Sabbatical Reflections Part 3: What I Recommend

Editor’s note: This is the third article in a 3-part series about the recent sabbatical experience of CBFNC Executive Coordinator, Larry Hovis.   What I Recommend   Based on my own experience, as well as the experience of some of the healthiest churches in our fellowship, I wholeheartedly recommend that every church develop and implement…

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Sabbatical Reflections Part 2: What I Learned

Editor’s note: This is the second article in a three-part series about the recent sabbatical experience of CBFNC Executive Coordinator Larry Hovis.   What I Learned This sabbatical did not contain any formal educational experiences. That was by design. It was, however, a time of deep learning about myself and my call to ministry at…

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Sabbatical Reflections Part 1: What I Did

This is the first article in a 3-part series about the recent sabbatical experience of CBFNC Executive Coordinator Larry Hovis   As I approached my 18th anniversary in the role of CBFNC executive coordinator, I found myself suffering from tremendous fatigue, brought about by cultural, congregational and organizational change. This change had been taking place…

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Minister Search Process Conversations

CBFNC’s Ministerial Transitions team is hosting bi-weekly Zoom conversations designed as shared learning experiences for representatives from search teams across our state. Conversations are held the 2nd and 4th Mondays (October – January) at 6:30 p.m. (ET) with a specific topical focus. Join the conversation(s) that apply to your church or participate in all six. Any member…

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Bullock Named Triangle Area Campus Minister

CBF of North Carolina is proud to announce that Reverend Adrian Bullock has been hired as the Triangle area campus minister. Encompassing NC State, Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill, Adrian will manage the existing Cooperative Baptist Student Fellowship (CBSF) ministries, as well as cultivate new discipleship and leadership opportunities for undergraduate students. With support from two…

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Meet the Romania Mission Immersion Team

When war broke out in Ukraine, long-time CBF ministry partner organization Project Ruth, located in Bucharest, Romania, knew they had to respond. The team at Project Ruth that typically runs a school providing education to those affected by poverty, began transforming their space into a shelter for refugees from the war. They also started preparing 4:7…

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