The Center for Congregational Health is in its 25th year! The Center has been working with congregations, clergy and lay leaders since November of 1992. As we move through the remainder of this year, we celebrate 25 years of partnering with congregations and leaders to help your churches make a difference in your communities. Thank you for 25 years of serving together, we look forward to the many ways we may continue to work together.
For 21 of those 25 years, the Rev. Dr. B. Leslie Robinson, Jr. has worked full-time with the Center as Manager of Interim Ministry Resources, with a period of time as acting director. During that time, Les has worked with several hundred congregations, training more than 2500 interim ministers representing 27 denominations, traveling to 33 states and 2 foreign countries. We are grateful for Les’ leadership and ministry and the amazing work that he has done throughout the years.
We all knew the day would come when Les would want a bit more freedom from the 40+ hour work week and that day has come! There is good news to go along with it—Les may be scaling back and thinking about his time a bit differently, however he will continue to work with the Center for Congregational Health providing oversight and curriculum development for the Intentional Interim Ministry Training program and for the Association of Intentional Interim Ministers. We are delighted and honored that Les is choosing to continue the very important work for which he is very well known, and that he will continue to journey with us.
In honor of Les and the work he has done with the Center for Congregational Health, we have worked with the NC Baptist Foundation who manages the Poe Fund, to establish a line item of financial donation where the funds will be used to assist congregations who desire to use the services of the Center for Congregational Health and do not have the funds to do so, we invite and encourage you to offer a financial gift to the Poe Fund in honor of Dr. B. Leslie Robinson, Jr and the work he has accomplished in living out his calling. When sending a donation, please designate for the “Les Robinson Fund”. Donations may be mailed to: the Center for Congregational Health, Medical Center Blvd., Winston-Salem, NC 27157.