Reflecting on the Pandemic: A Service of Lament, Healing and Resilience

Worship can be a powerful tool in the journey of healing. As your congregation begins to regather in-person for worship together, consider offering a service of healing and hope after a year of collective trauma, pain and stress. This worship service guide was a joint project created by members of the pastoral staffs of First Baptist…

Guide to Funeral Preparation for Individuals

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 helps congregants think through the elements they’d like in their funeral as well as gives practical information like how the church handles…

Pastor Installation Orders of Worship

These are sample orders of worship various CBFNC partner congregations used in their pastor installation worship services.    Dr. Lee Canipe at Providence Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC Document: Order of Worship – Pastor Installation – Providence Baptist Church   Rev. Kyle Caudle at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Mount Airy, NC. Document: Order of…

Ordination Service Orders of Worship

These are sample orders of worship various CBFNC partner congregations used in their ordination worship services.    This resource is particularly helpful for persons interested in worship, ordination, and women in ministry. Documents: Daynette Snead was ordained May 15, 2016 at First Baptist, New Bern, NC. Ordination Service Maegan Smith was ordained on April 14,…