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COOPERATIVE BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP OF NC

20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

March 28-29, 2014 First Baptist Church Greensboro

COOPERATIVE BAPTIST

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GREAT NEWS On January 1 of this year, The Religious Herald, the 185-year-old newsjournal for Baptists in Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic, merged with ABPnews, established in 1990 as the first and only independent news service created by and for Baptists. The motivation for this historic merger was the conviction that our two organizations could best serve Baptist Christians and churches by collaborating rather than competing for readers and resources. If you share that conviction, if you believe in the value of a free press for free Baptists, we invite you to become a stakeholder in our mission. Your membership in our annual fund, the Fund for ABPnews, enables us to offer our content free of charge to readers worldwide. It supports the cost of news gathering, reporting and editing. It underwrites our flagship website, ABPnews.com, our companion ABPnews Blog and our email and social media platforms. As a benefit of membership, you will receive our new, bi-monthly magazine, titled Herald. Also, as a new member, your first year’s contributions will be matched by the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation, effectively doubling the impact of your support. Come by our exhibit in the Resource Fair. Sign up for our free e-newsletters. Pick up a copy of our new magazine. And learn about how you can make a difference as a member of our annual fund.


Welcome to the 2014 General Assembly of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina! We are grateful to bring Baptists of North Carolina together for Christ-centered ministry

Schedule Friday, March 28 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 12:15-12:45 p.m. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. 4:45 – 6:15 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:45 p.m. 8:15 p.m.

Registration and Exhibit Hall opens Welcome Reception

sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center — FaithHealth Division

Civil Rights Tour 1 Departs Boxed lunches purchased by attendees (Fellowship Hall) Regional Leadership Lunch (Room 102) Divinity Student Experience/Lunch (Café) Children’s Assembly begins Welcome and Orientation (Sanctuary) Workshop Session 1 Workshop Session 2 Fellowship Time in Exhibit Hall Civil Rights Tour 2 Departs Workshop Session 3 Serving Lines open for Fellowship Dinner (Fellowship Hall) Children’s Assembly for worship time begins for K and under Worship with special music by Ken Medema (Sanctuary) Anniversary Celebration (Gym)

Saturday, March 29 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. 8:45 a.m. 9:45 – 11 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 12:45 p.m.

Educational Partners and Friends Breakfast Children’s Assembly begins Ministry Celebration & Business Session (Sanctuary) Ken Medema Concert and Worship (Sanctuary) Sending Forth Divinity Student Experience Lunch and Closing (Café)

Take a look! A timeline of important events in CBFNC life runs throughout this book.

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 CBFNC founded for fellowship and to promote CBF missions and ministries; CBF National General Assembly held in Greensboro; CBFNC General Assembly, Perceiving the Vision, at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem.


First Baptist Church Greensboro celebrates 20 years First Baptist Church Greensboro celebrates 20with years with the Cooperative BaptistBaptist Fellowship of North Carolina the Cooperative Fellowship of North Carolina

First Baptist First Baptist Welcome to Greensboro for thefor20th Welcome to Greensboro theAnniversary 20th Anniversary General Assembly. MuchMuch has changed since since our our General Assembly. has changed first exploratory meeting here in 1993. We We first exploratory meeting here in 1993. look back and ahead with with look with backgratitude with gratitude and ahead anticipation, celebrating the work and and anticipation, celebrating the work partnership of CBF-NC. partnership of CBF-NC. General Assembly Hosts:Hosts: General Assembly 1993, 1998, 1993, 2004 1998,and 20042014 and 2014

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Thank you First Baptist Church, Greensboro, for hosting this year’s General Assembly and for providing an army of volunteers! Thank you to the following area churches that provided hospitality assistance: Lindley Park, Greensboro, and College Park, Greensboro

Educational Partners and Friends Breakfast:

Please join us Saturday morning for a breakfast hosted by the eight CBFNC Educational Partners. Breakfast will be buffet style with serving lines open from 8:30-9:30 a.m. There will be three food stations: the fellowship hall, outside room 218, and outside rooms 319 and 322. After you get your food, we invite you to visit your alma mater, connect with old and new friends, meet school leaders, or visit the meeting room of a school you would like to learn more about. Everyone is welcome! Campbell University and Divinity School – Room 108 C Wake Forest University and Divinity School – Room 102 Gardner-Webb University and Divinity School – Room 101 Wingate University – Room 109

Meredith College – Room 112 Chowan University – Room 218 Baptist House of Studies at Duke Divinity School – Room 319 Mars Hill University – Room 322

done in love 1 COR. 16:14

mission AND ministry OFFERING

The 2013-2014 Mission & Ministry offering, “Done in Love,” not only provides financial support for our ministries but offers educational resources to strengthen CBFNC’s identity among partner churches and individuals. While the world often associates Christians with anger, judgment and narrow-mindedness, Cooperative Baptists have always focused on the love, mercy and the grace of God. We believe “they will know we are Christians by our love.” Our mission, bringing Baptists of North Carolina together for Christ-centered ministries, is needed as much today as when we were founded. The way we go about it – in love – is equally critical in our time. Stop by CBFNC’s table in the Exhibit Hall to pick up materials and learn more.

General Assembly Offering The CBFNC Mission and Ministry Offering supports a wide variety of ministries in our state and beyond. One of the ministries highlighted in this year’s emphasis, “Done in Love,” is campus ministry in North Carolina.

Friday Evening Anniversary Celebration Located in the gym after worship on Friday night. Please help us celebrate CBFNC’s 20th Anniversary by joining us for cake and fellowship!

One hundred percent of this year’s General Assembly offering will be used to support the work of campus ministers across our state as they strive to be the presence of Christ with an increasingly unreached people group in our culture, college students.

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 First budget $25,000; First, Winston-Salem, provides first office; Kim Hovis becomes first CBFNC staff person.


Thank You Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina for 20 Years of Trusted Ministry

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ith the shared values of trustworthiness and integrity, Baptists Today is proud to be a partner with CBFNC. Baptists Today is an autonomous, national news journal offering timely news, thoughtful analysis, helpful resources and inspiring features. The North Carolina edition of Baptists Today provides state-based content in every issue, content that helps keep North Carolina Baptists informed across the broader Baptist landscape and right at home in North Carolina. Baptists Today news journal has more subscribers in North Carolina than any other state and North Carolina is well represented on Baptists Today’s board of directors.

visit the Baptists Today Baptists Today takes our collaboration with CBFNC as a sacred trust as we booth to receive a free copy of share a common commitment to serve congregations. This collaboration Baptists Today, your news source is squarely aimed at providing a quality news journal — with important for North Carolina Baptist life, information on trends and resources that impacts congregational life, as and to register for a free samsung well as a superb Bible study curriculum for adults and youth. The NurGalaxy Tablet. Call 1-877-752-5658 or turing Faith Bible Studies by Tony Cartledge of Campbell University visit baptiststoday.org to start Divinity School are used in a growing number of North Carolina churchyour subscription. es. These materials assure church leaders that participants are learning from a trusted Baptist Bible scholar who respects the intelligence of class members. “Baptists Today is on the leading edge of helping us in CBF

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Friday Evening Fellowship Dinner Advance paid reservation only Serving lines open 4:45 – 6:15 p.m.

Dinner will be served in the Fellowship Hall. Menu: Choice of chicken portifino or spinach and walnut ravioli in marinara sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, and peach cobbler.  till need to purchase a meal? S Check in at registration to determine availability. Meal tickets are $12 each.

2014 General Assembly features Ken Medema, Larry Hovis

For four decades, Ken Medema has inspired people through storytelling and music. Though blind from birth, Ken sees and hears with heart and mind, custom designing every musical moment of his performance with brilliant improvisation that defies description. Ken will be taking part in both Friday evening and Saturday morning worship. Larry Hovis has been Executive Coordinator of CBF of North Carolina since 2004. His responsibilities including bringing together the diverse parts of CBFNC into a coherent and efficient whole to accomplish our purpose of “bringing Baptists of North Carolina together for Christ-centered ministry.”

We do not have room to seat everyone at the same time. After you finish your meal, please offer someone else your seat at the table.

Children’s Assembly

A fun learning time for children is provided by advance registration only. Drop-off and pick-up will take place in the hallway outside of room 217. Children’s Assembly will take place on a secured wing of First, Greensboro. Friday 12:00 – 5:00pm during Ministry Workshop Sessions: Preschool and Children (5th grade and younger) 5:00 – 6:20pm children are to be picked up by their parents to eat dinner 6:30 – 8:30pm during Evening Worship: Preschool only (kindergarten and younger)

Living Water Cafe complimentary refreshments Located in the Gym along with the Exhibits, this is a great place to network and visit with friends, old and new. Water, coffee, and light snacks are available.

Saturday 8:45 – 11:00am  during Saturday events prior to worship: Preschool and Children (5th grade and younger)

Internet Access

11:00am – 12:30pm  during Ken Medema Concert and Worship: Preschool only (kindergarten and younger)

Follow fellow attendees on Twitter (search #cbfnc) or do your own tweeting about the General Assembly. You can also follow the CBFNC Twitter account: twitter.com/cbfnc.

Please recycle your biodegradable name tag holder at home

Wi-Fi access is available throughout the church. The password is fbcgso.org

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Friday Welcome

Drop by the General Assembly Welcome Reception for goodies and giveaways Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Sponsored by North Carolina Baptist Hospital Division of Faith and Health

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 CBFNC General Assembly, Called to Freedom, held at First, Raleigh.


Ministerial Transitions Team

CBFNC is pleased to announce the creation of a new team to work with Jack Causey and our Regional Coordinators to assist churches and ministers experiencing leadership transition. These “Ministerial Transition Facilitators” will be available to churches to help them in the following ways: • Explain the various “Options for the Interim” when there is a pastoral vacancy and refer them to potential interim ministers • Provide orientation, training and/or coaching/ consultation for search committees and congregations in the interim period • In collaboration with Jack Causey and the CBFNC office, provide names of potential candidates for ministerial vacancies We are delighted that the following persons, who bring a wealth of experience in diverse roles, will be serving as our initial Ministerial Transition Facilitators: Mike Cogdill, Buies Creek Terry Hamrick, Asheville Mike Queen, Winston-Salem Please see the CBFNC website, www.cbfnc.org, for more information, including how to contact this team.

Regional Coordinators Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 4

– Western: Gail Coulter ................................. coulterjg@bellsouth.net – Foothills: David Smith . ................................. davsmith@charter.net – Triad: Bill Leathers ...................................... wleathers@triad.rr.com – South Central: Drag Kimrey................dragkimrey@roadrunner.com

Region 5 – Region 6 Region 7 Region 8

North Central: Tom Jackson ................................. pastortj@aol.com

– Capital: Mack Thompson.......................... mackthompson1@att.net – Southeast: Michael Johnson ........... mike_brenda2414@yahoo.com

– Northeast: Jesse Croom ............................ jmacroom@hotmail.com

CBFNC College Ministers

Ashley Mangrum, UNC Chapel Hill .................................... amangrum@cbfnc.org Lawrence Powers, East Carolina............................................. lpowers@cbfnc.org Danny Steis, Duke University ............................................ dannysteis@gmail.com Chris Towles, Wake Forest....................................................... towlescj@wfu.edu Kelly Brown, Western Carolina intern. ........ wcucoopstudentfellowship@gmail.com David Stone, UNC Asheville. ...................................................... dstone@unca.edu

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Alfred Ayscue becomes part-time CBF “field representative” in North Carolina; CBFNC General Assembly, Proclaiming Resurrection, held at Snyder Memorial, Fayetteville.


CBFNC Leadership 2013-2014 Though the CBFNC staff plays an important role, the most critical leaders of CBFNC are the elected members of our councils and planning teams. We are all grateful for their willingness to lend their leadership in this way.

Coordinating Council Ray Ammons, Gastonia, Moderator Lisa Rust, Lumberton, Moderator-Elect Marion Horton, Knightdale, Recorder Donna Bissette, Winston-Salem, Past-Moderator Mike Eddinger, Cary, Treasurer

Kathy Driver, Raleigh Heather Folliard, Durham David Hailey, Raleigh Jeff Matthis, Sylva

Rick Matthews, Winston-Salem Doug Murray, Wilson Mike Queen, Winston-Salem Susan Taylor, Chapel Hill

Faith Formation Ministry Council Stella Perrin, Taylorsville, Chair Katie Fam Roscoe, Southern Pines, Chair-Elect

Giles Blankenship, Fayetteville Beth Cockman-Wood, Sanford Brian Harrington, Liberty Kerrie Clayton Jordan, Smithfield

Barbara Glasgow, Zebulon Tyler Roach, Morganton Sophia Steibel, Boiling Springs Scott Thrailkill, Goldsboro

Leadership Development Ministry Council Layne Rogerson, Greenville, Chair Shane Nixon, Mocksville, Chair-Elect

Ed Beddingfield, Fayetteville Sarah Boberg, Red Springs Jerry Chiles, Raleigh John Daniels, Waynesville

Linda Winslow, Jamestown, Chair Blake Dempsey, Nashville, Chair-Elect

Elba Benitez, Pittsboro Everette Clark, Enka Allison Gallimore, Oxford Brandon Hudson, Winston-Salem

Kheresa Harmon, Shelby Mark Reece, Mount Airy Nathan Rice, Southern Pines

Missions Ministry Council Michael Lea, West Jefferson Nate Leonard, Morehead City Paula McCosh, Fayetteville Mike Womble, Wilmington

Endowment Management Board Ron Cava, Henderson Byrns Coleman, Wingate

Scott Hudgins, Winston-Salem Anissa Nixon, Mocksville

CBFNC Staff Larry Hovis, Executive Coordinator Ka’thy Gore Chappell, Leadership Development Coordinator Rick Jordan, Church Resources Coordinator Linda Jones, Missions Coordinator Jim Hylton, Business Administration Coordinator Jack Causey, Ministerial Resources Coordinator Wanda Kidd, College Ministry Coordinator

Eddie Hammett, Church and Clergy Coach Javier Benitez, Hispanic Ministry Leader Coach Rebekah Ayers, Programs Manager Sarah Mitchell, Communications Manager Gail McAlister, Financial Manager Derek Wilhelm, Administrative Assistant

2014 General Assembly Planning Team Lisa Rust, Chair

Children’s Assembly: Virginia Reynolds Local Arrangements: Rebekah Ayers, Rosemary Kellam, Kelly Stephens, Frances Upchurch Workshops: Lin Bunce, Christy Correll-Hughes, Kathy Driver, Chris Gambill, Brent Greene, Rick Jordan, Scott Orr, Steve Sumerel, Erin Walker Lysse, Derek Wilhelm, Steve Zimmerman Worship: Ka’thy Gore Chappell, Jerry Chiles, Heather Folliard, Larry Hovis, Lisa Rust, Alan Sherouse, Doug Vancil Exhibits: Linda Jones Publicity: Sarah Mitchell 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Lynn Odom becomes CBFNC secretary; CBFNC General Assembly, Bridging Generations, held at First, Asheville.


