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Vocational Resources

CBFNC offers Vocational Resources for ministers and churches as they seek to grow in excellence.

For Churches Seeking Ministers:

Intentional Interim with the Center for Congregational Health

Ministering to Ministers Foundation:


For Churches and Ministers Seeking Excellence:

Ministerial Transitions Support Provided by CBFNC Partners
CBFNC is grateful for partner organizations who provide a high level of support for Search Committees. CBFNC works closely with these organizations in a variety of ways. Please contact them directly or contact Seth Hix (email) for more information.
Center for Congregational Health -
Center for Healthy Churches -


Ministerial Residency Program (MRP) - CBF: 

CBF’s Ministerial Residency Program (MRP) began in 2004 with support from the Lilly Foundation. The first cycle of the program placed 10 seminary graduates from Fellowship partner schools in teaching congregations for their first ministry placements following seminary. Ministerial Residents serve two-years in a “teaching congregation” which provides intentional mentoring and opportunities for learning for newly graduated seminarians who feel a call to congregational ministry. The program encourages new ministers to begin healthy practices and a practice of life-long learning in addition to the hands-on immersive learning undertaken.

The formal program ended in 2010, however CBF continues to work on a smaller scale with churches who are still interested in supporting ministerial residents as part of their mission as “teaching congregations.” For additional information, visit the MRP website.


CBF Benefits

CBF National offers retirement and insurance (life, health, and disability) benefits for church staff members through the CBF Church Benefits Board. For more information, contact Gary Skeen at (770) 220-1621 or Mailing address: PO Box 450329, Atlanta, GA 31145. Visit their website at


Advice to Ministers about Housing Allowance by Jim Hylton


CBFNC Ministerial Transitions Facilitators

Western NC:

Dr. Terry Hamrick
111 Stonecrest Dr
Asheville, NC 28803   


Central NC:

Dr. Jack Causey
1372 Royalty Cir
Statesville, NC 28625


Northeastern NC:

Dr. Mike Cogdill
Campbell Divinity School
PO Box 4050
Buies Creek, NC 27506


Southeastern NC:

Dr. Mike Queen
4940 Lake Renaissance Cir
Wilmington, NC 28409

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