Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hear Your CBF Field Personnel Live From Slovakia

You and your church have three opportunities to hear about the work of CBF field personnel Dianne and Shane McNary among the Roma people of Slovakia. The McNarys are the featured story for the international emphasis of the CBF Offering for Global Missions. This is an easy way to have them speak to your church without the expense of travel. Last month, more than 20 churches participated in a live meeting on a Wednesday and were amazed at how the technology allowed them to interact with their field personnel who were thousands of miles away.

To learn more about the McNarys' ministry before the event, visit this website.

To participate, simple click on the link that corresponds with your schedule up to 30 minutes before the presentation is scheduled to start:
7:30 pm, Eastern, Wednesday, December 1 (ideal for churches in Central time zone)
10 am, Eastern, Sunday, December 5 (ideal for churches in Eastern time zone)
11 am, Eastern, Sunday, December 5 (ideal for churches in Central time zone)
To conduct a test of your church's connectivity and audio feed, e-mail Lance Wallace, CBF director of communications.
**A special thank you to CBF NC for this article.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sharing Hope Through Christ...

You can help share the hope of Christ in Slovakia

Through your gifts, Dianne and Shane McNary are able to minister in Slovakia.

The Roma Gypsies have been in Slovakia for more than 600 years, but even with this history, many Roma still don't feel at home. Discrimination is widespread – in the workplace, on city streets and even in some churches. This is why CBF field personnel Dianne and Shane McNary have made Slovakia home. This is where God’s mission and their passion meet. Read more Your gifts to the CBF Offering for Global Missions make a difference in the lives of Roma living in Slovakia. Give online now

Monday, November 8, 2010

Ideas for That Hard-to-Buy-For Person on Your Christmas List

This Christmas your holiday shopping can change lives

Simple gifts. That’s what the gifts in the CBF Gift Catalog are. But these simple gifts — clean water, a book, a meal, a warm blanket — can change the lives of people around the world. Each gift in the CBF Gift Catalog represents a contribution to the life-changing ministries of the Fellowship. When you give, you are helping meet physical and spiritual needs in the name of Jesus Christ. Like most people, you probably purchase gifts for loved ones during the year. This year, let some of those gifts change lives by giving through the CBF Gift Catalog. Your loved ones will know you care about them and about people in need around the world. Order online now!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


CBF's Offering for Global Missions (OGM), is traditionally, in Baptist churches, encouraged during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. This year's offering material features our Gypsy Team members, Dianne and Shane McNary. Tonight, Wednesday, November 3, at 6:30PM EST, Dianne and Shane will present a web cast with updates on the Roma ministry in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Gather your church members around the computer, beam the picture on the wall, or listen through the speakers to the wonderful things God is doing among the Roma through the McNary's ministry.

Would you like to have more resources on the Offering for Global Missions? Here you will find ways to access materials with leadership guides, clip art, posters, and bulletin inserts. These are all great ways to make your congregations aware of how the love of Christ is being shared and ways you can help through praying, giving, and serving.

The offering is a large part of what enables the McNarys, our team, and other CBF field personnel to live and minister among the most neglected of this world. Thank you for considering a gift.