Applications are being received now through Oct. 16 for recent or soon-to-be seminary graduates to be part of a two-year journey with others who have expressed a similar call to serve vocationally as a minister in a local church.
The CBF Fellows program assists Baptist clergy who are in their “first-call” in making a healthy transition from seminary to congregational ministry. It seeks to build upon the foundation laid during the crucial training years of seminary/divinity school to help congregational ministers connect the academic to the practical work of the church.
The Priorities of CBF Fellows Include:
- Flourishing – CBF believes congregations thrive when their ministers thrive.
- Collaborating – CBF believes peer learning is a marker of healthy ministry. Collaboration promotes pastoral excellence and congregational capacity.
- Coaching – CBF believes executive coaching is a vital component to assist young ministers in navigating their own anxiety and stress related to congregational ministry.
- Wellbeing – CBF believes strong, healthy congregations are the cornerstone of the Fellowship. This includes ministers who are holistically working toward their own wellbeing.
The 2024-2025 cohort of Fellows will begin in February 2024 and run through October 2025.
To learn more about the CBF Fellows Program or to apply, visit https://cbf.net/cbf-fellows. If you have questions or want to submit the name of someone to whom we should contact about applying for the program, please email Kelly Adams email@example.com.