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“All people want is for someone to acknowledge who they are. They want someone to see and know that they matter in the world. I feel that my calling as a counselor is to let people know that they are not in this by themselves. I want to let people know that we can get through anything with God’s help.” - Naomi Simmons, MDiv Student

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Table of Contents Things to Know ....................................................................... 4 Maps ........................................................................................ 5-7 List of Fit Church 3-Day Events .......................................... 8 Fit Church 3-Day Schedule .................................................... 9 Speaker Bios ............................................................................ 10 Mission Offering .................................................................... 11 Opening Session ..................................................................... 13 CBFNC Leadership ............................................................... 14 Sponsor and Exhibitor List .................................................. 15 Workshops: Session One ................................................. 17-21 Workshops: Session Two ................................................. 23-27 Ministry Celebration and Business Session ........................ 29 Financial Overview ........................................................ 30 Proposed Budget 2018-2019 ................................... 31-32 Letter from the Auditors .............................................. 33 Council Development Committee Report ................. 34 Worship .............................................................................. 35-38 All Are Called Forum ....................................................... 39-42

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Things to know Children’s Assembly: for infants through 5th graders Registration and drop off will begin at 8:00am on Friday, March 16th, on the second floor of Building B, rooms B251 and B254. Childcare for infants - Pre K will be available all day; programming for school-age children will run from 10:45am-5:00pm. Parents must retrieve children during both meal times. Grade-school children should be picked up at 5:00pm and are invited to attend worship following dinner. Infant - Pre K should be picked up immediately following worship. Fellowship Reception: Join us for refreshments in the narthex following Friday night’s worship. Give to CBFNC online: www.cbfnc.org/give. Internet Access: Connect to KBC-Guest wifi network by agreeing to the simple log-in prompt. Living Water Café: Complimentary refreshments are located next to the Exhibit Hall in Building B. Coffee is provided by Kinfolk Coffee Cart, a project of QC Family Tree. The mobile coffee service is managed and operated by the youth and young adults of Enderly Park, Charlotte. Kinfolk serves Enderly Coffee, which works with QC Family Tree to create sustainable community development. Coffee is complimentary, donations are accepted. Special thanks to the School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University for sponsoring Kinfolk Coffee for Friday’s event. Refreshments in the Living Water Café are provided in part by Delicious by Shereen, a catering service run by Syrian women. Created by Shereen Abdelfattah as a way for refugees to generate income, 100% of the proceeds of these authentic treats go back to the Syrian women who created them. Shereen’s treats are complimentary. Special thanks to NC Baptist Foundation and NC Baptist Financial Services for sponsoring Delicious by Shereen for Friday’s event. Meals: n Food Truck Lunch: Friday, 11:45am-1:45pm. Select your lunch from one of our local food trucks in the parking lot circle. Tacos, burgers, hotdogs, and more! Cash and cards accepted. Fellowship Dinner: Friday, 5:15-6:45pm. Located in Building D/Knollwood’s Wellness Center Gym. Plated dinner will include grilled chicken with a lemon herb sauce, mixed salad, roasted potatoes, haricot verts, rolls, and Crème Brule cheesecake. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door for $16. CBFNC encourages you to explore one of the many local restaurants within one mile of Knollwood if you are unable to purchase a ticket. n

Dinner is provided by Providence Catering, a program of Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC. Proceeds support the graduates and mission of the Triad Community Kitchen Culinary Training Program, which provides community members skills, knowledge, and support for securing employment in the food service industry. Special thanks to Thrivent Financial for sponsoring our Fellowship Dinner. Offering Destination: Conetoe Family Life Center. Read more about the Offering on page 11. Twitter: twitter.com/cbfnc. Share your Annual Gathering photos and thoughts. Read tweets from fellow attendees using #cbfnc.

Thank you, Knollwood Baptist Church!

CBFNC would like to express our deepest thanks to the staff, volunteers, and the entire congregation of Knollwood Baptist Church for hosting the 2018 CBFNC Annual Gathering. Special thanks to our local congregations for providing hospitality and volunteers: First, Winston-Salem; College Park, Winston-Salem; First, Mocksville; First, Clemmons; West Side, Winston-Salem; First, Mount Airy; and Ardmore, Winston-Salem. 2019 CBFNC Annual Gathering: First Baptist Church in Greensboro, March 28-30, 2019. PAGE 4


Knollwood Baptist Church: Campus Overview Shuttle Pick-up

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fit church nurturing healthy congregations 2018 Annual Gathering events include:

Thursday

Leadership Institute with Matt Bloom

1-5pm Knollwood Baptist Church, Winston-Salem

Tunes & Tales

with David Holt and Josh Goforth 7:30-9:30pm Arts Council Theatre, Winston-Salem Staffed by Campus Ministry Team

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Friday Gathering with Richard Joyner and Prince Raney Rivers

8am-9pm Knollwood Baptist Church, Winston-Salem

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All Are Called Forum

9am-12pm Knollwood Baptist Church, Winston-Salem

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2018 CBFNC Annual Gathering Schedule Thursday, March 15

1:00-5:00pm 7:30-9:30pm

Leadership Institute with Matt Bloom Tunes and Tales with David Holt & Josh Goforth

Friday, March 16 8:00-9:00am Peer Learning Group Breakfast 8:30-11:00am Friday Gathering Registration 9:00-10:30am Baptist Women in Ministry Convocation 9:30am Living Water Café and Exhibit Hall Open 11:00am Opening Session 11:45am-1:45pm Food Truck Lunch / Exhibit Hall / Fellowship 1:45-2:45pm Workshop Session One 3:00-4:00pm Workshop Session Two 4:15-5:00pm Ministry Celebration and Business Session 5:15-6:45pm Fellowship Dinner 7:00-8:30pm Worship 8:30pm Fellowship and Refreshments Following Worship 9:00pm Divinity Student Gathering Children’s Gathering schedule: 8:00-10:45am Childcare opens 10:45-11:45am Children’s Gathering (children’s programming begins) 11:45am-1:45pm Lunch (all children eat with parents) 1:45-5:00pm Children’s Gathering (children’s programming resumes) 5:15-6:45pm Dinner (all children eat with parents) 6:45-8:30pm Childcare for children Pre-K and younger (children above Pre-K are invited to our worship service) Saturday, March 17

9:00am-12:00pm

Divinity Student Experience

All Are Called Forum schedule: 9:00-9:30am Plenary Session 1 9:45-11:15am Focus Groups 11:30am-12:00pm Plenary Session 2

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Speaker Bios Matt Bloom

Leadership Institute Dr. Matt Bloom leads the Wellbeing at Work Program at the University of Notre Dame and facilitates “The Flourishing in Ministry Project.” He will speak about ministerial wellbeing with emphasis on daily happiness; thriving in ministry; pastoral and ministry wellbeing; burnout and recovery; the communities of church and ministers; institutions and ministerial wellbeing; and flourishing in life and relationships. The Leadership Institute is for all clergy, including pastors, associates, college ministers, chaplains, denominational leaders, and faith-based non-profit leaders.

