Church Helps Downtown Neighbors at Christmastime

By Leah Anderson Reed Minister with Community, First Baptist-Raleigh   In 1980, First Baptist Church in Raleigh started what would become a foundational ministry in its downtown neighborhood.  After seeing so much need from the community at the church’s doorstep, a small group of congregants began a clothing closet in the sanctuary’s empty basement. Other…

A First Thanksgiving

When we think of the first Thanksgiving, images of English colonists and native Wampanoag people often come to mind. History tells us they gathered together in 1621 to celebrate a successful harvest, marking an extraordinary moment when two vastly different cultures came together. It was an occasion where different races of people who didn’t speak…

2021 CBFNC Annual Report

The 2020-2021 CBFNC Annual Report, Facing the Challenge, is now available on our website. You may view it online or download a PDF. We also have printed copies in the CBFNC office available for pick up or mail by request. Download a PDF  View it online CBFNC Executive Coordinator Larry Hovis shares that churches are…

Follow Welcome Ride 2021

Everyone is invited to keep track of Larry Hovis, CBFNC executive coordinator, and “Team Hovis” during Welcome Ride 2021 on Thursday, October 14 to Sunday, October 17. Follow Team Hovis’ journey on CBFNC’s Facebook and Instagram pages. We will be posting daily video and photo updates of the ride as well as sharing stories about this ministry. Team Hovis and…

On-Going Disaster Relief Volunteer Opportunities

Long-Term Rebuilding Has Begun in Western North Carolina Disaster response in Haywood County has entered the long-term rebuilding stage. Baptists on Mission (NC Baptist Men) is coordinating this work. CBFNC is suggesting two ways for your church to participate: Western Region CBSF (Cooperative Baptist Student Fellowships) will be holding two workdays in the Canton area…

Friday Feature: Western NC Disaster Response

When Tropical Storm Fred dumped massive amounts of rain on western North Carolina in August 2021, CBFNC leaders got in touch with church leaders in the region to offer support, facilitate communication and initiate ministry planning. Haywood County, as well as other surrounding counties, is experiencing devastating flooding. Approximately 500 families have been displaced from…

Celebrating Eddie Hammett

Reflections, Challenges & Tips for the Future With Eddie Hammett Thursday, June 24 | 4:00 p.m. (ET) Eddie Hammett, CBFNC’s church and clergy coach since 2009, will be retiring from his role at CBFNC at the end of June. During Eddie’s tenure, he established a coach training program, offered workshops and webinars on the changing…

CBFNC Introduces Refreshed Logo

As you may have noticed, CBFNC has a new look! This refreshed logo was unveiled during the 2021 Virtual Annual Gathering in March and we are currently updating all of our communications platforms to include this new look. The logo refresh was one of the projects undertaken last year by our new Director of Communications,…