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Faith - Learn - Thrive
We are called “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.”
(Ephesians 4:12)

Our What

The Congregational Faith and Learning Center helps congregations thrive by equipping church leaders, consulting, collaborative coaching & innovative ministry labs.

Our Why

Why the Learning Center is an important resource for churches

The rapid rate of change in the world today impacts the way we do ministry. Helping churches navigate these changes is pivotal to becoming a thriving congregation. We help churches clarify their identity, vision, mission, and strategy to become a transformative influence in their communities.

Our Team

Rev. Dr. Vincent W. Howell

Rev. Dr. Vincent W. Howell


Affectionately  known as “Pastor Vincent” by the congregations he has served, Dr. Vincent Howell brings to the role of Director of the Congregational Faith and Learning Center experiences as  a pastor, church leadership author, workshop leader,  educator, project engineer – manager, and community leader.  As a bi-vocational pastor for over 35 years, he has served churches in both the African Methodist Episcopal Zion and United Methodist Churches.  With a passion for church leadership (clergy and laity), he is the author of Managing Projects in Ministry, and MBA Quick Book for Ministers, both published by Judson Press.

Rona Williams, Esq.

Rona Williams, Esq.

Program Coordinator

Rona is known as the ‘Ministry Mayven’, a church consultant helping churches makeover their governance, risk, and administration for effective ministry. She serves nonprofit and faith-based organizations through her legal firm, The Purpose Law Firm. She also serves her local church, City of God Ministries in Concord, NC as an Executive Pastor. Rona resides in Charlotte, NC.

“Re-Imagining Church:

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Hood Theological Seminary

The Congregational Faith and Learning Center is a ministry of the Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, NC, a a graduate and professional school that provides theological preparation for effective ministry in a diverse society.