Minister Search Process Conversations

CBFNC’s Ministerial Transitions Team hosts regular Zoom conversations as shared learning experiences for representatives from search teams across our state. Each conversation offers support to search teams by focusing 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 on Mondays each…

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REJ Team Awards February 1 Grants

To encourage and support student events to commemorate the legacy of the “Greensboro Four,” CBFNC’s Racial Equity & Justice (REJ) ministry team offered new grants this year to partner colleges.  The modest February 1 grants were provided to help partner colleges offer educational events about the four college freshmen from what is now North Carolina…

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CBFNC Awarded $1 Million Grant From Lilly Endowment

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina (CBFNC) has received a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish the Helping Churches Thrive program, which intends to foster congregational vitality across the state.   The project is being funded through Lilly Endowment’s Thriving Congregations Initiative. The aim of the initiative is to encourage…

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Tatum Named Welcome Network Director

The CBF of North Carolina (CBFNC) Coordinating Council recently voted to call Lydia Tatum as its first Welcome Network director, a newly created position for CBFNC. She currently serves as the associate pastor of Missions and Ministry at Trinity Baptist Church in Raleigh, where she has served in many capacities since 2010. Lydia will have two…

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Gilliam Named Ministerial Equipping Director

The CBF of North Carolina (CBFNC) Coordinating Council recently voted to name Lou Ann Gilliam as Ministerial Equipping Director (MED). Previously, she served as the director of Church and Community Relations at Chowan University in Murfreesboro. While at Chowan, she supported the work of campus ministry, coordinated the Ministerial Board of Associates and served as the…

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Meet the Campus Ministry Engagement Team

In an effort to highlight the work and people of CBFNC, we are sharing ministry spotlights featuring our college/young adult ministry. Meet some of CBFNC’s Campus Ministry Engagement Team and read the insights they have to share about working with today’s college students/young adults.   JUSTIN LOCKAMY Campus Ministry Specialist, Campbell University   What energizes…

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