June 2017
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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 #5 - 'The Right to Choose'"

" While writing this article, God reminded me of a recent encounter when I was sharing the gospel with a millennial at LAX airport."   Read More

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Pat Phinney






Pat Phinney
CB North Central Regional Director

We're sorry if you missed the Moody Pastors' Conference. . . . . . . .
BUT there's always next year!


"The Moody Pastors Conference is my annual 'go to event for go to guys' ... it is full of top shelf preaching, worship, workshops and fellowship. This is an awesome event to be deeply refreshed and to recharge for ministry."   
- Grant Willett
Oak Grove Church, Golden Valley, MN



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"The Moody Pastors Conference offered me an opportunity to break away from the rigors and demands of ministry to receive encouragement from other pastors, inspiration from the general session speakers, challenge from the Word of God, and helpful information from the workshops I attended.  It's also fun to explore the downtown area of Chicago.   There were several years in the past where I could not find a conference that seemed well-suited to me, but the Moody Pastors Conference gives me a boost for continued pastoral ministry."  
-David Johnson
Storden Baptist Church, Storden, MN
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"The Pastors' Conference at Moody, which included the CBNC pastors' meeting was a real highlight for me. I was encouraged by the conversations with fellow pastors, the good speakers, and workshops which related in powerful ways to the work of shepherding the church as well as encouraging me in this stage of pastoral ministry."  
-Pat McBride, New Life Church, Wanamingo, MN
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"I have found the Moody Pastor's Conference to be a blessing in a host of areas:  Great Biblical expository preaching; worshipful music from a variety of genre's; good food; and cross pollination of ministry ideas with a great bunch of guys.  It is well worth the time and money."
-Eldon Carlson, Bloomer, Baptist, Bloomer, WI


See you next year at the 
2018 Moody Pastors' Conference!
Please GIVE to the Pastor's Scholarship Fund. . .
CB North Central aided six pastors with their Moody Conference fees this year.  Because of your help these pastors were able to enjoy a much needed break and fellowship with other pastors.  To give to the 'Pastor's Scholarship Fund' contact the CBNC office at 763-205-9330 or visit our website and click on the 'GIVE' button.  Please designate your gift to 'Pastor's Scholarship Fund'.
Pastor's Wives . . . Just For You
". . .Let Us Kneel Before the Lord Our Maker" 
-Psalm 95:6

We recently attended the wedding of our nephew, Zach, as he married Rebecca.  Other than the pouring rain, it was a beautiful day!  There is always something about a wedding that brings lots of smiles and the promise of a wonderful future.  This was so true at this ceremony.  It was easy to see how much Zach and Rebecca love each other.  Their reception was absolutely gorgeous.  Walking into the room I felt like I had just walked into a magazine spread.   Read More

Karen Phinney
Wife of Regional Director

Recipe shared by Karen this month just in time for summer picnicking: Macaroni Salad

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CORRECTION!!

Last month you read about the 'CBNC Board of Directors'.  We apologize for an error that was printed in Pastor Steve Daggett's biography.  The power of a two letter word is amazing!  The sentence should have read, "He has NO immediate plans for retirement, though."

Steve Daggett is enjoying pastoring at Cavalier Baptist Church and will minister in Cavalier, ND as long as the Lord leads.  

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"WorldVenture NOW  is a monthly digest of information, stories, and mission resources."  Read More in this recent publication from World Venture.



#GettingToKnowYou

Seth Brickley is the new pastor at Eureka Baptist Church in St Croix Falls, WI.  He began his ministry at Eureka in February this year.  To get to know him a little better we have asked him to share some things about himself and his family.  To read more about Seth, his family, and his journey to ministry click here. 
#DidYouKnow
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Albany Baptist Church, Chicago, IL
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We are Cleveland and Daisy Powell, recipients of God's grace and partakers in ministering for the cause of Christ.    Albany Baptist Church and Youth Center are located in the East Garfield  neighborhood on the west side of Chicago, IL, where I now serve as pastor and also director of the Albany Youth Center.   Here I carry out the work of the ministry  along with my wife Daisy, Rev. Roosevelt Matthews, Veronica Andrews, the Blinc youth leadership team (Sandra White, Tonya Richardson, Tamara Jones), and the Albany family.

We minister to youth and their family members through  the church's worship services, Bible studies, Vacation Bible school, youth out reach activities, one on one, and group presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ . We also assist the bereaved and provide a place for funerals.  It is only because of God's grace that outreach ministry is possible, but Daisy and I would be remiss  if we failed to acknowledge the Lord's faithful minister who He brought into our lives to prepare, encourage, pray, and support us, Rev. Roosevelt and Mary L. Matthews, CBHM, now Missions  Door.  CBA church pastors and congregation open the hearts and encourage us.  We thank God for His faithful ministers. 

-Pastor Cleveland Powell
Albany Baptist Church, Chicago, IL

CBAmerica Chaplaincy
"Care Package Support for Deployed Chaplains
. . . a chance to make a difference

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"With recent force reductions, the supply system has been greatly reduced in terms of non-military "comfort" items.  By sending care packages directly to chaplains, you ensure safe arrival to a known individual, and provide our chaplains with "resources" that will bring useful items from "home" to those literally on the front lines." 
- Andrew Meverden, Director of Chaplaincy

Read about Chaplain Scott Noyes, Afghanistan, and the current needs of deployed Chaplains.
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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, 
click on any image for more information.
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X PLACEMENT SERVICES 
FOR PASTORS SEEKING A POSITION
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FREE D EMOGRAPHIC REPORT FOR YOUR CHURCH & COMMUNITY


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LISTING OF ALL 
CB NORTH CENTRAL CHURCHES 


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
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BACKGROUND CHECK RESOURCES 
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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      
7 Signs What's Driving You Is Beginning to Destroy You
". . . discontent has a shadow side.  It can move from a good force that's driving you to place where it starts to destroy you, and, if you're not careful, the others around you." 
-by  Carey Nieuwhof, ChurchLeaders.com

How Pastors Can Discern Their True Friends
"I've been asked several times, "What's the biggest surprise about being in ministry?"  
. . .  Among the biggest surprises is how hard it can be to discern true friends."  
- by Sam Rainer, ChurchLeaders.com   Read More


Do We Need a Broader Definition of Church Growth?
  "Any definition of church growth that doesn't allow for, even celebrate, churches that contribute in non-numerical ways is incomplete." - by Karl Vaters, SermonCentral.com

How Telling Someone "You're Going to Hell" Can Be the Kindest Thing
"Kindness may be one of the most overlooked pieces of the fruit of the Spirit. But it shouldn't be, for it takes us to the very heart of the gospel." - by Aaron Menikoff, ChurchLeaders.com  Read More
CB North Central Cluster Groups
Central Minnesota
Monday, June 12, 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
This Cluster Group is on break for the summer and will meet again in September.
Walt Moser, First Baptist Church, Luverne, MN   

Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Cluster will be on break for the summer resuming in the fall.  Plan ahead for the men's retreat, September 28-Oct. 1, at Arrowhead Bible Camp with guest speakers Justin Hosking, James Allen Hall, Seth Brickley, and James Allen also leading the music and singing.  
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.

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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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