David Holt and Josh Goforth

Tunes & Tales Four-time Grammy Award winner David Holt and rising acoustic music star and Grammy nominee Josh Goforth join together to bring to life the joy and spirit of old-time mountain music and stories. Between them they combine the virtuosic sounds of guitar, banjo, fiddle, slide guitar, mandolin, and a world of exciting rhythm instruments from hambone (body slapping) rhythms to spoons, stump-fiddle, rhythm bones, jaw harp, and even paper bag. It is a program of songs, stories, and amazing musicianship that will appeal to all ages.

Richard Joyner

Friday Gathering The Reverend Richard Joyner will serve as keynote speaker for the Friday morning session. Rev. Joyner is pastor of Conetoe Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and executive director of the Conetoe Family Life Center. He also serves as director of pastoral care of Nash UNC Healthcare. He was named a CNN Hero in 2015, among other awards, and his ministry has been featured in the Raleigh News and Observer as well as other state and national publications. Rev. Joyner is leading the church to make a transformative difference in the community by addressing poverty, health, unemployment, and youth leadership issues.

Prince Raney Rivers

Friday Gathering The Reverend Prince Raney Rivers, our Friday night speaker, is the Senior Pastor of Union Baptist Church in Durham, and former pastor of United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. Reverend Rivers is passionate about equipping Christians to grow spiritually, Christian leadership, preaching God’s Word, and mentoring ministers. Pastor Rivers received a BA in psychology from Morehouse College. He earned a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School, completed the Harvard Divinity School Summer Leadership Institute, and was a fellow at Princeton Theological Seminary. He shares his ministry with his wife, Dr. Monica Corbitt Rivers.

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Annual Gathering Mission Offering This year’s Annual Gathering Mission Offering will be given to the Conetoe Family Life Center, located in Edgecombe County, NC. Established in 2007, its mission is to improve the health of the youth and community by increasing access to healthy foods, increasing physical activity, and providing access to health services. The goal is to break the cycle of poverty by improving the resources available to families, specifically children. “Change the children by education and opportunity = Change for the family.”

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The Center’s programs, which include the community garden and bee operation, are sustained by Community Supported Agriculture. Area youth are involved in the Center’s activities and operations on a daily basis. The Center is able to provide healthy food, resources, and education to empower the youth and community with help from volunteers, residents, churches, and other area organizations. Together, they create new economic opportunities by engaging the community whose history is rooted in the land. They work to restore sustainable resources, build partnerships and collaboration, and foster self-preservation. The Conetoe Family Life Center is a place where the youth and community feel a sense of ownership, a place where they can be validated, be heard, and make nonjudgmental decisions for life’s difficult problems. Find more information at www.conetoelife.org. The Reverend Richard Joyner, opening session keynote speaker, is pastor of Conetoe Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and executive director of the Conetoe Family Life Center. LaCount and Anna Anderson, CBF Global Missions Field Personnel, partner with the Conetoe Family Life Center. Credit cards accepted! Give to the offering during worship or anytime on Friday using your credit or debit card. Stop by one of our hospitality stations located upstairs and downstairs in Building B to make your contribution.

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CBFNC Leadership 2017-2018 Coordinating Council

Leadership Development Ministry Council

Doug Murray, Moderator Andy Jung, Moderator-Elect Lisa Rust, Past Moderator Heather Folliard, Recorder Mike Queen, Treasurer Nancy Baxley Wayne Hill Beth Thompson Becky Keesler Shane Nixon Mary Cunningham Jeff Harris Seth Asbill

Kheresa Harmon, Chair John Daniels, Chair-Elect Nathan Rice Jeanell Cox Leah Reed Stacey Grimm Garin Hill Nelson Granade Brian Lockamy

Missions Ministry Council Greg Burriss, Chair Mason Smith, Chair-Elect Sara Lamkin Kent Cranford Christa Warise Donna Bissette Paul Burgess Linda Winslow David Hawes Josh Lail

Endowment Management Board Austin Connors Scott Hudgins Andrew Barnhill Norman Jameson Elizabeth Edwards

Faith Formation Ministry Council Scott Thrailkill, Chair Louisa Ward, Chair-Elect Matt Roberts Richard Seagle Susan McConnell Kay Smith Jayne Davis David Jordan Mary Elizabeth Hill Hanchey Richard Wood

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 Wanda Kidd, Collegiate Engagement Coordinator Seth Hix, Church Engagement Coordinator Gail McAlister, Financial Manager Sarah Mitchell, Communications Manager Ansley Fennell, Programs Manager Eddie Hammett, Church and Clergy Coach

2018 Annual Gathering Planning Team Chair: Beth Thompson At-Large Members: Larry Hovis, Andy Jung, Jeff Harris All Are Called Forum: Seth Hix, Joel Campbell, Jason Cogdill, Jack Glasgow, Liz Litch, Dane Martin, Carol Polk Children’s Assembly: Rick Jordan, Josh Godwin Exhibits: Linda Jones Local Team: Ansley Fennell, Josh Godwin, Marlin Yoder, Steve Loftis, Nancy Baxley, Tiffany Seaford, Jeremy Poplin, Christa Warise, Becky Keesler, Phyllis Tate, Lee Ritchie Marketing and Publicity: Sarah Mitchell, Jim Hylton Workshops: Rick Jordan, Chris Towles, Carol Polk, Jeff Allen, Jennifer Campbell Worship: Ka’thy Gore Chappell, Shannon Hall, Tyler Roach, Lauren Winkelman, Ken Wilson, Christian McIvor, Tiffany Seaford, Prince Rivers, Daniel Sostaita

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Sponsors

CBFNC is grateful for the following Platinum Level Sponsors: NC Baptist Foundation and NC Baptist Financial Services: Delicious by Shereen treats School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University: Kinfolk Coffee Cart Thrivent Financial: Fellowship Dinner by Providence Catering Wake Forest University School of Divinity: Mrs. Hanes cookies

Exhibitors

The Exhibit Hall will be open on Friday 9:30am-5:00pm and is located in the Fellowship Hall (Building B). Connect with our partners in the Exhibit Hall and learn something new.

