Friday Feature: Coming Together in a Time of Need

By Rev. Amy Starr Russell Associate Minister-First Baptist Church, Henderson The “Protective Gown Project” of First Baptist Church in Henderson began as a voicemail with a simple request for 5 tables and the use of the fellowship hall in early April 2020. FBC members Nancy Noel and her son Dr. Robert Noel had an idea…

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Friday Feature: What are We Learning?

By J. Scott Hudgins CBFNC Director of Helping Pastor’s Thrive In late March my congregation, like many others, established a special task force on the COVID-19 pandemic to help our staff and church navigate through this remarkable season of our church’s life. Often at the beginning of each meeting (by Zoom, of course), my pastor…

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Friday Feature: Have Hope, God is Still Working

By Mark Mofield Senior Pastor, Temple Baptist-Durham My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?  Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?  O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer;  And by night, but find no rest.  Psalm 22:1-2 Until a few weeks ago, I had…

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Racial Equity & Justice Webinar

As churches and leaders reframe their ministries for this summer due to Covid-19, it provides an opportunity to deepen the conversation on the current racial tension in our nation. We have revised the final week of the “What’s Next” series to continue the conversation about racial equity & justice. Dr. Curtis Freeman (Director of Baptist House…

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Place of Privilege

By Andy Jung CBFNC Associate Executive Coordinator Over the last week, as I watched the images of the protests filled with pain and outrage, I’ve felt sadness and grief. I empathize with the pain of the black community that has led to the massive protests. The systemic racism that has existed for over 400 years…

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