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Individual Contributors January 2012-January 2014

CBFNC is grateful to the following individuals and families who made one or more individual financial contributions to CBFNC from January 2012 through February 2014 as part of the 20/20 Campaign.

Primary Addressee..................................................City Clarence & Bonnie Adams................................ Charlotte Rennie & Sandy Adcock.................................. Pfafftown Anna & LaCount Anderson......................Scotland Neck Seth & Jennifer Asbill.................................... Knightdale Kesler & Ramona Askew......................................Enfield Alfred & Hazel Ayscue.............................. Rocky Mount Betty Babyak........................................................Raleigh JD & Margaret Baldree......................................... Shelby Laura Barclay & Ryan Eller..................... Louisville, KY Wayne & Anita Bare............................................. Garner Cos Barnes............................................... Southern Pines Emory Bass.................................................. Huntersville Debbie & Dean Baughn............................ Rutherfordton Cecelia Beck......................................................... Shelby Al & Pat Bennett........................................... Greensboro Caroline & Ralph Bentley............................... Statesville Bill & Leigh Bigger............................................ Durham David & Mavis Bissette...........................Winston Salem Donna & Steve Bissette..................................Clemmons Eunice Bland........................................................Raleigh Erskine Blankenship.......................................... Beaufort Ken & Gail Boaz......................................Winston Salem Brad and Sarah Boberg................................ Red Springs Tom & Betty Bodkin............................................Raleigh John & Nola Boezeman.......................................... Apex Karen & Steve Bolton......................................... Durham Gregory & Donna Bowers............................. Winterville Melanie & Alan Boyer.................................... Greenville Mary Boyles.............................................Winston Salem Josh & Jessica Breazeale................................ Greenville Tommy & Gail Bridges....................................... Sanford Carol Brown.................................................... Greenville Catherine Brown.............................................Oak Ridge Dustin Brown....................................................Asheboro Kelly Brown............................................................ Sylva Mary Brown.........................................................Raleigh Martha & H.T. Bryson...................................... Charlotte Charles & Grace Bullard...................................Asheboro Dean Bumgardner..................................... Mc Leansville Warner & Roberta Bumgardner..................... Wadesboro Linden & Alice Burch............................. Lake Junaluska Hugh & Vickie Burlington....................................... Cary Morgan Burnett............................................ Waynesville Karen Burnette........................................................ Sylva Don & Mary Byrd......................................... Mount Airy Jim & Joyce Camp...........................................Lexington Robert & Cindy Canoy......................................... Shelby Bette Carter..........................................................Raleigh Tony Cartledge........................................................ Apex Jack & Mary Lib Causey................................ Statesville Kenny & Trishia Chapman.............................Cullowhee Ka’thy & Russell Chappell......................Winston Salem James & Elizabeth Clark..........................Hendersonville Susan Clark............................................................. Apex Edward & Nelda Cockman...............................West End

Beth & Richard Wood......................................... Sanford Betty & Austin Connors.......................................Raleigh Rose Cotton........................................................... Angier Gail & Dutch Coulter...............................Hendersonville Terry & Judy Cox............................................High Point Jim Cross...............................................................Oxford Barbara Dallas..........................................................Eden Carol & Danny Dalton...................................Swannanoa Lou & Carl Dawson.............................................Raleigh Brian & Dannelle Dickens..................................Whittier Michael Dixon.......................................... Elizabeth City Barbara Doster.........................................Winston Salem Elizabeth Dunn..........................................Cumming, GA Carol Dunning............................................... Mount Airy Ruth Durham...................................................High Point Jennie & Edward Easterly.............................Pickens, SC Charles & Julia Edwards..........................Winston Salem Elizabeth & Mark Edwards...............................Nashville Marti Edwards.............................................Lakeland, FL Wallace & Matha Edwards..........................Spring Hope Jerry Ellington.................................................Henderson Susan & Matt Ellington......................................Zebulon Jane & Richard Eskew.............................Winston Salem Johnnie Evans................................................ Morrisville Patsy & Robert Everhart.................................Clemmons Steven & Barbara Everhart........................... Wilmington Judy Farrow.................................................. Wilmington Kimberly & Michael Ferguson................ Fort Hood, TX Sue Fitzgerald..........................................Winston Salem Heather Foster......................................................... Sylva Marie & Steven Fox............................................. Benson Debra & Curtis Freeman..................................... Durham Woodrow Freeze................................................. Bullock Brad Galbraith...................................................Asheville Hubert & Marguerite Garner.............................. Sanford Kelley & Greg Garris...................................... Smithfield Jack & Ruby Gentry........................................Clemmons Roger & Deidra Gilbert................................ Mount Airy Lou Ann & Trey Gilliam............................ Murfreesboro Jack & Barbara Glasgow....................................Zebulon Virginia Griffin.................................................... Monroe Irvin & Ruth Anne Grigg............................. Kernersville Mary Ann Grindstaff..........................................Gastonia Mike & Kim Grizzard.................................... Winterville Shannon & David Hall........................................ Mebane Joyce Hamby..................................................Yadkinville Tommy & Pat Hardin......................................... Spindale Christine & Allen Harker............................... Winterville Katee & John Harris..........................................Rose Hill Cathy & Bill Hartsell........................................ Charlotte Pat & Asad Hashemi............................................Raleigh Vanessa & David Hawes................................. Whiteville James & Doris Helvey.............................Winston Salem Rena & Bill Henderson................................... Ridgecrest Frank Hendrick....................................................... Elkin James & Linda Henson................................... Albemarle

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 First 3-year strategic plan adopted; Coordinating Council divides itself into task forces to establish ministry areas; CBFNC General Assembly, Worldwide W.E.B.: Ways for Empowering Baptists, held at First, Greensboro.


Scott Henson........................................................Maiden Jerry & Carole Hepler...........................................Supply Brenda Hipp................................................. Thomasville Cathy & Mike Hopkins................................. Fayetteville Don & Jo Ann Horton.........................................Zebulon Marion & Donald Horton............................... Knightdale Larry & Kim Hovis.......................................... Pfafftown Barry & Amanda Howard..........................Pensacola, FL Barbara Huggins..................................................Raleigh Doris Hughes......................................................Edenton Jane Hunnicutt..............................................Weaverville John Hunnicutt............................................. Thomasville Jesse & Lindsay Hunt............................................Boone John Hunt................................................Boiling Springs Josh & Sacha Hunt.....................................Anderson, SC Louis Hunter................................................Tobaccoville Rebecca & Mark Maynard...................................... Elkin Jerry & Peggy Isley...................................... Kernersville Nancy & Franlin Ivey..................................... Statesville Beth James..................................................... Laurinburg Bob & Elaine Jeffcoat......................................... Durham Brenda & Mike Johnson....................................Rowland Paul & Vera Johnson............................................... Nebo Linda & Joseph Jones.....................................Clemmons Van & June Jones.................................................Raleigh

Dane Jordan........................................................Wingate Rick & Susan Jordan....................................... Lewisville Larry & Sharon Kallam.......................................... Elkin Rebecca & Larry Keesler.............................. Mount Airy Fred Kelly..................................................... Wilmington Wanda & Dan Kidd.........................................Cullowhee Drag & Carolyn Kimrey................................ Laurinburg Elissa Kincaid..................................................... Hickory Cathy Kiser..............................................Winston Salem Lou Kline.............................................................Raleigh Shirley & Dean Kool.............................................. Sylva Joseph & Meade Lamb............................. Elizabeth City Bob & Rhea Lamb................................................ Shelby Sara & Sturat Lamkin......................................Louisburg Mable Laney...................................................Burlington John Lawrence.....................................................Raleigh Aileen & Jay Lawrimore...................................Asheville Bill & Crystal Leathers............................Winston Salem Dianne & Van Lewis.........................................Farmville Steve & Alice Little............................................. Marion Melissa & Damon Long............................. Hamptonville Dan & Beverly Lunsford..................................Mars Hill Mary & Greg Martin.....................................Weaverville Milton Martin.............................................Hopewell, VA Carolyn & Rick Matthews.......................Winston Salem

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Bob Patterson becomes first full-time CBFNC Coordinator; CBFNC General Assembly, Taking the Next Steps, held at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem.


Paula & Scot McCosh................................... Fayetteville Corene McDaniel........................................... Forest City Karen & Randy McKinney..................................Raleigh Shirley McLellan............................................High Point Marcia McQueen.....................................................Eden Roella Mellnik............................................... Forest City Geneva Metzger............................................ Greensboro Gene & Jean Millsaps...................................Mooresville Harold Mitchell......................... North Myrtle Beach, SC Memory Mitchell.................................................Raleigh Sarah Mitchell..........................................Winston Salem Helen Moore Montgomery...................... McKinney, TX Margaret Moore....................................................... King James & Margaret Morgan......................Winston Salem Mark Munday.......................................................Raleigh Doug & Candace Murray......................................Wilson Russell & Nancy Myers.................................. Albemarle Charles & Janice Nicholson........................... Forest City Matt & Michelle Norman...................................... Leland Dee Dee Oakey....................................................... Gates Daniel Odom...................................................High Point James & Starr Oliver.............................. Chesapeake, VA Stacy & Sam Pardue............................................Raleigh Esther & Tim Parker............................................Raleigh Margie & Carl Parker............................................... Cary Susan & Wally Pasour.....................................Haw River Jason Perry....................................................Weaverville William Phillips..............................................Cullowhee Dan C. Phipps...................................Surfside Beach, SC Betty & Carson Pittman..................................State Road Jack & Dixie Porter..............................................Raleigh Claire Presley.......................................................... Gates Clara C. Privott.......................................... Rocky Mount Bo & Gail Prosser..........................................Tucker, GA Mike & Bobbie Queen.................................. Wilmington Mary Lou Ragan.......................................Fuquay Varina David & Pattie Ramsaur................................ Lumberton Donnie & Ann Ramsey.................................Weaverville Lucy Rash....................................................... Statesville Kim & Robby Ray............................................ Charlotte Paul & Anne Raybon.......................................... Candler Phillip & Betsy Reynolds................................... Hickory Jan & Larry Rhodes..........................................Asheville Jerry & Eileen Richards.......................................... Apex Jonathan Rigsbee......................................... Kernersville Kennon & Peggie Roberson.....................Winston Salem Paul Rogers..................................................... Tabor City Nancy Rogers...................................................... Mebane William Rogers............................................... Albemarle Lisa & Kenneth Rust...................................... Lumberton Brickson Sam.................................................... Charlotte Sandi Schneider...................................................Raleigh William & Carolyn Scoggins.................... Elizabethtown Martha & Fred Senter...................................... Hallsboro Milton & Joan Sewell................................... Mount Airy Janice Sharpe................................................... Hiddenite Shirley Shelburne............................................. Lillington Charlotte Shelton...................................................Ayden

Michael & Sandra Simmons........................ Buies Creek Martha & Wilbert Simmons.............................. Charlotte John & Priscilla Singletary................................Pittsboro Gary & Suzanne Skeen................................. Duluth, GA Amanda Smith.................................................... Lowgap Bobbye Smith................................................Yadkinville Christine Smith................................................... Clayton Roy & Charlotte Smith............................Winston Salem Sharon & Paul Smith.........................................Gastonia Shirley Smith........................................................ Trinity Sylvia Smith............................................................ Gates William & June Smith..............................Winston Salem Jo Ann & Ed Stancil..................................... Wake Forest Frances Stewart........................................Winston Salem Sandy Stillman-Alvin..........................................Raleigh Doris Stocks....................................................High Point David & Kristin Stone......................................Mars Hill Teresa & Chuck Stratton............................... Youngsville Terri & David Stratton..............................Fuquay Varina Jim & Marion Summerville...........................Chapel Hill Ruben & Margie Swint............................. Snellville, GA Charles & Ellen Tabor..............................Winston Salem Jimmy & Dot Taylor........................................... Monroe Susan Taylor...................................................Chapel Hill Virginia & Ralph Taylor................................Chapel Hill Kristen Thayer.....................................................Raleigh Leon & Joyce Thomas..................................... Southport Anita Thompson..................................................Ahoskie Jean & Theodore Thompson............................. Charlotte Mack & Carol Thompson....................................Raleigh Susan Ulrich.................................................. Fayetteville Angela & David Vess............................................... Cary Jeffrey & Tonya Vickery.................................Cullowhee Don & Grace Wagner................................ Mc Leansville Betty & Robert Wainwright..................................Oxford Olivia & Andy Wakefield................................. Lillington Ann Wall..............................................................Raleigh Johnnie Wallace................................................ Charlotte Mitch & Donna Ann Watson......................... Fayetteville Kimsey & Renea Welch...............................Trent Woods Neil & Whitney Westbrook............................... Salisbury Amy Whittington................................................. Benson Jean Williams............................................ Elizabeth City Mary & James Williams...................................... Durham Tim & Lynda Willis.................................... Clemson, SC Candy & Dick Wilson......................................Columbus Creely Wilson.............................................. Franklin, TN David & Ann Wilson................................. Maryville, TN Wanda Wilson...............................................Weaverville Linda Winslow............................................... Jamestown Lisa Wolfe....................................................... Whiteville Marshall Woodall............................................. Lillington Ray & Melba Wyche....................................... Whiteville Richard & Betty Wynne.......................................Raleigh Doris Yates...............................................Winston Salem Tyanna Yonkers................................................... Calypso Bert & Tiffany Young................................... Bladenboro

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 CBFNC moves to new office space; Jim Fowler becomes Missions Coordinator; Gail McAlister becomes Financial Assistant; CBFNC General Assembly, Many Gifts, One Spirit, held at First, Lumberton.


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Exhibits Special Events and Information: n Exhibits are open Friday 11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. There will be an Exhibit Hall Gathering Friday 3:15-4:15 p.m.

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Schools: Campbell University Divinity School Chowan University Duke Divinity School Baptist House of Studies Gardner-Webb University and School of Divinity Mars Hill University McAfee School of Theology Meredith College Wake Forest University School of Divinity Wingate University Publishing: A Pair of Docs Publishing Associated Baptist Press/Religious Herald FaithLab Smyth & Helwys Publishing Baptists Today/Nurturing Faith Partners and Friends: Back Pack Meals Ministry Baptist Center for Ethics/Prison Ministry Baptist Children’s Homes of NC, Inc. Baptist History and Heritage Society Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty Baptist Retirement Homes of NC Baptist Women In Ministry of NC Barnabas Partnership Baptist Bible School of Belize CBF Current Christian Women’s/Men’s Job Corps of NC Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

ENC Stop Human Trafficking Now Fellowship of Baptist Educators International Civil Rights Center and Museum Ken Medema North Carolina Baptist Foundation North Carolina Baptist Men North Carolina Council of Churches Pastor as Spiritual Guide, David Whiteman Resort Area Ministries Together For Hope, KY Gorgeous Gals Jewelry Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center - FaithHealth Div. Woman’s Missionary Union of NC

Friday Night Anniversary Celebration and Mission Personnel Guests Cecelia Beck, Shelby LaCount and Anna Anderson, Northeast NC Hyaets Community, Charlotte Paula Settle, Together for Hope, Kentucky CBF Field Personnel, Africa Marc and Kim Wyatt, San Diego 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Theological Education Scholarships are distributed for the first time. Four partner schools, Campbell University Divinity School, Duke Divinity’s Baptist House of Studies, Wake Forest University School of Divinity, and Gardner-Webb School of Divinity, receive $5,000 each to disburse.


