CBFNC’s Ministerial Transitions Team hosts these conversations as shared learning experiences for representatives from search teams across our state. Each conversation focuses on a specific topic related to minister searches, whether your church is searching for a senior pastor or another pastoral staff position. Conversations are typically held the 2nd and 4th Mondays each month at 6:30 p.m. (ET) with a specific topical focus.
These calls are designed for 2–3 members of a given search team to participate. Please do not plan to have your entire committee/team in the conversation.
Registration is required and there is a separate registration for each one.
Zoom links will be sent following registration.
Schedule & Topics
Conversations begin at 6:30 p.m.
Equitably Considering Female Candidates, Part One, with Dr. Meredith Stone of Baptist Women in Ministry
The Death Spiral of an Open-Ended Search: Why Clear Deadlines, Goals, and Stages Will Keep You on a Spirit-Led Track
And Then Comes the Ministerial Compensation Negotiation, with Craig Janney of Greenfields Church Consulting
Cultivating a Compelling Vocational Opportunity: How to Leverage Your Churches Story with a Strategic Marketing Approach for Candidates
Equitably Considering Female Candidates, Part Two, with Dr. Meredith Stone of Baptist Women in Ministry
You Asked What?!: Questions You Should and Should Not Ask Candidates
The Deep Well of Unexpected Candidates: How Uncovering Your Committees Bias Will Open the Door For More Candidates
Ok, Boomer: Navigating the Generational Gaps That Can Lead to Thriving
Hello, Is It Me You’re Looking For: Healthy Communication Practices Between Candidates and Committees
Topic and Registration Coming
View Recordings of Previous Conversations
Call Sunday is Not the Finish Line:
Why Leading the Investment in Your Pastor is the Role of the Pastor Search Committee
There Can Only Be One (Sometimes Two):
How to Narrow Down the Candidates
So You Are Ready to Start Interviewing Candidates:
How Intentionality Shapes the Search and Call Process
Shifts in Expectations and Identity Among Clergy and Congregations:
How Boundaries, Spouses, Identity, and Compensation Fit into the Conversation
How to End Well with Your Departing Minister and Start the Search Process Brilliantly
Why Resumes Don’t Tell the Whole Story:
How to Read Beyond Experience and Engage in Intentional Conversations with Candidates
Listening to Your Congregation:
How Healthy Dialogue and Church Profiling Affect Your Search Process
Ministry Call ≠ Poverty:
Structuring a Fair and Competitive Compensation Package
It’s Time to Pull Back the Rug:
Why Churches Need to Begin Navigating Conflict Before the New Pastor Arrives