Partners and Friends: Baptist Children’s Homes of NC, Inc. Baptist History and Heritage Society Baptist News Global Baptist Retirement Homes of North Carolina Barnabas Partnership CBF Global Center for Congregational Health Christian Women’s Job Corps of NC, Inc. DIASPRA Fair Traders (A Project of ENC Stop Human Trafficking Now) Karen Harwell Consulting Lydia Ministry NC Baptist Financial Services NC Baptist Foundation North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry North Carolina Council of Churches Nurturing Faith Smyth & Helwys Publishing Society of St. Andrew Thrivent Financial US Navy Chaplain Corps Volunteers for China Western North Carolina Baptist Fellowship (WNCBF) WMU NC Yoke Partner’s Coffee

Schools: Baptist House of Studies, Duke Divinity School Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond Campbell University Divinity School Chowan University Mars Hill University School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University Wake Forest University School of Divinity Wingate University

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you choose to Change the World. Thank you for supporting the Mission Resource Plan.

Chowan University mission fellows, Ammaris Jordan (above) and Heather Baker (below), care for abandoned babies in South Africa.

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Workshops - Session 1

1:45-2:45pm

Age-Group Ministries The Changing Face of Children and Family Ministry

B219

Amy Sertz, Minister with Children and Families, First, Asheville Families do not look quite like they did when we were growing up and many of the issues our children and families face these days are new and challenging. Join us as we explore effective ways to minister with children and families in 2018 and beyond.

Disaster Preparedness for Aging Adults: How Churches Can Help

A161

Sandy Gregory, Director, North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry, Thomasville Aging adults are the most vulnerable demographic in natural disasters and other emergency situations. Learn ways your church can help seniors prepare.

Bible Study Telling Biblical Stories

C - Game Room

Cal Robertson, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity, Boiling Springs How does focus on the structure of a biblical story help us practice retelling them from memory? The technique can be replicated as an aid in teaching and preaching.

CBFNC and CBF Global CBF Global Update

A - Sanctuary Choir Loft

Suzii Paynter, CBF Global Executive Coordinator, Decatur, GA Spend an hour with Suzii to learn about ongoing and new ministries with Global Missions, Church support, Young Baptists, and more. Bring your questions about developments in CBF life.

CBFNC Financial Matters

D - Visual Arts Room

Larry Hovis, Executive Coordinator; Staff; and Officers, CBFNC, Winston-Salem Learn about and discuss CBFNC financial matters including the proposed 2018-2019 budget, upcoming changes to the Mission Resource Plan, and management of the CBFNC Endowment Trust.

Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors

Attendees will earn one CEU.

Using Our Minds to Connect Body & Spirit: Understanding Research in Spirituality and Medicine

D102

Sara Stratton, Supervisory Staff Chaplain, Carolinas HealthCare System, Pineville Work to develop research literacy by learning how to find, read, and understand a research article. Learn about areas of spiritual care research, how to evaluate the quality of research, and how to begin doing our own research as spiritual care providers.

Health and Fitness Embodied Prayer

C400

Helms Jarrell, Director, QC Family Tree, Charlotte Use yoga postures, breath practice, and midday prayer liturgy to practice matching the shape of the body to the prayers of the heart.

Exercise is Good ... How You Should Begin

B241

Lauren Shaver, M.S. Candidate, ACSM-CEP, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem Exercise has several benefits such as improving mood, energy, heart health, and weight management, but starting an exercise program/regimen can be difficult. Learn about the current exercise recommendations and resources that are available to help you meet these recommendations.

Minister’s Spouse Health

A182

Mandi Watson, Life Coach and Minister’s Spouse, United, Winston-Salem Join an open and safe discussion about minister’s spouse health. Learn how to maintain boundaries while being fully open to the King.

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Workshops - Session 1

1:45-2:45pm

Healthy Conversations

Making Church a Safe Place to Talk About Dangerous Things

A164

Christopher Gambill, Director, and Elizabeth Kennett, Networks Manager, Center for Congregational Health, Winston-Salem Congregations often avoid talking about difficult issues or try not to have things “blow up.” Receive guidance to help your congregation create a safe, structured environment to talk about divisive or polarizing issues.

Moving Casual Conversations into Christ-Focused Conversions

A - Chapel

Eddie Hammett, Church and Clergy Coach, CBFNC, Hendersonville Listening and asking questions are ways to move conversations from meaningless to meaningful for all concerned. Discover some practical approaches today.

Healthy Finances Creating a Culture of Generosity

A175

Larry Sykora, Stewardship Coach, Horizons Stewardship, Cabot, Arkansas How can you inspire generosity and grow disciples? One tool is to think through Annual Giving Campaigns and Capital Campaigns.

Living on the Edge - A Budget Challenge

A163

Bill Blackburn, Director of Training, Crisis Control Ministry, Winston-Salem What is it like to create a monthly budget on limited income with normal life challenges? What expense will you cut? Will your kids have to suffer? What about insurance? Or transportation? Join us to see if you will survive the month.

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Workshops - Session 1

1:45-2:45pm

Individual Interests Debunking the Muslim “Other”: Muslim-Christian relations in Early Islamic and American History

Muhammad Siddiqui and Kenly Stewart, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem Presenters will share a combination of personal stories and historical traditions highlighting examples of Muslim-Christian pluralism. Discover practical strategies for congregations to engage Muslim neighbors in their local communities.

God, Evolution, and The Big Bang: Why I Believe in All Three

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Rick Matthews, Physics Professor, Wake Forest University / Lay Person, College Park, Winston-Salem News media attacks on evolution and cosmology by faith leaders are often countered by attacks on religion by prominent scientists. A physicist shares his perspective on the relationship between science and faith and his befuddlement with the conflict.

Local Church Clergy and Lay Leaders as First Responders to the Military and Veterans Population

B221

Will G. Barnes, Chaplain, Colonel, USA, Ret. / Barnes Consulting Services, Clemmons Understand the military culture, the impact of war, and how the church can minister to the military and veteran population.

Expanding the Table: How Do We Accommodate Those in Our Communities with Disabilities?

A224

Justin Cox, Minister to Students, First, Statesville Join a discussion concerning the need for CBF-affiliated churches to develop official statements, adopt language, and create innovative worship practices in the hope of cultivating authentic advocacy for those with physical and mental disabilities.

Missions and Social Justice New Discipleship: Understanding Position, Privilege, and Power: Esther 4:14

B - Choir Room

Daynette Snead, Chair, CBFNC Racial Reconciliation Ministry Team / Founder, Diversity Inclusion And Support Presentation Resource Association / Community Outreach Pastor; First Chin, New Bern; Linda Jones, Missions Coordinator, CBFNC, Winston-Salem Discover what this text reveals about serving the changing demographics of your community.

