CBF North Carolina Announces New Legal Resources

CBF North Carolina (CBFNC) is excited to announce that we are now offering legal resources to our partner churches, ministers and lay leaders.  Jason Cogdill, attorney and CBFNC treasurer, is our new legal resource partner who will provide one-on-one consultation and advising. He will also assist CBFNC staff in providing educational materials, webinars and training resources…

Statement on Asian American Racial Violence

CBFNC Executive Coordinator Larry Hovis responds to the recent violence and racism toward Asian Americans. “Our nation recently witnessed more acts of racial violence, this time directed at Asian Americans. As Cooperative Baptists we stand firmly against all forms of racism and related violence and we decry the events that took place in Atlanta. I…

2021 CBFNC Virtual Annual Gathering

The 2021 CBFNC Annual Gathering will be a little different this year. Because of the ongoing pandemic, our time together will be completely virtual on Thursday, March 18 and Friday, March 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Though we will miss gathering with you in-person, we hope you will still join us online for this annual…

BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS

CBFNC Executive Coordinator Larry Hovis has joined with other CBF state and regional leadership to issue the following statement:   BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS (Mt. 5:9) A Response to Violence at The United States Capitol by CBF State and Regional Coordinators As Baptist Leaders who represent a rich tradition of faith, freedom and responsibility, we…

Gifts Bags of Welcome

Embracing vulnerable neighbors right here in our own communities has been the mission priority for CBFNC and our churches for over five years now.   Especially during Advent, it’s quite common for CBFNC staff to field questions from church leaders across the state looking for alternatives to some of the larger, more well-known Christmas mission opportunities.…

Nominations Needed

At the CBFNC Annual Business Meeting earlier this year, participants approved changes to the Bylaws that will create 14 ministry teams to lead CBFNC ministries in collaboration with the Coordinating Council and CBFNC staff. The Nominating Team is requesting recommendations for positions related to these teams. You may recommend yourself or someone else. To submit a…

Friday Feature: Advent Planning in a Pandemic

By Seth Hix CBFNC Associate Coordinator For the past 32 weeks most of our CBFNC congregations have been worshiping in a virtual, hybrid or outdoor setting. These seven months have required church leaders and pastors to think creatively in planning worship services for Holy Week, Easter, Mother’s Day, graduation celebrations, communion, baby dedications, baptisms and…