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Adults — Small Church: Grace, Fellowship and Service on the Journey, Alex and Allison Gallimore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Children — Children’s Ministry Reboot, Brent Greene. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . College — Building Intentional College Community, Lawrence Powers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youth/Adult — Ministering to Youth and Adults by Sharing in their Life Stories, Brandon McKoy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Identity Formation According to Ephesians, Jim McConnell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108C A Conversation with the 20th Anniversary Vision Team. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 CBFNC 101, Larry Hovis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319 Reconnecting Faith and Health, Chris Gambill and Sharon Engebretson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chapel The Role of the Church in the Civil Rights Movement, Bamidele Demerson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322 What does the Bible Say About Church-State Separation?, Dave Stratton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322A Innovative Church Staffing Models, Bill Wilson and Eddie Hammett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101C The Improvisational Leader, Bo Prosser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Discover a New Resource for Adult and Youth Sunday School, Kim Hovis and Tony Cartledge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101B Gift-Based Ministry: Using Your Deacons’ Strengths, Scott Orr and Kent Benfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108B Handling Conflict in the Church, David Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Worship and Christian Education Without Words?, Melissa Guthrie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108A Embracing a New Missional Reality, Terry Hamrick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203

Missions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 When You Can’t Use Your Name, CBF Field Personnel n

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I Was Hungry, and You Gave Me Something to Eat, Wesley Spears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Partnering for Women and Their Children: Baptist Children’s Homes and CWJC, Cara Lynn Vogel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322B Welcoming the Stranger, John Faison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322E Trail Marks: Collaborative Ministry with Families of Children and Youth, Tommy Bratton and Jenny Lee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108D Funding Your Congregation’s Mission (Hint: it starts with Mission!), Don Durham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108F What the Experts Wish You Knew: The Best Practices of Web Developers and Bloggers, Natalie Aho. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 Sunday Morning Gathering as Conversation, Ken Medema. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sanctuary

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Two of the earliest CBFNC new church starts, Providence, Hendersonville, and Heritage, Wake Forest, are founded.

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SESSION 2 Friday, 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm A description of each workshop follows the session listings. Any last-minute changes will be posted at the designated room. Most workshops are only offered once this year. Please plan accordingly. Ministry Workshop, Presenter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Room n

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Adult — Adult Bible Study Materials - Which One Do We Choose and Why?, Brent Greene. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 A College — CBFNC’s Role in the Future of Collegiate Ministry, Wanda Kidd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 B Youth — Missions That Matter: How Youth Can Make a Lasting Impact in Their Communities, Elizabeth Edwards . . . . . . 322 C Biblical Women You Wouldn’t Want to Mess With, Tony Cartledge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

CBFNC A Conversation with the 20th Anniversary Vision Team. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 CBFNC Budget Overview, CBFNC Staff and CBFNC Finance Committee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 n

Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors Reconnecting Faith and Health, Chris Gambill and Sharon Engebretson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chapel n

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Baptist Identity in the 21st Century, Bruce Gourley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322 A Collision of Cultures: Islam, Judaism, and Christian Europe in the Middle Ages, Scott Culclasure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322 B Religious Liberty and the Intersection of Church and State , Rebecca Mathis, Mark Edwards and Daniel Glaze . . . . . . . . . . 322 E Session 2 continued on next page

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Leadership Innovative Church Staffing Models, Bill Wilson and Eddie Hammett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 C Leading Positive Change, David Key. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Leading with Hopeful Imagination, Jayne Davis and Mike Queen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 B n

Local Church Connecting with the People Jesus Misses Most, Jerry Chiles and Randy Carter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Small Church: Being the Church - Who Are Your Neighbors? , Alex and Allison Gallimore, and Mark Reece . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 C Still....Discerning Spiritual Gifts, facilitated by Lisa Grissom, CBFNC Divinity Student Task Force, and guest panelists Cindy Bolden, Ebony Grissom, Kyle Caudle, and Eric Porterfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 C Worship and Christian Education Without Words?, Melissa Guthrie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 A n

Meet-Up Groups Children — Children’s Ministry Meet-Up: Resource Sharing , Christy Correll-Hughes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 n

Missional Church Dawnings - An Intentional Journey Towards Missional Ministry, Bo Prosser. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Pilgrim Practices: Connecting Faith and Social Action to Make Disciples, Kristopher Norris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 n

Missions Ministry to Invisible People: The Trafficked, Refugees, Immigrants and Internationals in Academic Settings, Marc and Kim Wyatt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 n

Social Justice Human Trafficking in NC – What Can Churches Do to Help? , Pam Strickland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319 D Invisible Neighbors – If You Don’t See Them, You’re Not Looking, LaCount and Anna Anderson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319 C Moving Upriver: From Charity to Justice, Alan Sherouse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322 Screening of Through the Door, A Documentary on Prisons and Faith, Robert Parham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sanctuary The Church and Reconciliation Within, Hannah McMahan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 n

Spirituality Praying Our Way Forward: Pursuing Reconciliation Through Prayer, Nathan Parrish and CBFNC Racial Reconciliation Ministry Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 G n

Stewardship Choosing Your Retirement Path: Five Strategies to Help Smooth Out the Ride Through Retirement, Stephen L. Foster . . . . 108 D n

Technology Using New Media to Enhance Bible Study, David Cassady . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 n

Worship Leadership Reclaiming the Narrative in Preaching, Tito Madrazo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 E Story-Shaped Worship: Going “Liturgical” Without Losing the Congregation, Steven Harmon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 F save the date save the date

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Preaching Hope 2014 Elevating Preaching Conference

Duke University Divinity School Monday, September 22, 2014 Speakers include Susan Sparks, Richard Lischer, Nora Tisdale, and William Barber

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Rick Jordan becomes Church Resources Coordinator; Youth Ministry Planning Team is formed; CBFNC General Assembly, Find Us Faithful, held at Hayes Barton, Raleigh.

WORKSHOPS

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SESSION 3 Friday, 4:15 - 5:15pm A description of each workshop follows the session listings. Any last-minute changes will be posted at the designated room. Most workshops are only offered once this year. Please plan accordingly. Ministry Workshop, Presenter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Room

Age Group Ministries

Adult — Arrive Alive by 9:45, Steve Zimmerman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 A Children — Hands On: Children Construct the Ark of the Covenant and Herod’s Temple, Stephen Little. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208

CBFNC

A Conversation with the 20th Anniversary Vision Team. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201

Christians: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

The Gospel and the “Nones”:  Retelling the Jesus Story, Bill Leonard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Leadership

Doesn’t Someone Have to be in Charge?, Jason Williams and Tim Moore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Leadership Through Grid-building, Wanda Kidd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Session 3 continued on next page

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Steve Pressley commissioned to write 10-year history; State-wide strategic planning process launched; Ukraine mission partnership is established.


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Local Church

Congregational Gardens: Lessons and Models From Dirty Hands, Don Durham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 F Deacons as Spiritual Leaders, Daniel Vestal and Donald Horton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 How Christian Coaching Can Benefit Your Church, Eddie Hammett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Interacting with Internationals, Alicia Turner Beard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 C Talking About Sexuality: How Your Congregation Can Have the Discussion While Building Community, Lin Carter . . . . . 108 E The ACA and Your Church, Jason Cogdill and Jim Hylton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 G

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Internationals/Refugees, Jimmie Hughes and Marc and Kim Wyatt — facilitators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319 D Prison Ministry, Terri Stratton — facilitator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319 C Youth Ministry, Brian Lockamy — facilitator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 B

Missional Church

Embracing a New Missional Reality, Terry Hamrick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203

Missions

Journeys of Faith: Curriculum with a New Missional Message , Abby Pratt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204

Social Justice

Hunger — The Greatest Epidemic Facing the World Today, Don Milholin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322 A Racial Taboo: Talking about Race, Brian Grimm, Matt Cook, Eric Porterfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322 C The Struggle with Affluence, Cara Lynn Vogel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322 B Welcoming the Stranger, John Faison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322 E

Spirituality

Prayer Stations, Rebecca Husband-Maynard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322

Stewardship

Needs and Wants: How to Pay for Both in Retirement, Stephen L. Foster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 D

Technology

Privacy, Security and Bullies, Oh My!, Brian Foreman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218

Worship Leadership

Re-Imagining Worship — with God Foremost, Dan Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 B

Impacting Tomorrow 2014 Oakmont Baptist Church Greenville, North Carolina May 16-17, 2014

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 First annual Youth Ministers Retreat is held; Children’s Retreats begin; CBFNC General Assembly, Connecting People and God in Christ through the Ministry and Mission of CBFNC, held at First, Gastonia.

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Age Group Ministry

Adult Bible Study Materials - Which One Do We Choose and Why? Brent Greene, Minister of Spiritual Growth at First, Winston-Salem, session 2 room 218A Participants will consider the purpose of their Bible study ministry as well as review study materials that impact class, church and own personal growth. Evaluate different types of resources for Sunday Bible study and small groups. Arrive Alive by 9:45 Steve Zimmerman, Founder of Barnabas Partnership, session 3 room 218A Adult leaders will find tools on their spiritual journey to make their Bible study groups become real before they ever set foot in the classroom! Children’s Ministry Reboot Brent Greene, Minister of Spiritual Growth at First, Winston-Salem, session 1 room 218A Is your children’s ministry making a difference? Participants will consider their church, community and context in order to discover news ways to minister with and to children in order to making lasting impact. Building Intentional College Community Lawrence Powers, CBFNC College Minister at East Carolina University, session 1 room 322C What do Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Shane Claiborne have in common with a group of students from East Carolina University? Sharing life together in Christian Community. Come hear stories of how God has transformed the lives of these ordinary radicals.

You Too Can Feed Hungry Children!

www.barnabaspartnership.com Drop by our booth today! We can be just the thing your church needs this year to go forward!

We currently provide weekend meals and snacks to 330 students. We also partner with other community organizations to provide a summer feeding program, a weekly market and summer camp opportunity.

Vist our website and discover how you can partner with oher other individuals, interfaith churches and business partners to impact a child throughout the school year.

foodfordays.org 224 Rolling Hill Rd., Mooresville, NC 28117

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Mission Resource Plan (MRP) is developed; Larry Hovis becomes second CBFNC Coordinator; Youth Spring Retreats begin; Children’s Ministry Planning Team is formed.


Hands On: Children Construct the Ark of the Covenant and Herod’s Temple Stephen Little, Sunday School teacher and his students from First, Marion, session 3 room 208 Students will demonstrate how to make and how to present to their church the Ark of the Covenant and Herod’s Temple. Missions That Matter: How Youth Can Make a Lasting Impact in Their Communities Elizabeth Edwards, Associate Minister for Youth and Education at Lakeside, Rocky Mount, session 2 room 322C Are the mission projects you do with your youth as effective as they could be? Explore strategies and ideas for involving youth in work that will change lives, including their own. Ministering to Youth and Adults by Sharing in their Life Stories Brandon McKoy, Senior Pastor at New Hope, Gastonia; Associate of the Taos Institute; Adjunct Faculty, Gardner-Webb University; and author of Youth Ministry from the Outside In: How Relationships and Stories Shape Identity, session 1 room 218B Have you ever thought about the way we share life stories? We will explore basic elements in life stories and how knowing these can enhance ministry. Small Church: Grace, Fellowship and Service on the Journey Alex and Allison Gallimore, Allison is lay leader at Hester, Oxford, where Alex pastors, session 1 room 218C Discover success in building a young adult Sunday School class (“the breakfast club”). n

Biblical Studies

Biblical Women You Wouldn’t Want to Mess With Tony Cartledge, Professor of Old Testament at Campbell University Divinity School; Writer, Nurturing Faith Bible Studies; Contributing Editor, Baptists Today, session 2 room 102 The Hebrew Bible admires women who think, act, and do what needs to be done. We’ll look in – carefully – on several of them. Identity Formation According to Ephesians Jim McConnell, Assistant Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity, session 1 room 108C Explore how Ephesians envisions one’s existence in Christ, both the spiritual and physical aspects thereof. n

CBFNC

A Conversation with the 20th Anniversary Vision Team 20th Anniversary Vision Team, sessions 1,2,3 room 201 A special team was formed at the 2012 General Assembly to listen to the Spirit and our Fellowship to discern our mission and ministry focus as we move into our third decade. Enjoy time with this team to learn more about their work and the recommendations they will bring on Saturday morning. CBFNC 101 Larry Hovis,CBFNC Executive Coordinator, session 1 room 319 Even in churches that have been supporters of CBF for years, many of the laity don’t really understand CBF beliefs, ministries, finances or organizational issues. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to hear a basic overview of CBF (state and national) as well as ask questions about matters you don’t understand. No question is off limits.

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 First CEU-accredited workshops for Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors offered at CBFNC General Assembly; CBF National General Assembly held in Charlotte.

WORKSHOPS

CBFNC’s Role in the Future of Collegiate Ministry Wanda Kidd, College Ministry Coordinator at CBFNC and CBF, session 2 room 218B The shift in collegiate ministry through the historically Baptist way has caused many to question the future of Baptist collegiate ministry and CBFNC’s role in that future. Join us to talk about where CBFNC is already engaged and where we are headed in the future.


WORKSHOPS

CBFNC Budget Overview Jim Hylton, CBFNC Business Administration Coordinator; Gail McAlister, CBFNC Financial Manager; and CBFNC Finance Committee members Mike Eddinger, Mike Queen, Marion Horton, and Donna Bissette, session 2 room 202 The financial report for our 2013-2014 fiscal year and the 2014-2015 budget are open for discussion. n

Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors

Reconnecting Faith and Health Chris Gambill and Sharon Engebretson, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, FaithHealth Division, sessions 1, 2 Chapel Explore how congregations can work hand-in-hand with health providers to make individuals and communities healthier both physically and spiritually. Reconnecting faith and health can help both congregations and communities experience more of God’s “shalom” in their midst. (CEUs offered) n

Christians: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Baptist Identity in the 21st Century Bruce Gourley, Executive Director, Baptist History and Heritage Society, session 2 room 322A A conversation about the current state and future of Baptist identity, including some suggestions for living an informed Baptist faith in the public eye. Collision of Cultures: Islam, Judaism, and Christian Europe in the Middle Ages Scott Culclasure, Sunday school teacher at First, Greensboro, and Social Studies Department Chair, American Hebrew Academy, Greensboro, session 2 room 322B The sometimes peaceful but often violent contact and collision between these three medieval cultures help describe the sources of diversity and division we know in our world.