Sustainable Community Development and Partnerships in Rural Communities

C300

Kenny Sherin, volunteer advisor, Together For Hope / Program Director, South Dakota State University Community Vitality, Dimock, SD Kenny and Karen Sherin, CBFNC “missionaries” who live in Dimock, SD, work in rural community and economic development on and off Native American reservations. Poverty rates in SD are some of the highest in the U.S., with a high concentration on the reservations. Come hear about their work and learn tools to help your church listen, engage, and resource your community in healthy ways, as well as ways to engage in healthy, long-term partnerships with people in impoverished communities.

Welcome House Winston Refugee Community Ministry Tour

A - Library

Marc Wyatt and Kim Wyatt, CBF Advocates for Internationals, CBFNC Welcome House Ministry, Winston-Salem Come see the newest refugee housing ministry for newly arrived refugees. Welcome House Winston is a partnership between CBFNC, area churches, and World Relief Triad. To join the tour, meet in the downstairs library in Building A (below the sanctuary, outside of chapel). Transportation is by shuttle or pick up a map to drive yourself. Offered both sessions

Spiritual Formation Multiple Religious Belonging and the Church

B244

Michelle Voss Roberts, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Theology, Wake Forest School of Divinity, Winston-Salem Church members are increasingly formed by their participation in multiple religious traditions, whether through culture, marriage, or choice. How can the church recognize, support, and avoid isolating people on these paths?

Virtues, Vices, and the Quest for the Good Life

A166

Cameron Jorgenson, Associate Professor of Christian Theology and Ethics, Campbell University Divinity School, Buies Creek We all want to live good, fulfilling, Christ-shaped lives but how do we make progress toward that goal? Learn how the Desert Fathers and Mothers—and one medieval genius—might offer an excellent road map.

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June 24 - July 7, 2018 High school students explore their faith and calling while developing valuable leadership skills and serving the community. Students will explore God’s call by: • • • •

Reframing their stories to reflect God’s story Identifying their own gifts and passions Engaging with university faculty, community leaders, and industry innovators Experiencing transformational service, worship, and community

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Workshops - Session 2

3:00-4:00pm

Age-Group Ministries Caring for Homebound Members: A New Model

B241

Andrew Garnett, Minister for Serving Christ, Forest Hills, Raleigh Many churches struggle to keep in touch with members who can’t leave home often. Learn how one church is staying in touch with homebound members through a vibrant, lay-led ministry.

Engaging Students and Young Adults in Church 101

A175

Wanda Kidd, Collegiate Engagement Coordinator, CBFNC, Winston-Salem Hear some ideas of why and how to get young adults engaged in your church. Start small and grow them into participating followers of Christ.

Bible Study Archaeology and the Bible: Friend or Foe?

A161

Tony Cartledge, Professor of Old Testament, Campbell University School of Divinity / Curriculum Writer, Nurturing Faith Journal and Bible Studies, Buies Creek “Biblical archaeology” emerged in the 20th century as an effort to prove that biblical places, people, and stories were true. Archaeologists in Israel are now more concerned with understanding the cultures of ancient peoples. Does archaeology confirm the biblical narratives or does evidence in the ground suggest that they don’t match up?

Following Jesus: Arguments between the Gospels

C - Game Room

Tim Moore, Writer-in-Residence, Sardis, Charlotte What does it mean to follow Jesus? There are at least three different ways according to Matthew, Mark, and John. Who’s right?

CBF Global CBF Global Update

A - Sanctuary Choir Loft

Suzii Paynter, CBF Global Executive Coordinator, Decatur, GA Spend an hour with Suzii to learn about ongoing and new ministries with Global Missions, Church support, Young Baptists, and more. Bring your questions about developments in CBF life.

Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors Fit to Serve and The Art of Touch

Attendees will earn one CEU.

D102

Deborah Larrimore, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Instructor, Healing Touch of the Carolinas, Winston-Salem An interactive, experiential workshop focusing on the energy of heart-centered care. Experience exercises in the delivery of human compassion, kindness, and mercy through touch. Discover the healing qualities of authentic presence.

Health and Fitness The Gift of Cancer

A182

Mandi Watson, Life Coach, Minister’s Spouse, United, Winston-Salem What being sick taught me about being well and how to steward this experience.

Healthy Churches Embrace Health

A164

Christopher Gambill, Director; Elizabeth Kennett, Networks Manager, Center for Congregational Health, Winston-Salem Jesus and the early church devoted the majority of their ministry to health and healing. Help your congregation think about how to re-engage and reclaim this vital part of its mission and ministry.

An Introduction to Walking Meditation

Walking Track - Building D

Ka’thy Gore Chappell, Leadership Development Coordinator, CBFNC, Winston-Salem Let’s use the church gym as a center for exercise and mediation. Practice the presence of God as we walk, breathe, and relax.

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Workshops - Session 2

3:00-4:00pm

Healthy Conversations Conflict and Communication: Opportunities for Growth

B224

Andy Wakefield, Dean, Campbell University Divinity School, Buies Creek Sooner or later, every church deals with conflict. Unfortunately, most churches struggle to deal with conflict in healthy ways. Explore how we, as different members of the one body, can learn how to work through conflict and speak the truth in love with one another.

Making Shifts Without Making Waves

A - Chapel

Eddie Hammett, Church and Clergy Coach, CBFNC, Hendersonville Explore how a coach-approach to introducing and managing change and transition nurtures a fit church and growing leaders.

Healthy Finances Negotiating Clergy Compensation and Benefits

A166

Gary Skeen, President; Jim Morrison, Consultant, CBF Church Benefits, Atlanta Learn about the components of a well-rounded clergy compensation and benefits plan as well as the basics of clergy tax issues. A workbook to assist both clergy and church lay leaders will be provided.

The Seven Money Types: An Innovative Resource for Personal Stewardship and Fundraising

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Tommy Brown, Author, The Seven Money Types, Winston-Salem Money types drive why we do what we do with money. Gain insight into the roles money types play in financial management, relationships, fundraising, and stewardship.

Local Church The Alphabet of Errors: How to Teach the Bible Better

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Rick Jordan, Church Resources Coordinator, CBFNC, Winston-Salem Do you lead a Bible study? Learn about five errors you don’t have to make.

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We are a community working to move life-giving possibilities of healing and transformation forward to ensure that all of God’s creation can flourish.

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Winston-Salem, NC • @wakediv

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Workshops - Session 2 Local Church

3:00-4:00pm

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Holy Matrimony: The Sanctuary as a Wedding Venue

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Melanie Wilkinson, Wedding Consultant/Coordinator, Winston-Salem Explore how churches can offer thoughtful wedding coordination as a service to their community using lay persons to organize and facilitate. Our discussion will also include ideas for establishing wedding policies that honor your church’s mission and serve families.

