Ministry

'Redneck opera singer' got start in church

Paris, Texas, native Jay Hunter Morris is the son of a Southern Baptist music minister who followed in his father's footsteps until he found opera.

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Don’t suck

If you’re answering a call to professional ministry, please don’t suck. This work is too important for anything less than excellent.

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Ministries blending food and faith

Churches, divinity schools, CBF and others see interest among Christians who want their food choices and ministries to reflect concern for the poor and the environment. 

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Baylor student gives life to stranger

A Texas teenager, who on a whim signed up for a bone-marrow registry, became a lifesaver for a Missouri man suffering from leukemia. Both credit the circumstances and timing to God.

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Retirement marks shift in CBF missions

Shelia and Arville Earl retired Sept. 30 after 20 years as CBF field personnel, reminding Fellowship Baptists that the face of global missions is ever-changing.

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Learning to lean -- on others

Many Christians love to sing the old hymn about “learning to lean on Jesus” but sometimes have a harder time learning to lean on one another.

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Cambodian sisters master church cooking

Cambodian sisters Run Tep and Roeung Tep are celebrating 30- and 25-year anniversaries as cooks at Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, where they have mastered cooking and ministry to the congregation and surrounding community. 

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Church shares passion for orphan soles

South Main Baptist Church in Houston has hit the 100,000 mark in Buckner International's long-running campaign to provide shoes to impoverished children around the world.

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CBFNC spreading gospel of farming

Healing Springs Acres partners with CBF North Carolina to promote a faith-based, community farming concept across North Carolina.

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Youth trip boosts Miss. Delta town

Groundwork laid by CBF pastor and Shaw, Miss., native Jason Coker enabled youth from Houston's South Main Baptist Church to host a VBS program that many credit for helping bridge a racial gap in the impoverished and segregated town.

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