The Pastor as Spiritual Guide Program

is an ecumenical continuing education program for experienced pastors. Supported by a diverse community of peers, pastors study and practice spiritual disciplines for their own spiritual enrichment with a view to deepen the faith lives of their people. This ninemonth program is designed to help pastors move from “running a church” to embracing their role as spiritual guides and to renewing their unique calling and joy in ministry. Now enrolling for the 2014 fall semester. Contact David Whiteman at (919) 631-2492 or dhwhiteman@embarqmail.com.

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Virginia Taylor, Kevin Ritter, Bill Slater, David Whiteman, Doug Murray, Jimmy Allen, Larry Williams, Lloyd Braswell, Sean Roberts, Ande Myers, Billie Lawson, David Elks, David Hailey, Roger Gilbert, Len Keever, Joey McNeill, Lewis Murdock, Gordon Wright, Derrill Smith, Don Harvey, Jack Glasgow, Stephen Jolly, Wayne Bennett, Louise Hilvert, Greg Rogers, Larry Hovis, Layne Smith, Bill Ireland, Mike Parnell, Mike Currin, Mike Lee, and Randy Sherron.

http://pastorspiritualguide.org or find us on Facebook 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 CBFNC General Assembly, CBFNC @ 10: Coming of Age, held at First, Greensboro; Nancy Parks becomes office manager.


The Gospel and the “Nones”:  Retelling the Jesus Story Bill Leonard, The James and Marilyn Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies, Professor of Church History, School of Divinity, Wake Forest University, session 3 room 102 Much has been written about the “nones,” a growing number of people who claim no religious affiliation. How do Baptists retell the “old, old story” to those who think they’ve heard enough or no longer want to hear? The Role of the Church in the Civil Rights Movement Bamidele Demerson, Executive Director at The International Civil Rights Center and Museum, Greensboro, session 1 room 322 A retrospective look at faith-based communities during the intense struggles for social justice in the 1950s and 1960s prompts us to ask: “Where do houses of worship stand regarding civil rights concerns that face our society today?” What does the Bible Say About Church-State Separation? Dave Stratton, Senior Pastor at Woodhaven, Apex, session 1 room 322A What are the biblical and/or theological arguments for or against church-state separation if such arguments exist? n

Leadership

Doesn’t Someone Have to be in Charge? Jason Williams, Director of Youth Programs at Mecklenburg Ministries and Co-founder of Hyaets in Charlotte; Tim Moore, Pastor at Sardis, Charlotte, session 3 room 115 Learn about collaborative leadership models for the church and community in an age of part-time staff and fewer volunteers, including stories, examples and best practices. Innovative Church Staffing Models Bill Wilson, Director, The Center for Healthy Churches; Eddie Hammett, CBFNC Church and Clergy Coach, sessions 1, 2 room 101C Every congregation wrestles with how to staff for effective ministry. Financial constraints continue to impact that conversation. Learn some creative and innovative ways to address this opportunity. Leadership Through Grid-Building Wanda Kidd, College Ministry Coordinator at CBFNC and CBF, session 3 room 116 Many of us think of leadership as a role we have in front of a group or one-on-one, but another component of leadership is connecting people to people. That connection provides internal leadership and that leadership skill is vital to sustaining the mission of the group or organization long-term. Leading Positive Change David Key, Director of Baptist Studies at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, session 2 room 112 Develop the capability to lead positive change and to mobilize the capabilities of others in achieving positive change. Leading with Hopeful Imagination Jayne Davis, Minister of Spiritual Formation at First, Wilmington; and Mike Queen, Interim Pastor of First, Winston-Salem, session 2 room 108B Create space for God to move in your congregation by making YES the default setting, learning to trust, recognizing the unseen hand of God, and becoming a permission-giving church. The Improvisational Leader Bo Prosser, Ministries Coordinator at CBF National, session 1 room 101 We need to know how to say “yes-and” to one another. We need to be prepared to lead to meet the obligations of leadership while exceeding the expectations of followers. Come join in the fun in this highly interactive learning experience.

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 New Council Structure is implemented; Youth Ski Retreats begin; Youth Choir Festivals begin.

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Religious Liberty and the Intersection of Church and State Rebecca Mathis, Executive Director of the Good Samaritan Clinic of Jackson County in Sylva; Mark Edwards, attorney in Nashville; and Daniel Glaze, Pastor of First, Ahoskie, session 2 room 322E Leaders from the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty will facilitate an interactive discussion on the historic Baptist principle of religious freedom along with current church-state issues.


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Local Church

Congregational Gardens: Lessons & Models from Dirty Hands Don Durham, Founder of Healing Springs Acres and Intentional Interim Pastor at Jersey, Lexington, session 3 room 108F Grow community through growing food. NC has four of the nation’s top ten cities with highest rates of food insecurity. Learn from other congregations’ experiences to see how your church might help. Connecting with the People Jesus Misses Most Jerry Chiles, coach and consultant from Raleigh; and Randy Carter, Pastor at First, Hillsborough, session 2 room 113 We are called to evangelism but the word evangelism brings powerfully negative images for many of us. Join us in “evangelism rehab” as we explore and discover some positive images that will enable us to connect with people Jesus misses most. Deacons as Spiritual Leaders Daniel Vestal, Director of the Eula Mae and John Baugh Center of Baptist Leadership at Mercer University; and Donald Horton, Deacon at Zebulon, Zebulon, session 3 room 112 Nowadays, deacons are assigned a variety of tasks and responsibilities in Baptist churches. Regardless of their function, deacons should pay attention to their own spiritual formation as a foundation for providing spiritual leadership. In this workshop, we will explore this side of deacon ministry, as well as the possibility of forming an ongoing CBFNC Deacon Network. Discover a New Resource for Adult and Youth Sunday School Kim Hovis, Marketing Associate at “Baptists Today”; and Tony Cartledge, Contributing Editor at “Baptists Today” and Professor of Old Testament at Campbell University Divinity School, session 1 room 101B Are you looking for an exciting way to do Bible study? It includes biblical scholarship, abundant teaching resources, lectionary-based Baptist perspective, and relevant, creative youth resources.

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Belize mission partnership is established; North Carolinians Steve and Nancy James and Mike and Fran Graham become first CBF self-funded global missions personnel.


Handling Conflict in the Church David Key, Director of Baptist Studies at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, session 1 room 112 Explore the aspects of conflict and practical approaches to resolving it. How Christian Coaching Can Benefit Your Church Eddie Hammett, CBFNC Church and Clergy Coach, session 3 room 101 If your church is stuck and can’t seem to get off of the plateau or if you need support and encouragement to do strategic planning with your congregation ... CBFNC coaches can help! Interacting with Internationals Alicia Turner Beard, Children’s Pastor at Saint Andrews United Methodist Church, session 3 room 101C How do you teach English as a Second Language? What are ways you can befriend internationals in your neighborhood? Come gain creative ideas to interact with internationals. Small Church: Being the Church — Who Are Your Neighbors? Alex Gallimore, Pastor at Hester, Oxford; Allison Gallimore, Lay Leader at Hester, Oxford; and Mark Reece, Pastor at Piney Grove, Mount Airy, session 2 room 218C Discover success stories of small church growth. Still ... Discerning Spiritual Gifts CBFNC Divinity Student Task Force and Guest Panelists , session 2 room 108C As Christians, each of us are endowed with spiritual gifts. Discerning, embracing, and offering our spiritual gifts to our respective contexts is vital to God’s kingdom. Talking About Sexuality: How Your Congregation Can Have the Discussion While Building Community Lin Carter, Minister of Education and Outreach at First, Raleigh, session 3 room 108E How can we talk about this important yet divisive issue without alienating church members? What approaches lead to constructive conversations and a greater sense of unity? What processes and structures facilitate positive discussion even on this challenging topic? Learn from one church’s recent success story. The ACA and Your Church Jason Cogdill, Benefits Attorney; Jim Hylton, CBFNC Business Administration Coordinator; John Crouch, CPA, session 3 room 108G How the Affordable Care Act will affect your church. Worship and Christian Education Without Words? Melissa Guthrie, Founder and Executive Director at Salvage Garden, sessions 1, 2 room 108A Is your worship accessible? Churches often accommodate physical disabilities — how can we shape worship and Christian education in order to embrace a variety of special needs? Salvage Garden is a nonprofit organization with a one-of-a-kind sensory worship not bound by words. This workshop will be a sensory experience with theological insight and practical resources to create a spirit of hospitality and inclusion, as an individual and as a community of faith. n

Meet-Up Groups

 eet up groups are informal groups of persons who are interested in a particular ministry. Facilitated by an expert in the field, M this is not a “workshop” but a time for participants to share ideas, resources and best practices. Children’s Ministry Meet-Up: Resource Sharing, facilitated by Christy Correl-Hughes, session 2 room 208 Internationals/Refugees, facilitated by Jimmie Hughes and Marc and Kim Wyatt, San Diego, CA, session 3 room 319D Prison ministry, facilitated by Terri Stratton, Senior Chaplain at NC Department of Public Safety, Raleigh, session 3 room 319C Youth Ministers, faciliated by Brian Lockamy, Youth Minister at New Hope, Raleigh, session 3 room 218B

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 CBFNC General Assembly, Being the Presence of Christ NC Style!, held at Oakmont, Greenville.

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Gift-Based Ministry: Using Your Deacons’ Strengths Scott Orr, Pastor at Lindley Park, Greensboro; and Kent Benfield, Deacon at Lindley Park, Greensboro, session 1 room 108B Instead of asking your deacons to be all things to all people, why not help them cultivate the talents they already have and flourish?


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Missional Church

Dawnings — An Intentional Journey Towards Missional Ministry Bo Prosser, Ministries Coordinator at CBF National, session 2 room 101 Dawnings is an intentional journey towards missional ministry for your church. This is a series of spiritual conversations that will clarify the vision of your church, deepen the spiritual formation of your people, and broaden the ministry engagement into your community and beyond. Come learn and practice the art of spiritual conversation in this overview of the Dawnings experience. Embracing a New Missional Reality Terry Hamrick, Director of CBF Fellows Initiative and retired Coordinator of Leadership Development at CBF National, sessions 1, 3 room 203 “What is God calling you to be and do at this unique place and time?” After focusing on the “unique place and time” of where we find ourselves in 2014 and the tremendous cultural changes we are experiencing, we will be ready to focus on discerning God’s call. Pilgrim Practices: Connecting Faith and Social Action to Make Disciples Kristopher Norris, Baptist Minister and PhD Student in Christian Ethics at University of Virginia, session 2 room 203 Many observers point to a deep divide in churches today, with some focusing on personal salvation and others on social missions, often to the expense of the other. By exploring the spiritual, missional, and political practices of two of America’s most famous Baptist congregations, Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church and MLK’s Ebenezer Baptist, this workshop explores how politics may hold the key to a holistic mission for today’s church.

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1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Linda Jones becomes Missions Coordinator; Natalie Aho becomes Communications Manager; New Day campaign to promote Mission Resource Plan (MRP) is launched.


Missions

Journeys of Faith: Curriculum with a New Missional Message Abby Pratt, Mobilizer for the Faith to Action Initiative, session 3 room 204 People of faith have a critical role to play in addressing the vulnerable children crisis in Africa and worldwide. Journeys of Faith is an innovative study which guides churches in new missional practices by emphasizing partnerships with indigenous leaders to provide family and community care in meaningful, sustainable, and culturally appropriate ways. Ministry to Invisible People: The Trafficked, Refugees, Immigrants and Internationals in Academic Settings Marc and Kim Wyatt, CBF Field Personnel, CBF Internationals Team, Pacific Southwest Border Region, session 2 room 204 Multitude of internationals now live, work and study in the North American local church ministry field. Participants will meet and discover missional techniques from the example of CBF Field Personnel. When You Can’t Use Your Name CBF Field Personnel, session 1 room 208 Hear mission stories from field personnel who fly below the radar. Learn how to pray for workers and for the Church in places that are difficult to access. Think about connecting your church and sending workers to places that remain unpublicized. n

Social Justice

Human Trafficking in NC — What Can Churches Do to Help? Pam Strickland, Founder of Eastern NC Stop Human Trafficking Now, session 2 room 319D Learn why NC is one of the top ten states for prevalence of Human Trafficking. What can churches and individuals do to address and prevent this problem? Hunger — The Greatest Epidemic Facing the World Today Don Milholin, Executive Director/President, Out of the Garden Project, session 3 room 322A There is not a lack of food, simply a lack of distribution. How do you run an effective backpack project? With more than half our public students suffering from food insecurity, what should be our response as Christians? I Was Hungry, and You Gave Me Something to Eat Wesley Spears, Society of St. Andrew, session 1 room 204 Learn about hunger and food waste, and how your churches can feed hungry families and address food insecurity in your community. Invisible Neighbors – If You Don’t See Them, You’re Not Looking LaCount and Anna Anderson, CBF Field Personnel serving northeastern NC, session 2 room 319C The purpose of this workshop is to educate and open participants’ eyes to the plight of the poor ... whether a single mother in a third world country or the homeless person in your own backyard. Moving Upriver: From Charity to Justice Alan Sherouse, Pastor at First, Greensboro, session 2 room 322 A discussion of how ministries of charity, at which many churches excel, might serve as initial steps toward broader efforts of justice and transformation. Partnering for Women and Their Children: Baptist Children’s Homes and Christian Women’s Job Corps® Cara Lynn Vogel, State Coordinator at Christian Women’s Job Corps® of NC, a ministry of WMU, session 1 room 322B BCH and CWJC are partnering through Family Care Units to provide resources to single mothers and their children. Learn how you can become involved in this effort that is providing the skills to help keep these families together now and in the future. Racial Taboo: Talking about Race Brian Grimm, film maker; Matt Cook, Pastor at First, Wilmington; and Eric Porterfield, Pastor at Winter Park, Wilmington, session 3 room 322C  In his film, Racial Taboo, Wilmington director Brian Grimm explores the difficulties that black people and white people often have in talking with each other about race. In October, Racial Taboo was shown as part of an inter-racial gathering involving CBF churches, First, Wilmington, and Winter Park,Wilmington. View a portion of the film and join the conversation to follow. 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 “College Ministry Discussions” begin; Children’s Choir Festivals begin.

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Screening of Through the Door, A Documentary on Prisons and Faith Robert Parham, Executive Director at Baptist Center for Ethics and co-producer of Through the Door, session 2 sanctuary EthicsDaily.com’s newest documentary, Through the Door, explores how U.S. Christians are helping to transform the lives of those in and recently released from prison. The Struggle with Affluence Cara Lynn Vogel, State Coordinator at Christian Women’s Job Corps® of NC, a ministry of WMU, session 3 room 322B Both poverty and affluence are defined by life situation. Hear the stories of this panel who have struggled with the recognition that they live in affluence and how it has affected their response to their neighbors. The Church and Reconciliation Within Hannah McMahan, Coordinator at New Baptist Covenant, session 2 room 116 The church is called to be an agent of reconciliation in the world and in so many cases we have been just that. From aspects of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa to aspects of the Civil Rights movement in America, churches have worked to bring peace with justice and understanding with compassion. What happens, however, when the church ignores or even perpetuates division? In this workshop, we will explore the state of racial division in our Baptist family and consider what can and should be done to heal our division. Welcoming the Stranger John Faison, Executive Director at Centro Internacional de Raleigh, sessions 1, 3 room 322E Jesus makes his position on how to respond to strangers clear — when we welcome “the least of these,” he says, “you have done it unto me” (Matthew 25:40) — but it remains to be fully seen how his Church will respond. We will ask, “Am I thinking about immigration as a Christian?”, “Do I have my facts right?”, and “How have others responded?”

