God, Evolution, and the Big Bang. Why I believe in all three.

Presenter: Rick Matthews News media report attacks on evolution and cosmology by faith leaders countered by attacks on religion by prominent scientists. A physicist shares his perspective on the relationship between science and faith and his befuddlement with the conflict. Rick Matthews is a Physics Professor at Wake Forest University, and a member of College…

Healthy Small Groups Matter

Presenter: Bill Wilson When a small group of any kind (Sunday School, Bible study, youth group, mission team, committee, etc.) is healthy, the ministry and effectiveness of a congregation are greatly enhanced. When they are unhealthy, they lead to division, mission drift, and broken fellowship. How can we structure small groups so that they enhance…

How Casual Conversations Move Into Christ-Focused Conversions

Presenter: Eddie Hammett, CBFNC Church and Clergy Coach Description: Listening and asking questions are ways to move conversations from meaningless to meaningful for all concerned. Discover some practical approaches. This resource is particularly helpful for persons interested in faith formation, church growth, evangelism, and discipleship.

Spiritual Insights from the Rule of Columbanus (2017 Annual Gathering)

Presenter: Andrew Garnett, Minister for Serving Christ, Forest Hills, Raleigh 2017 CBFNC Annual Gathering March 31, 2017 First Baptist Church in Hickory, NC The Rule of Columbanus outlines the rule (way of life) for Irish monasteries in the sixth century. What can we learn from ancient Irish monks about humility, obedience, and spiritual perfection? This…

Be Still: How Do We Find Stillness in a World That Never Stops? (2017 Annual Gathering)

Presenter: Libby Johnson, Lay Leader, Winter Park, Wilmington 2017 CBFNC Annual Gathering March 31, 2017 First Baptist Church in Hickory, NC Understand the importance of intentional quiet time in order to refuel you for ministry. Receive practical ways to use interactive prayer to change your quiet time and make it more meaningful. This resource is…

The Body of Christ: Racial Reconciliation Curriculum

The Body of Christ is a five-week racial reconciliation curriculum produced by the CBFNC Racial Reconciliation ministry team. Consider where this curriculum could be presented in your church – i.e. staff, Sunday school, small groups, leadership teams, deacons. View a five-minute curriculum introduction given by CBFNC Executive Coordinator Larry Hovis and other leaders in the…