Guide to Funeral Preparation for Individuals

Presenter: Andrew Garnett, Minister for Serving Christ, Forest Hills Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC 2018 CBFNC Annual Gathering Knollwood Baptist Church Winston-Salem, NC A guide, prepared by Forest Hills Baptist Church in Raleigh and given to congregants, is an example of how churches can minister to their members in the later stages of life. This guide…

The Sun Is Up: One Minister’s Awakening to Racial Reconciliation

Presenter: Martha Kearse Follow one pastor’s journey of coming to understand what the true issues are that keep white Christians from understanding, and offering justice to, black people. Learn how the theology of hospitality can help us to move forward in understanding where it is that we have broken faith with our black brothers and…

Creating Intentional Vocational Discernment Communities with Youth

Presenter: Colin Kroll How can ministers and local churches encourage young people to live out their calling in the world? How can vocational discernment with young people provide guidance without increasing anxiety about their future? Colin Kroll is Associate Campus Minister at Campbell University and the Director of the Campbell Youth Theological Institute. He lives…

Chaplains: Three Stories

Presenters: Stephanie McLeskey, Rachel Hill, Luke Langston Follow the paths that have led three persons into the chaplaincy ministry. Presenters include Stephanie McLeskey, Chaplain of Mars Hill University; Rachel Hill who oversees chaplaincy ministry for Hospice in Shelby, NC; and Luke Langston, Prison Chaplain, Butner, NC. Gerry Hutchinson concludes the webinar with a brief description…

Clergy Spouse Well-Being

Presenter:  Scottie Stamper Being married to a person in the profession of ministry is complicated. The expectations of clergy by congregations, community members, and the institution of the church, both locally and denominationally are high. The family is impacted by financial strain, lack of privacy, the clergy person being available 24 hours daily, and the…

From Awareness to Engagement: How your Church Can Fight Human Trafficking

Presenters:  Kathy Kania (Life 107 Ministries), Pam Strickland (Eastern NC Stop Human Trafficking Now), Patricia Witt (Partners Against Human Trafficking in NC) The presenters are all members of the leadership team for the North Carolina Coalition Against Human Trafficking. NCCAHT is a statewide network of nonprofits, agencies and other organizations that work together to fight…