HORIZONS: Leaders Spotlight Dragos (Andrei) Hogas

Over a year ago I had the privilege of teaching a young man in my pastoral training course at the University of Bucharest in Romania. Dragos (Andrei) Hogas (pictured left) is the youth pastor at the Filadelfia Baptist Church. He shared with me the challenges of his youth work, and we spent long

Signs of Welcome

By Paul Carline Director of Intercultural Ministries, Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada “Let’s bring 100 refugee families to Canada!” Considering that our three Anglophone Canadian Baptist regions only sponsored one or two families a year each, this goal, inspired by the Syrian refugee crisis and encouraged by Canadian Baptist Ministries, seemed irrational. 18 months

More Good News! We’re Almost There!

Are we there yet? This seems to be a common refrain when nearing a destination. Children are certainly fond of this question while trying to be patient in the back seat. The typical answer intended to stretch their patience just a little further is, “We’re almost there…almost there.” “We’re almost there” would pretty much describe

Food For Life Cooperative

Food for Life Cooperative is an initiative being undertaken in partnership with KPM, the Capiznon Baptist Churches Inc. and CBM. The cooperative will involve over 30 small plot rural rice farmers in Capiz province.  The goal of the cooperative is to increase the viability and sustainability of the individual farmers, provide good

110th Annual Assembly of the Capiznon (Kasapulanan) Baptist Churches Inc.

I (Michael) recently had the privilege of traveling to a small rural community in Capiz province known as Bag-ong Barrio, Tapaz. The purpose of my visit was to attend the 110th Annual Assembly of the Capiznon (Kasapulanan) Baptist Churches Inc, which is a gathering of pastors, church leaders and delegates from 52 churches in

A Busy 2017 So Far

January was a very busy month for Laura Lee as she and Jan Mills hosted 3 STMs (Short Term Mission teams) in a single moth. They each were quite different from one another. One STM was a group of farmers and journalists connected with the Food Security projects that they support through

A Visit to Norway

One of the highlights of the past few months was a visit to northern Norway to attend the Executive Committee meeting of the European Baptist Federation (EBF). CBM has considerable input into the ministries of the EBF through the youth leaders training program that Jeff Carter designed and leads, and the refugee coordination and

The Anteambulos of Manila

In a recent article I discovered the Roman system for the patronage of art and science. Successful business people, politicians, or wealthy families would subsidize artists, thinkers, and writers to produce works of art, or to perform tasks, in exchange for protection, food, and gifts. One of these tasks was the role of the

REVOLUTION!: Godly Reimagining

This past March we saw the culmination of three years work, towards a joint conference of the EBF Youth and Children’s Committee and the EBF Mission Committee.  There were several things that were an encouragement to us.  A couple of unique things took place:  First, it was the largest gathering of leaders from across