May 2017

THE CENTRAL CONNECTION
"We are an organization of churches that is committed to the mission of Christ to multiply disciple-making churches through evangelism, leadership training, and connection with other like-minded churches."




From The Director

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"Heroes of the Faith #4 - "Go Pack Your Bags"

"To reinforce the truth that God can do what is impossible, there is a consistent pattern throughout the entire Bible.  It indicates that God has clear, precise and proven methods to carry out His redemptive plans for man.  The slightest deviation from this plan in any way will bring disastrous results, like . . . "   Read More

Pat Phinney
CB North Central Regional Director

Pat Phinney
Pat Phinney
Regional Director


Meet the CB North Central 
Board of Directors
CLICK HERE to learn about these Board Members




Pastor Pat Phinney
CB North Central Regional Executive Director

Pat Phinney





Pastor Eldon Carlson
Bloomer Baptist Church
Bloomer, WI
Director of Cluster Group Ministries



Pastor Brad Little
Oak Grove Church
Golden Valley, MN
Chairman




Pastor Art Georges
Living Hope Community Church
Bartonville, IL
Vice Chairman




Pastor Steve Daggett
Cavalier Baptist Church
Cavalier, ND
Treasurer





Pastor Jay Jentink
Calvary Baptist Church
Cedar Rapids, IA




Pastor
Brandon Cooper
Cityview Community Church
Elmhurst, IL




Pastor Walt Moser
First Baptist Church
Luverne, MN




Pastor James Perry
Squaw Creek Baptist Church
Marion, IA





Pastor Steve Thomas
Cornerstone Community Church
Manchester, IA




Pastor's Wives . . . Just For You
"Little Bumps"

"My first thought was 'How did they not see me stopped?  And did they not notice the red
light?'"  Read More

Karen Phinney
Wife of Regional Director


Recipe shared by Karen this month: Oven Puff Pancakes

"Why Hard Conversations about Membership Are Good"
 
Conversations teach . . .
Conversations bring truth . . . 
Conversations spur action . . . 
Conversations provide focus . . . 

"We should diligently seek those who are not part of the church but not neglect the feeding of the sheep."  Read more of Pastor Daniel Bennett's story from Bethany Community Church in Washington, IL.


CBAmerica Chaplaincy
"Ground Truth: Retired Military Chaplain in Thick of Battle "
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" I find the Ukrainians spiritually very open to the gospel but still in many ways bound to their Soviet era humanism, mixed with the only religion they know, the Orthodox Church. But this war has broken down all the barriers, and traditional thinking. I must say, it is the union of Baptist Churches that are providing much of the training and expertise in raising up an all-volunteer military chaplain force.  ."  
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-by Chaplain Bob Hicks, USAF, "Retired"





Rev. Andy Meverden
Director of Chaplaincy
CBAmerica.org
3686 Stagecoach Rd, Unit F
Longmont, CO 80504

SERVICES & INFORMATION PROVIDED BY CB NORTH CENTRAL
Below you will find a partial list of the many services provided by CB North Central, 
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FOR PASTORS SEEKING A POSITION
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FREE D EMOGRAPHIC REPORT FOR YOUR CHURCH & COMMUNITY


CHURCH LISTING OF ALL CBNC CHURCHES ON WEBSITE & DIRECTORY PUBLISHED EACH YEAR





501(c)3 TAX EXEMPT STATUS FOR ASSOCIATED CHURCHES
CHURCH ASSESSMENT TOOL
HOW HEALTHY IS YOUR CHURCH?




DISCOUNT SOFTWARE THRU MICROSOFT VOLUME LICENSING

FREE COMPENSATION GUIDELINES FOR PASTORS & STAFF


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INTERIM PASTOR SERVICES THROUGH IPM
HENRY C. SPICER SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
BACKGROUND CHECK RESOURCES - CONTACT CBNC
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RETIREMENT INFORMATION
PLACEMENT SERVICES FOR CHURCHES SEEKING A PASTOR
Please Pray for the Following Churches in Transition:
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Senior Pastor 
Delavan Baptist Church - Delavan, IL 
First Baptist Church - Pekin, IL          
Bethel Baptist Church, Jackson, MI
Moline Baptist Church, Moline, MI
Oak Park Community - Blaine, MN      
First Baptist Church - New Richmond, WI


Welcome
Wildwood Baptist Church in East Moline, IL has welcomed Pastor Brian Smith as their new pastor. Please pray for him and his family as well as the church family as everyone transitions into their new roles in the ministry at Wildwood.
If It's "Spiritual Vs. Religious" I'll Choose Religious Every Time
"Throughout history, the church has used rites and rituals as guidance. . .when done rightly, these things should guide, lead and restrain us." -by Stephen Altrogge, ChurchLeaders.com

Nine Very Hopeful Signs for American Churches
"Why am I hopeful? Allow me to offer nine reasons for my optimism." - by Thom Rainier, Thomrainier.com   Read More

'Exactly How I Love You': Worth Fighting For
"I believe life is to be chosen over what some would call death with dignity. There's nothing dignified about deciding someone's life is not worth living." - Jean Swenson video, Familypolicyalliance.com   Watch Video

Should We Keep Baptist In The Church Name?
"Sometimes those who are most vocal about the name "Baptist" don't even know what it means to be a Baptist when asked. So what does it mean to be a Baptist?" - by Brandon Park, ChurchLeaders.com   Read More

CB North Central Cluster Groups
Central Minnesota
Monday, May 8, 10am to Noon
We're reading: "Praying with Paul" by D.A. Carson
Meeting at River of Life Church, Hastings, MN
Steve Schoenwald, River of Life Church, Hastings, MN
651-437-3965   sdschoenwald@gmail.com

Southwest Minnesota
Tuesday, May 16, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Meeting at First Baptist Church, 921 Hills Ave, Jackson, MN
"We are an organization of churches that is committed to the mission of Christ to multiply disciple-making churches through evangelism, leadership training, and connection with other like-minded churches."   This is the vision statement for CB North Central.    In other words, what can we do better together as a group than we can do individually?  As a cluster of churches, how can we spur one another on to accomplish what God has called us to do?
Steve DeKok, First Baptist Church, Jackson, MN  
507-847-2369  steve@fbjackson.org
Walt Moser, First Baptist Church, Luverne, MN   

Wisconsin
No meeting in May, but we  encourage pastors to attend the 
Moody Bible Conference - May 22-25, Chicago, IL
Wade Duroe, Crossroads Church, Chippewa Falls, WI 
715-723-1054  Wljc12@hotmail.com
Eldon Carlson, Bloomer Baptist, Bloomer, WI  
715-568-1979  ecarlson@bloomer.net  
      
                     
Illinois
To Be Decided
Art Georges, Living Hope Community Church, Bartonville, IL
309-633-0028   art@livinghopecentral.org

For more information on a Cluster Group in your area please contact the CBNC office.


CB North Central
PO Box 490441, Blaine, MN  55449

Pat Phinney, Regional Director
patp@cbnorthcentral.org
Pat's Office:  952-322-7173
Pat's Cell:  952-500-3743

Wendy Jonasen, Administrative Assistant
wendyj@cbnorthcentral.org
763-205-9330
Administrative Office Hours:  
Tues. thru Fri. 8am - 1pm

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