CARES Act: Resources for Churches & Nonprofits

On March 27th, 2020 President Trump signed into law the $2 trillion CARES Act, (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act).  The bill includes financial assistance to both 501(c)(3) organizations and small businesses with 500 or less employees through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  Churches and non-profit religious organizations are included in the PPP. In…

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WEBINAR: Fully Funding Ministry During Social Distancing

Free Webinar for Church Leaders Sponsored by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:00 p.m. Coronavirus has certainly disrupted or normal schedules, but it has also created an enormous opportunity to take the hope of the Gospel to the people and places in need in our communities. Now is the…

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CBFNC Virtual Roundtables

  CBF of North Carolina will host online gatherings for congregational leaders and pastors in an effort to share information, ideas, challenges and insights during a time of social distancing. Join others online for conversation. Topic and location are listed below:   WHAT ARE WE LEARNING ABOUT WORSHIP? Tuesday, March 31    |   1:00 to…

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Scattering Church Emerges: Hope for the Church In Days of COVID-19

-By Eddie Hammett, church and clergy coach for CBFNC The biblical model of church has included a ‘gathered’ community (ecclesia) and a ‘scattered,’ dispersed (diaspora) community from the beginning.  Much of recent church history has focused on the assembled, ‘gathered’ community of faith that typically meets in an ‘institutional church.’ Such an arrangement has served…

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CBFNC Coronavirus Response: New Grants & Office Closure

Partners & Friends, In less than a week, the Coronavirus has changed our communities, our state and our world in unimaginable ways. Many partner congregations were not able to gather for worship on Sunday and it is unclear when we will be able to gather again. In the meantime, we have an opportunity to live out…

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CBFNC Annual Gathering Announcement | March 11, 2020

Friends & Partners, Our CBFNC Staff and Coordinating Council met this morning to discern what action we should take for the Annual Gathering planned for next week (March 19-21) in the midst of this Coronavirus emergency.  By a unanimous vote, members of the Coordinating Council made the difficult decision to CANCEL the 2020 Annual Gathering.…

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