr. Robert P. Jones, CEO of Public Religion Research Institute, about his popular book White Too Long—a powerful combo of personal narrative, history and social science research on confronting white supremacy. White Too Long is the CBF Book Club selection for June 2021. Learn more at www.cbf.net/books.
On Tuesday, May 18, we celebrated and affirmed the work of our youth and children’s ministers. They have worked diligently during the pandemic to ensure that the youth and children of our churches have been cared for, ministered to, and loved during this season. Hear from them about what has been life-giving in their ministries.