CBFNC cultivates a variety of resources for churches in the Resource Library, which is organized by topic. Additionally, our staff has compiled a separate set of Coronavirus resources to help pastors and churches navigate the global pandemic.
Access the CBFNC Resource Library.
CBFNC offers legal resources to partner churches, ministers and lay leaders through our legal resource partner, Jason Cogdill, attorney and CBFNC treasurer. Initial consultation services are now available at no cost to CBFNC partner churches and legal topics include:
● Corporate formation & registration
● Tax-exempt status & 501(c)(3) status
● Church governance, including board of directors & by-laws (constitution)
● Liability & insurance matters
● Personnel advising (employment/HR functions)
● Employee benefits & health insurance matters
● Payroll & taxes
● Privacy issues
● Dispute resolution
To inquire about a consultation with Jason, contact CBFNC’s business administration coordinator Jim Hylton at 336.759.3456 or email@example.com.
Peer Learning Groups
CBFNC partners with CBF Global to provide support for local ministers through Peer Learning Groups (PLG). There are 15 PLG’s operating in North Carolina. This is an excellent way for ministers to learn from and connect with other ministers who share common ministry contexts (i.e., rural settings, multi-staff congregations, bi-professional ministers, etc.). CBF Global offers financial support for PLGs.
For more information visit CBF’s website.
CBFNC offers matching funds for new and existing PLGs. For funding information for PLGs within CBFNC, please contact Kathryn Ashworth, ministry support manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Pastors Cohorts
The first years of pastoral ministry provide a rich context for what James Wind and David Wood describe as “reflective immersion,” that is, learning through reflection with peers and mentors on the actual practice of ministry. CBFNC’s Helping Pastors Thrive ministry offers cohorts for new pastors, which provides them the space and interaction essential to adaptive learning, while overcoming pastoral isolation, building and sustaining professional friendships, and engaging mentors who contribute to pastoral formation and identity.
New Pastors Cohorts are a two-year program that utilizes a small group model involving 6 – 8 new pastors and 2 – 3 pastoral mentors. The two-year cohort meets at regular intervals during the two-year program and includes four, two-night retreats at Saint Francis Springs Prayer Center in Stoneville, NC. Participants share the unique challenges from their own settings, explore the relationship between identity and practice, and delve into important topics with peers and mentors that inform effective leadership practices and enhance the arts of ministry.
A New Pastors Cohort and a New Associate Pastors Cohort are launching in fall of 2022. Get more information HERE.