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Partnership with Companerismo Cristiano Emanuel begins; Belize Pastors School with 3-year-certificate program created.


Spirituality

Prayer Stations Rebecca Husband-Maynard, Founder of Stacking Stones Ministry, session 3 room 322 Prayer stations allow for a self-paced reflective time and space where participants intentionally connect with their faith in a tangible, creative way. Come encounter different approaches to prayer and spiritual reflection. Written instructions will be available to take with you for your own use. Praying Our Way Forward: Pursuing Reconciliation Through Prayer CBFNC Racial Reconciliation Committee, session 2 room 108G The CBFNC Racial Reconciliation Committee invites you to this time of directed reflection and prayer. The way forward on the journey of becoming ministers of reconciliation begins with being still, listening for God, confessing our sin, and seeking God’s empowering Presence. Trail Marks: Collaborative Ministry with Families of Children and Youth Tommy Bratton, Minister of Christian Formation at First, Asheville; and Jenny Lee, Minister with Students at First, Asheville, session 1 room 108D Experience a new model that invites parents, students, and ministers into close collaboration in an effort to provide holistic spiritual formation for life-long discipleship of our children and youth. From handmade pottery stones that mark the faith journey to one-on-one conversations with parents, this ministry model is an opportunity to walk the faith journey together. n

Stewardship

Choosing Your Retirement Path: Five Strategies to Help Smooth Out the Ride Through Retirement Stephen L. Foster, Minister of Music at First, Mocksville, and agent/registered representative with New York Life Insurance Co., session 2 room 108D Geared to the 50+ individual who wants to evaluate where they are in preparing for retirement. It will address five common challenges to achieving financial goals for retirement. Funding Your Congregation’s Mission (Hint: It Starts With Mission!) Don Durham, Founder of Healing Springs Acres and Intentional Interim Pastor at Jersey, Lexington, session 1 room 108F If your congregation is facing the challenge of raising money, make sure you’ve done what you need to in order to give yourselves every chance of succeeding. Needs and Wants: How to Pay For Both in Retirement Stephen L. Foster, Minister of Music at First, Mocksville, and agent/registered representative with New York Life Insurance Co., session 3 room 108D We will discuss plans and strategies for the younger individual to help set and achieve financial goals for retirement. n

Technology

Privacy, Security and Bullies, Oh My! Brian Foreman, Consultant for Youth Ministry and Social Media, CBF and Campbell Divinity School, session 3 room 218 We will discuss healthy social media boundaries – particularly with and for our teens and children. Using New Media to Enhance Bible Study David Cassady, President at Faithlab, session 2 room 218 How can we use web resources, videos, music, etc., in teaching? Learn practical approaches to effectively use these tools. What the Experts Wish You Knew: The Best Practices of Web Developers and Bloggers Natalie Aho, Interactive Communications Specialist for the Associated Baptist Press/Herald and Communications Specialist for Alabama CBF, session 1 room 218 Learn the best practices from web developers and bloggers to improve your online communication.

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 For the first time total gifts (undesignated, designated) exceed $1 million; CBFNC General Assembly, Living Water in a STARBUCKS® World, held at Ardmore, Winston-Salem.

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Worship Leadership

Re-Imagining Worship -- With God Foremost Dan Day, Senior Professor of Christian Preaching and Worship (ret.) at Campbell University Divinity School, session 3 room 108B The sound-track of our worship, though important, is not as important as its theology. Digging deeper than our debates about the music we use, there’s an exciting, sadly neglected theological dimension that has the potential to unite rather than divide us. Reclaiming the Narrative in Preaching Tito Madrazo, Pastor at Woodland, Wake Forest, and Doctoral student at Duke Divinity, session 2 room 108E Find homiletical hope in the connection between reading and preaching. Story-Shaped Worship: Going “Liturgical” Without Losing the Congregation Steven Harmon, Adjunct Professor of Christian Theology at Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity, session 2 room 108F Building on what’s already right about Baptist worship, this workshop proposes a non-threatening plan for introducing formative worship practices from the larger Christian tradition. Sunday Morning Gathering as Conversation Ken Medema, Musician, performer, story-teller, session 1 sanctuary Think of Sunday morning as a sacred conversation with our God, with our world, with our history, with ourselves. What is the place of music and the arts and what about preaching and how much do we need to hear from the congregation at large?

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Jack Causey becomes Ministerial Resources Coordinator, Wanda Kidd becomes College Ministry Consultant and Jim Hylton becomes Business Administration Coordinator; First North Carolina Missions Initiative project held in Henderson/Littleton/Warrenton.


The Worship of God

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina Friday, March 28, 2014, 6:45 p.m. Still Gathering Music for Gathering:

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Verse 1. Joyful, joyful, we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love; Hearts unfold like flowers before thee, opening to the sun above. Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark of doubt away, Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day! 2. All thy works with joy surround thee, earth and heaven reflect thy rays, Stars and angels sing around thee, center of unbroken praise. Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery meadow, flashing sea, Chanting bird and flowing fountain, call us to rejoice in thee.

ODE TO JOY

3. Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blest, Wellspring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest! Thou, our Father, Christ our brother, all who live in love are thine; Teach us how to love each other, lift us to the joy divine. 4. Mortals, join the mighty chorus which the morning stars began; Love divine is reigning o’er us, binding all within its span. Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the midst of strife; Joyful music leads us sunward, in the triumph song of life.

Silence We as a people gathered for worship will take this time to stand in silence and reflect on God’s work in our lives, God’s presence in this service of worship, and God’s guidance for the Church. Still Welcoming Welcome and Invocation

Ray Ammons and Alan Sherouse

Still Proclaiming Musical Proclamation Scriptures and Response

Ken Medema Ken Medema, Divinity Students and Congregation Written by Will Watson

Be still and know that I am God. Come let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord. Be still and know that I am God. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. Be still and know that I am God. Take off your sandals for the place where you are standing is holy. Be still and know that I am God. I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. Be still and know that I am God. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. Be still and know that I am God. But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:1-10 Hebrews 10:19-25 20th Anniversary Address

Still Bringing Baptists Together ... Hebrews 10:23-25

Javier Benitez Benito Lopez Larry Hovis

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 New “Dogwood” logo is introduced; Makeover of print and electronic materials; CBF and NC Baptist colleges sign historic agreement for colleges to provide tuition to children of CBF global missions personnel.

FRIDAY WORSHIP

Congregational Singing

The North Carolina A&T University Choir, under the direction of Maestro Travis Alexander


FRIDAY WORSHIP

Scripture and Response

Ken Medema, Divinity Students and Congregation Written by Will Watson

Be still and know that I am God. Come let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord. Be still and know that I am God. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. Be still and know that I am God. Take off your sandals for the place where you are standing is holy. Be still and know that I am God. I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. Be still and know that I am God. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. Be still and know that I am God. But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Be still and know that I am God. Congregational Singing This Is a Time to Remember Written by Byran Jeffery Leech. See hymn text at the bottom of this page.

DUDLEY

Still Giving Offering and Prayer

Ashley Mangrum and Lawrence Powers

The CBFNC Mission and Ministry Offering supports a wide variety of ministries in our state and beyond. One of the ministries highlighted in this year’s emphasis, “Done in Love,” is campus ministry in North Carolina. One hundred percent of this year’s General Assembly offering will be used to support the work of campus ministers across our state as they strive to be the presence of Christ with an increasingly unreached people group in our culture, college students.

Still Sending Benediction The congregation will stand, “be still,” and receive God’s blessing.

Wanda Kidd

Choral Blessing

Ken Medema Leading in worship: Maestro Travis Alexander, Director, North Carolina A&T University Choir; Ray Ammons, CBFNC moderator and Pastor, First, Gastonia; Alan Sherouse, Pastor, First, Greensboro; Ken Medema; Andrew Corley, Gardner-Webb University; Jacob Drake, Duke Baptist House; Marie Graeper, Gardner-Webb; Lisa Grissom, Campbell University; Daniel Potter, Wake Forest; Breana Van Velzen, Duke Baptist House; Javier Benitez, CBFNC Hispanic Leader Coach; Benito Lopez, Pastor, Esperanza Viva, Guilford County; Larry Hovis, CBFNC Executive Coordinator; Ashley Mangrum, CBFNC Collegiate Minister, UNC-Chapel Hill; Lawrence Powers, CBFNC Collegiate Minister, East Carolina University; and Wanda Kidd, CBF and CBFNC College Ministry Coordinator. The North Carolina A&T University Choir, under the direction of Maestro Travis Alexander is comprised of 40 auditioned voices and performs on the Greensboro campus and extensively throughout the eastern United States, and most notably multiple times at the White House.

Please join us in the Gym/Exhibit area for a 20th Anniversary Celebration immediately following our Friday evening worship. Parents of preschoolers should pick up their children before attending.

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 CBFNC General Assembly, Inside Out: From Spiritual Formation to Missional Engagement, held at First, Hickory. Missions Initiative events held at First, Henderson, and Littleton, Littleton.


Ministry Celebration and Business Session Please Note: On Friday afternoon during Session 2 at 2:15 pm, the CBFNC Budget Overview will be held in Room 202 to provide an opportunity to ask questions of the Finance Committee regarding the 2014-2015 budget.

Saturday, March 29, 2014 9:45 - 11:15 am

Call to Order and Prayer

Ray Ammons, Moderator Ray Ammons

20th Anniversary Vision Team Presentation 2014-2015 Proposed Budget

Mike Eddinger

Council Development Committee Recommendations Grace Note Presentations

Special Music, “We are United”

Doug Murray

Wealth and Poverty Committee

Mission and Ministry Offering Report and Recognitions 20th Anniversary Recognitions

Lisa Rust

Ka’thy Gore Chappell Written and performed by Will Watson

Council and Staff Recognitions Prayer of Blessing

Larry Hovis and Ray Ammons

Donna Bissette

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1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 The Randall and Lou Lolley Fund for Theological Education is launched; Laura Barclay becomes Ministry Support Manager; Children’s Mission Day Retreats begin.

BUSINESS SESSION

Moderator’s Report


Mission Resource Plan The Mission Resource Plan exists to provide every church the freedom it needs to faithfully participate in God’s work in the world. This document is only a starting point for developing your church’s mission giving plan. Your congregation may customize it in order to reflect your unique mission. You may delete items, change percentage allocations, and even add items contributing to entities named in the CBFNC budget, the CBFNC Mission Resource Plan, or with whom CBFNC or CBF has a formal partnership. 30.0% CBF of North Carolina missions and ministries

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20.0% CBF missions and ministries

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Lay Ministries 5.0%

Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina Baptist Men of North Carolina

2.5% 2.5%

Higher Education 16.0%

Campbell University Chowan University Gardner-Webb University Mars Hill University Meredith College Wake Forest University Wingate University Campus Ministries

2.0% 2.0% 2.0% 2.0% 2.0% 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%

Theological Education 14.0% Campbell University Divinity School Duke University Divinity School, Studies Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity Wake Forest University School of Divinity CBFNC Administered Scholarships

3.0% Baptist House of 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 2.0%

Social Ministry 10.0%

Baptist Children’s Homes of NC DDM Program of Baptist Children’s Home NC Baptist Hospital School of Pastoral Care Baptist Retirement Homes of NC (Benevolent Care)

4.5% 0.5% 2.5% 2.5%

Administered by CBFNC Missions Council

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New Churches 1.0%

Identity Partners 4.0% Associated Baptist Press Baptist Center for Ethics NC Baptist Foundation Baptist Joint Committee Baptist World Alliance Baptists Today Grand Total 100.0%

0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 1.5% 100.0%

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 For the first time total gifts exceed $2 million; CBFNC General Assembly, Incoming Call: Hearing and Responding to God’s Call, held at Forest Hills, Raleigh.


Council Development Committee Report Note: Names in bold are those being presented for election.

Coordinating Council Ray Ammons Lisa Rust Donna Bissette Marion Horton Mike Eddinger Susan Taylor Rick Matthews Doug Murray Mike Queen Kathy Driver Jeff Mathis Heather Folliard Wayne Hill

Faith Formation Ministry Council Chair Chair-Elect At-Large Member At-Large Member At-Large Member At-Large Member At-Large Member At-Large Member At-Large Member At-Large Member

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Stella Perrin Katie Fam Roscoe Kerrie Clayton Jordan Beth Cockman-Wood Barbara Glasgow Tyler Roach Brian Harrington Giles Blankenship Scott Thrailkill Louisa Monroe

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Leadership Development Ministry Council Chair Chair-Elect At-Large Member At-Large Member At-Large Member At-Large Member At-Large Member At-Large Member At-Large Member At-Large Member

Layne Rogerson Shane Nixon John Daniels Nathan Rice Sarah Boberg Mark Reece Jerry Chiles Kheresa Harmon Buddy Corbin Jeanell Cox Ingram

Missions Ministry Council Chair Chair-Elect At-Large Member At-Large Member At-Large Member At-Large Member At-Large Member At-Large Member At-Large Member At-Large Member

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Term Ends

Blake Dempsey Paula McCosh Elba Benitez Christa Warise Tiffany Young Greg Burris Mike Womble Allison Gallimore Sarah Lamkin Kent Cranford

2015 2015 2015 2015 2016 2016 2017 2017 2018 2018

Endowment Management Board Austin Connors Scott Hudgins Andrew Barnhill Ron Cava Norman Jameson Respectfully submitted, 2013-2014 Council Development Committee Ray Ammons, Bea Clark, Jayne Davis, Blake Dempsey, Doug Murray, Shane Nixon, Paul Raybon, Tyler Roach, Susan Taylor In addition to these Councils, elected by the General Assembly, CBFNC creates temporary and ongoing task forces, teams, work groups and committees. Current ongoing leadership groups include: Partnership Development Committee; Racial Reconciliation Ministry Team; Collegiate Ministry Team; Wealth and Poverty Committee; Divinity Student Task Force; and the Evangelism Task Force. If you are interested in serving (or recommending someone else for service) on any of our councils, committees, teams and task forces, please contact the CBFNC office or speak to one of our staff or elected leaders.

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Missional Collaboration Conversations were instituted with MRP partners and congregations; Wealth and Poverty Task Force is formed.

