Friday Feature: Western NC Disaster Response

When Tropical Storm Fred dumped massive amounts of rain on western North Carolina in August 2021, CBFNC leaders got in touch with church leaders in the region to offer support, facilitate communication and initiate ministry planning. Haywood County, as well as other surrounding counties, is experiencing devastating flooding. Approximately 500 families have been displaced from…

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Friday Feature: A Small Price to Pay

As CBFNC is gearing up for Welcome Ride 2021–Capital to Coast–Larry Hovis, executive coordinator, shares a recap of last year’s ride and what the Welcome House ministry is all about. (This article originally appeared in the January-February 2021 issue of Nurturing Faith Journal.) Like many kids, I rode a bicycle around my neighborhood as a…

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Friday Feature: Refugees Find Hope on Independence Day

As Americans were celebrating our nation’s independence on Sunday, July 4th, a refugee family arrived at Raleigh Durham International Airport from the other side of the world in another form of independence—their escape and freedom from the civil war in Myanmar, Burma. Upon arrival, they were welcomed to our state and country by loving neighbors…

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First Welcome House Community Network Grant Awarded

CBF of North Carolina’s (CBFNC) Welcome House Ministry Team is thrilled to announce it has awarded the first Welcome House Community Network Grant (WHCN) to the Conetoe Family Life Center for the establishment of Welcome House Conetoe. The Conetoe Family Life Center, located in Conetoe in Edgecombe County, is in the process of renovating a…

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Friday Feature: New Options for Church Staffing

Like most churches, CBFNC churches regardless of the size, need more staff resources than the available financial resources. Our current, post-pandemic context will require new staffing models. Dan Hotchkiss is a consultant with the Congregational Consulting Group, made up of consultants with the old Alban Institute. Several years ago, I invited him to North Carolina…

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Celebrating Eddie Hammett

Reflections, Challenges & Tips for the Future With Eddie Hammett Thursday, June 24 | 4:00 p.m. (ET) Eddie Hammett, CBFNC’s church and clergy coach since 2009, will be retiring from his role at CBFNC at the end of June. During Eddie’s tenure, he established a coach training program, offered workshops and webinars on the changing…

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