Nov23New full-time ministers are often faced with unexpected challenges and questions that often are not covered within the context of a seminary education. However, during these early years of ministry, a minister has the opportunity to establish practices that allow development of additional ministerial skills and spiritual nourishment for the challenges of ministry.

The CBF Fellows program was established in 2012 through a grant from the Lilly Foundation to provide individuals in the first two years of their first full-time ministry position with leadership training, access to an experienced coach and a forum for discussion and support.

Pray for the first cohort of 25 CBF Fellows as they transition out of the program and for the new cohort as they begin their journey of discovery and renewal this year. Pray for members of the church-based minister support teams who walk alongside the Fellows and the leaders who provide training for the program.

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November 23-30 Birthdays

24 Will Barnes, Savannah, GA (CH)
24 Carol Lynn Brinkley, Fayetteville, NC (PLT)
24 Rob Fox (S-Virginia)
24 Peggy Gold, Durham, NC (CH)
24 Will Manley, Johnson City, TN (CH)
24 David Posey, Medina, TN (CH)
24 Ruth Santos-Ortíz, Atlanta, GA (CH)
25 Gary Batchelor, Rome, GA (CH)
25 Tony Biles, Richfield, NC (CH)
25 Robert Cooke, Selma, NC (PC)
25 Ed Farris, Topeka, KS (CH)
25 Brad Hood, Knoxville, TN (CH)
25 Chan Shaver, Jamestown, NC (CH)
25 Sue Smith, Fredericksburg, VA (FP)
25 Lee Weems, Pineville, LA (CH)
26 Carol Fletcher, Athens, GA (CH)
26 Blake Hart (S-South Carolina)
26 Michael O’Rourke, Alexandria, VA (CH)
26 Charles Reynolds, Vicenza, Italy (CH)
27 Macarena Aldape, India (FP)
27 Posey Branscome, Charlotte, NC (CH)
27 Saul Burleson, Weaverville, NC (CH)
28 Barry Click, Austin, TX (CH)
28 Ronald King, Midland, GA (PC)
28 Abigail Parks, 2004, Slovakia (FPC)
28 Mark Tidsworth, Chapin, SC (PC)
28 Joel Whitley, France (FP)
29 Paul Mullen, Clemmons, NC (CH)
29 David Ramsey, Rolla, MO (CH)
30 John David Hopper, Emeritus (FP)
30 Rick McClatchy (S-Texas)
30 Lucas Pittman, 2003, Miami, FL (FPC)
30 Peter Stephens, Georgetown, KY (CH)

CH = Chaplain
FP = Field Personnel
FPC = Child of Field Personnel
PC = Pastoral Counselor
PLT = Church Planter
S = CBF Staff Member

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