BUSINESS SESSION

Moderator Moderator-Elect Past Moderator Recorder Treasurer At-Large Member At-Large Member At-Large Member At-Large Member At-Large Member At-Large Member At-Large Member At-Large Member

Term Ends


Thank You Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina for 20 Years of Innovative Ministry

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reative iNNovatioN is one of the many hallmarks of CBFNC as it serves North Carolina churches. Nurturing Faith Bible Studies with North Carolina’s own Tony Cartledge is proud to be a CBFNC partner in providing an innovative Bible study curriculum for adults and youth. The Bible studies are conveniently published inside Baptists Today news journal and include abundant, free teaching resources at nurturingfaith.net. CBFNC’s Rick Jordan provides an online teaching plan for each weekly lesson. This creative approach includes a fellowship question, information and a transformational exercise.

visit the Nurturing Faith exhibit to receive free samples and to register for a free samsung Galaxy tablet. Call 1-877-752-5658 or visit baptiststoday.org to get started. “The Nurturing Faith study is a staple in several of our discipleship groups. It offers the teachers excellent preparatory materials and guidance which is a tremendous blessing to busy volunteers. The study is great for classes of all sizes and ages as it encourages everyone to engage the Bible passages in ways that honor the Story of God and is also meaningful to them in their contexts.” —heather thomas Folliard Associate Pastor, Director of Discipleship, Hillsong Church, Chapel Hill, N.C.

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ony brings the mind of a scholar, the heart of a pastor and the communication skills of an experienced writer and teacher to each weekly Bible Lesson. While sensitive to the stages of learning, Tony respects the intelligence of those engaged in weekly Bible study. Therefore, he doesn’t avoid difficult texts or “dumb down” the lessons. A broader scope of the Bible is studied throughout the year since the texts come from the Revised Common Lectionary. Tony develops the themes and writes the lessons always with a focus on how biblical truth is applied to daily living.


Proposed Budget for 2014-2015

Adopted Budget 2013-2014

Proposed Budget 2014-2015

*Estimated MRP 2014-2015

**Total Estimated Expenditures Percent 2014-2015 of Total

Ministry Partners Support Associated Baptist Press $ 2,000 $ 2,000 $ 13,000 $ 15,000 0.40% Baptist Center for Ethics 2,000 2,000 13,000 15,000 0.40% Baptist Joint Committee 2,000 2,000 13,000 15,000 0.40% Baptists Today 2,000 2,000 32,000 34,000 0.91% Baptist World Alliance 2,000 2,000 21,000 23,000 0.61% Baptist Women in Ministry of NC 1,500 1,500 1,500 0.04% Christian Womens Job Corps 1,000 2,000 2,000 0.05% Baptist History & Heritage Society 1,000 1,000 1,000 0.03% North American Baptist Fellowship 1,000 1,000 1,000 0.03% Baptist Women in Ministry (National) 2,000 2,000 2,000 0.05% Regional New Baptist Covenant Baptist Children’s Homes of NC 132,000 132,000 3.53% NC Baptist Hospital - School of Pastoral Care 65,000 65,000 1.74% Baptist Retirement Homes of NC 73,000 73,000 1.95% NC Baptist Foundation 12,000 12,000 0.32% Total Ministry Partners Support $ 16,500 $ 17,500 $ 374,000 $ 391,500 10.47% Ministry Staff $ 803,429 $ 751,053 $ 751,053 20.08% Total Ministry Programs $ 1,084,579 $1,033,953 $2,256,250 $3,290,203 87.97%

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Convocation for a New Baptist Century celebrating 400th anniversary of Baptists is held at First, Greensboro; Eddie Hammett becomes CBFNC Church and Clergy Coach.

BUSINESS SESSION

MINISTRY PROGRAMS Missions Ministries State Missions $ 49,600 $ 53,000 $ 53,000 1.42% New Church Starts/Church Planter Coaching 3,250 3,250 45,750 49,000 1.31% Global Partnerships/As You Go 59,500 58,000 58,000 1.55% WMU of North Carolina 127,000 127,000 3.40% Baptist Men of North Carolina 91,000 91,000 2.43% CBF National/Global Missions 916,000 916,000 24.49% Total Missions Ministries $ 112,350 $ 114,250 $ 1,179,750 $ 1,294,000 34.60% Faith Formation Ministries Youth & Children’s Ministries $ 4,150 $ 4,150 $ 4,150 0.11% College Ministry 17,000 17,000 45,000 62,000 1.66% Social Ministries 12,850 9,200 Other Faith Formation Ministries 10,600 10,600 1,500 12,100 0.32% Higher Education Scholarships+ 321,000 321,000 8.58% Total Faith Formation Ministries $ 44,600 $ 40,950 $ 367,500 $ 408,450 10.92% Leadership Development Ministries Theological Education Scholarships++ $ 39,500 $ 39,500 $ 335,000 $ 374,500 10.01% Ministers in Transition 18,250 28,750 Other Leadership Development Ministries 24,950 24,950 24,950 0.67% Total Leadership Development Ministries $ 82,700 $ 93,200 $ 335,000 $ 428,200 11.45% Fellowship Ministries General Assembly, Special Meetings $ 25,000 $ 17,000 $ 17,000 0.45%


Proposed Budget for 2014-2015

BUSINESS SESSION

Adopted Proposed *Estimated **Total Estimated Budget Budget MRP Expenditures Percent 2013-2014 2014-2015 2014-2015 2014-2015 of Total MINISTRY SUPPORT Communications Newsletter $ 50,600 $ 50,600 $ 50,600 1.35% Other Communications 19,000 19,000 19,000 0.51% Total Communications $ 69,600 $ 69,600 $ 69,600 1.86% Coordinating and Ministry Councils 18,000 18,000 18,000 0.48% General Support Expenses Office Rent $ 44,025 $ 45,130 $ 45,130 1.21% Computer Network/CBF Database 23,380 16,143 16,143 0.43% Other Office Expense 41,500 40,500 40,500 1.08% Total General Support Expenses $ 108,905 $ 101,773 $ 101,773 2.72% Support Staff $ 244,598 $ 260,558 $ 260,558 6.97% Total Ministry Support $ 441,103 $ 449,931 $ 449,931 12.03%

Adopted Budget 2013-2014

Proposed Budget 2014-2015

*Estimated **Total Estimated MRP Expenditures 2014-2015 2014-2015

TOTAL PROPOSED BUDGET $ 1,525,682 $ 1,483,884 $ 2,256,250 $ 3,740,134 Dollar Change $ (41,798) Percent Change -2.74% MONTHLY REQUIREMENT $ 127,140 $ 123,657

Higher Education: Campbell, Chowan, Gardner-Webb, Mars Hill, Meredith, Wake Forest, Wingate, and Campus Ministry

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Theological Education: Divinity Schools of Campbell, Gardner-Webb, Duke Baptist House, Wake Forest, and other scholarships

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*Amounts listed in this column are comprised of designated gifts through the Mission Resource Plan and are estimates only, based on the previous year’s giving patterns. ** Amounts listed in this column do not include non-MRP designated gifts, except for CBF National/Global Missions.

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 For the first time total gifts exceed $3 million; CBFNC General Assembly, Embracing Authentic Evangelism, held at Snyder Memorial, Fayetteville.


BUSINESS SESSION 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Partnership Development and Racial Reconciliation groups are established as standing committees; CBFNC ratifies formal partnership agreements with CBF National and other ministry partners in North Carolina and beyond.


Congratulations On Your 20th Anniversary Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Of North Carolina Baptist Retirement Homes of North Carolina, Incorporated P.O. Box 11024 • Winston-Salem, NC 27116-1024 www.brh.org • 336.725.0202


CBFNC 20th Anniversary Special Recognitions 20th Anniversary Vision Team

20th Anniversary Celebration Team Ka’thy Gore Chappell, chair Gail Coulter, Hendersonville Callie Davis, Durham Carolyn Dickens, Raleigh Mark Edwards, Rocky Mount Don Horton, Zebulon Crystal Leathers, Winston-Salem Julie Merritt Lee, Hendersonville Shane Nixon, Mocksville Michael Simmons, Buies Creek Will Watson, Winston-Salem Derek Wilhelm, Winston-Salem Bert Young, Bladenboro

Initial Church Relationship and CBFNC Office Space

“In the beginning, a box of stationery and envelopes was worthy of consideration. The fledgling fellowship was forced at first to ‘live off the land.’ A few miles down University Parkway from North Point Boulevard lies Winston-Salem’s Fifth Street and the First Baptist Church. Today a plaque designates a small, secondfloor Sunday School room as the original home of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina.”

A Decade of New Beginnings (CBFNC and the First Ten Years) by Stephen Pressley, page 21

CBFNC Moderators

David Hughes 1994-1995 Cathy Hartsell 1995-1996 Michael Tutterow 1996-1997 Pat Cates 1997-1998 Randall Lolley 1998-1999 Mary Alice Seals 1999-2000 Jack Glasgow 2000-2001 Mark Edwards 2001-2002 Tyanna Day 2002-2003 Larry Hovis 2003-2004 Roger Gilbert 2004-2005 Donald Horton 2005-2006, 2006-2007 Gail Coulter 2007-2008 Greg Rogers 2008-2009, 2009-2010 Steve Little 2010-2011 Donna Bissette 2011-2012, 2012-2013 Ray Ammons 2013-2014

All-Councils and CBFNC Leadership

Coordinating Council Endowment Management Board Faith Formation Ministry Council Leadership Development Ministry Council Missions Ministry Council Hispanic Network Coordinators & Staff Regional Coordinators College Ministers Peer Learning Group Conveners Partnership Development Committee Racial Reconciliation Ministry Team Wealth and Poverty Committee

CBFNC Partner Churches

“CBFNC continues to be gratified by the trust that congregations and individuals place in CBFNC as evidenced by the leadership and giving of all types. We are taking great care to be good stewards of these resources through the ministries we coordinate and the cultivation of positive relationships with our cherished ministry partners.”

Jim Hylton, CBFNC Business Administration Coordinator

To see a list of CBFNC Partnering Churches, visit www.cbfnc.org, click on About, click on Partner Churches, and then click to view.

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Sarah Mitchell becomes Communications Manager; Laura Barclay transitions to Social Ministries Coordinator; Javier Benitez becomes Hispanic Leader-Coach.

BUSINESS SESSION

Guy Sayles, Asheville, chair Ray Ammons, Gastonia, ex officio Donna Bissette, Winston-Salem Susan Ellington, Zebulon Jack Glasgow, Zebulon Scott Hagaman, Marion Larry Hovis, Winston-Salem, ex officio Craig Morrison, Fayetteville Bailey Edwards Nelson, Mount Airy Dave Odom, Durham Haven Parrott, Kannapolis Nathan Rice, Southern Pines Jeff Roberts, Raleigh Greg Rogers, Greenville John Vestal, Raleigh


Theological Education Scholarships

Mission Resource Partners

CBFNC Scholars

Associated Baptist Press Baptist Center for Ethics Baptist Children’s Homes of NC Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty Baptist Retirement Homes of NC Baptists Today Campbell University and Divinity School Chowan University Duke Divinity School Baptist House of Studies Gardner-Webb University and School of Divinity Mars Hill University Meredith College North Carolina Baptist Foundation North Carolina Baptist Hospital Division of FaithHealth NC North Carolina Baptist Men Wake Forest University School of Divinity Wingate University Woman’s Missionary Union of NC

Significant relationships with our partner North Carolina divinity schools (Campbell, Duke Baptist House of Studies, Gardner-Webb and Wake Forest) and other divinity schools out-of-state introduces faculty, staff and students of these schools to CBFNC as friend and partner. Scholars who receive funding participate in events with CBFNC, graduate from divinity school and have the potential to become friends and leaders with CBFNC. During the 2012-2013 academic year, local church congregations and individuals through CBFNC provided $378,500 in theological education scholarships and support.

BUSINESS SESSION

The Lolley Scholars

Established in 2008 by CBFNC, the fund provides financial support to Baptist students enrolled in theological education in preparation for leadership and ministry. The fund honors Randall and Lou Lolley, whose courage and commitment to integrity, freedom, and educational excellence laid the foundation for a new era in the education of men and women for ministry and service. The first Lolley Scholars were selected in 2012-2013 and are listed below: Amy McClure, Campbell Andrew Barnhill, Duke Baptist House of Studies Kyle Chastain, Gardner-Webb Chris Hughes, Wake Forest

done in love 1 COR. 16:14

mission AND ministry OFFERING Former CBFNC General Assembly Host Churches: Ardmore, Winston-Salem - 2006 First, Asheville – 1997, 2011 First, Gastonia - 2003 First, Greensboro – 1993 (Exploratory Meeting), 1998, 2004 First, Hickory – 2007 First, Lumberton – 2000, 2013 First, Raleigh - 1995 First, Winston-Salem – 2010

We are grateful to these pilot churches who have promoted our “Done in Love” Missions & Ministry Offering: Buies Creek, Buies Creek Calvary, Asheville Centerpoint, Franklin College Park, Winston-Salem Dortches, Rocky Mount Edenton, Edenton First, Fayetteville First, Goldsboro First, Laurinburg First, Lumberton First, Madison First, Marion First, Monroe First, Mount Olive

First, Weaverville First, Wilmington First, Winston-Salem Hillsong, Chapel Hill Lystra, Chapel Hill Mars Hill, Colerain McGill, Concord Oakmont, Greenville Providence, Charlotte Roxboro, Roxboro St. John’s, Charlotte St. John’s, Raleigh Westwood, Cary Zebulon, Zebulon

Forest Hills, Raleigh - 2008 Hayes Barton, Raleigh – 2002 Oakmont, Greenville - 2005 Providence, Charlotte – 2001 Snyder Memorial, Fayetteville – 1996, 2009 Trinity, Raleigh - 2012 Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem – 1994 (Organization Meeting), 1999

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 CBF National General Assembly held in Charlotte; CBFNC General Assembly, Generations Connected: One Family, One Faith, Many Journeys, held at First, Winston-Salem.


Ordained Ministers

CBFNC is grateful to the churches and ministers who submitted these names as an initial attempt to recognize the “rich resource” of ordained men and women throughout our state. We celebrate the ordained chaplains, ministers, and pastoral counselors who currently or previously served in North Carolina. Though this list only contains the names that were directly submitted to CBFNC, our goal is to include all who desire to be listed and then create a more comprehensive list on our website (www.cbfnc.org.) Please assist by e-mailing us the names of other ordained men and women who serve in North Carolina (cbfnc@cbfnc.org).

