October 2018

"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."

“Walking With the Humble”
"Humility is not a very popular concept in today’s society. We are taught to pursue honor and recognition from a young age. I was watching an NFL football game the other day and some linebacker just leveled a running back. Before the poor guy could get his bearings to get up, the cocky defender straddled him like roadkill with the infamous “death stare”. He began beating his chest as if to say, “Now you know who just hit you chump!” Our society rewards such behavior."   Read More

Pat & Karen Phinney
CB North Central Regional Director
Our Update

Being perfectly transparent, disappoint-ment will often lead us down the path to worry or being “anxious.” God tells us to pray and make our requests known to Him. He wants us to think about Him and talk to Him about “everything.” Not just a few things or the important things but everything. That shows us how much He loves us. This has been a most challenging time for us, as we have faced a year of adversity in so many things. In them, we are learning to rest and trust right in the middle of disappointments.   Read More
Pat and Karen Phinney

Thank you to all of our CB Pastors, present & past, for giving so much to make a difference
in the lives of so many.

It's 'Pastor Appreciation Month'
click here for some ideas
and say 'Thank You' to your pastor.

Pastor Eldon Carlson
CBNC Regional
Cluster Group Director
" One Sunday evening after a full weekend of ministry, my wife and I looked at each other and said we had such a loving congregation. We felt we could stay there for the rest of our careers! The next morning . . . "  Read More
An Interview with Pastor Tyler Adams
Oak Park Community Church, Blaine, MN
Oak Park Community Church in Blaine, MN has been praying and working toward getting a fresh start as a church. " Their dream, their vision, was to see a joyful, effective, united Oak Park Community Church call a new long term pastor who is an excellent match for this joyful, effective, united Oak Park Church.” – Pastor Brian Thorstad, Interim
Their search has brought them together with Pastor Tyler Adams and his family who began as their new lead pastor in July. Who is Tyler Adams? Well, he’s much more than this article can contain, but here’s a brief look. We hope you enjoy getting to know Tyler and his family. Read More

Remember to keep all of our CBNC pastors in your prayers.

Discovery Church, Sauk Rapids, MN - A Celebration!
"The weekend of September 7-9 was a great time of celebrating at Discovery Church in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota as the new Student Center, which adds approximately 9,000 square feet and greatly enhances the ministries of the church, was dedicated. The weekend celebration was the culmination of a three year process during which plans were developed, vision was shared and funds were raised. During the summer of 2017 the church participated in a capital campaign that called people to exhibit daring faith for the purpose of creating a lasting legacy impacting present and future generations. Our great God provided far beyond what we had dared to imagine!" 

Pastor Art Cotant
Discovery Church, Sauk Rapids, MN

For 75 years, Founded on the Word, Focused on the World, and now even more committed to Finishing the Task
OAK GROVE CHURCH will be hosting a 75th anniversary dessert reception for WorldVenture. Oak Grove Church is located at 5920 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, MN 55422.
Celebrate with us!
Friday, November 9th
Dessert Reception 7:00pm
Program 7:30pm

You are invited to attend.
Contact: or 720-283-2000


CBAmerica Chaplaincy
" Battle Field Circulation: First Deployment Update"
Good Day All,
Just want to send a quick update while I have a few minutes waiting to get onto a bird that will take us to our next location to visit our Soldiers. This is essentially our ministry, getting to travel to eight small remote bases throughout Afghanistan to meet and offer Religious Support to our Soldiers. Read more
 -by Ryan Luchau, Chaplain Montana Army National Guard, Afghanistan

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

Children at Bible Camp Among 1,000+ Killed in Indonesia Tsunami
"Casualties from a massive  earthquake and tsunami  that struck Indonesia on September 28 have reached almost 1,350, and the death toll is expected to rise as rescuers reach remote areas. The 7.5-magnitude quake on the island of Sulawesi triggered a tsunami that engulfed Palu, a coastal city of about 330,000." Read More
-by Stephanie Martin,

Preaching to Promote Life Together
"Preach with a focus to cultivate life together and nurture incarnate community rather than simple gatherings of people.” Read More
-by Chris Surber,

100 Leadership Tips That Everyone In Ministry Should Know
Pastors are not sent to make the people happy, but to make them holy and healthy and to make the Lord happy.”  Read More
-by Joe McKeever,

PLEASE PRAY for the Following Churches in Transition
First Baptist Church - Detroit Lakes, MN
First Baptist Church - Jackson, MN
Faithbridge Church - Park Rapids, MN
Cavalier Baptist Church - Cavalier, ND
First Baptist Church - New Richmond, WI

CB North Central Cluster Groups

Central Minnesota
Monday, October 8, 10am to Noon
Meeting at River of Live Church, Hastings, MN
Steve Schoenwald, River of Life Church, Hastings, MN

Southwest Minnesota
Next Meeting to be Announced
Walt Moser, First Baptist Church, Luverne, MN

Thursday, October 18, Noon
Meeting at Pizza Ranch in Eau Claire, WI
Eldon Carlson, Bloomer, WI
Wade Duroe, Crossroads Church, Chippewa Falls, WI

Next Meeting to be Announced
Jay Jentink, Calvary Baptist Church, Cedar Rapids, IA

Next Meeting to be Announced
Art Georges, Living Hope Community Church, Bartonville, IL

Next Meeting to be Announced

Below you will find a partial list of the many services provided
by CB North Central, click on any image for more information.
Placement Services
for Pastors Seeking a Position
FREE Demographic Report for Your Church & Community
Listing of All
CB North Central
Church Assessment Tool
How Healthy is Your Church?

501c3 Tax Exempt Status
for Associated Churches

Discount Software
thru Microsoft
Volume Licensing
Compensation Guidelines for Pastors & Staff

Interim Pastor Services through IPM
Henry C. Spicer
Scholarship Awards
Background Check Resources
Placement Services for Churches Seeking a Pastor

CB North Central
PO Box 490441, Blaine, MN 55449

Pat Phinney
Regional Executive Director
Office: 952-322-7173
Cell: 952-500-3743

Wendy Jonasen
Administrative Assistant
Administrative Office Hours:
Tues. and Fri. 8am - Noon (remote office)
Weds. and Thurs. 8am - 2pm (CBNC office)

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