Cooperative Baptists follow congregational polity, which means that churches and ministers are free to follow the leadership of the Spirit, without outside influence, when it comes to issues of call and employment. Even so, most churches and ministers need assistance in searching for ministerial staff and new places of service. CBFNC is a trusted resource for churches and ministers when invited to help meet this need.
All CBFNC staff and leaders are involved in this work, but the following people serve as CBFNC’s Ministerial Transitions Team. The focus of the Ministerial Transitions Team is to provide guidance for church leaders, training and moral support for search teams, and the appropriate distribution of resumes of ministerial candidates.
Seth Hix, Church Engagement Coordinator, provides overall leadership to this team. He manages the a database of Ministerial Candidates and coordinates communication between ministers, churches, and CBFNC leaders. He often provides pulpit supply for congregations in transition.
Jim Hylton, Business Administration Coordinator, provides resources related to ministerial compensation, personnel policies, tax and financial issues.
Larry Hovis, Executive Coordinator preaches in local congregations (often in a pastoral transition) and interacts with clergy from across the state. His hands-on leadership in local congregations is vitally important to the work of this team.