John Boyles J. Brabban Brenda Brashear Ed Bratcher Charles Brawley Joshua Breazeale James Maurice Briggs Timothy Brock A.E. Brown Amy Brown Linda Hester Brown Tiffany Brown Molly Brummett Paul Brunner E. Kirk Buckner Bobby Bunce John Bunn Jim Burch Ward Burch Tony Burnette Greg Burriss Danny Bush Lynn Buzzard Bruce Caldwell Mary Caldwell Nancy J. Campbell David Canady Lee Canipe Tim Cannon Robert Canoy Sam B. Carothers Steven Carreker Lin Carter R. Lee Carter Tony Cartledge Kyle Caudle Tom Caulkins Jack Causey Christopher C.F. Chapman Ka’thy Gore Chappell Pauline Cheek Terry Childers Sarah Childress Johann Choi Dick Chorley Kim Christman Jerry Cloninger Linza Layman Coffee Mandy England Cole Byrns Coleman Erin Collier Billy Cooper Edward Copeland Michael E. Costner Steve Cothran Christopher Cottingham J. Gail Coulter K. Jeanell Cox Patrick Cox Greg Craft

Phyllis C. Crane David Crenshaw Jesse Croom R.D. Cross Stephen Currie Michael Currin Edwin Dacus Barbara Dail Carol Sasser Dalton Ed Daniel Carin T. Daniels Marty Daniels Trey Davis Christopher S. Dawson J. Daniel Day Ragan Deal David M. DeFoor Paula Dempsey Austin “Mack” Dennis Ed Denton Thomas M. Denton Tom Denton Don Dickens Larry Dickens B.J. Dillard Bob Dills Matt Dinkins Bonnie Jean Dixon Bonnie Jean Dixon Jayson Dominey Stan Dotson Thomas Edward Doughtery Jr. Kim Fox Dowell Tillie Duncan James Dunn David Durham Kenneth Durham Will Eads Mike Eddinger Charles Edwards Clay Edwards Lauren Efird Jonathan Eidson David Elks Murray Etheridge Dan Fairchild Paul Faircloth Don Farrow Dwight Fickling David Fish Milton L. “Bud” Fisher Steven E. Fitzgerald Heather Folliard Norvin Forester Janet Stephens Forrest Felicia Fox Suzanne Franklin Rebecca Frederick Curtis Freeman Woodrow Wilson Freeze, III

Judy Frost Alex Gallimore Chris Gambill Robert E. Garrett Robert H. Garrett James Garrison J.J. Gentry Jill Jenkins Getty Roger Gilbert Les Giles Trey Gilliam Jack Glasgow Ernest Glass Daniel Glaze Ron Glover James Good Gerald Goodwin Robert Steve Gordon Randy Graham Nelson Granade M. Glenn Graves Kermit Gray Brent Greene Larry Greene Patricia Greene A.B. Greene Jr. J.B. Grice Gay Gulick Gil Gulick Elwyn Gunn Samuel Gunter Wiley C. Guthrie Scott Hagaman Joy Crutchfield Hagar Bill Hall Daniel Hall Shannon Hall Leigh Ann Halverson Eddie Hammett Steve Harding Robin Hardison Winston Hardman Jerry E. Harper Sr. Steve Harrill A. Brian Harrington Ashley Gill Harrington Jeff Harris Jody Baughn Harris James Hartley Beverly Hatcher Wayne Hatcher Jeff Hayes Peggy Haymes Ida Mae Hays Paul Haywood Joy Heaton Olin Hefner James R. Helvey Jr. Adele Henderson William G. Henderson Jr.

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Ka’thy Gore Chappell becomes Leadership Development Coordinator; CBFNC partners with Baptists Today to launch Nurturing Faith Bible study resource; Wealth and Poverty ministry team becomes a standing committee.

BUSINESS SESSION

Marion Adams Randall Adams Christopher R. Aho Dean Akers Jack Alexander Charles Allard Caroline Allen Jimmy W. Allen Phillip Allen Ken Altom William E. Amos Ray Ammons Michelle Anderson Amy Andrews Michael Arges Jennifer Asbill Carolyn Williams Ashburn Mark Ashworth Dennis R. Atwood Jill Awuni E. Steven Ayers Jr. E. Steven Ayers Sr. Edwin Bagley Robert Bailey Bruce Baker-Rooks Kevin Baker-Rooks Bob Balance Fred Barnes Ed Bateman Paul Batson Julia Bauman Kyle Bauman Dennis Bazemore Raygina Beale Alicia Turner Beard William Beasley David Beaver Alexander Edward Beddingfield Jr. William Bruce Bedinger Barbara Bell Sharon H. Bender Javier Benitez Roger Benton Bill Bigger Doug Biggerstaff Warren Bishop Thomas Bland Jr. Lloyd Blevins Bradley Boberg Sarah Boberg Gary Bodford Cindy Bolden J. Steve Bolton John Bomar Ron Bomar Susan Borwick Benjamin Boswell George William Bowman, III Dick Bowser Helen Louise Bowser


BUSINESS SESSION

Ordained Ministers Steve Henson Dennis Herman Millie Hershenson Kenneth Hickey Eddie Hicks Tami Higdon Todd Higginson Diane Eubanks Hill Don Hill Garin Hill Rachel Hill John Hiott Monica Hix Carol Ann Hoard Rick Hodges Steve Holland Perry Holleman Bob Hollifield Deborah Holloway E. Glen Holt Howard Holt Lisa Williams Hood Sandi Hollifield Hood Scott Hovey

Larry Hovis Paul Hugger Melissa Hughes Mike Hurd Jim Hylton Christopher Ingram Debbie Isley-Roghelia Tom Jackson Rob James Michael H. Jamison Jennifer Helms Jarrell Bill Jeffcoat Darryl Jefferson Chris Jenkins Millard Jenkins Sarah Jobe Ben Johnson Brenda J. Johnson Clare Johnson H. Michael Johnson James P. Johnson Jeffrey Johnson Matt Johnson Barry Jones

Bill M. Jones Burke I. Jones Linda Jones Perry Jones Van Jones Cynthia Marie Jordan Rick Jordan Beth Joyner Gayle Justice Rita Justice Tommy Justus Joy Kassas J. Garner Keel Fred Kelly Barry Keys Wanda Kidd H.B. Killiam Susan Elliott Kimball Luther “Drag� Kimrey Charles Kirby Calvin Stinson Knight Gary Knight John Knight Larry Knowles Josh Lail Stuart Lamkin

J. Lester Lane John Laney Joe Larrimore Robert Lattimore Michael S. Lea Bruce S. League David Leary David Omega Leary William W. Leathers, III Julia S. Ledford Ray Ledford Julie Merritt Lee Michael Lee Page Lee Baxter Leigh Laura Levens George E. Linney, III Timothy Lipp B. Diane Lipsett Jack Little Tim Little Hoyt Lock Ronald Loftis W. Randall Lolley Gary Long Frank Lowe

Major in a great life www.wingate.edu

35 Undergraduate majors

Graduate degrees in Business, Accounting, Education, PA Studies, Sport Administration Doctorates in Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Education

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 State is divided into eight regions, each with a volunteer coordinator to network churches and oversee regional ministries; Local Mission Engagement Grants established with 10 churches receiving grants.


Randy Outland Renee Owen Jackie Pace Tim Pace Robert J. Page Hebert Palomino Stacy R. Pardue Esther Soud Parker Robbie Parker Charles Brand Parker Jr. Nathan Parrish Phil Partin Stella Perrin Charles V. Petty Don Phillips Glenn Phillips James Pickett Daniel E. Pittman, II Richard G. Poindexter Harry E. Poovey Coolidge Porterfield Kim Poteat Brandi Debusk Powers Lawrence Powers Billy Presley Steve Pressley David Priddy Laura Rice Primm James Prince Becky Proctor Paul Raybon Brent Rector Daniel Walker Redding Jeff Redfearn Mark Reece Leah Reed Bonnie Reedy Doug Reedy Keith Reich Jeff Renn Jim Reynolds Virginia Reynolds Bob Rhoden Carson Rich Joanna Rich Gerald Richards Theresa Riggins Laura Roach Tyler Roach Beth Roberts Jeff Roberts Matt Roberts Cal Robertson Jay Robinson Andy Roby Greg Rogers James J. Rogers Jr. Layne Rogerson Wade Eugene Ruble Danny Russell Travis Russell Whitney Russell Leanne Spruill Ryan Bill Salyers DuPre Sanders

Kelly Sasser John Saunders Tom Sawyer Chris Schelin Fred Schuzsler Steven N. Scoggin Allen Scott Don Scott Richard D. Seagle Mary Alice Seals Steve Sellers Kelly T. Settlemyre Robert Setzer Jr. Bob Shepherd Karen Sherin Alan Sherouse Donna Shook Herb Sierk J. Michael Simmons Bill Slater Bradley Smith David B. Smith E. Leon Smith Everette Smith J. Derrill Smith Kay Smith Lawson Smith Layne Smith Michelle Smith Paul L. Smith Kathryn Spangler Ray Spears Tony Spencer Terri Julian Springer Stephen Stacks Jo Ann Stancil Eduardo Steibel Sophia Steibel Billy Stewart William Bernard Stillerman Beth H. Stillwell Pat Stillwell Rodney D. Stillwell Jim Stokes Charles Stratton Roy Straub Steve Sumerel Jerry Surratt Ray Sutherland Ted Swann John Sykes Vickie B. Tamer Hargus Taylor Virginia Taylor Barry Templeton John Templeton Tony Tench Rob Tennant David Thayer Roger Thomas Malone Thomason Anita Thompson Beth Thompson Scott Thrailkill Allison Thrash

Chris Towles Jim Travis Vernon Troutman Whit Trumbull Ginger Tucker Vickie B. Tuggle E. Frank Tupper Christopher Turner Kathy Turner Tom Turner Walter Alan Tuttle David Upton Doug Vancil Billy E. Vaughn Keith Vaughn David Vess Jeffrey Vickery Tonya Vickery Richard B. Vinson Robert H. Wainwright Andy Wakefield Lamar Wakefield R.P. Walker Lewis Wall Jan Walsh M.M. Wambolt Bill Warren Tom Warrington Sharon Waters William J. Watson Jim Wayne Heather Lamb Webb Stephen Welch Sharon Howell Welsch Fred Werhan Charles Douglas West Chris White Mark T. White Winfred White Wayne Wike Mari Wiles Cynthia Overman Williams Jason Williams Joanie Williams Joi Williams Mel Williams Ron Williams Talmage Williams David Williamson Tim Williford Paul Wilms Candace Wilson Dick Wilson Kenneth A. Wilson Lisa Wolfe Shirley Womble Shelley Woodruff Gordon Wright Jr. Betty Wynne Richard Wynne Joe Yelton Shigeyuki Yokoi Tyanna Yonkers Albert A. Young

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 For the first time total gifts exceed $4 million; CBFNC General Assembly, The Heart of Jesus: Living Justice & Mercy, held at First, Asheville.

BUSINESS SESSION

Rachel Luck Erin Lysse Benedetta Mansell Mario Marreno James “Jim” R. Martin Katharine Martin Jeff Mathis Rebecca Mathis Julie Matthews Wayne Matthews Rebecca Husband Maynard Gary J. McAbee Harry McCall Jim McConnell Paula McCosh Scot McCosh Sue McDaniel Harold McDonald Martha McDowell C.F. McDowell, III Chuck McGathy Lynn McGlothlin Tony McKee Grady McKeithan Randy McKinney Michael McKnight Lynn Porter McLaughlin Joe McLean Don McNair Marcia McQueen Jim McSwain Meghan McSwain Karl Merritt Geneva Metzger Kenneth Meyers Cy Miller Lauren Penny Mitchell Jeff Mobley Scott Mofield Debby Montgomery Tim Moore Mike Moose Roy Moritz J. Kennith Morris Michael W. Morris Charles Morrison T. Robert Mullinax Bobby Mumford Winfred “Wink” Munden Michael Mustian Russell Myers Darrell Lee Nance Darrell Lee Nane Joe Needham Diane Nelson Jim Nelson Twyla Nelson Terry-Michael Newell, Jr. Shane Nixon Lucrecia Norman Mickie Norman Robert Norman, III Steven Norris John Oliver Scott Orr


The Worship of God

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina Saturday, March 29, 2014, 11:15 a.m. Music for Gathering

Still Worshiping

Youth Choir

Combined Younger Youth Choirs of First Baptist Churches of Asheville and Greensboro Clark and Karen Sorrells, and Doug and Terri Vancil, directors Welcome and Invocation

Celebratory Worship

Ka’thy Gore Chappell and Javier Benitez Still Celebrating

Ken Medema

Still Giving Offering

David Stone As part of the “Missions and Ministry” offering, your gifts today will go to collegiate ministry. This will fund campus ministers across North Carolina as they embody the presence of Christ by serving and teaching service. The Youth Choir will offer musical gifts during this time. Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast, text: Charles Wesley; music: from Zimbabwe

SATURDAY WORSHIP

Responsive Prayer

Kelly Brown

L: Generosity is the heartbeat of our most gracious and holy God. Our heavenly Father desires for us to be generous, and today we have the opportunity to share our resources so that Christ’s presence will be seen and felt on college campuses. P: “One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” L: Now, more than ever, college students need the Spirit’s guidance to assist them in loving God with all their heart, mind, soul and strength. They needs encouragement to love others as Christ loves her. So when we give, let us measure our giving high, wide and long. For as we measure by the yardstick of grace, we too will have grace abundantly measured back to us. P: “Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” L: The generosity of God is fueled by God’s love through Jesus Christ. We know God because God first loved us; we know salvation because God is a Giver. We praise God for sending the presence of Christ to colleges and universities through Spirit-called ministers; a minister’s passionate hope is to share the amazing, Gospel story with God’s precious young men and women. P: “But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?” L: And so we are spiritual farmers of generosity, sowing far and wide, planting our “giving seeds” so that we might meet the needs of God’s present-tense Kingdom. We have been given the Seed of the Spirit; now we must sow that Seed generously and wisely. Today we can make a direct impact on the Kingdom of God by supporting campus ministers and ministries across the state of North Carolina. P: “The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” Congregations’ responses taken from the following Bible verses, in order of their reading: Prov. 11:24-25, (ESV); Luke 6:38, (ESV); 1 John 3:17, (ESV), 2 Cor 9:6-7, (ESV)

Still Praying Musical Preparation

Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying

Ken Medema

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 13 churches receive Local Mission Engagement Grants; Derek Wilhelm becomes Administrative Assistant; CBFNC General Assembly, The Heart of Jesus: That They All May Be One, held at Trinity, Raleigh.


Still Remembering Lord’s Supper

Jerry Chiles and Alicia Davis Porterfield

We will celebrate the communion of the Church by receiving from one loaf and one cup by intinction. Ministers within the CBFNC family will stand in pairs around the sanctuary to offer you the blessing of this meal. Please go to the ministers nearest you, wearing your name tag, so that we may recognize that God has called each of us to be a part of this body - Christ’s body. During this time we will sing praises and rejoice in knowing God.

Still Sending into the World Benediction

Lisa Rust

The congregation will stand, “be still,” and receive God’s blessing

Choral Blessing

Ken Medema

Leading in Worship: Ka’thy Gore Chappell, CBFNC Leadership Development Coordinator; Javier Benitez, CBFNC Hispanic Leader Coach; Ken Medema; David Stone, CBFNC Collegiate Minster, UNC-Asheville; Kelly Brown, CBFNC Collegiate Minister, Western Carolina University; Jerry Chiles, Christian Leadership Coach, Raleigh; Alicia Davis Porterfield, Christian author, Wilmington; Lisa Rust, CBFNC moderator-elect and layperson, First, Lumberton. The combined younger youth choirs of First, Asheville, and First, Greensboro, comprised of 6-9th graders, are collaborating with Ken Medema in a worship service called “Come to the Table” Sunday, March 30, at 10:30am at First, Greensboro, and June 15 at First, Asheville. Each church’s older youth choirs are taking music mission tours to Romania (Greensboro) and India (Asheville).