Maximizing Your Mission Engagement

D - Visual Arts Room

Ryan Clark, Manager of Global Resources, CBF Global, Decatur, GA; Linda Jones, Church Engagement Specialist, CBF Global / Missions Coordinator, CBFNC, Winston-Salem Do you want to revitalize or organize your church’s mission engagement? This workshop will help you make decisions, evaluate your mission commitments, create a mission profile, and partner with ministries around the world in an effective way.

Redefining Success

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Andy Hale, Church Start Specialist, CBF / Pastor, Mosaic, Clayton For far too long, the church has defined the metric of success as high attendance and meeting their budget. But what if that is not what God has in mind? Venture into the new territory of a success paradigm.

Welcoming and Nurturing Both Visitors and New Members

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Ben Wagener, Minister of Welcome and Engagement; Dr. Ted Dougherty, Chair, New Member and Visitor Team, Knollwood, Winston-Salem How can we provide both a welcoming community and Christian spiritual formation opportunities to our visitors and new members based on their stage of faith and age?

Missions and Social Justice The Church and Affordable Housing

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Samuel Gunter, Director of Policy and Advocacy, North Carolina Housing Coalition, Raleigh Understand more about the current affordable housing need in North Carolina, its history, and how churches can engage as developers and advocates.

Religious Liberty for All, Y’all

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Mary Elizabeth Hanchey, Program Associate for Legislative Advocacy and Interfaith Outreach, North Carolina Council of Churches, Durham Baptists and the NC Council of Churches have long advocated for religious liberty for all. Come hear about what is happening in NC and what you can do to lead with your Baptist Voice.

Welcome House Winston Refugee Community Ministry Tour

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Marc Wyatt and Kim Wyatt, CBF Advocates for Internationals, CBFNC Welcome House Ministry, Winston-Salem Come see the newest refugee housing ministry for newly arrived refugees. Welcome House Winston is a partnership between CBFNC, area churches, and World Relief Triad. To join the tour, meet in the downstairs library in Building A (below the sanctuary, outside of chapel). Transportation is by shuttle or pick up a map to drive yourself. Offered both sessions

Spiritual Formation Ministry to Families: Is it a Priority in Your Church?

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Lynnette Sills, Minister of Christian Education, Central United Methodist Church, Asheville; Elizabeth Maye, Associate Pastor of Youth and Family Life, First, New Bern Senior Pastors, what you and your congregations don’t know about the educational and spiritual formation of children, youth, and families is more than likely hurting your church. You are invited to have a conversation about looking at this ministry in your church in a very different light.

Prayer Experiences: Seeking God with Quiet Creativity

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Karen Harwell, Spiritual Formation Consultant, Atlanta Join us as we explore creative, self-guided, and interactive prayer experiences. We will discuss how we might implement ideas for Lent, Advent, and other thematic emphases. Example stations will be displayed.

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“I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”

- Matthew 25:35

PREPARING FOR TOMORROW’S CONGREGATION EXPLORE NEW WAYS TO OPEN THE DOOR TO INCLUSION Increase awareness of cultural differences, reveal how you can communicate to serve, welcome, and include all members of the community to position your church to cultivate an environment of acceptance.

Intercultural Ministry Training

Intercultural Events

Diversity/ Inclusion Coaching

Find us at the CBFNC 2018 Annual Gathering! Visit our booth to meet Rev. Daynette Snead, Founder/ President, and explore new ways in reaching your community. Rev. Daynette Snead, is an Ordained Baptist Minister, Associate Pastor First Chin Baptist Church and a Licensed Christian Coach.

“Daynette is one of the most incredibly engaging and thoughtful ministers I have ever encountered... Perhaps her greatest Kingdom gift is her innate ability to offer full and meaningful presence to all she serves.” Danny M. West, Ph.D. Director, Doctor of Ministry Program Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity

Contact DIASPRA to learn how we can help your church thrive. www.diaspra.com | (252) 349-6181 | daynette@diaspra.com

Seven Central Themes of the Bible: “In the beginning, God created…”

2018 Ele vati ng Preaching Monday, September 17, 2018 Wake Forest School of Divinity

In these seven lessons, your adult class members will re-examine their relationship with the Creator that we worship and with the creation that we enjoy. The Central Themes of the Bible curriculum series is practical, easy to prepare, easy to use, and reasonably-priced.

Central Themes of the Bible takes a theme and follows that thread through the Bible. Each 7-unit series includes the Old Testament and the New Testament.

Creation ... Covenant Consecration ... Christ ... ; Church ... Commissions ... and Celebration

Central Themes of the Bible:

Creation

The complete series includes seven themes with seven lessons in each theme for a total of 49 lessons. In a year, a class will be exposed to the Bible’s central ideas and to the many, many ways that God has expressed love, mercy, and grace to us.

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Curriculum options that are easy to use, reasonably priced, and grounded in a moderate-progressive point of view are scarce. Seeing that need, Dr. Rick Jordan has written Central Themes of the Bible, a fresh Bible study curriculum for the teacher of adults. The complete series; includes 7 units with 7 lessons in each unit for a total of 49 lessons. “In the beginning, God created…”

In these seven lessons, your adult class members will re-examine their relationship with the Creator that we worship and with the creation that we enjoy. The Central Themes of the Bible curriculum series is practical, easy to prepare, easy to use, and reasonably-priced.

Central Themes of the Bible takes a theme and follows that thread through the Bible. Each 7-unit series includes the Old Testament and the New Testament.

The complete series includes seven themes with seven lessons in each theme for a total of 49 lessons. In a year, a class will be exposed to the Bible’s central ideas and to the many, many ways that God has expressed love, mercy, and grace to us.

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These Biblically-based resources are • Practical • Easy to understand • Easy to use • From a moderate-progressive stance • Reasonably priced “In the beginning, God created…”

In these seven lessons, your adult class members will re-examine their relationship with the Creator that we worship and with the creation that we enjoy. The Central Themes of the Bible curriculum series is practical, easy to prepare, easy to use, and reasonably-priced.

