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…

Friday Feature: A Small Price to Pay

As CBFNC is gearing up for Welcome Ride 2021–Capital to Coast–Larry Hovis, executive coordinator, shares a recap of last year’s ride and what the Welcome House ministry is all about. (This article originally appeared in the January-February 2021 issue of Nurturing Faith Journal.) Like many kids, I rode a bicycle around my neighborhood as a…

Friday Feature: New Options for Church Staffing

Like most churches, CBFNC churches regardless of the size, need more staff resources than the available financial resources. Our current, post-pandemic context will require new staffing models. Dan Hotchkiss is a consultant with the Congregational Consulting Group, made up of consultants with the old Alban Institute. Several years ago, I invited him to North Carolina…

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,…

Important Business Updates for Churches

CBFNC’s Legal Resource Partner, Jason Cogdill, has provided the following bulletin that includes a summary update on two important business issues potentially applicable to your church.   PPP Second Draw Loan Deadline is May 31 For churches and organizations participating in the Second Draw process of the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”), the deadline for loan…

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…