SATURDAY WORSHIP

Ed Beddingfield, Pastor Congratulates the

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina for 20 years of faithful Baptist witness to defend and advance the

“Four Fragile Freedoms”

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Bible freedom • Soul freedom • Church freedom • Religious freedom First Baptist Church • 201 Anderson St. • Fayetteville, NC 28301 • (910) 483-0477 • www.FBCFay.com *Walter B. Shurden, The Baptist Identity: Four Fragile Freedoms, Smyth & Helwys, Macon, GA, 1993.

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 14 churches receive Local Mission Engagement Grants; 24 new church starts supported since 2006, 18 are ongoing, half are Hispanic.


2013-2014 Ministry Highlights

Missions It has been a great year for missions and ministries at Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina, partnering with churches and organizations as we together joined God’s work in the world. Sixteen Local Mission Engagement Grants were given this year to CBFNC churches partnering with another church and an outside organization. Most focused on hunger issues such as backpack ministries and community gardens. Ministry with women and children, HIV/AIDs, and cross-cultural ministry were also funded. Applications for a local mission engagement grant for 2014-15 will be available after April 15, 2014, on the CBFNC website, www.cbfnc.org. CBFNC new church starts have had a successful year, with five new church starts added to the four already receiving financial support. A new Hispanic church start will begin soon in Chapel Hill. Previous CBFNC new church starts continue to flourish. CBFNC’s collaboration with CBF National has been effective in vetting, training, and coaching non-Hispanic church starts. Javier Benitez and the Companerismo Cristiano Emanuel leadership team provide leadership for the Hispanic new church starts. CBFNC and CBF will be commissioning church planters at the national General Assembly in June.

Companerismo Cristiano Emanuel continues to grow its network of churches and pastors. The Hispanic network ordained four new pastors including the ordination of their first female pastor. Leadership training continues for all pastors locally and through the Certificate through Christian Ministry offered by Campbell Divinity School’s Saturday Hispanic classes. Four new church starts have been planted, each collaborating with an established CBFNC church. Retreats for men, women, youth, children, family and mothers/daughters continue to thrive and grow. The Companerismo Cristiano Emanuel leadership team motivates and inspires the churches in this network to evangelize and minister in their communities. New church plants in Mexico and Costa Rica have been started and supported financially by the Hispanic network. Missional collaboration with CBF field personnel, both locally and globally, continues with many of our churches forming networks and ministering effectively together. In North Carolina, LaCount and Anna Anderson, Cecelia Beck, and the Hyaets community connect with many CBFNC churches. A CBFNC covenant agreement with Matt and Michelle Norman ministering in Barcelona, Spain, has resulted in developing a learning lab process which helps turn short-term mission trips into a discipleship development process for the local church. Mission partnerships with Together for Hope Arkansas, Lebanon, Ukraine and Belize continues. Construction of the Santa Elena School in Belize was completed and children now attend the school.

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Leadership Development Theological Education Scholarships CBFNC annually budgets funds that are divided among the partner divinity schools (Campbell, Duke Baptist House of Studies, Gardner-Webb and Wake Forest) at $11,000 per academic year for a total of $44,000. These funds are paid directly by CBFNC to each divinity school; the divinity school is then responsible for dividing respective funds among their selected CBFNC Scholars.

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CBFNC also provides scholarships for North Carolina divinity students studying outside the state. For the 2012-2013 academic year, funding totaling $39,500 was distributed to the students selected as CBFNC Scholars by the Leadership Development Ministry Council.

Churches in Transition - Over the past year we offered assistance to more than 60 churches in transition. Of the 13 churches that called a pastor, 7 came from resumes that we had offered to them. Most of the other 6 had ministers that we had offered included in their top candidates.

Through generosity of local congregations, funds contributed to the Mission Resource Plan and targeted for theological education totaled $295,000. According to church designation, partner divinity schools received these funds for use as additional theological education scholarships. CBFNC provided a GRAND TOTAL of $378,500 in theological education scholarships during the 2012-2013 academic year. CBF Days on Divinity School Campuses CBFNC collaborates each academic year with CBF National and other CBF state organizations to co-sponsor Scholar Dinners and CBF Days on divinity school campuses where CBFNC partners or has significant relationships. This collaboration provides relational and financial benefits to CBF as a whole. The message communicated to these divinity students is, “You and your divinity school are part of something BIG!” Elevating Preaching Conference “Sense of Place” was the theme for Elevating Preaching 2013 on Monday, September 23, 2013, at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. Co-sponsored by the Wake Forest University School of Divinity and CBFNC, the conference featured Anna Carter Florence (Columbia Theological Seminary), Thomas G. Long (Candler School of Theology, Emory University), and Luke Powery (Duke University Divinity School). Peer Learning Groups Peer Learning Groups (PLG) provide an opportunity for clergy to interact with others in small groups in order to achieve group learning goals. The PLG may be formal or informal and is usually self-organized and convener facilitated. CBFNC PLGs normally meet monthly and provide opportunities for worship, spiritual growth, Bible study, recreation, discussion of ministry-related issues and fellowship. Within CBFNC, there are 16 PLGs that are funded by CBF National and CBFNC. Each of these groups has 6 to 12 members and is led by a facilitator or convener. Funding is offered through an annual application process with CBF National and CBFNC. When approved, a PLG can receive $500 from CBF National and another $500 from CBFNC.

The ministry to churches and ministers in transition continues to grow, thanks in part to the eight volunteer regional coordinators we have enlisted to support this work. In the coming year we anticipate expanding this ministry that is divided into four areas:

Ministers in Transition - On average there are two to three ministers a week who come to us for assistance in finding a place of ministry. These include retiring military chaplains, recent divinity school graduates, ministers seeking to move into congregational life or to move from where they are currently serving. Coaching Churches in Transition - In addition to training search committees and sharing resumes, the latest resource that we now offer to churches in transition is to coach the congregation in clarifying issues or needs that they have as well as developing a profile for their next pastor. We also offer to coach the search committee to strengthen their ability to prayerfully discern the right pastor or staff minister for them. We are currently coaching four congregations and search committees. Terminated Ministers – While, thankfully, the number of terminated ministers dropped in the past year, we continue to see this as a difficult time for these ministers and offer appropriate assistance to them.

Church and Clergy Coaching

CBFNC continues to pursue coaching as an avenue to equip congregations and leaders (lay and clergy) to faithfully and effectively participate in God’s mission in their communities and in the world. Our coaching work this year focused on three initiatives: • C  oach Training – Equipping leaders to incorporate coaching into their life and ministry • C  ongregational Coaching – A facilitated process for helping congregations discover God’s dream for the next chapter of their life and ministry • D  eacon Training – Equipping Deacons as spiritual, congregation leaders

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Growth and Development of our Fellowship General Assembly – The 2013 General Assembly took place at First, Lumberton, and focused on the theme, “Sacred Rhythms of Jesus Followers: Come, Abide, Go.” Plenary speakers included Greg Rogers (Oakmont, Greenville), Tommy Justus (Mars Hill, Mars Hill) and Kasey Jones (Washington, D.C.). Fresh Expressions – CBFNC partnered with Virginia Baptists to host two Vision Days to introduce North Carolina church leaders to this movement that started in Great Britain and is reaching unchurched persons with the Gospel while revitalizing established congregations. Regional Gatherings – On October 20, regional fellowship gatherings took place on opposite ends of the state. At First, Goldsboro, participants enjoyed a fellowship meal, a variety of ministry workshops, and worship featuring keynote speakers Mike Queen and Jayne Davis (First, Wilmington). A joint gathering with the Western North Carolina Baptist Fellowship at Calvary, Asheville, focused on celebrating the retirement of CBF Field Personnel, Mike and Fran Graham. Suzii Paynter Tour – In April, CBFNC staff organized a tour for new CBF Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter, with stops in Asheville, Winston-Salem, Raleigh, Greenville and Charlotte. Visioning Process – The 20th Anniversary Vision Team, led by Guy Sayles (First, Asheville), concluded a process of listening to the hopes and dreams of our fellowship and proposing a road to follow for our future ministries, corporately and congregationally. The full report is being presented at the General Assembly. Mission and Ministry Of-

fering – CBFNC launched this new opportunity for individuals and congregations to learn more about the mission and ministries of CBFNC while contributing financially to support the work. A resource kit was developed that included a prayer guide with specific ministry stories, offering envelope, poster, videos and frequently asked questions. Dawnings Retreat – CBFNC partnered with CBF National to host a retreat centered on this new initiative, which leads congregations to conduct a church-wide focus on visioning, forming and engaging.

Mission Resource Partner Updates The CBFNC Partnership Development Committee continues to work closely with the institutions, agencies and ministries that are supported through the Mission Resource Plan. Two meetings were held in May and December with these partners to celebrate current and plan future collaborative ministries. Each partner submitted a full report of partnership efforts for 2012, and an addendum for 2013, that are posted on the CBFNC website, http://www.cbfnc.org/ Finances/PartnerReports.aspx. CBFNC remains grateful for these partners and for the role they play in helping us “bring Baptists together for Christ-centered ministry.”

Christian Social Ministries On October 12, the Racial Reconciliation Committee hosted a Faith and Immigration Summit. The RRC is working on a multi-session curriculum that will be presented in pilot churches in 2014-2015. The Wealth and Poverty Committee initiated Grace Notes at last year’s General Assembly. This is not an award, but a highlighting of significant ministry to combat poverty by local churches and church leaders. The Hunger Fund continues to provide critical resources for starting and sustaining ministries to help those in need.


Collegiate Ministry CBFNC’s focus on collegiate ministry has been on a steady, upward trajectory for six years. We have been intentional in partnering with local congregations and hiring part-time campus ministers and interns to be a presence on state university campuses. We have also worked to dovetail our ministry with the historically Baptist college ministries across the state. This past year Baptist Collegiate Ministry in North Carolina made a significant shift away from paid campus ministers on state campuses to partnering with local churches to help them reach out to students close to their campuses. We know that we cannot recreate the presence that they had, but we want to be open to new and creative ways to reach students with the Christian gospel as well as help them develop into leaders in the Kingdom work open to all of us. We continue to have three part-time campus ministers at UNC, WCU and ECU who serve in conjunction with local boards. We also have interns at Gardner Webb University, Wingate University and Meredith College. We also partner with Yates, Durham, and First, Boone, to provide a presence at Duke University and ASU. CBFNC partnered with Western NC Baptist Fellowship to hire a campus minister to serve in the entire western region, with emphasis on UNCAsheville, WCU and ASU. CBFNC sponsors a mid-winter retreat, encourages internships in local congregations and provides opportunities for continued visioning and continuing educations for those passionate about collegiate ministry. Our winter retreat at Camp Mundo Vista focused on the theme, “Calling,” and drew more than 100 participants. Thirty-six North Carolina students served in North Carolina and around the country in various summer mission and ministry programs including Collegiate Congregational Internships, Student.Go, Passport Camps and the Baptist Joint Committee. These are exciting times as we navigate this new world of Baptist campus ministry in NC. We are in conversation with churches and groups in Raleigh, Greensboro, Wilmington and Charlotte. Please join us as we look for ways to lead, fund and undergird this ministry. Our students are our present and our future and they are looking to us to guide them as they transition into adulthood as Christ-followers.

Faith Formation and Church Resources Missional Learning Lab – How can CBFNC respond to critical issues of “toxic charity” and “when helping hurts”? We are creating a process and resources to help churches as they plan, implement and evaluate mission trips. This includes the challenge to have an expression of that mission in their own community. Linda Jones and Rick Jordan are working with Matt and Michele Norman, CBF missionaries in Spain, to provide this resource. Retreats and Conferences – CBFNC continues to stress missional attitudes through our events. We also continue to strive to enlarge our events to experiences and then to expressions. One example of this was “Outside/Inside,” the three Children’s Mission Days held in November, with the focus on immigration/refugees. Before the retreat, churches were sent a Bible study that encouraged empathy for immigrants experiencing new foods, new customs, and being the “new kid in school.” At the retreat site, the children had to go through customs, exchange currency, get a visa, and buy some needed equipment for the day. CBF missionaries Marc and Kim Wyatt spoke to the children about their ministry to internationals. An offering went to purchase items for hygiene items included in welcome bags the Wyatts give to internationals. The concluding worship service challenged the children to love the stranger, to bring the outsider in, and to remember that “God loves everyone the same.” This year, CBFNC provided two music festivals, three children’s mission day retreats, a family day retreat and four youth retreats. Sixty-three workshops were offered at the General Assembly. In January, a Youth Ministry Summit was held in Raleigh. This year, we partnered with CBF of Virginia in promoting their youth retreat and Mission Madness. Resource Library – Our Fellowship is full of bright, creative leaders who have original resources to share through the CBFNC Virtual Resource Library. We now have hundreds of resources on our website, with more added regularly. Bible Study – CBFNC partners with Baptists Today to provide adult teacher material for Nurturing Faith, a new Bible Study curriculum, written by CBFNC Church Resources Coordinator Rick Jordan.


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ANSWER THE CALL It’s worth a life. Campbell University Divinity School congratulates CBFNC on 20 years of “Bringing Baptists of North Carolina Together for Christ-Centered Ministry.” We are blessed to have you as a partner in providing Christ-Centered, Bible-Based, and Ministry-Focused theological education. (800) 760-9827 divinity.campbell.edu

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2014 CBF General Assembly

2014 CBF General Assembly Atlanta, Georgia

Woven Together

June 23-27

Atlanta, Georgia Join us in celebrating how our stories as Cooperative Baptists are

Threads of faith and fellowship

A cord of three strands is not easily broken

Woven Together

- ECClesiastes 4:9-12

with each other and with God’s mission Celebrate CBF and Co-missioning during a family-friendly dinner banquet and commissioning service church starters, chaplains and pastoral counselors. Register for this event at thefellowship.info/ assembly/commissioning

Workshops

Attend practical workshops with topics like • Issues facing the modern church • New trends and tools in ministry • Models and opportunities for mission involvement • Resources for teaching and learning • Personal growth • Worship/music • Bible studies

Worship

Gather with Cooperative Baptists to be inspired and challenged by • Annual state of CBF speech from Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter • Keynote addresses from Andrew Young, former U.N. Ambassador and civil rights leader • Sermon from Guy Sayles, pastor of First Baptist Church of Asheville, N.C. • Proclamation and vision for CBF from Moderator-elect Kasey Jones

Register and learn about fellowship opportunities, auxiliary events, the Assembly schedule and more at thefellowship.info/assembly

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