Church Resources

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.

Access the CBFNC Coronavirus Resources.

 

Legal Resources

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 jhylton@cbfnc.org.

 

 

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 kashworth@cbfnc.org.

Ministry Networks

CBF Global’s Ministry Networks exist to provide support, encouragement, resources and conversation around similar passions and practices. These groups are made up of clergy and lay leaders from around the country. They are great resources for networking, sharing resources, ministry questions/advice and much more.

 

Children’s Ministry Network

This network exists to connect individuals who offer ministry to preschoolers, children and their families. The network currently has an active presence in a closed group on Facebook. It also meets annually at ChurchWorks! Conference.

Connect to the network on Facebook.

Learn more on the Children’s Ministry Network Page.

 

Youth Ministry Network

This network exists to support, encourage, and challenge those serving God and youth among the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. The network currently has an active presence in a closed group on Facebook. It also meets biennially at the Oasis Retreat.

Connect to the network on Facebook.

Learn more on the Youth Ministry Network Page.

Coaching

Starting in 2009, under the leadership of Eddie Hammett, CBFNC launched a coach training program. Many ministry leaders received coach training as a way to enhance their leadership skills. Some went on to complete advanced training that enables them to provide coaching services for ministers, lay leaders and congregations.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COACHING?

Coaching is for lay and clergy who desire support to achieve one or more of these issues OR a coachable presenting issue for you or your church:

  • Meaningful focus for chaotic days;
  • Congregational mobilization and “meaning making” for chaotic days;
  • Prioritizing and balancing congregational care, congregational leadership and/or community engagement;
  • Creating and sustaining momentum for effective ministry;
  • Take meaningful action;
  • Move through analysis paralysis as a person, team or congregation;
  • Living into and from your ‘sacred genius’ sweet spot;
  • Living into your call and removing obstacles to living into your call as individuals or church;
  • Unpacking your ‘sacred burden’ (something that weighs on you as a part of your faith journey); and
  • Other issues of challenge, struggle or maximizing an opportunity.

 

Coaching is about FORWARD movement.  We don’t deal with past issues very often. Coaching is about finding and taking NEXT steps!

 

CBFNC-trained coaches can help with these challenges and opportunities.  Each coach has been trained by CBFNC and has received their Associate Certification (ACC) from the International Coach Federation (ICF). Fees are negotiated with each coach and CBFNC after your first free exploration phone call with the coach.

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