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Words from a CBM Intern

Written by Staciajohna Randle “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.  And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.” Colossians 1:15-18 When I first started the CBM Internship, I started to understand in depth what Christianity ...

Overcoming When You’re Overwhelmed in Ministry

Written by Jamie Simmons We’re in an exciting new era! “Exciting?” you may ask. Absolutely! As God’s chosen people who are to proclaim His Word until He comes, we must be not only willing to follow Him in obedience wherever He may lead, but to do it with joy! Jesus, “for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross” (Hebrews 12:2). This is the Christian’s example to follow in our current circumstances. We are looking forward to the “joy set before us.” It’s our endgame! But until then, we’re here to do battle for the Kingdom of Heaven, to win souls to Christ for all eternity. Conditions since March 2020 have left ...

How to Make Camp More Than Just Games

Written by Nate Smith How do you make camp about more than just games? Develop and cultivate the right camp culture. Why do kids want to go to camp? Why do parents want to send their kids to camp? These are two great questions with drastically different answers. Camps are rightly asking these two questions and evaluating the answers to implement solutions and improve their programs. Before seeking the answers to those two questions, a better question to consider would be: Why camp? When you answer “Why camp?” you are forced to honestly evaluate what is important. Program directors who want to make camp more than just games will do these ...

Dear Future CBM Intern

Written by Sarah Hardison Dear Future CBM Intern, This year is going to be one of the best and hardest years of your life. You will grow in your walk with the Lord, continually experience opportunities to be pushed out of your comfort zone, and make lifelong memories you will cherish forever. While you are a part of this internship you will hear things like “stretching your spiritual muscles,” “do it until it hurts and do it a little more,” and “developing good habits.” These are important and hard things that are a part of being an intern! As someone who was once an intern, please allow me to impart some “alumtern” wisdom, ...

Ministry Doesn’t Stop

Written by Jacquelyn Davis   Today is not like yesterday. This month is not like last month. This year is not like last year. This is a new day–with new challenges, new fears and struggles. As I sit here and watch what is going on all around us it can feel overwhelming and earth shattering. There is a piece of me that wants to shrivel up and go hide in a hole. I mean, what can we do? Everything is shutting down. Things are changing. Churches are closing. I have never seen anything like this before. The mantra today seems to be, “Cancel everything and go home.”  But ministry doesn’t stop. Missionaries do not cease to exist. ...