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Financial Overview It’s not a secret that the world around us continues to change. As partner churches adjust to those changes, CBFNC has responded in order to be the best stewards of our mission that we can be. We have undergone a re-visioning process initiated several years ago by the Coordinating Council. The intent of that process was to realign our people and resources to meet the challenges of ministry in today’s world. We are focusing our ministries on embracing our neighbors through missions; equipping ministers and churches; engaging students and young adults; and enhancing our Annual Gathering. While parts of the process remain to be completed, CBFNC has made many changes, particularly in the past year. In order to faithfully join God’s mission to transform the world, we are being transformed ourselves. Staffing at CBFNC has changed to a leaner, more flexible model. This allows us to adapt to changes more quickly and deploy resources where they are most needed for ministry in North Carolina. Another major change this past year was the relocation of the CBFNC office. The new office itself is designed for a more flexible staff that will continue to evolve over time. The office location is much more visible to the Winston-Salem community and more convenient for all. The move also saved about $20,000 in annual overhead costs. As an organization, CBFNC has always attempted to invest your dollars following the principles of sound stewardship, enabling us to use the resources God provides with faithfulness, wisdom, and vision. We feel these changes reflect that commitment to both our Fellowship and to God. And there’s more to come! One of our major priorities in the coming year is to revise the Mission Resource Plan structure. Our goal is to simplify our giving plan so that everyone can understand more easily how their money is being put to work by CBFNC. Currently, about two-thirds of all dollars that are given to CBFNC go to support our partners. We will still provide a high level of support to our partners but the process will change so that these gifts will be more transparent to all who give to CBFNC. Speaking of giving, most folks know that church giving to missions entities like CBFNC is declining. This is a fact all across our state and nation. The CBFNC community is no exception. Thankfully, other streams of giving are increasing. Did you know that estate gifts are on the rise at CBFNC (though they do not make up for the decline in church giving)? In the past few years alone, CBFNC has received more than $175,000 in generous gifts from those who want their legacy to continue through CBFNC missions. Would you consider making a gift to CBFNC in your estate planning? As always, your gifts are appreciated. CBFNC operates with the highest levels of transparency and integrity. The Budget and Audit Report included on the following pages ensure that we are continuing to use your dollars to bring Baptists of North Carolina together for Christ-centered ministry in ways that are most relevant to the times in which we now live and serve. Larry Hovis CBFNC Executive Coordinator

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Proposed Budget

for 2018-2019 Adopted Proposed *Estimated **Total Estimated Budget Budget MRP Expenditures Percent 2017-2018 2018-2019 2018-2019 2018-2019 of Total

MINISTRY PROGRAMS Missions and Social Ministries State Missions $22,500 $26,500 $26,500 0.77% New Church Starts 30,000 25,000 $29,000 54,000 1.56% Global Partnerships/ NC Partner Funded Field Support 52,000 54,000 54,000 1.56% Social Ministries 6,000 5,000 5,000 0.14% WMU of North Carolina 0 115,000 115,000 3.33% Baptist Men of North Carolina 0 87,000 87,000 2.52% CBF Global/Global Missions 0 939,000 939,000 27.18% Total Missions and Social Ministries $110,500 $110,500 $1,170,000 $1,280,500 37.06% Faith Formation and Church Resources Youth & Children’s Ministries $4,150 $4,250 $4,250 0.12% Other Faith Formation and Church Resources 8,600 8,600 8,600 0.25% Total Faith Formation and Church Resources $12,750 $12,850 $12,850 0.37% Collegiate Ministry Collegiate Ministry $14,500 $17,500 $17,500 0.51% College Ministry Salaries/Stipends/Travel (7 schools) $96,000 96,000 2.78% Higher Education Scholarships + 0 $274,000 274,000 7.93% Total Collegiate Ministry $14,500 $17,500 $370,000 $387,500 11.22% Ministerial Excellence and Education Theological Education Scholarships ++ $22,000 $22,000 $310,000 $332,000 9.61% Coach Training and Services 10,000 15,000 15,000 0.43% Other Min. Excellence and Education Ministries 17,000 18,000 18,000 0.52% Total Min. Excellence and Education Ministries $49,000 $55,000 $310,000 $365,000 10.56% Ministers in Transition $10,750 $9,750 $4,000 $13,750 3.74% Fellowship Ministries (Annual Gathering, Special Mtgs) $25,000 $25,000 $25,000 0.72% Ministry Partners Support Baptist News Global $1,000 $2,000 $12,000 $14,000 0.41% Baptist Center for Ethics 1,000 2,000 11,000 13,000 0.38% Baptist Joint Committee 1,000 2,000 12,000 14,000 0.41% Baptists Today 1,000 2,000 29,000 31,000 0.90% Baptist World Alliance 1,000 2,000 22,000 24,000 0.69% Baptist Women in Ministry (NC) 1,500 2,000 2,000 0.06% Christian Women Job Corps 1,500 2,000 2,000 0.06% 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) 1,500 2,000 2,000 0.06% Passport 1,500 2,000 2,000 0.06% Baptist Children’s Homes 125,000 125,000 3.62% NC Baptist Hospital - FaithHealthNC 55,000 55,000 1.59% Baptist Retirement Homes of NC 65,000 65,000 1.88% NC Baptist Foundation 11,000 11,000 0.32% Total Ministry Partners Support $13,000 $20,000 $342,000 $362,000 10.48% Ministry Staff $611,733 $640,727 $640,727 18.54% Total Ministry Programs $847,233 $891,327 $2,196,000 $3,087,327 89.36% PAGE 31


Proposed Budget

for 2018-2019 Adopted Proposed *Estimated Budget Budget MRP 2017-2018 2018-2019 2018-2019

**Total Estimated Expenditures Percent 2018-2019 of Total

MINISTRY SUPPORT Advancement Newsletter $50,600 $50,600 $50,600 1.46% Other Communications 20,000 20,000 20,000 0.58% Total Advancement $70,600 $70,600 $70,600 2.04% Coordinating and Ministry Councils $14,000 $14,000 $14,000 0.41% General Support Expenses Office Rent $46,275 $27,000 $27,000 0.78% Computer Network/CBF Database 12,748 12,748 12,748 0.37% Other Office Expense 41,900 47,900 47,900 1.39% Total General Support Expenses $100,923 $87,648 $87,648 2.54% Support Staff $290,468 $195,494 $195,494 5.66% Total Ministry Support $475,991 $367,742 $367,742 10.64%

Adopted Budget 2017-2018

Proposed Budget 2018-2019

*Estimated MRP 2018-2019

**Total Estimated Expenditures 2018-2019

TOTAL PROPOSED BUDGET $1,323,224 $1,259,069 $2,196,000 $3,455,069 Dollar Change $(64,155) Percent Change -4.85% MONTHLY REQUIREMENT $110,269 $104,922

* Amounts listed in this column are comprised of designated gifts through the Mission Resource Plan and other sources 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 and College Ministry Salaries/Stipends/Travel (7 Schools). + Higher Education: Campbell, Chowan, Gardner-Webb, Mars Hill, Meredith, Wake Forest, and Wingate. ++ Theological Education: Divinity Schools of Campbell, Gardner-Webb, Duke Baptist House, Wake Forest, and other scholarships.

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

Coordinating Council 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

Doug Murray Andy Jung Lisa Rust Heather Folliard Mike Queen Beth Thompson Becky Keesler Shane Nixon Mary Cunningham Jeff Harris Seth Asbill Stacy Nowell Jason Cogdill

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

Term Ends 2019 2019 2019 2019 2019 2019 2019 2020 2020 2021 2021 2022 2022

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Scott Thrailkill Louisa Ward Susan McConnell Elizabeth Edwards Jayne Davis David Jordan Mary Elizabeth Hill Hanchey Richard Wood Tom Allen Josh Owens

2019 2019 2019 2019 2020 2020 2021 2021 2022 2022

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

John Daniels Stacy Grimm Leah Reed Helms Jarrell Garin Hill Nelson Granade Laura Roach Brian Lockamy Whitney Russell Allen 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

Greg Burris Mason Smith Christa Warise Donna Bissette Paul Burgess Linda Winslow David Hawes Josh Lail Amy Grizzle Kane Daniel Sostaita

Term Ends 2019 2019 2019 2019 2020 2020 2021 2021 2022 2022

Term Ends 2019 2019 2019 2019 2020 2020 2021 2021 2022 2022

Respectfully submitted, 2017-2018 Council Development Committee: Shane Nixon (chair), Becky Keesler, Nancy Baxley, Amy McClure, David Hawes, Scott Thrailkill, Stacy Grimm, Tommy James, Lawrence Powers

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; and Divinity Student 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.

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Prelude....................................................................................................................... North Carolina Brass Band Quintet Call to Worship .................................................................................................................................Ka’thy Gore Chappell Greeting: Response:

God has called us. We are gathered to hear God.

Introit ....................................................................................................................................................... Downtown Sound Pat Thompson, Director Greeting the Worshippers ............................................................................................... Larry Hovis and Doug Murray Welcome and Invocation ............................................................................................................................. Bob Setzer, Jr. *Congregational Hymn No. 130

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A Call to Action Litany.................................................................................................................. Tiffany Brown Seaford From our comfort zones and complacency, call us forth to grow in our imitations of Christ. Let us grow as Christ’s body. Even though growth can be difficult, let us recognize deficiencies through self-examen and take actions that make us more like Christ. May we be willing in mind, heart, and soul; let us grow as Christ’s body. From our positions of judgment, call us forth to speak truthfully, deal truthfully, and live truthfully. Let us speak in love as Christ’s body. In spite of the pressures of our culture and party lines, let us recognize bias and injustice in the world around us. May we become more like Christ in every way; let us speak in love as Christ’s body. From our silos of ministry and mission, call us forth to join together as we have been designed. Let us support one another as Christ’s body. In the face of stigma and competition, stifle our apathetic pride that keeps us from seeking help and offering help. May we find strength by abiding in God’s unity; let us support one another as Christ’s body. From our mindless tempos of work and life, call us forth to thoughtful rhythms inspiring others to join in this abundant life. Let us flourish together as Christ’s body. In our work to become the Fit Church, let us rid ourselves of poor habits and vices that keep us from being healthy communities. May we find abundant living in living well; let us flourish together as Christ’s body.

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A Call to Give & Offertory Prayer ................................. Anna Anderson, LaCount Anderson, and Richard Joyner Anthem .................................................................................................................................................... Downtown Sound Scripture Leader: Response:

Ephesians 4:15-16

Emily Davis and Daniel Sostaita

This is the word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God.

Proclamation

Cross Fit

*Hymn of Commitment

We’ll Be The Hands, We’ll Be The Feet

Prince Rivers Con Brio

Communion ................................................................................................ Whitney Edwards Russell and Laura Roach *Sending Forth .................................................................................................................................................. Tyler Roach *Choral Response

We’ll Be the Hands, We’ll Be the Feet

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Postlude ................................................................................................................................................. Lauren Winkelman Worship Leaders

Ka’thy Gore Chappell Leadership Development Coordinator, CBFNC, Winston-Salem Pat Thompson Director, Downtown Sound, Winston-Salem Larry Hovis Executive Coordinator, CBFNC, Winston-Salem Doug Murray Retired Pastor and Moderator, CBFNC Bob Setzer, Jr. Pastor, Knollwood, Winston-Salem Tiffany Brown Seaford Associate Pastor, First, Mocksville Anna Anderson CBF Field Personnel, serving in North Carolina LaCount Anderson Mission Engagement Partner, serving in North Carolina Richard Joyner Founder, Conetoe Family Life Center, Edgecombe County; Director, Pastoral Care, UNC / Nash Hospital, Rocky Mount; Pastor, Conetoe Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Edgecombe County Daniel Sostaita Pastor, Iglesia Cristiana Sin Fronteras (Without Frontiers Christian Church), King Emily Davis M.Div. 2018 Candidate, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, and CBFNC Leadership Intern Prince Rivers Senior Pastor, Union, Durham Whitney Edwards Russell Chaplain, Hospice of Alamance, Caswell Laura Roach Chaplain, Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Valdese Tyler Roach Minister of Youth and Family Life, First, Morganton Christian McIvor Assistant Minister, College Park, Greensboro Lauren Winkelman Music Ministry Associate and Organist, Knollwood, Winston-Salem

Thank you to Tiffany Brown Seaford and Tyler Roach for writing our worship litany. Thank you to our CBFNC Chaplains for worship leadership with communion. Thank you to Christian McIvor for composing the hymn and music for sending forth, We’ll Be The Hands, We’ll Be The Feet. Special thanks for musical offerings during worship: North Carolina Brass Band Quintet; Downtown Sound, Winston-Salem; and Con Brio, College Park, Greensboro. Very special thanks to the following CBFNC ministers and churches for co-sponsoring the brass quintet: Paul Danley, Minister of Worship, Piney Grove, Mt. Airy; Larry Dickens, Minister of Music, Hayes Barton, Raleigh; David Williamson, Associate Pastor, Worship and Arts, First on Fifth, Winston-Salem; and Candy Wilson, Associate Pastor, Music and Adults, Boiling Springs, Boiling Springs. *Please stand as you are able. PAGE 37


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Gathering Music .................................... David Fitzgerald, Minister of Worship, Music, and Arts, Ardmore, Winston-Salem Welcome and Introductions ..... Larry Hovis, Executive Coordinator, CBFNC, Winston-Salem Prayer .............................................................. Liz Litch, Teacher, Robeson County Public Schools Congregational Song .................................................. led by Christian McIvor, Assistant Minister, College Park, Greensboro Testimony ..................... Genelle Hix, Certified Diabetes Educator, Novo Nordisk, Greensboro Introduction of Focus Groups ................................... Seth Hix, Church Engagement Coordinator, CBFNC, Winston-Salem

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Cultivating Healthy Congregations

Faith and Health: A Role for Communities of Faith? ................................ B - Choir Room Nicole Johnson, Regional Coordinator; Christine Pernell, Program Director, Partners in Health and Wholeness, Raleigh This interactive session will encourage participants to creatively consider the role that our churches can play by putting into practice what we believe and value: God loves the whole person, mind, body, and spirit. We will explore the theological foundations that inform our engagement with health in our communities, as well as the nuts and bolts of ministries that seek to integrate faith and health in practical ways. Partners in Health and Wholeness is an initiative of the NC Council of Churches designed to bridge issues of faith, health, and social justice. Following the example of Jesus – who dedicated his life to healing the sick, guiding the lost, comforting the downcast, and even raising the dead – this initiative seeks to provide people of faith with the tools necessary to lead healthier lives. By improving the health and well-being of people of faith, we hope to impact the larger community and ultimately reduce the healthcare burden in the places where we live, eat, and pray.

Growing Young .................................................................................................... B - Dining Room Andy Jung, Pastor, First, Albemarle Churches are losing both members and vitality as increasing numbers of young people disengage. Yet, unleashing the passion of young people in your church is possible. Based on groundbreaking research with more than 250 of the nation’s leading congregations, Growing Young provides a strategy any church can use to involve and retain young people. It profiles innovative churches engaging 15- to 29-year-olds who are growing spiritually, emotionally, missionally, and numerically. Growing Young shows ministry leaders how to position their churches to reach younger generations in a way that breathes life into the whole church.

*Growing Young is an initiative of Fuller Youth Institute, an interdisciplinary collaboration among Fuller Theological Seminary’s Schools of Theology, Psychology, and Intercultural Studies faculty and students.

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Healthy Small Groups Matter! ................................................................................................. A178 Bill Wilson, Director, Center for Healthy Churches, Clemmons Small groups are a critical ingredient of a healthy congregation. When a small group of any kind (Sunday School, Bible Study, Youth group, Mission team, Committee, Life Group, etc.) is healthy, the ministry and effectiveness of a congregation are greatly enhanced. When they are unhealthy, they lead to division, mission drift, and broken fellowship. This session will focus on answering these important questions: What are the characteristics of healthy small groups? How can we structure them in such a way that they enhance, rather than harm, our church’s ministry? What traits does a healthy leader of a small group need to embody? How do we lead in such a way that we build up the Body of Christ? n

Cultivating Healthy Communities

Building Bridges from Congregations to Schools: An Opportunity for Mission Partnership .............................................................................. A164 Staff and Educators, Zebulon, Zebulon; Jack Glasgow, Senior Pastor, Zebulon, Zebulon; Nathan Parrish, Senior Pastor, Peacehaven, Winston-Salem In this session, participants will discuss ways in which laity can partner with local schools in significant ministry. Hear how Zebulon, Zebulon, has found great energy partnering with two elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school in their community by working to affirm their faculties and providing resources that faculties can use to meet the needs of their students. Also hear how Peacehaven, Winston-Salem, has engaged in long-term partnership with an elementary school. Jackson Glasgow, a local educator and member of Zebulon, Zebulon, will assist in the presentation.

Building Healthy Communities .................................................................................. A - Chapel Richard Joyner, Pastor, Conetoe Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and Executive Director, Conetoe Family Life Center This session will focus on how to empower laity to be change agents in their community by exploring the methodology utilized at Conetoe Family Life Center. Since 2007, their mission has been to improve the health of the youth and community by increasing access to healthy foods, increasing physical activities, and providing access to health services. The goal is to change the cycle of poverty by improving the resources available to families, specifically children. “Change the children by education and opportunity = Change for the family.” Rev. Joyner’s significant community ministry also extends into his role as Director of Pastoral Care of Nash UNC Healthcare, and is enhanced by the presence of CBF Global Field Personnel Anna and LaCount Anderson in northeastern NC. Their collaborative ministry is part of CBF Global’s rural poverty initiative, Together for Hope.

Nurturing Holistic Mental and Emotional Health ........................................................... A161 Bryan Hatcher, Chief Operating Officer, CareNet (Wake Forest Baptist Health), Winston-Salem Rev. Hatcher will explore how local congregations can tackle mental health issues and substance abuse recovery. His extensive counseling experience and frequent travel across our state add to his broad perspective on the variety of mental and emotional health issues in our society. Rev. Hatcher’s calling as an ordained minister informs his appreciation for the ways in which these issues can, and do, intersect with congregational life. This conversation will help your congregation understand and respond helpfully to mental health and substance abuse issues. Bryan has been with CareNet since 1999. He is an ordained minister and a licensed clinical social worker. He is responsible for the total operations of the statewide network. PAGE 41


Plenary Session 2:

11:30am-12:00pm

Gathering Music ......................................................................................................... David Fitzgerald Prayer........................................................................................ Jason Cogdill, Attorney, Pro Benefits Congregational Song .......................................................................................... led by Christian McIvor Missional Collaboration Testimony

Anita P. Holmes, Director, FaithHealth Partnerships, Innovations & Liaison to General Baptist State Convention of NC, Durham

Lou Ann Gilliam, Director of Church & Community Relations, Chowan University, Murfreesboro

Chris Gambill, Director, Center for Congregational Health, Winston-Salem

Sending Forth.................................................................................................. led by Christian McIvor We’ll Be The Hands, We’ll Be The Feet See page 38

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Beloved Community starts by welcoming one person home. Through your gift to the Offering for Global Missions… you can welcome one refugee in North Carolina.

“I left my country, Congo, as a refugee due to the rebellion…. My father was among the people who were arrested and killed and my mother also, and some of my brothers and sisters. I had to run two to three days in the night.” — Felix, now a CBF church starter in Raleigh, N.C.

CBF field personnel Kim and Marc Wyatt offer Christ’s love and hope to refugees through three Welcome Houses and other ministries serving refugees in North Carolina. Your gift will help provide support like: • Shelter, food, clothing and other basic needs • English classes, education and economic opportunities • Love and support to navigate a new country and culture • Bible studies, prayer • A hot meal and hospitality

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Upcoming Events: Reaching People Under 30 While Keeping People Over 60 April 7, 2018 Chadbourn, Chadbourn

Growing Young Regional Workshops April 14, 2018: Temple, Raleigh August 18, 2018: First, Mocksville

Foundations of Christian Coaching (501)

April 16-17, 2018 Christmount Conference Center, Black Mountain

WNCBF Spring Gathering with Ed Kilbourne April 26, 2018 First, Waynesville

Establishing a Dynamic Coaching Relationship (502) June 11-12, 2018 Christmount Conference Center, Black Mountain

CBF Global General Assembly June 11-15, 2018 Dallas, TX

Youth Beach Retreat September 7-9, 2018 Fort Caswell

Elevating Preaching

September 17, 2018 Wake Forest School of Divinity, Winston-Salem

Youth Ski Retreat

January 25-27, 2019 Winterplace, WV

2019 CBFNC Annual Gathering March 28-30, 2019 First, Greensboro

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